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Ascension experience report

  • 14.Feb 2019
  • Employee

This is a home care and hospice agency. There are separate staff for each aspect. Very supportive and patient focused.

4.83

Company Culture

A very positive and supportive environment with coworkers who really cared about each other.

Support from management

Awesome and supportive managers

Teamwork

Daily team meetings to review needs, but also team building.

Freedom to work independently

The nature of home care and hospice is that you have to work independently. The leaders provide the support to make that happen.

Internal Communication

The leaders do a great job of getting to know an individuals strengths and weaknesses and challenges people to always do their best

Gender Equality

Nursing is primarily a female profession. Males are definitely welcome and treated well.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Many of the staff were older and were seen as mentors by the younger staff.

Career Development

Staff are regularly promoted from within.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay isn't as high as in the larger cities, but very adequate and pays well for the area.

Office / Work Environment

Most of the work is done in patient homes. Little work is done in the office.

Environmental Friendliness

Recycling bins available and encouraged.

Work-Life Balance

There is on call hours and weekend hours. The leaders do encourage staff to lead a balanced life.

Company Image

A very caring company that values good patient care.

Job Security

While the census fluctuates, there is always enough work to keep people busy.

Handicapped Accessibility

The facility is on one level, with no stairs. Not sure that the doors self open.

Workplace Safety

Training modules for safe driving, managing patients and families with challenging behaviors.

Challenging Work

The work is different every day. It allows you to be creative and have to think on your feet.

Inclusive / Diverse

Everyone was encouraged to share their ideas.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The challenges are those familiar to anyone in healcare, how to meet multiple needs, interact with people at a fragile time in their life and do it with compassion and excellence. I think Ascension does as well, if not better, as any healthcare organization to make this happen.

What I like about the company

The hospice staff focus on interdisciplinary planning and support. The goal is to give the patient and family the tools that they need to successfully caregivers at home, with intermittent visits and 24/7 support. Nursing assistants, chaplains and social workers are all part of the team. The most common phrase that I hear from patients and families is that they wish that they had signed up for hospice sooner, as they are so happy with the available resources for them.

What I dislike about the company

There is nothing specific that I would want to change.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ascension Home Care and Hospice
  • City
    Woodruff
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered