Does it matter? (Former Employee) – DeLand, FL – August 5, 2016
Terrible office atmoshere. No one happy here. Turnover of employees should be addressed. Too much office drama that is never addressed or corrected. Wrong people run the "show". Feels like you are always being scrutinized by "receptionist . If you like watching your back continuously and afraid to speak up this is the place for you... could never recommend Haven. If this is how they treat their people. Could you imagine how patients are treated. Have witnessed how "some office staff" talks about patients and/or their family members.
Interesting place to work with a lot of different tasks
Volunteer Coordinator (Current Employee) – Cleveland, MS – October 1, 2015
Usually arrive at work aroud 8:30. Greeted by a friendly staff, few minutes to enjoy coffee, breakfast, past day events, etc. Go to work station and get organized for things to do. When volunteers arrive, go over duties and expectations for the day. Hardest part is maintaining good volunteers. Most enjoyable part is meeting new people all the time and showing them new skills.
AMPLE TIME OFF, NO HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS, BOSS HELPS WITH EXTRA FINANCES
NO PAID TIME OFF, NO MEDICAL EXPENSES PAID BY COMPANY
Internship Student (Former Employee) – Signal Hill, CA – September 8, 2015
I arrived at work at 8:30 in the morning when I was going to work in the office, There I learned how to organize the client file, write progress, and discharge notes, along with other office tasks, supervisor and co-workers, were very kind and helpful, I enjoyed making clients home visit, but sometimes it was hard for me to see the client in pain.
Data Entry (Former Employee) – Signal Hill, California – June 7, 2015
I was hired as Data Entry. I was taught how to put patient information in the computer for each patient that was on hospice. Worked with the pharmacy for prescriptions, I also took notes during the morning meetings and typed them for the weekly IDT meeting.
Hardest part of the job? The computer, I was not familiar with the system, but again on the job training. Most enjoyable part of the job? Being around the employees.
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – February 2, 2015
Haven Hospice provides excellent Palliative Care to their patients by a highly skilled and dedicated staff. Patient care is a team effort and staff all work well together. The most enjoyable part of this job is patient and family contact and the realization that we are making a difference for them at this difficult time. Management provides an environment that is conducive to providing the best care possible by keeping us informed of the latest accomplishments, regulations in health care. In addition to FL required CEU's Haven additionally requires staff to complete education management feels will assist in providing the best care.
Fun workplace, fulfilling work being done and staff are professional and easy to get along wiht
Bereavement and Quality Enhancement Volunteer (Current Employee) – Gainesville, FL – December 31, 2014
As a Volunteer I learned Clerical/Organizational Duties: Performed clerical work such as correcting and updating patient and patient family information.I Typed, sealed and mailed bereavement letters to families, and organized facility files. Worked in Quality Enhancement Department administering surveys to patients and their caregivers about their satisfaction of Haven services.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Orange Park, FL – November 18, 2014
This is a wonderful place to work. I worked 12 hour shifts and I cared for 4-6 patients a day. I made sure they were clean, happy and comfortable all day. Including taking care of the families at this difficult time. I showered and bathed 2-3 patients a day. I also helped my other coworkers with their work. The hardest part of working at hospice is seeing family members grieve, I am able to love them and give them affection when needed. I enjoyed all my patients and being able to make them laugh.
Nurse Case Manager (Current Employee) – Gainesville, FL – September 17, 2014
Very busy organization, fast paced. Focused on quality patient care - focused on what is best for the patients and their families. There are many challenges with hospice care regulations and the current changes, sometimes a bit overwhelming. Computer system can be a frustration, but all healthcare employers have computer problems. Very supportive co-workers. They are all very professional and work well as a team. Love this place! Plan to retire from Haven! Managers and HR staff very approachable and supportive. Good to work with - listen to us.
Organization's Mission; focus on patients & quality care; co-workers ; supportive work environment
I spent countless hours coordinating services between medical staff, patients and their families. I educated the patients/families about their disease and options while providing both in-home and hospital nursing care. The most difficult part of my job was being present when patients expired. The families usually wanted me to be there as a source of support for them. I learned that having Hospice does not mean that you are "giving up on life". It is one of the best forms of palliative care.
I was frequently on-call and the long hours made it difficult to spend time with my family.
Source of support for the patients and families as a result of working closely with them
I am honored to be included in this part of my patient's life.
RN Case Manager/staff nurse (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – June 18, 2014
The hardest part of working for hospice is when a patient is having trouble with symptoms that are difficult to manage, like pain, and it takes a while to finally get the symptom under control. At this stage of life, many people are wondering what lies ahead, if they are not yet sure. I am honored to be able to spend time with my patient and family members in discussion about what can be expected physically as well as on a spiritual level.
visiting my patients in their environment and keeping them comfortable.
Very rewarding work with wonderful patients and families, super staff
Medical Social Worker (Former Employee) – Chiefland, FL – March 5, 2014
Team members worked well together. I felt that caseload and on call interfered with patient care. The lack of dedicated bereavement services put quite a strain on the social workers who could not devote adequate time to the needs of grieving loved ones. Other companies have specialized teams of bereavement counselors (these services are not covered by Medicare.)
I resigned due to high stress and realization that I am more suited to part time employment these days.
Adequate salary, wonderful staff
Frequent on call and unmanageable caseload (if done clinically properly
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Signal Hill, CA – December 26, 2013
I started working for Haven as a volunteer for one of my class room assignment, they like me so much they hired me on as one of the companion. I was able to content going to school and work at the same time and kept my grades up. They are a caring Hospice company doing wonderful things across the US.
Getting to work with wonderful peoples (co-workersl and clients), working outdoors was also a plus, you get to meet diferent peoples in different parts of the medical fields, but more important I enjoyed working with my seniors and the other hospice patients.