Hospice Of The Foothills Employee Reviews

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Caring Staff
Finance Director (Former Employee) –  Grass Valley, CASeptember 15, 2017
Clinical staff is very caring toward patients. Lots of long time employees who care about the organization. Everyone starts at 8AM and end the day at 4:30PM
Pros
Rural living
Cons
Small organization
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Meeting the Mission of Hospice
Current employee (Current Employee) –  Grass Valley, CAFebruary 6, 2017
This is a wonderful place to work. Hospice of the Foothills has gone through some rough waters with upper management-until a couple of years ago. It makes me sad that I still, occasionally hear this wonderful company has a "bad reputation of poor management". It has an amazing team of very dedicated, kind, Mission driven staff and a newer (withing the last couple of years) management/directors team!! It is well on it's way being the Number 1 company to work for in Grass Valley! Great staff, schedules, benefits and equal pay - especially for the Grass Valley area.
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Great Team, Benefits, and Management
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Hard working environment
Driver/Thrift Store Processor (Former Employee) –  Nevada City, CAJuly 21, 2015
Dispatching all pick up's and deliveries. Driving within a 50 mile radius to collect donated items from businesses and homes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday's. While at place of business, was in charge of sorting and distribution of various items to be sent to the three stores. Processed, cleaned and organized all incoming items.
Pros
1 hour lunch breaks
Cons
Excessive long hours
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Excellent hospice with an amazing team who are knowledgeable in end of life care.
Intake Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Grass Valley, CAMay 8, 2015
Intake Coordinator: Took all calls related to admission to hospice or patients/families wanting information re the hospice program. Reviewed the patient's medical information, entered the information into the computer and generated a chart. Complied the necessary information needed to certify the patient for hospice and reviewed this with the Medical Director. Coordinated the admission with the hospice team and family. Ordered the DME and medications from the pharmacy for urgent hospital discharges. Sometimes evaluated patients in their home. Keep a referral log and completed a QA report at the end of each month. Followed up on referrals that were not ready for admission to hospice. Assisted with patient calls as needed.

I learned the Hospice Medicare Benefit and the CMS guidelines for the hospice program. I learned how to work with assignments for the hospice team.

The management at the time I started was really supportive and enthusiastic. The DPCS was an educator and encouraged the team to seek certification in hospice. Education was always a priority. The management changed however and goals also changed. The new management was not as supportive and the new DPCS was very punitive.

Again the co-workers were amazing. Still keep in touch with many of them and miss them. We were a family.

Working in a punitive environment.

Working for a community based hospice with a true hospice spirit.
Pros
The education I received there. The amazing people I worked with.
Cons
The change in management greater a hostile environment.
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New Management Starting
Hospice RN Compassionate Care Home (Current Employee) –  Grass Valley, CADecember 17, 2014
I am a current employee at HOF; as mention in several of the reviews here, management has been the greatest drawback from working here. That being said, there is new upper management in place in several key areas and things are changing for the better.
There is some chaos as with any change, but the "toxic" atmosphere is no longer present.
I look forward to new changes, and the growth of this organization, for it truly is a blessing to this community.
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Second Oldest Hospice in the United States
CFO (Former Employee) –  Grass Valley, CASeptember 22, 2014
Amazing group of people to work with as the 2nd oldest hospice in the United States.
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Don't even think about working here until the Administration changes.
RN Supervisor - Compassionate Care Home (Former Employee) –  Grass Valley, CAAugust 20, 2014
Hospice of the Foothill employs an amazing group of dedicated, talented professionals who offer compassionate care to patients and their families at the end of life.
They are not well supported by the Administration that was in place when I was employed there. The atmosphere at that time was toxic and resulted in many employees leaving the organization, including myself.
I believe there are newly hired people in some of the Management positions who are striving to make it a better place to work.
Several of the individuals who were the problem are still working at the organization and until they are gone, it will remain a place I would never advise another professional Nurse, Social Worker, Spiritual Counselor, Human Resources Manager or anyone who would fall under the direct report of the Administrators to work.
Pros
Nurses, Social Workers, Spiritual Counselors, Volunteers, CMA's, Support staff are compassionate, hardworking, dedicated people.
Cons
Administration is incompetent and unsupportive of staff.
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Mission is Positive, Upper Management is Very Poor
Mid Level Manager (Former Employee) –  Hospice of The Foothills Grass Valley, Ca.January 25, 2014
The mission of HOF is very helpful to the community. Job was very satisfying. The upper management of the complete operation is poor. Subordinate supervisors have little authority to carry out day to day jobs without some type of drama from upper level personnel. Their are many co-worker "puppy dogs" loyal to upper management who's comments can end your position at HOF since everything they say is not disputed. The turn-over rate for supervisory employee's is high due to lack of support. Most positions are with co-worker "puppy dogs", watch out or watch your back, your being judged at all times.
Pros
Benefits are fair
Cons
Staff puppy's and upper management needs to be replaced
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Great mission, great staff, difficult management.
❸ Case manager (Former Employee) –  Grass Valley, CAAugust 25, 2012
Wonderful work and co-workers. A lot of staff turnover due to management, either firing or driving people away.
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Beautiful Mission Statement and Presence in the Community
R.N. Nights and Daytime Visits (Former Employee) –  Grass Valley, CAMay 19, 2012
The people who are drawn to work @ HOF are sincere, compassionate, intelligent people with a true desire to help families @ end of life. The original founder and executive director was on a mission from the heart. He brought the organization to an admirable standing in Nevada County. The current Executive Director and DPCS however have helped to change the work enviornment to one of stress and a general feeling that one might lose their job @ anytime, which indeed was true for many of us. Many of the staff who remain continue to express that they are working in a disfunctional atmosphere. This anxious tone is by far the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable parts are the high minded co-workers and the peace and comfort that hospice is able to provide to the patients and families. A tremendously rich learning experience, all in all.
Pros
great satisfaction, able to make a difference for patients, and their families.
Cons
dysfunctional work atmosphere during daytime hours, hysterical @ times.
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