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Good sales job if you have other interests

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Former Employee - Vitas Representative  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Vitas Representative in Chicago, IL

I worked at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care full-time for less than a year

Pros

No heavy lifting, fairly easy, allows time for outside interests

Cons

You never "close" a sale - you just hope one of your contact refers to you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let employees know about direction of company

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great History, Great Opportunities, Time to Reward Field Staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    VITAS has resources and education through the network of offices. There are great opportunities for relocation and promotion across the company.

    Cons

    There is the industry stereotype regarding the "for-profit" status of VITAS. When employees understand that for profit hospices pay taxes to local infrastructure and do not solicit additional funds in the same way as "non-profits" they can answer the questions. Given that all hospices are reimbursed in the same manner, perhaps all should pay taxes on their income. People confuse their local non-profit hospice for donor funded organizations. Donations to Hospice Foundations could remain the 503c. Non-profits tend to build huge offices and complexes. For-profits work harder to expand services to more clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have wondered what might happen if hospice executives (VITAS and other hospice executives) participated in Undercover Boss. Given compassion, more attention might be given to training, to rewarding education, financial incentives given for certifications earned by nurses for hospice and palliative care. Chaplains would be encouraged Board Certification as an industry standard and paid accordingly. Incentives for additional degrees earned within ones own discipline would also be a healthy way to remain leaders in the industry. Also VITAS corporation could finance more scholarships for their FHSSA African hospice leaders from the various programs. There are innumerable benefits to high level executives and also to local marketing reps. More team development, incentives and rewards will help to engage the field staff raising the standards of care to patients and families. Great sums of money are spent on marketing to "tell the VITAS story". More effort and funds should be spent on the staff to make the VITAS stories each day taking care of patients and family members

    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The most stressful, mismanged, uncaring hospice that I have ever worked with in my life.

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    Current Employee - HOSPICE Representative  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - HOSPICE Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care full-time

    Pros

    You really have to dig deep here. It's sad when the only pro is the money.

    Cons

    The Managers are poorly trained in all aspects. If you are not a seasoned hospice nurse & do not have the stamina of a 25 yr old this job is not for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good manager is one who will get out in the field & show the nurses & aides that they are not afraid to break a sweat! Never leave your nurses floundering in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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