Pros: great colleagues
Cons: need more brakes tied into this kind of work
This system won't let me rate Culture/Values higher than a three star..The salary could be better but we all say that. They have a wonderful 403b Matching program.
I worked for Hospice of Michigan for over 13 yrs. I think that says alot about how I feel about it. There is no typical day for a hospice employee except to say that we are are on holy and sacred ground. Our patients and families invite us to share in an intimate time in their lives and that doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated.
It's an intense time for our families usually they have just rec'd the news of a terminal diagnoses and then they are adjusting to the concept of hospice as well and meeting a handful of new people. It 's a lot to deal with all at once. We see the best in families and the worst in families.
I have had the priviledge of working with two great teams. Sure there are exceptions to the rule, but otherwise, these individuals give their all to make sure that pain is controlled, needs are met, and will see to it that it happens.
The hardest part of the job is not to live it 24/7...not to take it home with you..because you do that anyway. The most enjoyable part of the job...the people you met...the stories they tell...awe-inspiring
Management...I was lucky..my immediate supervisor in grief support and the one I worked with most recently were very supportive of the work I was doing and believed in putting patient and family first, but not everyone does this.