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VITAS Healthcare San Francisco Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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San Francisco, CA

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Pros
  • Patients and families always come first (in 44 reviews)

  • Vitas has incredible history in the end-of-life and hospice and the healthcare industry (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Unnecessary levels of stress-inducing micromanagement from upper management (in 30 reviews)

  • The office doesn't answer the phone for field staff very often so that leaves the (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Chaplain"

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    Current Employee - Hospice Chaplain in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Hospice Chaplain in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Job Ever, Best Job Ever, Best Job Ever, Best Job Ever, really enjoy my job and being part of the IDT. Enjoy going to peoples homes and providing service to patients and their families.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork, and sometimes lots of driving, but overall it is a good opportunity and a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Caring clinical staff made it difficult to leave. Management style made it impossible to stay."

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    Former Employee - Chaplain in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Chaplain in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great clinical staff, varied work environment. Good colleagues who supported each other. In this type of work, you are privileged to meet some amazing people who have lived remarkable lives.

    Cons

    Unnecessary levels of stress-inducing micromanagement from upper management. The very high turnover rate is due in part to the field and administrative staff being bugged about "productivity numbers", with not enough support to meet those goals consistently. This is hospice care, but at times it felt like an assembly line. Not all of this is the fault of Vitas. The Medicare oversight and regulatory environment contributes to the stress by the way care is measured and reimbursed. Not everything can be reduced to a metric.

    Advice to Management

    Push back against CMS-broaden the definition of care planning, and for the love of God, give back the electronic charting to the field staff! This is 2017-you shouldn't be doing paperwork!

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Field Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Field Nurse in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Field Nurse in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The most genuine, real, and caring people that I have worked with!

    Cons

    At this writing, no EHR, so all charting by hand. Quite Exhausting!

    Advice to Management

    Instead of putting patients and their families first, they should put the nurses First! They are they life blood of the agency, as they do the work an put the agency at the pinnacle they are at Today! They are "Vitas!" They are the "Life," of the agency!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers and crew but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VITAS Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High paced work
    Good friendly team
    Coworkers look out for each other
    Branch level management is great

    Cons

    Pay freeze for almost 3 years
    Understaffed due to pay scale


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good work, but management creates a stressful environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay is good. The work has flexibility. It is rewarding to work with patients and families.

    Cons

    Poor management. Overworked and unapprechiated staff. When something goes wrong, the ensuing witch hunt creates a work environment that is unnecessarily stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in tuned to your staff and remember that their well-being contributes towards a quality product.


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