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Poor and ineffective management!

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Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Hickory, NC
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Hickory, NC

I have been working at Gentiva

Pros

The hours are somewhat flexible, the pay is decent, the patients really appreciate what you do for the most part.

Cons

There is a lot of paper work. There is lack of communication between field staff and office staff. They overwork their employees with too many patients and too many sheets of paper to fill out. There is not enough "thank yous" for what we do in the field. What you do is never enough. The management is poor quality and lacks knowledge about the medicare/medicaid/insurance rules and regulations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your staff not just the office staff but the field staff as well. Pay attention to your management or in this case the lack of good management. If you have multiple people leaving that have been with your company for several years there is a problem you should try to find it. Find a balance with referrals if needed. I know it costs money to do that but if your staff is seeing 10-12 patients and day and not seeing their family they will leave. Work on employee retention. There is no follow up for the new employees after a few weeks to make sure everything is OK or to see if they are drowning in the home health process.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Worst Job I've Ever Had

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    Former Employee - Nurse  in  Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Nurse in Dothan, AL

    I worked at Gentiva

    Pros

    The appreciation shown by patients and families. Otherwise, a terrible place to work.

    Cons

    Ridiculous workloads, non-exempt employees working without compensation, blatant disrespect of management towards their employees, ignorant management, firing of good, hardworking people for absurd reasons, and a generally hostile working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employeees. Your hired them because because of the knowledge, experience and good character they possess; these are the same reasons they should be listened to and heard when they have problems and concerns. To stand up in front of a room of professional adults and refer to their concerns as "bitching and moaning" is childish, ignorant and simply unacceptable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much paperwork!!!

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist  in  Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at Gentiva

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. No one closely watching over your shoulder. Good pay. Do not have to drive long distances between patients. Will see a wide variety of patient diagnoses. Job security is very good. We are in great need of physical therapists and nurses. Money is much better than a clinician could make working at an outpatient clinic.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork. Communication between office and field clinicians not always good. Too many meetings. Annual employee reviews and raises are not given on a timely basis. Often times there is poor communication between clinicians seeing the same patient, particularly between nurses and physical therapists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more atttention to the needs of your field clinicians. They ultimately make or break your company. Put just as much effort into hiring and keeping your employees as you do marketing to referral sources. If you don't have the field staff to see all your patients, you overwork your clinicians, they become overly stressed, and begin looking for work elsewhere.

    Recommends
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