Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
130 Reviews
2.4
130 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sacramento Vitas is really good at keeping to their first value 'Patients and Families Come First' (in 18 reviews)

  • If you want to make a difference for patients at end of life, this is the place to do it (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I feel like it is "us against them" meaning field staff against office management (in 7 reviews)

  • Patients and families no longer come first (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vitas Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Vitas Representative in Miami, FL

    I worked at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Values, company culture, co-workers, flexibility, benefits

    Cons

    Cons are minor compared to the pros...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience with this company has been very educational.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

    Pros

    Working for Vitas has shown me my most sensitive and empathetic side of myself.

    Cons

    The most difficult challenge for me has been dealing with the families after losing their love ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having steady work.

  3.  

    Great team, low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I worked at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved my position, the autonomy afforded the staff in caring for our clients and the positive interaction and support within the team and ancillary staff. The last team manager I worked under was wonderful. Organized and structured, with an open door policy. The PTO is very generous.
    I worked with this company for almost 5 years. I regret leaving.

    Cons

    The benefits with this company are abysmal and the pay is significantly lower than the average salary in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the average salary to the industry standard and improve the insurance benefits . Other than that VITAS is a good company to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best in the industry at hospice care, not the best to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admission Liaison in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Admission Liaison in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    AMAZING field staff, amazing supplies and teams. Puts patients and families first. Gives to the community

    Cons

    HORRIBLE HORRIBLE BENEFITS!!! In the years I've been here I watched the family maximum out of picky DOUble, and the rate for a single person become what used to be for a family. For a healthcare company, bad benefits in just not acceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to retain quality staff, there has to be good benefits, not great but at least. Also there are a lot of great staff besides the clinical staff but no one ever acknowledges them. Best hospice care ever. Proud of the work we do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Secretary in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Secretary in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff! Good benefits. You work at your own pace.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times due to high census of patients

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Former RN Hospice Nurse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work from Home, FIexibility, Pay, Initially a good group of coworkers/supervisor

    Cons

    Travel upwards 200 miles weekly, High amount of paperwork since Vitas is still not on a computer system, Admission of inappropriate patients , Management is not knowledgeable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified nursing supervisors. Make sure the patients are qualified to receive hospice benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hospice Care

    Former Employee - N/A in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - N/A in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part about working here is that you get to improve the lives of others. It's something you can feel satisfied from doing at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Taking care of the patients comes with a variety of challenges. For example sometimes a patient has difficulty understanding what it is you want from them so they can be unresponsive or argumentative.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sacramento VITAS has the right idea if you're a patient... But if you're an employee it is a different story

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Senior Management is very focused on patient care, they trust clinical staff to do what they do best and what they love to do. Sacramento Vitas is really good at keeping to their first value 'Patients and Families Come First'. Senior management and HR care about the employees ensuring they get the training and tools they need to care for patients.

    Cons

    Employees of VITAS are not valued at the corporate level - management in Sacramento and at other VITAS locations are limited in what they can do - the pay is way below market standard for all positions and pay freezes (for 2 years now) make it difficult for employees to make ends meet. Benefits have been cut each year for the last 5 years. There is very limited opportunity for growth and zero work life balance. High expectations without a high return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember how important employees are and show you value them. Remember your 2nd value 'We Take Care of Each Other' and how important it is in achieving Vitas' overall goals. You can't take good care of patients without good employees and you can't get/keep good employees unless you take good care of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Run!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Naples, FL

    I have been working at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to address.

    Cons

    24/7 Chaos. Never enough nursing staff and the management team is horrendous. No appreciation for the employee and nonstop backstabbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    close the doors. You are totally incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Focus on money, not patient care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telecare RN in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Telecare RN in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, opportunity to make a difference for terminal patients and their families.

    Cons

    Focus is on intake of new patients rather than hiring enough staff to care for existing patients. Leadership is lacking, micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    R would be nice if staff were appreciated and adequately compensated. Treat professionals like adults rather than children to be monitored and criticized constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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