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Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2019

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  1. "Small territories, great education team"

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    Current Employee - RN in Arvada, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large agency so you don't have to drive as far, 5 territories. Great support from managers, clinical educators, and CWOCNs. Education is encouraged at this agency, educators and CWOCNs are available for co visits. High volume of patients, so I can usually work more if I want to make more money.

    Cons

    Processes change a lot, it's hard to keep up with. More charting than will previous agency. This agency has a high standard of care which I love, but also means working a little harder.

    Advice to Management

    Involve the field staff more in desicion making when it involves them. There are changes that get made without consideration of how field staff will be effected. Changes that could potentially force nurses to change jobs because of pay. More time being spent doing admissions or case management- less time for visits- less compensation.

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2019-08-05
  2. "Making an Impact!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arvada, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working here is enjoyable. Our company has a such a great history it seems like everyone knows us, also I love that our company gives back to the community. If you don't already know, we care for our senior population in their homes and it is super rewarding. There is never a shortage of work and the Management seems to actually care about their employees and patients. I really like that that they are really mindful...

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    Cons

    My issues are resolved pretty quickly just by talking to my manager.

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2019-07-30
  3. "Company That Has a Heart!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Colorado Visiting nurse Association has been taking care of Denver residents since 1889. We have a rich history and a great reputation in the community. We train to the fullest extent to ensure expert patient care while taking care of the community. I love coming to work each day as I constantly feel supported by staff and co workers. We are constantly improving and growing while not losing sight of patient...

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    Cons

    I have been here for 2 years and have not run into any Con's as of yet. when there is a problem, it get fixed, quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the lovely caring atmosphere is a great place to start!

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2018-12-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Poor treatment of staff"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working with clients and good co-workers. Pay is not bad.

    Cons

    Clinical supervisor in Greeley is very difficult to work with. Agency is very demanding of staff so it's impossible to have a work/life balance. Atmosphere created by management is almost toxic.

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2017-10-26

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Response

    November 2, 2017President & CEO

    We appreciate your insight! The CVNA has 128 year plus history of providing healthcare services in Colorado. Last year CVNA – Denver and RVNA – Greeley merged. The merger provides many opportunities for our clients going forward. Unfortunately, sorry your experience was ...

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    "Poor work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Wellness RN in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable second income for retirees, refresher RNs Pleasant work conditions, daytime hours, congenial clients and co-workers

    Cons

    Most of the year, the primary business is foot care. Nurses average 10 hours a week. The benefit of these chunks of free time in between clinics has disappeared over the last few years with the expectation of daily email, mandatory monthly phone calls or meetings.You never really feel like you get away from this job, because if a client calls about their appointment, it is up to the nurse to return the call-not office...

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    Advice to Management

    Upper management seems unwilling to invest in technology or administrative assistants (some were recently let go) that would improve work conditions for the field staff. Charts and clinic schedules are still pen and paper. Nurses have been requesting tablets for some time.

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2017-05-22

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Response

    June 9, 2017President & CEO

    The Wellness Division of the CVNA provides immeasurable value to seniors with the 150 footcare clinics on the Front Range. The care of the feet can speak to the health of our patients. As you stated, many of our Wellness Nurses are retired and “want to stay in the game of nursing” ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "LPN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I am a 27 year employee and have loved my work at CVNA! I was able to craft my schedule in a way that worked to raise my daughter. I have worked with many caring, wonderful people through the years. I now manage an off site program. I feel totally supported by my immediate supervisor.

    Cons

    I think the RN's have a lot of responsibility to assess and meet the needs of the patient and the paperwork (on the computer) is cumbersome. It is challenging for RN's to oversee LPN's because of the paperwork so an LPN must find a willing RN to tag team with. LPN's are not able to do as much in home care as they do in the hospital.

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2017-05-04

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Response

    June 9, 2017President & CEO

    Appreciate your insight. Our business model has been expanding to include increase hiring of LPNs. From our perspective, many nurses – LPNs and RNs join CVNA and the home healthcare industry because of the flexibility and ability to have control of your schedule. We are continuing ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Love it here"

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    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Co workers are awesome. Make my own schedule. Hospice managers always have your back. Great communication as a team. Longest place I've ever worked and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. 5 plus years.

    Cons

    The only thing I find difficult is the being a field employee doesn't allow me to really get to know the office staff. I don't know how or if that can be corrected. But it is probably my biggest complaint. So, I try to make a point of getting to know people on my own. However, those are still mostly the people I make contact with for my specific job. Like supplies,front desk, or HR.

    Advice to Management

    Just to try to brain storm ways to get all departments to interact, for the sole purpose of knowing each other.

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2017-04-21

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Response

    April 26, 2017President & CEO

    Great to hear from you! This year we’ve been working toward more opportunities for the whole CVNA team to get together more often. The Christmas Party was a great example. At this time, working on a summer event for all CVNA. With our move in the last quarter, the plans ...

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    "Great Mission, change in culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The culture is changing! CVNA thrives to keep the value in our mission with patient care. CVNA is constantly trying to improve on services and focusing on new ways we can better provide for our community. When you work for CVNA this isn't just another job you dread having to go to. CVNA makes you feel welcome from the beginning. Your ideas will be listened to and if appropriate they will make necessary changes to...

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    Cons

    I really cannot think of anything at the moment. If I have a concern I go directly to my supervisor and share with the team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive attitude, filling your staffs buckets with positive reassurance. This has been a great year full of positive changes.

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2017-04-24

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Response

    April 26, 2017President & CEO

    Great to hear from you! Our changes in culture and commitment to the Mission - requires the collaborative effort by all our employees. Love the feedback and encourage you to continue to share your feedback and ideas. Thank you!

  9. "Wellness Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Wellness Nurse in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best group of nurses I've ever worked with. Managerial staff are understanding and capable. They have really encouraged team work, and I FEEL like part of a team. New nurses are fully oriented and trained before being asked to work in the field. The schedule is flexible and there is plenty of accommodation for personal life. I feel appreciated by my clients, and enjoy providing care to such a needy population. I...

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    Cons

    As a non profit, there is not a lot of excess cash flow. We would like to provide care to a larger portion of the senior population.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2017-04-21

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Response

    June 9, 2017President & CEO

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience. Given the nature of what we do – it is important that we have a strong team and education program. CVNA is committed to providing a high level of support by management, triage and scheduling to ensure our employees are given all ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large company, strong referral base of business

    Cons

    Management unsupportive of staff concerns, overworked office staff, ignores field staff concerns, multiple managers have departed in last year, unable to fill open positions with qualified managers, compensation is below Denver medical staff average. Their seems to be a lack of career opportunities, positions filled by outside candidates. Low moral.

    Advice to Management

    Concern for staff turnover and a genuine caring attitude toward staff would help staff moral.

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association2017-04-28

    Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Response

    June 9, 2017President & CEO

    As the largest Home Healthcare Agency in the state of Colorado and a non profit, CVNA operates on a lean budget in providing services to our seniors with a primary focus on one on one care. The CVNA provides the best training, triage and management support in the industry. Given ...

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