Hospice of the Chesapeake

  www.hospicechesapeake.org
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Informative, educational and deeply satisfying experience

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Public Relations  in  Annapolis, MD
Former Employee - Public Relations in Annapolis, MD

I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time for more than a year

Pros

Atmosphere where thinking out of the box is appreciated and encouraged.

Cons

Stresses of the environment often take its toll.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Broaden the tunnel vision to better utilize the talent that lies within the organization

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Hard work!

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    Former Employee - RN Case Manager  in  Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved working with the patients and their families. Pay is OK. Management was very disorganized and focused on performance (i.e. number of visits per day), something that's hard to push when taking care of the dying. Nurses are not respected.

    Cons

    Road warrior. Pushed to increase quantity and not quality. Internal politics - really bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top heavy, pare down. Under-staffing in the ranks. Focus and reward on quality. It's the patients who suffer when you rush staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    From the inside

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time

    Pros

    Working with the patients and families is highly rewarding.

    Cons

    This is a very small organization with no management development program. Most of the mangers are clinicians with little/no management experience or training and it shows. They don't know how to establish goals and objectives and have neither the skills nor the tools necessary to fairly assess employee performance. For example, pain management is the hallmark of good hospice care and yet clinicians are not evaluated on their effectiveness in this area.

    Opportunity to progress within the organization is extremely limited with the key criteria being who likes you. This is common knowledge amongst employees in all levels of the company.

    Top down management style with only 3-4 individuals allowed to express observations or make suggestions for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring well trained, experienced managers for management positions rather than clinicians, and use clinicians as subject matter experts when patient care is relevant.

    Invest in an intense, ongoing management training program.

    Implement a structured performance management program for all levels within the organization and make it one of the key responsibilities of every manager to implement and maintain it.

    Include professional development plans and career path options in performance plans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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