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Suncoast Hospice Employer Reviews

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Poor Management
RN (Current Employee), ClearwaterMay 17, 2014
Very Top Heavy and poor management staff. No critical thinking skills, moves very slowly with process development and implementation.
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Good Place to Work
Former Employee (Former Employee), Clearwater, FLMay 16, 2014
Pros: great staff!
Cons: understaffed
I loved my job! It was rewarding and enlightning! Hospice provides such a wonderful and necessary service to our community!
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current RN, flex team
part time RN (Current Employee), Clearwater, FLMay 3, 2014
Pros: giving people quality of life at end of life.
Cons: management takes advantage of staff, especially with regard to work hours.
Unfortunately, when Mary Labyak died, so did hospice. Management no longer cares for their staff, only building a bigger patient base.
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overall fun, and great people to work with
Volunteer (Former Employee), Palm Harbor, FLApril 29, 2014
Pros: great envirement, flexable
My job was to sit in the back and help people carry in whatever they were donating. The co-workers were for the most part really nice and great to be around. The hardest part was when the store was about to close because that is when the most people would show up at the same time. I can't say anything about the management because I never got to work – more... with them. – less
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Quite top heavy losing it's commitment to the community
Manager of Patient Family Care (Former Employee), Clearwater, FLApril 29, 2014
Pros: the honor of assisting families at the end of life
Cons: working for a top heavy management with no regard to employee satisfaction
The culture has quickly become one of fear; despite hard working field staff, the management no longer shows respect for the employee and they feel quite dispensable and in fear of losing their job at any moment. There have been a rash of firings over the last year as the company downsizes and prides itself on having never laid off any employees.
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Successful implementation of elecronic health record
VP if IT (Former Employee), Clearwater, FLMarch 16, 2014
Support leadership, operational staff, and clinical staff with applications and technology to support the care of patients and families.
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Suncoast Hospice
Hospice Chaplain (Current Employee), Clearwater, FLoridaFebruary 23, 2014
Pros: scheduling my clients myself.
Cons: gas is expensive to travel from client home to client home sometimes.
I LOVE my role as a hospice chaplain at Suncoast Hospice. Each day I have the opportunity to schedule my client visits, provide passionate care, knowing that my team is working on other areas of patient care. I am free to explore any spiritual distress or end of life issues our patients may have, and work to resolve them together, to enable a peaceful – more... passing. I would be staying there if I were not moving to Massachusetts. I will miss my co workers and fellow chaplains. The management is extremely supportive and respectful in my role as a hospice chaplain. The hardest part of the job is getting patients to understand the chaplains role in assisting with quality of life at the end of life, vs. the grim reaper at the end of life. The most enjoyable part of my job? Bringing a person to a peaceful passing and supporting them and their families as the transition takes place, and the bereavement time following. It is truly a calling that one has to the hospice field, and it makes my soul feel good that I answered that calling. – less
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Would not recommend this workplace
Hospice RN (Current Employee), St Petersburg, FloridaJanuary 27, 2014
Cons: a lot of hours put in...poor pay....no breaks
I have enjoyed my coworkers and the patients I care for. My passion is hospice and caring for the terminally ill and their families. It takes a special kind of person to work in this field and I have found all my coworkers to be just that. Unfortunately there is no work/life balance at Suncoast Hospice and the pay is poor. Employees work minimally 60 – more... hrs/week and get paid for 40 hrs/week. The focus has turned to numbers and productivity... not quality of care anymore. I am very saddened to have to leave this area of nursing that I love, but my health and family life have suffered because of the hours of work (and lack of pay) demanded by this employer. – less
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Poor work equipment and worse compensation
Team Leader/Chaplain (Current Employee), Clearwater,FLNovember 18, 2013
They expect you to work 80-90 hours a week on 40 hour a week compensation. They do not offer bonuses or salary increases. The management is subpar and the human resources department is disorganized and treats employees with disrespect.
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Amazing People!!
Volunteer (Former Employee), FloridaOctober 22, 2013
I love it here! So welcoming and everyone is so sweet! Work times are flexible and they always worked around my schedule, it was fantastic
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not the Hospice Heart felt work place that built years ago
Clinical Services Specialist (Current Employee), Clearwater, FLSeptember 19, 2013
Pros: patients love the care they get
Cons: productivity is now the goal
Productivity is now the goal of the day not the care of the patient
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Great place to work
CNA/HHA (Former Employee), Pinellas Park, FLJuly 15, 2013
Pros: caring people
Helping those in need. Great staff. Learned life is bitter sweet. Hardest part ,well it's sometimes difficult to say good bye. Most enjoyable part is making patients comfortable and peaceful.
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Hospice Care uses all of life experiences and skills; and channels them into caring for others in countless ways.
Staff Nurse (Former Employee), Clearwater, FL Pinellas CountyJune 4, 2013
Pros: you can connect with, and make a difference in people's lives. travel throughout the local community. movement, not a stationary job.
Cons: lunch is eaten while driving, you are on the cell phone -a lot, documentation occurs in the home setting & extends to your own home setting, unpredictable on call hours.
8 AM: I receive a text to make a home visit ASAP to one of my Hospice Patients who lives alone & fell down (their medic alert system was set up to call Hospice). I assisted my elderly Pt to make a decision as to whether she wished to go back into the ER again for a full evaluation, or call her physician for follow-up. She had recently been in the hospital. – more... I phoned local "lift assist", provided assessment to Pt and an update to her part time caregiver. I will follow her care, as well as the care of 12-14 other Patients on my caseload..... Then, on to scheduled visits for the day (4 others) that include interaction the Pt, their family, & other Hospice team members such as Pharmacist or Tech, SW/Counselor, Aide, Equipment Tech, Volunteers, Hospice Office Staff. Also, make requests to Dr's Office Staff for medications needed to control the Pt's symptoms of vomiting, pain, shortness of breath or alert them to other concerns. I enter Nursing assessment data, plan of care, & Pt and Family concerns into the computer, so that it is accessible to other members of Hospice providing care to the Patient/Family throughout the evening and night. I have learned to provide well thought out, collaborative care to Patients and Families, as well as teach families to provide care in the home setting. My co-workers work very hard providing the same type of care I do. I can count on them for advice in situations that need another perspective to handle. The hardest part of the job is for administration to see what is most important in the home care setting. It is incredibly hard work. The documentation often takes place on into the evening hours. I cannot say I love my job; but I do appreciate caring for people at the end of their lives. It is seeing their entire life - the WHOLE person -their spirit -their values -whatever makes them who they are as a being. That is amazing, and no words can describe it. It is an honor to be a part of their life, and the lives of their family members. – less
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Fantastic Organization
Family Support (Former Employee), Palm Harbo, FLMay 5, 2013
My position with hospice was voluntary. I was able to work with many different people and the experience was really valuable to me.
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I enjoy working with most all patients. I am given good support from IDT team and well education to do my job duties.
LPN Continous care (Current Employee), Clearwater, FLApril 2, 2013
Pros: work hard to keep their employees happy.
Cons: not much chance of getting on a day shift position and i live along way from some of my patients.
If I lived central to the county I would be much happier to work there. As far as the actual work goes it is quite rewarding and they provide great support to their patients and employees.
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Great place to work
Patient Care Team Assistant (Current Employee), Clearwater, FLNovember 5, 2012
Pros: touching lives of our patients every day.
Hospice is like a family instead of a job. I go in every day to the most important aspect of my job.To help my patients and make their lives as easy as possible.
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Caring, supportive organization caring for people with end of life issues or life limiting issues
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Clearwater, FLJuly 25, 2012
A typical day at work starts with checking e-mails and/or answering phone calls from staff and/or clients then trying to resolve any issues. Through the years that I worked there, I learned there is a group of people that really has concern for the people they serve without discrimination. Management is fair but often seemed to not have much concern – more... for the people in the trenches. Co-workers are hardworking, dedicated troopers. The hardest part I would say is when a client calls in for help and resources are not available to help them. The most enjoyable part for me is resolving issues to the satisfaction of the client and the company. – less

April 10, 2013

HA! This organization treats its employees like dirt. There is no support. There are magnifying lenses focused on your every move, waiting for you to make a mistake so that they can justify paying you less money. If Hospice patients and families only had a clue how abused the staff is...perhaps the donations would dry up or the public would voice a united outcry.

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a lot of team work
CNA (Former Employee), Clearwater, FLJune 18, 2012
job is very good. Willing to work with your schedule. Cares alot about families and staff.