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Great Place to Work!

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Continuous Care Nurse in Independence, MO
Former Employee - Continuous Care Nurse in Independence, MO

I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Friendly Staff, Flexibility, Benefits, Patients,

Cons

Work is on call, usually fairy steady.

Advice to Management

Be honest, let them know what you exspect.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    This company no longer reflects the vision of its founders, Hugh and Esther

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loads of PTO and, if you are on the right team, lots of mutual support. If you are passionate about hospice, it a most rewarding career.

    Cons

    Current staffing levels, favoritism and inequitable PTO scheduling make it difficult to use PTO. VITAS values as originally conceived are lofty; sadly the unspoken value, which takes precedence over the spoken 4 is this: Shareholder interests and upper management egos come first, not patients and families. Don't apply here if you are looking for work/family balance. Your personal time does not matter to this company. You must take into consideration that your hourly wage does not accurately reflect compensation if you are salaried and working 50 (or more) hours each week.

    Advice to Management

    *Think outside the box, trash Vx and look for something simpler and user friendly -- in the words of a famous country singer "you got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em." It's time to fold Vx, Vx1.7, CPI, etc. etc. etc.
    *Take a look at the cost of employee turnover and consider the possibility that minimizing staff dissatisfaction and resulting turnover might boost the bottom line more effectively than nickel and diming employees and demanding more than is humanly possible.
    *Consider getting employees at all levels involved in the decision making process -- studies show that employee involvement in organizational decisions is a boon to employee satisfaction.
    *Listen, I mean really listen, to employee's complaints. When you hear the same thing over and over, you are well advised to find the wisdom in the whining.
    *Mr. O'Toole, may I suggest an caper like "Undercover Boss." I suggest that an anonymous walk (even for just one day) in the shoes of each member of the interdisciplinary team (the VITAS' front lines) would be more enlightening than 1,000 staff meetings, 5,000 MBAs, and 10,000 computer-generated reports.


  2. Working for VITAS was a great experience, I miss the people and have fond memories of the patients we served

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    Former Employee - HME Manager in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - HME Manager in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal Time off was very nice. HR shows in many ways they are about their employees.

    Cons

    As a company gets bigger, it becomes harder to reach all team members to find out how things are not working and how things can improve.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the hospice business, it's what you know and what you do well. Current leaders in the HME division really don't get it.


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