Human Resources Coordinator (Current Employee) – Vienna, VA – August 28, 2017
Having in mind the purpose of the company and living the values of the company anything is possible.
With daily positive attitude , I learned to see life in a different perspective, the company takes care of dying patients, and I feel more blessed than ever, my problems are nothing comparing to the patients issues.
My time at VITAS has offered me with a multitude of opportunities that have allowed me to begin my career as a hospice social worker. VITAS utilizes interdisciplinary teams to provide holistic care to their patients and families in terms of palliative care.
It was one of my biggest challenges in the work place.
After hours PHONE CENTER SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 21, 2018
It started out ok, stressful and confusion was soon to follow. I asked to go to the Midwest for training and was sent for one week, it all went well. When I returned, I felt more confident but my co-worker was envious and started to cause confusion. I like the challenge of the work but I have no tolerance for absolute foolishness. HR refused to put an end to it and I was forced to resign for health reasons.
the functions of an afterhour call center was interesting
Patient Care Coordinator (Current Employee) – Miramar, FL – May 16, 2018
Being able to help patients and families is a great experience. Management is helpful when issues arise. We have a very diverse workplace and that makes it all the more fun to work in. The hardest part of the job is working with pediatric cases. It really does pull at your heartstrings. The most enjoyable part of the day is being able to still smile at the end of the shift because you know that you have made a difference in the lives of others.
Being able to be yourself.
Lunch is too short. It should be at least 45 minutes.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 13, 2018
My first hospice sales job. Spent a lot of time and money training us and continued to invest in its sales force. The GM is extremely unpleasant to work with. She is out of touch with the daily operations. Coworkers were a great team. If I could go back in time, I would not have left to competitor.
LPN (Former Employee) – Blue Ash, OH – May 12, 2018
I was on Night Shift. Requested day shift several times, was finely told it would never become available. I decided to look elsewhere. A typical day consisted of me meeting with patient and families or facility staff. Getting to know why they were on continuous care, preparing medications, sitting with patient 12 hours at a time, repositioning as needed, mouth care, and anything else that was on POC.
Managed Medicaid Collections Coordinator II (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – May 11, 2018
We work from an AR typical day of work is 30 plus accounts working in collections, I learned the Managed Medicaid from California and Florida. I working California accounts from Florida. Seeing the end results in big numbers.
Vitas Healthcare was a good place to work... the mission statement and the core business of patient care were the things that made it most attractive when I was seeking a position; and when I joined the Vitas family, the company culture at the time, was a bonus.
A typical day at work was busy, but very rewarding. I learned a great deal about hospice care (end of life care) and accounting for related costs and capital expenditures. My professional knowledge as well as interpersonal skills served me well and were further developed during my tenure. I was afforded the opportunity to contribute to the team and Company and therefore enjoy the satisfaction of personal growth and the knowing that I made a difference.
As a nurse you will be put in dirty and sometimes dangerous homes. Unrealistic expectations from families with the inability to except the death process. Abuse at times from families. Rediculous complaints about nurses. Terrible health insurance with a $2500,00 decuctible.
Staff (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – April 27, 2018
Great job working with patients and families. Enjoy the home environment and making a difference for patients and families during a critical period. Most coworkers are supportive and helpful. However, after a significant management change two years ago, the management has been in complete disarray. New managers have not been trained properly, new staff receives minimal training, and the turnover is extremely high. Staff is run in a matter of negativity and fear. Little support and/or appropriation from management lends to a very unsatisfying environment. Would not recommend employment there, unless there were no alternative.
Community Relations Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 25, 2018
The typical day begins with route planning on Monday. Listing all of the accounts that you plan to see. Coordinating wit the administrators of the facility. Also, also meeting with families regarding the hospice opportunities. Handling service failures and selling to meet your goal for per your sales agreement.
high level of independence.
increasing sales targets and commission challenges.
productive fun place.alot of opportunities to learn.Good health insurance and 401 K. Many opportunities to meet people with different background, education and values.It is a good place to have a real mission.Very fulfilling.Most weekends are off, good pto.Vitas a a good place for a learning experience for any nurse, social service, chaplain, doctor nurse assistant and good opportunities to serve as a volunteer Excellent place to grow professionally, spiritual and also has good benefits.