- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Mission: The name, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs), is derived from the Latin word for lives. It symbolizes the VITAS mission: To preserve the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live. VITAS is defined by the needs of the patients and families we serve, and each of the ...
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Why Work at VITAS?
VITAS began in South Florida in the late 1970s when a minister and a nurse decided there must be a better way to care for people with advanced illness. The company has grown, stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast today, and our now 12,000+ employees live these VITAS Values every day:
Fostering Our Employees' Success
As the nation’s leading hospice provider, we have the resources to foster employees’ success with training, continuous education classes and opportunities for career development. We strive to excel beyond our high industry standards.
With locations throughout the US, including corporate offices, inpatient units, virtual care centers and medical equipment distribution facilities, VITAS offers opportunities for growth and relocation.
We're Proud to Make a Difference
There is pride in identifying with VITAS Healthcare. You work for a company that is financially stable and ethically sound. Whether it is patient care or government compliance, VITAS does it right, and sets the bar for others. It takes a special person to do this work—and working for VITAS makes you a better person. Just as the values say, you will be proud to make a difference.
VITAS is an equal opportunity employer; we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.
VITAS offers many personal and professional benefits to our employees.
Tuition reimbursement. Full-time employees can receive financial support to pursue courses and educational programs that enhance their skills in current or future work-related areas.
Paid time off. VITAS offers a competitive paid time-off package that combines vacation, sick, personal and holiday pay into a bank of hours that employees can use to take time off from work at their discretion (with their supervisor’s approval).
Employee assistance program. We provide help for employees to obtain professional assistance with a wide range of personal concerns, such as obtaining child care, dealing with family matters and legal or financial issues.
Legal insurance. The legal plan provides support in a variety of legal areas: access to local attorneys via phone or in-office consultation, preparation of wills and trusts, representation regarding debt and other legal issues.
Affinity program. VITAS has secured discounts to national and local retail, entertainment and service providers that can add up to hundreds of dollars in savings for our employees.
Roadside assistance. A Good Sam Club membership provides 24/7 emergency services, including towing, lockout/key help, jump starts, gasoline/fluid delivery, tire repair and more.
A competitive salary package. VITAS regularly conducts salary surveys in the markets we serve to ensure that our compensation packages remain competitive.
Medical plan. VITAS offers an Employee Medical Insurance Plan that empowers you to take control of your health and the dollars you spend on your healthcare. To assist with medical expenses, VITAS also offers a Health Savings Account with an employer contribution, which can help you put money aside on a pre-tax basis to meet your healthcare needs.
Dental insurance. VITAS offers two choices in dental care: a Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO) and a Dental Preferred Provider Organization (DPPO).
Vision insurance. VITAS offers two options: the Core or the Enhanced plan, both available for a low per-pay-period cost. The plans offer a large network of providers, including local independent optometrists, LensCrafters and other national retailers.
Life insurance. VITAS provides $10,000 in life insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible employees. Employees may elect additional coverage up to five times their annual salary.
Dependent life insurance. Employees may elect coverage for a spouse, domestic partner or dependent children.
Disability insurance. VITAS offers short-term and long-term disability insurance to benefit-eligible employees, with options to increase monthly benefits through voluntary buy-up.
Health and dependent care savings accounts. VITAS provides a tax-free way to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses, resulting in substantial tax savings.
401(k) plan. Eligible employees may choose to participate in the VITAS 401(k) plan, which allows them to save for retirement on a pre-tax basis through convenient payroll deductions. VITAS provides a matching contribution to this plan with numerous investment options that fit any age and any investor profile.
Cancer/critical illness. Employees may elect coverage for cancer and certain critical illness diagnoses.
Supplemental accident insurance. This voluntary coverage provides cash payments in the event of an accident—ranging from major to minor.
Hospital indemnity insurance. Pays a cash benefit when you are hospitalized for an accident or illness.
I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than a year)
Doing something bigger than yourself. Gives you a different perspective on life.
Have no complaints about the Senior Management. They care about the staff.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work
I applied online. I interviewed at VITAS Healthcare (Lombard, IL) in January 2014.
It was 3 hours long. They were asking questions not pertaining to the position. I shadowed with an employee and learned from that and I met the other employees. I was told about the hours and the days. The rest was personal.
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