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Southerncare Reviews

Updated November 26, 2016
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  1. "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team work. Worked with families in there time of need. Flexible schedule. The pay was okay. Benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    A lot of driving. You get attached to the patient and famlies. You have to disccus some difficult topics. You have to get involved in crazy family dynamics.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary; autonomy in job.

    Cons

    Poor corporate support poor corporate guidelines. Difficult to work with marketing dept.


  3. "Stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Lead Case Manager in Plainwell, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Case Manager in Plainwell, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Southerncare (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team members worked well together

    Cons

    Management was not trust worthy at all

    Advice to Management

    I believe they need to do an over haul of management


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  5. "RN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some flexibility in job. Could be off for some of your children's activities

    Cons

    On-call. Very unfair management. Too many people in management who were doing unethical things. Very two-faced management.

    Advice to Management

    Clear it out and start over!! That's all you can do at this point! Almost all of the people in management (corporate) are not in it for the right reasons and are worrying too much about moving further up in the company by "doing inappropriate favors" and not a good thing.


  6. "11 Very good years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Crestline, OH
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Crestline, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Southerncare (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic co-workers, patients and their families

    Cons

    Low census. On call every other week.


  7. "Human Resources Specialsit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You feel part of a team. Management was willing to do whatever necessary to help when needed.

    Cons

    Honestly there were no cons in my opion. I loved working for this company. They know how to treat their employee's and overall was the best company I've worked for.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southerncare full-time

    Pros

    If you love elderly people & helping those with a terminal illness, this is the job for you!

    Cons

    Too many requirements for volunteers.
    High turnover in nursing staff and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the education process for volunteers. Show more care and convern towards your patients and staff instead of trying to look profitable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "RNCM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rncm in Daphne, AL
    Current Employee - Rncm in Daphne, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility & the opportunity for an extremely rewarding job where you truly make a difference!

    Cons

    Having to take weekly and holiday call.
    Getting emotionally attached to your patients.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the opinions of your field staff -- they are your backbone & know first hand our strengths and weaknesses.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "RN CM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Biloxi, MS
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Biloxi, MS
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with our clinical staff and Medical director was awesome. All were truly caring and put the patients needs first.

    Cons

    Always pressure to admit even if not "hospice" appropriate. You really have to defend your decision/assessment. Marketing seems to have more control than the clinical staff. they do not consider your work load or even ask before setting up appointments with pt/family for admission assessments. pt ratio is officially 12:1 but upper management won't allow office to hire full time nurse in preparation for growth, they insist census to reach and maintain the additional 10-12 pts before hiring. so really pt/nurse ratio stays around 14-16:1. as pt declines acuity levels increase and need for additional weekly (if not daily) visits arise. that is in addition to admissions, deaths, and prn visits. Management wants to utilize PRN nurses but that is just not the same as having another full time nurse to help with caseload. Charting gets pushed to the side and has to be completed after hours which cuts into personal/family time because full time=salary. I just didn't feel like i was giving the patients and families the care they needed or deserved at this point in their lives.

    Advice to Management

    Staff for anticipated growth. Don't wait until census is already wearing your staff out to the point of "burn out". Even after census reaches the company target to allow hiring additional staff, you have to announce job position, take applications, interview, offer job, let them give notice to previous employer (2-4weeks) then train them for another 2 weeks before they are ready for their own pt load. so really you are looking at a minimum of 1 month possibly 3 before there is relief for the field staff. and you wonder why there is such a high staff turnover rate. smh.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "RNCM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rncm in Daphne, AL
    Current Employee - Rncm in Daphne, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southerncare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    able to set your own schedule

    Cons

    no management leadership. Lots of undecisiveness. once they get good management in place, they run them off. office is run by Business development and family members

    Advice to Management

    eliminate the hiring of relatives amongst management and nursing, one person that is PRN thinks she runs the office.



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