- Hospice of Pines23.Dec 2015
Support from management
Training is inconsistent for workers but is fairly sufficient to do the job. Field professionals are not treated as the educated professionals that they are in a consistent manner, i didnt feel respected or listened to half the time.
Freedom to work independently
I had to work alone in the field all the time, making the best decisions i could in each situation. So much was expected, but support was not given in some needed situations.
Online commo wAs very good.
Office / Work Environment
Working conditions are as nice as your car is, which is what field workers use. Patients jomes ranted from very nice to filthy and disgusting. Day in and day out, no matter the weather, i provided care.
As a salaried employee and paid for only 8 hrs per day, 40 hrs per week, I was expected to provide patient care, answer my work phone, and coordinate care with employees and other providers 9 hrs per day, and worked from 10-14+ hrs per day consistently, with no additional compensation. I was required to be on call one or more 12-24 hrs shifts on weekends per month. I had no personal life or time to recover physically, mentally, or emotionally.
This company has a high turnover of nurses. Very few stay longer than a year or so.
Suggestions for improvement
- Treat employees as the priceless and unrecoverable commodities that they are, and you might not have to be constantly training new people. Stop using them and throwing them away like worthless garbage.
What I like about the company
I liked the flexibility of organizing my day somewhat on my own, the 401k matching (available after 1 yr of employment), and the fact that many of my team members were very nice people and performed their jobs in a professional and caring manner. I enjoyed participating in our community events.
What I dislike about the company
This company will see how much work they can get out of you, uncompensated, then fire you if you try to negotiate or complain, regardless of how thorough your work is and how well you take care of your patients. They do not support their field staff consistently in all of the day in and day out situations that are encountered By hospice nurses Nurses, who have the most contact with the patients and their families of all field staff, are not listened to, believed, or respected for the educated professionals that they are.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHospice of Pines
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2013
- DepartmentHigher-level services in healthcare and nursing