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"Hostile work environment for field staff."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Patients and families need help and many extremely thankful.

Cons

Management is untrustworthy and dysfunction. They use the blame game without gathering the facts. Its is profits over patients and field staff. Management in Jacksonville horrible. Also major concerns with working for a company that has a 35 million dollar medicare fraud charge against it. They very often recruit patients who are not hospice qualified.

Advice to Management

This company will not be successful with current management. The only way you attempt to keep census up is by having a territory so large it wears field staff out and you take people who do not qualify with 6 months or less to live. Follow the rules and treat staff fair!!!!!!!! .

Other Employee Reviews for VITAS Healthcare

  1. Helpful (1)

    "disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    great training program for RN hospice nurse

    Cons

    not too interested in retention

    Advice to Management

    be more realistic in work load goals, specially for RNs new to home health hospice field, be more centered on development and enrichment rather than punitive.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "I would never advise a friend to work here!"

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    Former Employee - LVN in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - LVN in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not very many that I wouldn't consider a requisite of employment

    Cons

    First, nursing assignments are done by the good ole boy method. Any time I had an easy assignment it was pulled and given to someone else on the 2nd day. Therefore, frequent last minute assignment changes. Pay........A JOKE! When you are hired as a FULL TIME EMPLOYEE you think that means 40 hours. At this company 40 hours a week occurs somewhere between 50-75% of the time with the explanation of "this is hospice." Then I'd suggest saying we frequently have less than 40 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    I can't tell them anything I'm sure they think they already know. I can't wait for the Affordable Care Act to kick in. I have never seen such a bunch of top heavy, do nothing people. There are patients on this company's role than hardly fit the broadest definition of a hospice patient and I'm sure hospice companies bill the government a remarkable amount to insure payment to the upper echelon.

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