Daily Summary at Hospice Advantage
Palliative Care Consultant (Current Employee) – Dalton, GA – September 27, 2015
My typical day with Hospice Advantage began with either a face to face meeting or a conference call regarding pending hospice referrals and admissions. We shared best practices that made others more successful in their territory in order to help grow the entire regions patient census. I have VERY little managing encouragement, help, advice, etc;, therefore I rely on other Palliative Care Consultants within the company to advise me on the best way to sell the benefit and gift of hospice when patients and families are faced with life ending illnesses. Communication and education are the key goal with patients, families, and also physicians. Physicians do not truly understand the benefit of hospice and are very reluctant to bring up the conversation. Many times myself and my clinical services director have consulted with families to educate them on what hospice can offer them and what a wonderful gift it is even when it is an extremely difficult time in their lives.
Great working relationships with everyone in the office, allows me to give families some comfort during their last days of life, and educate them on what a true benefit hospice can be.
No managerial support, very degrading management, and unwilling to perform his duties to help his team succeed.