Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Reviews in Walnut Creek, CA

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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Gratifying work in the trenches; Management very disrespectful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Great working with the dying and their families

    Cons

    on call and if you don't agree with management they write you up even for situation that they is out of their scope of practice: for example General Manager making clinical decisions but only expertise is finances of the company, inconstency in disciplinary actions, play favorite, lack of respect for line staff, policy and procedures are not followed, everything is about Vitas Standard or Vitas best Practice yet policy and procedures are not followed, appears that they don't refer to policy and procedures and hence making up rules along the way, money matters over patients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek alternate ways to communicate with the line staff and in a way that show respects, rather than use of humiliation or like one is a fifth class citizen, learn assertive communication skills and social skills in general, learn boundaries within ones scope of practice, learn limitations of scope of practice; lead by example and it will show up when employees are working with patients and families, train new managers before making them a manager,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Businesses come first

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Generous pro, meeting with families and patients, work is rewarding, and friendly co workers

    Cons

    Management thinks only about profit making, they back each other up and don't care about employees therefore giving new managers too much power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good manager looks at situations on a neutral perspective and is open to feedback. I left because my manager was not open to feedback, she thought that she was perfect and was not willing to see my side, it's so sad I really enjoyed vitas but because my manager did not care about how I felt as a person that's why I left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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