Hi, has anyone worked for Heartland Hospice or Seasons Hospice. I think both are non- profit organizations, I would like to know if they pay their nurses by salary or hourly??? Also are these good companies to work for? Any advice at all regarding either would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Nov 12, '11
Hi. I work for Heartland in New Jersey. We are for profit (There is a large non-profit company that is in our area and from what I hear about them from patients and ex-staff, we have it all over them! Better care, better supplies... I really don't see why so many people feel non-profit is so much better)
I will say that I have not always been sure of my decision to stay with them. In the past we have not had very good management, and we case managers often felt we were left hanging in the breeze with difficult patients and families. A few months ago we got a new management team and we are now finding that there is SO much more available to us from corporate for support in difficult situations that our past management team never used. It is the little things that make you feel that you are appreciated and respected...and we now are getting that.
I do have to say that we are NOT electronic...it is all pen-to-paper, and it is a LOT of paper! So if that is important to you, you might not want to work for Heartland as there are plans to be electronic in the "future", but not a target date.
Although it is a national company, we do not get a lot of micro-management from the "home office". We do have regional people/consultants that visit for support and audits, but as long as we are showing continued eligibility and are keeping our patients happy, it is not a stressful situation for the CMs.
I am now feeling good about my decision to stay with Heartland.
Forgot to add...We are hourly with mileage. We have 2 on-call nurses so we only have to do call on holidays during the day when the office is closed or if the on-call nurse needs a day off or is sick. But they try to cover each other, so we don't have to do much of that.
Last edit by curiousauntie on Nov 12, '11
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