Worst Run Hospice in the Country. Terrible Service!
Nurse (Former Employee), Crestview, Florida – February 25, 2014
Cons: poor management, financial problems, overpaid senior management, underpaid staff, unrealiztic expectations of nurses, aides and staff. all around terrible company.
Covenant Hospice is possibly the worst run organization of its type in the United States. There are better hospices in the area to work for, and they also pay better and have better benefits. Covenant pays about half of what they are supposed to for mileage reimbursement, and expects salaried nurses to work more than 40 hours per week without any overtime. – more... Corporate Management is a joke. They have no clue of what is happening in the field. The long term people within the organization do not embrace change, or new people. This company eats their young. Stay away! Don't believe anything they tell you. – less
staff was like a family with excellent team work and attitude
charge nurse (Former Employee), Pensacola, FL – November 18, 2013
a typical day consisted of patient care with harmony and peace of mind. Management and co-workers and teamed together to assure comfort for patients with pain management and support for patients and families. the most enjoyment part of the job was knowing that patients and families showed appreciation for the love and care the staff offered
Hospice Aide (Current Employee), Pensacola, FL – August 6, 2013
Pros: a loving environment
Cons: families losing loved ones
Covenant Hospice is centered around the patient and their family during the end of life process. One thing I have learned from working in this environment is true humility. Watching staff care for each client on an individual basis has taught me the fact that not everyone can be treated in a general manner. This is a wonderful place to work for someone – more... with a real caring heart. – less
Productive and very caring and motivated staff to work with
Case Manager (Current Employee), Dothan, AL – March 10, 2013
Pros: the patient
Cons: having to work holidays & going out late because your on call or having to be on call.
A typical work day could consist of having a patient in a pain crisis you that has to be seen to be managed while having another pt having to have some equipment checked at the same time. I have learned how to prioritize my day and address important issues first. My co-workers are always available for questions whenever I have one. The hardest part – more... of my job is the distance to drive when a patient is in a crisis or having an urgent situation and you cant get there as quick as they like. The most enjoyable part of my job is the appreciation and the love the family shows when you arrive and reassure them of whatever is going on is going to be ok and you take the time to address the issues at hand, and they look at you as their hero while you think, what a "blessing" it is to be able to help someone and feel appreciated. – less
Home Health Aide-Pediatrics (Former Employee), Tallahassee, FL – January 7, 2013
Pros: paid gas mileage.
Cons: wear and tear on your vehicle
Typical day at work is traveling to see disabled patients. I've learned patients needs are first and to balance my schedule. Management is little supervision. My co-workers were team players. The hardest part of the job is trying to meet everyone's needs. The most enjoyable part of the job was satisfying the patients and making them smile.
Productive company doing great work in the community
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee), Pensacola, FL – October 29, 2012
Pros: benefits, community involvement
Cons: low merit increases
This company does great work for the people and community they serve. Typical day is very busy and productive. I learned many aspects of working in health care. The general staff that works there are wonderful and hardworking. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with the staff on their needs and concerns.
Covenant Hospice is a great place to work being that everyone is like family and what they do as a whole for families during that difficult time is wonderful. Not to mention they do not care about the money side everyone is treated the same no matter how much or little money you may have.
CNA/HHA (Former Employee), Marianna, FL – August 23, 2012
Pros: great job
Cons: no comments
A typical day at work is when you have more patients than you can handle. I have learned that taking care of terminally ill people made me realize that I have so much to be thankful for. Management is ok there are just too many chiefs and not enough indians, everyone wants to be in charge and call the shots. Co-workers are great and they volounter to – more... help on another. The hardest part of the job is when you are asked how long the patient is going to live from the patient's family members. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you know that you have done your best in providing excellent care for each of your patients. – less
Lead Receptionist (Former Employee), Pensacola, FL – July 24, 2012
Pros: taking to a diverse population
Cons: very little room for growth
Being the lead receptionist mean greeting everyone that walks through the door and answering every phone call with positive attitude. When you have people calling that are dealing with end-of-life issues it is crucial to have an authenticly compassionate personality that shines through over the phone untill you can get them to their nurse or member – more... of their health team. In addition, an important part of this job was having a good relationship with medical supply reps, getting the best price on supplys so savinigs can be passed on to the patients. – less
Hospice Aide (Current Employee), Marianna, FL – July 8, 2012
Pros: it blesses your life to be able to help others in time of need.
Cons: i really don't have anything negative
I gave bed baths to patients who had 6 months or less to live. I enjoyed making them laugh and giving them a little spark in the last part of their life. I was able to help the family to cope with the upcoming death before it came about and they were so thankful for what I did. Just for me being someone to talk to. This was by far the best place that – more... I have ever worked. I would not leave this place if I were not moving. – less