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2 Anonymous Employees from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

3.5 Worked for Vitas over 8 yrs. Started as an OK place to work. The job itself is very satisfying. Immediate supervisors are good to work with. The starting salaries way below industry. NO shift differentials. Salaries have been frozen a couple of times and currently frozen until further notice (NO INFLATION ADJUSTMENT). The benefits package sucks! Insurance for family is just unplayable. Retirement plan has barely a tiny match. It has a standard PTO. CEO compensation for 2012 = $2,162,222.00.

1 Medicare Biller from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

3.5 I have been working for Vitas Innovative Hospice Care for 5 years. It has always been a financially stable and generous company. I have learned a lot and I am very proud of my achievements. The company has great incentives and values its employees.

1 Director of Marketing from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

1.5 Treat all equally. Trust your sales reps. LISTEN to reps. Do exit interviews to uncover the realities of mass exodus of great people.

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Careers & Info

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Overview

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care began providing valuable hospice services to terminally ill patients in 1978 when it was founded as Hospice Care, Inc. For over 30 years, VITAS has made a substantial impact on the industry and in the lives of those seeking their caring, professional services. They played a large role in efforts to establish hospice as a service eligible for payment under Medicare.

VITAS headquarters are located in Miami, Florida, although they have over 250 patient care teams providing their valuable services across the United States. Their services are provided in a variety of settings, including over 2,500 skilled nursing facilities. As a result of providing outstanding service, VITAS founders have received numerous awards, including the Founders Award and the Healthcare Architects award from the National Hospice Foundation and the National hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Job Information

VITAS offers a fulfilling atmosphere to its employees, who share a common desire to provide much needed end-of-life services to patients and their families. As a result of hard work and dedication, employees receive a competitive salary package along with health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. Other personal benefits include tuition reimbursement, paid time off, pre-paid legal services, and more.





Vitas Concert Reviews from the USA and Canada #motels #in #phoenix #az

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Vitas 2011 USA and Canada Concert Reviews

Vitas voice live. there is no comparison. His voice is so clear and so strong, his tone so perfect. sounds cd quality. but better, because he is actually in front of you singing and dancing. It was better than I could have ever dreamed! Sometimes I still can t believe it. In person up close you would think his glow, his mystique would diminish, as it becomes clearer he is actually human. But he remained as divine as ever. I could not have asked for a better night. ) Thank you Vitas and Mr. Pudovkin! Amy

His voice was amazing! So mesmerizing, and he gave so many mischievous smiles the whole time. I loved every minute of it. His band rocked as usual. I was beside myself that night! My voice is hoarse, hands stinging from clapping excessively but its definitely worth it. Afiffa

Vitas was sooo amazing as expected, and he really sings so beautifully that it is just as good or better than his cd s. He did pull the mic away to prove he was live and it was so cool to hear him sing without the mic, because we were so close up. He is so fun and flirty with the audience. Diva, the band also were so very good between costume changes, that Alexander G. can really rock out! I think, even though it was a very small auditorium that we were able to make him feel our LOVE, lots of clapping and screaming. And it looked to be sold out, all seats filled! Yay!It was great! I hope Vitas and his band were surprised by our enthusiasm,lol. So they should come back every year. Pam

Vitas you are an angel! You sing as an angel and you act as one I fell so blessed. My mom, my friends and I had a great time last night. Thank you Vitas and please come back to Miami soon. but last night the theater was packed so next time you would need Miami Arena to contain all your fans here. Emma

It was incredible. Thank you, thank you VITAS and the band and whole crew. It was wonderful, so glad we got to see him so close. He is so talented, I was so moved during The Star I couldn t hold back my tears! I am so happy. Caitlin

Never before have I been so touched by an artist like Vitas, His voice touched the very center of my soul. It one thing to watch him on the internet, but to see and hear him in person, I know there could be no other to compare to this master of music and voice, he truly has been sent from above.And Diva what an amazing performance they gave us WOW!Thanks to all for bringing our angel to the USA.I have never met a more awesome bunch of artist. I will be there next year. Wanda

t Today s concert was great. love him so much Bravo. Bravo. Sharon

Great concert. hope he will be back to Vancouver again. powerful voice. ) Wanley

The chicago concert was sooo fun i had a blast. Jessica

The concert was amazing. Vitas is sooooooo fantastic. Holly

A n absolutely stunning performer. awesome concert! Come back to LA every day 🙂 Reem

The Vitas concert in Richmond, BC was great. He got so many standing ovations. Jozephina

I was fortunate enough to attend 4 concerts. It could have been 40 and I would never tire of it. The music was great, Vitas voice amazing. So clear and strong that it is hard to believe it is humanly possible – But indeed it is. – We sat close enough to hear his voice clearly with no microphone. He is truly the Diamond Voice of the world. Add to that his incredible charm and engaging performance and it makes for the best concert ever. I will fly high on the positive emotions from it for weeks. maybe months. Diane

I am hooked on Vitas and DIVA. Vitas runs in my veins, DIVA is my heart beat. Vitas music is the air that I breathe and I cannot get enough.
My trip to Chicago was fun, I sat in the middle front and yelled and clapped as loud as I could. A sore throat and sore hands were the least of my worries. It is incredible how such a strong voice in so many octaves can come out of one person. Vitas is definitely one of God s greatest creations! I pray there is a 2012 Concert series here in the USA, so I can get my Vitas/DIVA fix. Thank you to Sergey and Dmitry for putting the Sleepless Night series together, for allowing us two or three hours time with your Russian Superstars! It was unforgettable, unregrettable and definitely the best night of my life! Spacibo. Also a big thank you to those who helped make my night special, you know who you are. Jean

. It was time for the concert to start and I held my breath, this was it! The curtains opened and there stood Vitas larger than life and I screamed and clapped, the exhilaration I felt was almost overwhelming. As I watched him on stage, I was mesmerized by his presence. He was every bit as genuine as I had imagined and the most wonderful performer. He was entertaining and he knew how to take command of his audience and keep them enrapt(ured). During one of Vitas costume changes, the band played Phantom of the Opera , oh my goodness I fell in love with Alexander. He was fabulous. The whole band was great but Alexander got out in front and kicked butt! I love Phantom of the Opera, and so this was an added indulgence for me. To explain what I felt is difficult but I know those who have been to his concerts know what I mean. I felt a huge range of emotions, I think gratitude was one of the major emotions. Debi

This is the FIRST EVER concert that Vitas has performed in Vancouver, Canada at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond, BC on February 03, 2011. Vitas sang in different languages: Italian (Nessun Dorma, O Sole Mio, La Donna Mobile, Ave Maria), Chinese (The Tibetan Plateau) and, of course, Russian where the singer is from. The concert is a brand new production named Sleepless Nights and Vitas is being branded as an ‘Artist Who You Have Been Waiting For.’

The high octave operatic style of music has that unique Vitas showmanship coupled with a genuine desire to please the audience which made him such an international star who has sold more than 100 million CDs worldwide. In his official Russian web site, Vitas is known as an author/composer/actor.

His North American tour include 7 cities in both the U.S. and Canada. 01/28 in New York, 01/29 in Toronto, 01/30 in Chicago, 02/01 in Miami, Feb 03 in Vancouver, 02/04 in LA and 02/05 in San Francisco. The concert ‘Sleepless Nights’ is a medley of Italian, Chinese and Russian songs.
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Vitas s voice is gorgeous live at LA! What you hear in videos is what you hear in concert even better. I am amazed. J iayuan

С благодарностью из Чикаго.
30 января 2011 – выступление Витаса в Чикаго было просто потрясающее.
Какой голос, какое великолепие, сплошное очарование и море, нет океан :-)захватывающих дух эмоций.
Спасибо Витасу за его необыкновенный талант.
Спасибо ДИВЕ – рябята были на высоте(как всегда).
Спасибо Сергею Николаевичу Пудовкину и всей команде Витаса!
Спасибо – спасибо – спасибо за этот неповторимый подарок в Чикаго под названием \ БЕССОННАЯ НОЧЬ\ !
Ждём возвращения с новыми программами.

Withgratitudefrom Chicago!

January 30, 2011 – Vitas performance in Chicago was just amazing! What a voice, a splendor, sheer beauty and the sea, no – the ocean 🙂 of the thrilling emotions!
Thanks to Vitas for his extraordinary talent!
Thanks to DIVA – the guys were on top (as always)!
Thanks to Sergey Nikolayevich Pudovkin and entire team of Vitas!
Thank you – thank you – thank you for this gift unique gift in Chicago under the name \ Sleepless Night !
Can not wait till you be back with the new programs!

He was absolutely amazing. Jennifer

My daughter and I saw Vitas in Chicago. The clarity and beauty of his voice truly surpassed any recordings, so much so that it all seemed a little sureal. The evening went way too quickly, but I feel lucky to be able to experience it over and over again via the internet! Jeannine





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Compassion. Integrity. Excellence.

Compassus is dedicated to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing end-of-life issues. Focusing on the quality of life remaining, Compassus provides effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.

Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.

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  • Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Jobs in Saint Augustine, FL (Hiring) – Saint

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care jobs in Saint Augustine, FL

    University of Florida

    Saint Augustine. FL

    Classification Title: Director The Innovation News Center (INC) is a state-of-the-art professional newsroom at the UF College of Journalism and Communications, one of the top communication programs in the country. This hands-on requires.

    Posted 4 weeks ago

    Physician: Primary Care Job in Florida, Locum Tenens

    A Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician is needed to help with locum tenens coverage. This is an outpatient only setting facility where the physician will work Monday-Friday; 8a-5p.

    Posted 1 day ago

    Home Health Aide (HHA) – Home Care

    VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

    Overview: Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me? VITAS Healthcare is the nation s leading provider of end of life care.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Locum Tenens – Outpatient Primary Care – Florida What better way is there. from 10/03/16 to 12/30/16

    Saint Augustine. FL

    Locum Tenens – Outpatient Primary Care – Florida What better way is there than to spend the fall on the gulf coast of Florida. We have an assignment starting in October through December for a primary care physician at an outpatient.

    Posted 6 days ago

    Patient Care Advocate

    Saint Augustine. FL

    Identify and escalate in a prudent manner, concerns received from patients and/or clients so that corrective action can be pursued and expedited to take care of their needs.

    Posted 2 days ago

    Locum tenens Urgent Care opportunity in Florida

    Medical Doctor Associates

    Saint Augustine. FL

    Description: Great client of MDA’s is looking for Urgent Family Practice coverage in West. FL. Great location that is close to the Gulf!

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Occupational Therapist / OT – PRN

    Our Company: HCR ManorCare the leading provider of short- and long-term medical and rehabilitation care is seeking a passionate and driven Occupational Therapist / OT. Network of more than 500 in-house long-term care.

    Posted 1 week ago

    OT Occupational Therapist Travel School 13 Weeks

    A as an Occupational Therapist is currently available within Advanced Medical, located in the Jacksonville, FL area. In order to be considered for the occupational therapy job, the ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills and.

    Posted 1 week ago

    RN-ICU – Travel Nursing: ICU Travel Nursing Opportunity in Jacksonville, FL!

    Come work for RN NetworkWe are seeking a qualified Intensive Care RN to work in the ICU/Critical Care Unit! ICU Nurses possess the skills needed to manage the care of adult patients experiencing life-threatening.

    Posted 2 days ago

    CARDIO VASCULAR TECHNICIAN

    The work of a cardiovascular technician is also regarded as emotionally stressful, due to the fragile state of many of the patients cared for.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Cardiac Cath Lab Tech PRN

    Putnam Community Medical Center

    Putnam Community Medical Center, a 99-bed, acute care facility, located at 611 Zeagler Dr, in Palatka, provides the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained, caring professionals to the residents of Putnam County.

    Posted 3 days ago

    Ponte Vedra Beach. FL

    RECOMMENDED AS A TOP HOME CARE TO WORK FOR IN 2015 Looking for a meaningful job at a company that cares about you. SeniorBridge is hiring DOZENS of CNAs/HHAs in the area over the next month to the needs of our amazing home.

    Posted 5 days ago

    Associate Medical Director

    Saint Augustine. FL

    The Medical Director has the overall responsibility for medical direction of the care and treatment of the patients and their families rendered by the hospice care team. Ability to work collaboratively with patients’.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Orthopedic Surgeons

    Saint Augustine. FL

    Orthopedic Surgeons Needed in Florida – Work from Home Opportunity *Dates Needed: ASAP – 6 months with possibility to extend *Specs: Work from home, non-clinical, no surgeries – reviewing medical necessity claims for knee & hip surgery.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Physicians / Radiology Job in Palatka, Florida / Locum tenens / Radiologist – (Radiology) Locum Tenens

    Job Benefits Staff Care typically arranges medical or dental malpractice insurance for contractor physicians and other specialists with whom we match to client opportunities. In addition, Staff Care locum tenens positions regularly.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Respiratory Therapist – Only Therapist Apply

    Genesis Rehab Services

    Green Cove Springs. FL

    At Genesis Rehabilitation Services, you can really care for your patients — and your thoughts, opinions and expertise will always be respected. Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing care providers.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Medical Assistant

    Cancer Specialists of North Florida

    The Medical Assistant assists physicians and clinicians with patient care duties in a medical environment that may include medical oncology and radiation oncology.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Do you LOVE Staffing? We are looking for a passionate Medical/Healthcare Recruiter – Full Desk

    All’s Well Healthcare in Jacksonville is expanding! If you are an experienced healthcare/medical recruiter that also loves to generate new business and expand current business we are looking for you!

    Posted 3 days ago

    Medical Assistant Hourly

    The Judge Group

    Saint Augustine. FL

    Judge Healthcare is actively seeking a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant for a large Health Plan in the St. Petersburg, FL area.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Hospitalist Physician Family Medicine – Physicians Only Apply – Perm

    Saint Augustine. FL

    A Hospitalist Physician Family Medicine practice is seeking a qualified physician for St. Augustine, FL. This and other physician jobs brought to you by ExactMD. Medical Doctors Only Apply. 16 shifts per month, 5 shifts night.

    Posted more than 1 month ago

    Academic Program Director-Occupational Therapy, St. AugustineFL

    University of St. Augustine

    Saint Augustine. FL

    The Program Director will direct and administer the Occupational Therapy program on the Florida campus. In collaboration with Chair and faculty, the Program Director will assure delivery of the local campus curriculum in a manner that meets.

    Posted 6 days ago

    Travel Registered Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – ICU – RN

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    Saint Augustine. FL

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus – New Lenox,

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. an end-of-life care provider, has opened an office in New Lenox.

    A provider for adults and pediatric patients with life-limiting illness, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is planning an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at its newest location, Silver Cross Hospital Campus. 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard.

    The meet and greet is planned for the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A in the Conference Room on the lower level. Attendees are asked to call 815-729-9352 to RSVP by Sept. 25.

    Spokesperson Michelle Bacon said VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness, according to the website.

    About 90 percent of all hospice care takes place in the home, she said. Vitas assists families with that undertaking.

    While business hours in New Lenox are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Vitas is available 24 hours a day. Clients need only call 815-729-9352 for immediate assistance.

    For more information about Vitas, check the organization s website.

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    VITAS Innovative Hospice Care®

    Near the end of life, most people hope to remain at home, sustained by familiar faces and routines. Remaining at home though can present many obstacles for the patients and their families including: difficulties with breathing and swallowing, challenges with transferring wheelchair or bed bound loved ones, compromised ability to communicate, and assistance needed with activates of daily living.
    VITAS® addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each of those patients, and our hospice team comes to the patient’s bedside. When necessary, our team works in shifts of continuous home care until symptoms are controlled, avoiding hospitalization. When a patient needs care beyond that which can be provided at home, we provide inpatient hospice care. VITAS® partners with hospitals and nursing homes to offer inpatient are in the comfort of a private suite.

    • Because moments matter, VITAS® admits patients within hours of a request, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
    • Telecare® means patients and families are never alone. VITAS® nurses answer calls 24-7.
    • Tikvah, our accredited Jewish hospice program, assures that end-of-life care is provided to Jewish patients and families in accordance with their traditions.
    • VITAS® meets the unique needs of veterans and can even help apply for benefits the patient orfamily is entitled to.
    • Because end-of-life care is different for every patient, VITAS® offers a variety of personal services: Paw Pals®, friendly visitors, music, art, Memory Bears, life review, massage.
    • VITAS® bilingual staff assures clear communication and culturally appropriate care.
    • VITAS® accepts Medicare, MediCal and private insurance.

    VITAS Innovative Hospice Care®
    Information: 1.800.723.3233
    website: www.VITAS.com

    Disclaimer
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    VITAS Healthcare of SF Bay Area Volunteer Opportunities #best #rate #hotels

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    Mission Statement

    VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

    Description

    Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

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    Average Review 9 reviews

    Would you recommend VITAS Healthcare of SF Bay Area?

    by C T. (16 октября 2011 г.)

    Enjoy making the memory bear to help families in need. Expect and feel excited to participate in the Chinese Bereavement support group.

    by Christina T. (27 сентября 2011 г.)

    I am a middle school teacher and brought some of my students here to volunteer and earn community service hours. Kayla, the Director of Volunteers, was very helpful, friendly, and the kids loved her! Because of their young age, my students were only able to complete clerical work in the Vitas office, but they had a fun time. It was a chance for them to see what the real world was all about. At the end of their two hour shifts, the students always asked Kayla if they could stay longer. I would highly recommend Vitas for anyone looking for a satisfying volunteer experience. If my students and I had a great time in the office just folding and labeling fliers, you will have a great time working one-on-one with hospice patients!

    by Shamalah-Allah S. (26 сентября 2011 г.)

    VITAS is a super great organization. They have excellent training and various opportunities to work with people in need. If you are busy with a full time job and still want to volunteer, you can still participate and volunteer as little as a few hours a week if you want. The staff is warm and welcoming. I highly recommend you give them a try.

    by Mariya S. (26 сентября 2011 г.)





    Caseworker Home Care Job In, Jobs In VITAS Innovative Hospice Care #low

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    Caseworker Home Care Job Details

    Overview: Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?
    VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

    The Caseworker is that member of patient care operations whose primary function is to assist in providing direct casework services to the patient and family within the hospice program of care.

    • Provides assistance to the Corporate Patient Accounting Department in collection of claims with regards to their particular programs.
    • Evaluates all patients considered for admission as Medicaid pending through completing a financial assessment.
    • Takes a proactive role in the application process which includes submitting application, providing periodic updates with agency workers, gathering information and following up with the patient/family regarding their responsibilities and participation throughout this process.
    • Actively works with the Admissions Department during the intake process to aid in establishing the correct payor source.

    Benefits Include

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of two (2) years experience in a health-care environment in which the primary job function was community resources utilization which included patient contact.
    • Reliable transportation with adequate insurance coverage for driver and passenger.
    • Fiedl experience in working with community clients.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of community resources within the specific community in which the hospice is located.
    • Knowledge of local, county, applicable state and federal assistance programs.
    • Capacity to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to become proficient in company software programs.

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related Social Science field from an accredited school.

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    Vitas Healthcare (closed) in Houston, TX 77058 #a #hospice

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    Vitas Healthcare (Reported Closed)

    lovinggrandpa

    over a year ago

    very dissapointed with this Vitas Hospice When my grandfather received the bad news of bone cancer this particular branch of hospice was recommended to our family. Being unaware and not thinking about researching it we went ahead and signed him up. His regular nurse was very nice and knowledgable, however when my grandfather was in extreme pain my call to his nurse was not immediately returned like I had expected, in fact I had to call several more times. There were many other problems like meds not arriving on time when promised and when my Grandfather was finally deemed to be in a critical condition they had noone at all to send to our home. I was furious, Finally a nurse showed up late and we would have cna’s and rn just show up with no warning they were coming. They were all very nice and caring towards my grandfather and my family. We were the full time care givers for my grandfather, when hospice first came out they make it seem like they will be there 24 hours a day if needed and help in so many ways but in the end they were hardly there and it was not what we had expected. Overall my family and I were not pleased with the services that were received. I would never recommend this hospice to anyone, not even my worst enemy. This was a very emotional and stressful time in our families lives and hospice did not make it easier and better for us. very dissapointed. I give them zero stars–was forced to enter a rating, 1 was lowest I could give.

    GranddaughterofPatient

    over a year ago

    Overworked staff caring but overwhelmed This is my family’s second time through hospice with a grandparent. Our first experience was terrific (as good as this very hard time can be) but this time, it’s scary. Vitas at-home care is very thin — family members are basically providing full-time care with once-a-week guidance from a nurse. Turns out, much of the nurse’s guidance has been inaccurate — as in giving medications with dangerous interactions.

    The full-time in-house care was so bad we brought our grandmother back home and are supplementing what we are able to do with home-care nurses. The nurses were great — very caring — but they’re so short-staffed they come see each patient about 2-3 times a day. If one of us hadn’t been there at all times, our grandmother would have died days earlier from dehydration alone.

    If you need help, physical and emotional, for your dying parent or grandparent, Vitas isn’t it.





    USA Jobs – VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Social Worker (SW) – Inpatient

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    More information about this job:

    Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?

    VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

    The Social Worker is the member of the interdisciplinary team whose primary function is to provide diagnostic evaluations of the psychosocial problems of the patient/family unit, defining social service goals for alleviating these problems, and helping to provide both the counseling and casework needed to meet these goals.

    Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance

    Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts

    401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match

    Cancer and/or critical illness benefit

    Employee Assistance Program

    Minimum of two (2) years social service experience in a health-care setting or social service agency.

    Experience as a social worker with the terminally ill and their families strongly preferred.

    Ability to travel per job requirements.

    Master’s of Social Work is required from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

    Licensure and/or Certification as required by the state.

    Special Instructions to Candidates:





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    Compassion. Integrity. Excellence.

    Compassus is dedicated to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing end-of-life issues. Focusing on the quality of life remaining, Compassus provides effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

    At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.

    Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.

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    Careers

    Are you looking for a rewarding work experience? Do you want to be part of a diverse team of people who take care, compassion and professional excellence to the highest level?


    Delaware Hospice is an organization where you can make a significant impact on people s lives. We provide vital services to individuals and families on a daily basis. We are passionate about our mission, and frequently have job openings in a variety of disciplines, including clinical, professional and volunteer opportunities .

    If you are caring and conscientious, dedicated and loyal, you may be ideal for Delaware Hospice. We ve created an environment that fosters cooperation and excellence. We offer a range of benefits to our employees, including:

    • Cooperative, challenging work environment
    • Flexible full-time and part-time schedules for most clinical positions
    • Paid vacation during the first year of employment
    • Team collaboration and support
    • Comprehensive Benefits Plan for Full-time employees
    • Competitive salaries
    • Reimbursement for certification fees, and tuition assistance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Employee Referral Program

    Please browse our current job openings or complete an online job application. Delaware Hospice is an equal opportunity employer.





    VITAS Healthcare Corporation Acquires Houston-Based Hospice Provider, Solari Hospice Care #palliative #radiation

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    VITAS Healthcare Corporation Acquires Houston-Based Hospice Provider, Solari Hospice Care

    April 02, 2013 04:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time

    MIAMI–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Chemed Corporation (“Chemed”) (NYSE: CHE) today announced that its VITAS Healthcare Corporation (“VITAS”) subsidiary has acquired the operating assets of Houston-based Solari Hospice Care effective April 1, 2013. In Houston, Solari Hospice Care serves approximately 60 patients and also operates a free-standing hospice inpatient facility that provides high acuity care to up to 12 patients.

    VITAS, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, currently serves more than 1,200 patients in Texas, including 251 in Houston. As part of the transaction, VITAS will enter into a long-term lease of the Solari Hospice Care inpatient facility. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    “VITAS’ acquisition of Solari Hospice Care reflects our commitment to serving patients and their families by offering access to the highest quality end-of-life care,” VITAS Chief Executive Officer Timothy O’Toole said. “We are pleased to welcome Solari Hospice Care to VITAS and look forward to expanding our presence in Houston as we serve the city’s end-of-life needs.”

    Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and with headquarters in Cincinnati, Chemed Corporation (http://www.chemed.com ) operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: VITAS Healthcare and Roto-Rooter. VITAS is the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life hospice care and Roto-Rooter is the nation’s leading provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services.

    VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. With headquarters in Miami, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 51 hospice programs in 19 states (Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin). VITAS employs 11,631 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 36 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the fourth quarter of 2012, VITAS reported an average daily census of more than 14,400. Visit www.vitas.com.

    Statements in this press release or in other Chemed communications may relate to future events or Chemed’s future performance. Such statements are forward-looking statements and are based on present information Chemed has related to its existing business circumstances. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risk that actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Further, investors are cautioned that Chemed does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements based on unanticipated events or changed expectations.

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    Compassion. Integrity. Excellence.

    Compassus is dedicated to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing end-of-life issues. Focusing on the quality of life remaining, Compassus provides effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

    At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.

    Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.

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    Clerk Job Details

    Overview: Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?
    VITAS Healthcare is the leader and largest company in end of life care. We provide our employees a foundation, and the stability for continual growth and advancement. We have a reputation for treating our employees like we treat our patients – with care and dignity. Experience the difference, while making a difference. Begin your future today at VITAS Healthcare!

    The administrative clerk provides assistance to the Business Manager in the implementation of an office system that will enhance the smooth operation of the Hospice.

    VITAS Team Benefits

    • Competitive salary package
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit

    Personal Benefits

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program

    Qualifications:

    • Qualified candidates must have the following:
    • Minimum of two years office experience:
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills required
    • Ability to work with confidential matters
    • Moderate typing skills, and some computer applications

    Education:

    • High School graduate or equivalent preferred.

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    Average Hourly Rate for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Employees

    Jobs

    The highest average salaries go to Hospice Nurse Case Managers, who bring in close to $35.48 per hour, though Social Workers are not far behind at about $32.52 along with Hospice Registered Nurses (around $30.61) and Hospice Chaplains (approximately $27.11). Licensed Practical Nurses at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($18.14 on average) at the company.

    Locations

    When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($33.33 per hour) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Walnut Creek, Calif. (around $29.23), San Antonio, Texas ($29.00), and Jacksonville, Fla. (about $28.34) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $20.11) is Dallas, Texas. The highest pay by state can be found in Connecticut, where pay average out at $34.49 per hour.

    Years of Experience

    Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $24.54 per hour. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $27.24 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $25.43 per hour on average.

    Certifications and Degrees

    Registered Nurses earn approximately $32.35 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) make the most here, hauling in $33.11 per hour.

    Skills

    The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Hospice Care; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $29.60 per hour. A common skill in VITAS Innovative Hospice Care’s work force is Hospice; nearly two in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Case Management, Home Health/Home Care, and Bereavement Counseling.

    Gender

    Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

    Benefits and Perks

    A fair number of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a solid majority of respondents, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care also dishes out privileges such as a company cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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    When hospice patients need care beyond what can be managed at home, VITAS inpatient hospice units allow us to offer an inpatient level of care in order to stabilize symptoms and return the patient to his or her home setting.

    Patients may be admitted 24 hours a day from any setting—hospital, doctor’s office, home or nursing home. When caregivers need a break, our inpatient units offer up to five days of respite care to VITAS patients living at home.

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    Jackson North Medical Center VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit Tour – Продолжительность: 35 секунд

    Shelby Baptist Medical Center VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit Tour – Продолжительность: 35 секунд

    The Lutheran Home, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit Tour – Продолжительность: 31 секунда

    Sunrise Health and Rehabilitation Center VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit Tour – Продолжительность: 31 секунда

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    About Vitas House Hospice #hotel #in #kl

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    About Vitas House Hospice


    Vitas House Hospice was a dream of Dr. George Laquis for many years before it became a reality. Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society s Chairman had been inspired by the works and words of two women who cared about the terminally ill: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, who wrote the ground-breaking book on Death and Dying, and Cicely Saunders, a British nurse who recognized that too many people were dying in pain and who were ignored by the medical establishment. At age 47, Cicely Saunders became a doctor and dedicated her life and knowledge to humanizing the system. She is the founder of the modern hospice movement.

    From a dream came the reality that is Vitas House Hospice. It is run by an independent group of people and funded by generous donations from individuals, businesses, families of patients, funeral collections, etc.

    The ultimate funding aim is to strive to attain corporate sponsorship in an attempt to continue the important work that we do at Vitas House Hospice.

    Mission Statementback to top

    Enhancing the quality of life and dignifying its terminal stages through special care, support and service.

    Vitas House Operationback to top

    Vitas House Hospice is a subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society but is, however, governed by its own Board of Directors.

    It is a free service offered to and accessible to all terminally ill cancer patients who have exhausted medical resources and have a life expectancy of six (6) months or less, keeping in mind that medicine and prognostic factors are not an exact science

    Vitas House Hospice opened its doors in a completely renovated building made available by NWRHA at the St. James Medical Complex in October 2009. It is a twelve (12) bed facility that offers 24 hour medical and nursing care, seven (7) days a week.

    Vitas House Teamback to top

    We are a group of people dedicated to caring for terminally ill cancer patients. The belief that no-one should die alone is an important part of hospice care and one embraced completely by Vitas House Hospice personnel.

    Patients are supported by a staff that makes sure all their requirements are met, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, and that their stay is as comfortable as possible. Our staff ensures that all our patients needs are taken care of and that Vitas House Hospice continues to operate at an optimal level. We are also fortunate to have a group of volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to patient care, fundraising and marketing.

    You matter because of who you are. You matter at the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also live until you die
    Dame Cecily Saunders

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    Board of Directors

    Dr. Jaqueline Sabga Chairman
    Dr. Sanjay Pooran
    Mrs. Patricia Stollmeyer
    Mrs. Lilia Mootoo
    Mr. Mark Laquis
    Mrs. Paula Moses
    Mr. Humphrey Stollmeyer
    Mrs. Donna Stone
    Mrs. Lisa Hadad

    General Manager

    Mrs. Lilia Mootoo

    Administrative Assistant

    Mrs. Karen Welch

    Nursing Staff

    Mrs. Agnes George
    Ms. Ayanna Etteine
    Mrs. Kelly Ann Edwards
    Ms. Leander Cowan
    Mrs. Muriel Cumberbatch
    Mrs. Yvette Tittil

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    Mr. Mikhail Bruce





    Vitas accused of billing Medicare for bogus hospice charges #hospice #care #for

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    Vitas accused of billing Medicare for bogus hospice charges

    Posted: 6:43 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013

    The nation s largest hospice provider, South Florida-based Vitas, bilked Medicare by charging for people who were not terminally ill and sending crisis care bills for patients that nurses said were at church, bingo or the beauty parlor, federal officials allege.

    One Florida patient was nonresponsive yet also somehow walking in company records, according to a 51-page complaint that the U.S. Department of Justice filed under the False Claims Act.

    Company officials said Friday they will vigorously defend the lawsuit.

    An investigation by The Palm Beach Post last year showed Vitas, a for-profit hospice provider based in Miami, billed the government for local patient stays that averaged 40 percent longer than those at non-profit competitors licensed in Palm Beach County. The newspaper s reporting also showed hospice was marketed at assisted-living facilities as a service for people who might actually get better. Federal law requires hospice patients to be diagnosed with six months or less to live and to give up curative treatment.

    The federal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Missouri on Thursday alleges a host of fraudulent billing practices in Florida and other states including California and Texas. Vitas operates 51 for-profit hospice programs in 18 states.

    The suit names Vitas Hospice Services LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corp. of Florida among others including parent corporation Chemed Corp. of Cincinnati, which also owns Roto-Rooter plumbing. Vitas is the larger of the two Chemed businesses. Medicare accounts for more than 90 percent of Vitas revenues, which exceeded $1 billion in 2012, the suit says.

    The government alleges Vitas focused on maximizing Medicare reimbursement for as many patients as possible while disregarding patients medical needs and Medicare guidelines.

    The hospice regularly ignored concerns expressed by its own physicians and nurses regarding whether its hospice patients were receiving appropriate care, the complaint said.

    The company s billing for highly expensive crisis care was nearly six times greater than the national average, accounting for 15 percent to 17 percent of its total revenue, according to the the suit.

    Chemed s stock fell more than 16 percent Friday in trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

    Chemed and Vitas intend to defend this lawsuit vigorously, a statement on Chemed s website said. Chemed and Vitas have made significant investments in controls, systems and procedures to uphold the highest industry standards and to maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements. Our compliance efforts are designed to ensure our services are provided only to eligible patients.

    But the complaint alleges the business practices of Chemed and Vitas led to the submission of false or fraudulent claims.

    Vitas and Chemed management regularly corresponded with Vitas field offices about each office s crisis care utilization, particularly when the crisis care rates were lower than defendants wanted, the complaint said.

    In one memo, according to the government, a Vitas vice president of operations grilled a Texas employee about a decreasing number of patients in crisis care a more intense level of care that can cost the government $742 more per day than standard home care.

    Would you give me your thoughts on what caused this drop and what will you be doing to correct in January? the memo said, according to the complaint. I will need this analysis by the end of the day today.

    The federal governement began paying for hospice care in the early 1980s. The idea was some dying patients might choose to give up often costly and wrenching last-ditch treatments for terminal illness to spend their final days in as much comfort and dignity as possible.

    Though many people think of hospice as a building, in most cases it is a service provided to patients in their own homes or in nursing homes or other facilities. Federal law requires a diagnosis of six months or less to live, though the complaint cited examples of patients on hospice for more than two years.

    Examples cited in the complaint ranged from 2006 to 2012. Individual patients were not identified by their full names.

    Patient TS in an unspecified Florida location was put on crisis care three different times over several months for conditions including weakness, anxiety and pain, but the government concluded she was never in crisis and required only an anti-anxiety drug at a low dose that should have been billed as routine home care.

    The complaint said five days after Vitas began billing Medicare for crisis care for TS, the Vitas doctor noted that TS was nonresponsive, but also wrote that TS was walking.

    Chemed set goals for the number of crisis care days it wanted Vitas to bill, according to the complaint.

    Employees trying to meet such goals reported some odd things to the government, the suit said: One Vitas nurse stated that, on more than one occasion when Vitas sent her to the homes of patients whom she was told needed crisis care, she arrived ready to perform intensive nursing care only to find that the patients were at church, the beauty parlor, or playing bingo.

    In an investigative report last year, The Palm Beach Post analyzed data showing local Vitas patients were staying on average 40 percent longer than those at non-profit competitors licensed in Palm Beach County. That meant higher bills for taxpayers. Such patients were less likely to have cancer and other fatal illnesses traditionally associated with hospice and more likely to have conditions such as dementia, The Post found. The newspaper also showed hospice services were being marketed at assisted-living facilities as a service for people who might not necessarily die — or even get better — though federal law requires a diagnosis of six months or less to live.

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    Sales Representative Job Details

    Overview: Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?
    VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

    The Sales Representative develops, implements and evaluates quarterly and annual territory plans to achieve negotiated goals and to initiate strategies and actions. Develops business partnerships by making effective VITAS contacts and presentations in order to generate early and appropriate referrals.

    Benefits Include

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program

    Qualifications:

    • Qualified candidates must have at least three years experience, along with a proven record of accomplishments, in direct sales and marketing in a healthcare environment.
    • Capacity to learn the VITAS computer system.

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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    An In-Depth Look At The Fraud Charges Against Vitas Hospice Services –

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    United States. An In-Depth Look At The Fraud Charges Against Vitas Hospice Services

    Earlier this month, the United States Department of Justice (пїЅDOJпїЅ) filed a suit against Vitas Hospice Services, L.L.C. and its subsidiary entities (пїЅVitasпїЅ) alleging that Vitas submitted false claims for hospice services which were excessive, unnecessary, or not provided, and also alleging that Vitas admitted patients to hospice who were not terminally ill.

    Hospice Care

    Hospice care is provided to terminally ill patients who have elected to forego curative treatment in exchange for palliative, comfort care in their own homes.пїЅ Hospice care is intended to make available the medical services necessary for a patient to be able to remain in his or her home without the need to run to the emergency room every time uncontrollable symptoms arise. Most hospice agencies derive a significant portion of their revenue from Medicare Part A for services provided to program beneficiaries, including Vitas, whose revenue is historically 90% derived from Medicare.

    In order to be eligible for hospice care, a patient must be terminally ill with a prognosis of six months or less if the patientпїЅs illness runs its normal course. Hospice care is provided at four levels of care: routine home care, continuous home care (also called crisis care), inpatient respite care, and general inpatient care, with each level of care being reimbursed at vastly different rates. Specifically, in fiscal year 2013, MedicareпїЅs daily reimbursement for continuous care was $742 more per patient than the daily reimbursement rate for routine home care. Hospice care is not intended to be an around-the-clock service but rather intermittent care provided by a range of clinical and non-clinical personnel who make visits to a patientпїЅs home several times a week.

    Continuous or пїЅCrisisпїЅ Care

    The need for crisis care arises when a patientпїЅs symptoms become uncontrollable and require nursing care on a continuous basis for a brief period of time, which could range from eight hours (the minimum amount of continuous care necessary to bill for the higher rate) to several days. The first part of the DOJпїЅs complaint focuses on allegedly inappropriate and excessive billing for continuous care services. The DOJ alleges that Vitas set quotas for the percentage of crisis care which it expected its agencies to meet.пїЅ In one instance, for example, VitasпїЅs Vice President of Operations allegedly emailed a marketing employee and general manager demanding to know why the agencyпїЅs crisis care margins had dropped in a particular month.

    The DOJпїЅs complaint alleges that Vitas conditioned its patients and their families to expect crisis care by misleading them into believing that the Medicare hospice benefit routinely covers around-the-clock care.пїЅ Because of this alleged marketing ploy, the DOJ surmises that patients sometimes chose Vitas over other providers. The complaint also alleges that Vitas disseminated written materials to its staff which incorrectly trained the staff on how and when to initiate crisis care. According to the complaint, several staff members gave investigators explanations of crisis care which were inconsistent with Medicare requirements.

    According to the complaint, many patients failed to meet the eligibility requirements for crisis care. One Vitas nurse allegedly told the DOJ that, on more than one occasion, she would arrive at a patientпїЅs home to provide crisis care, only to learn that the patient was at church, the beauty parlor, or playing bingo. According to the complaint, an internal audit conducted by Vitas itself showed that only 50% of the continuous care records reviewed contained clinical documentation consistent with the Medicare requirements for such care. According to the DOJ, when compared to other hospice providers, Vitas bills Medicare for twice as many crisis care days as all other hospice providers combined. The complaint also alleges that VitasпїЅs crisis care billings were almost six times what would be expected if its crisis care statistics were in line with the national average.

    The complaint also alleges specific instances of inappropriate use of continuous care, including treating a patientпїЅs back pain with a heating pad, performing daily dressing changes, and continuing to provide continuous care for patients whose acute symptoms had been treated and stabilized. According to the complaint, in one unfortunate incident, a Vitas nurse allegedly failed to recognize that a patient was suffering from opioid neurotoxicity and continued to administer higher levels of morphine to the patient, which only increased her pain and led to seizures. The complaint goes on to allege that Vitas then billed Medicare for 16 days of crisis care for the patient, whose critical condition was created by Vitas itself. On another occasion, Vitas allegedly offered crisis care to another patient simply because the patient was considering aggressive curative therapy instead of continuing hospice care.

    Inappropriate Admissions

    The second part of the DOJпїЅs complaint focuses on inappropriately admitting patients to hospice when such patients did not meet the Medicare criteria for hospice eligibility. The complaint alleges that VitasпїЅs corporate culture promoted increasing its agenciesпїЅ censuses without regard to whether services were actually necessary. Vitas allegedly paid bonuses to its non-clinical staff based on the number of patients enrolled in the program, and Vitas took adverse employment actions against marketers who failed to meet monthly admission goals. According to the complaint, one former manager told investigators that his bonuses were based on the number of patient admissions and the length of time that he could get a patient to stay on hospice services.

    The DOJ further alleges that VitasпїЅs medical staff reported that they felt pressured by Vitas to admit or readmit patients who were inappropriate for hospice services. The complaint details an alleged incident in which one former Vitas admissions nurse said that if he did not admit a patient whom he found to be ineligible, he would be pressured to reconsider his decision until he finally determined that the patient was eligible. Another Vitas nurse purportedly stated that, at weekly meetings, discharging more than four patients per meeting was frowned upon by business managers, and medical staff were told to stop discharging patients even if patients were not eligible for hospice care. The same nurse also allegedly reported to investigators that Vitas instructed her to falsely write in the medical record that a patient experienced symptoms which he did not actually experience and further instructed her not to write in the medical records that a patientпїЅs health was improving.

    According to the complaint, several Vitas physicians reported being under pressure from management to increase the number of patients admitted to hospice care and were oftenпїЅ overruled when they did not believe that patients were eligible for hospice or when they determined that patients should be discharged because they were not dying. The complaint includes a detailed description of several instances when, according to the DOJ, the medical record clearly did not support the need for hospice care.

    Damages Sought by DOJ

    Based on all of its allegations, the DOJ charges Vitas with knowingly presenting or causing to be presented false or fraudulent claims to Medicare in violation of the False Claims Act and seeks unspecified damages, which would be trebled as required by law. Finally, the DOJ also includes as causes of action payment by mistake and unjust enrichment.

    Lessons for Providers

    The allegations against Vitas are of course just that пїЅ merely allegations. But if proven to be true, some of VitasпїЅs practicesпїЅ are obviously flawed: donпїЅt instruct staff to falsify medical records; donпїЅt provide a higher level of service than is necessary; donпїЅt base discharges on non-clinical reasons. Some of VitasпїЅs alleged business practices, however, are not obviously problematic. From a business standpoint, what more accurate way is there to measure a marketerпїЅs performance than by looking at the number of admissions which she generates? What would be completely benign business practices in any other profession could subject someone to great civil and criminal liability in the healthcare arena.

    Hospice providers are encouraged to use the DOJпїЅs complaint as a learning tool for understanding what types of issues and business practices are likely to attract the attention of investigators (and whistleblowers). Understanding the issues and potentially problematic business practices up front should enable providers to design compliance policies and procedures that will help them avoid some of the pitfalls that have befallen Vitas.

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus – New Lenox,

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. an end-of-life care provider, has opened an office in New Lenox.

    A provider for adults and pediatric patients with life-limiting illness, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is planning an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at its newest location, Silver Cross Hospital Campus. 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard.

    The meet and greet is planned for the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A in the Conference Room on the lower level. Attendees are asked to call 815-729-9352 to RSVP by Sept. 25.

    Spokesperson Michelle Bacon said VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness, according to the website.

    About 90 percent of all hospice care takes place in the home, she said. Vitas assists families with that undertaking.

    While business hours in New Lenox are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Vitas is available 24 hours a day. Clients need only call 815-729-9352 for immediate assistance.

    For more information about Vitas, check the organization s website.

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    Caseworker Home Care Job In, Jobs In VITAS Innovative Hospice Care #ocean

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    Caseworker Home Care Job Details

    Overview: Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?
    VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

    The Caseworker is that member of patient care operations whose primary function is to assist in providing direct casework services to the patient and family within the hospice program of care.

    • Provides assistance to the Corporate Patient Accounting Department in collection of claims with regards to their particular programs.
    • Evaluates all patients considered for admission as Medicaid pending through completing a financial assessment.
    • Takes a proactive role in the application process which includes submitting application, providing periodic updates with agency workers, gathering information and following up with the patient/family regarding their responsibilities and participation throughout this process.
    • Actively works with the Admissions Department during the intake process to aid in establishing the correct payor source.

    Benefits Include

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of two (2) years experience in a health-care environment in which the primary job function was community resources utilization which included patient contact.
    • Reliable transportation with adequate insurance coverage for driver and passenger.
    • Fiedl experience in working with community clients.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of community resources within the specific community in which the hospice is located.
    • Knowledge of local, county, applicable state and federal assistance programs.
    • Capacity to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to become proficient in company software programs.

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related Social Science field from an accredited school.

    Special Instructions to Candidates: EOE/AA
    M/F/D/V

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    Sales Representative Job In, Jobs In VITAS Innovative Hospice Care #last #minute

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    Sales Representative Job Details

    Overview: Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?
    VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

    The Sales Representative develops, implements and evaluates quarterly and annual territory plans to achieve negotiated goals and to initiate strategies and actions. Develops business partnerships by making effective VITAS contacts and presentations in order to generate early and appropriate referrals.

    Benefits Include

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program

    Qualifications:

    • Qualified candidates must have at least three years experience, along with a proven record of accomplishments, in direct sales and marketing in a healthcare environment.
    • Capacity to learn the VITAS computer system.

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    Special Instructions to Candidates: EOE/AA
    M/F/D/V

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    2 Anonymous Employees from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

    3.5 Worked for Vitas over 8 yrs. Started as an OK place to work. The job itself is very satisfying. Immediate supervisors are good to work with. The starting salaries way below industry. NO shift differentials. Salaries have been frozen a couple of times and currently frozen until further notice (NO INFLATION ADJUSTMENT). The benefits package sucks! Insurance for family is just unplayable. Retirement plan has barely a tiny match. It has a standard PTO. CEO compensation for 2012 = $2,162,222.00.

    1 Medicare Biller from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

    3.5 I have been working for Vitas Innovative Hospice Care for 5 years. It has always been a financially stable and generous company. I have learned a lot and I am very proud of my achievements. The company has great incentives and values its employees.

    1 Director of Marketing from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

    1.5 Treat all equally. Trust your sales reps. LISTEN to reps. Do exit interviews to uncover the realities of mass exodus of great people.

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Careers & Info

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Overview

    VITAS Innovative Hospice Care began providing valuable hospice services to terminally ill patients in 1978 when it was founded as Hospice Care, Inc. For over 30 years, VITAS has made a substantial impact on the industry and in the lives of those seeking their caring, professional services. They played a large role in efforts to establish hospice as a service eligible for payment under Medicare.

    VITAS headquarters are located in Miami, Florida, although they have over 250 patient care teams providing their valuable services across the United States. Their services are provided in a variety of settings, including over 2,500 skilled nursing facilities. As a result of providing outstanding service, VITAS founders have received numerous awards, including the Founders Award and the Healthcare Architects award from the National Hospice Foundation and the National hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Job Information

    VITAS offers a fulfilling atmosphere to its employees, who share a common desire to provide much needed end-of-life services to patients and their families. As a result of hard work and dedication, employees receive a competitive salary package along with health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. Other personal benefits include tuition reimbursement, paid time off, pre-paid legal services, and more.





    VITAS Healthcare Corporation Acquires Houston-Based Hospice Provider, Solari Hospice Care #orlando #florida

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    VITAS Healthcare Corporation Acquires Houston-Based Hospice Provider, Solari Hospice Care

    April 02, 2013 04:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time

    MIAMI–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Chemed Corporation (“Chemed”) (NYSE: CHE) today announced that its VITAS Healthcare Corporation (“VITAS”) subsidiary has acquired the operating assets of Houston-based Solari Hospice Care effective April 1, 2013. In Houston, Solari Hospice Care serves approximately 60 patients and also operates a free-standing hospice inpatient facility that provides high acuity care to up to 12 patients.

    VITAS, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, currently serves more than 1,200 patients in Texas, including 251 in Houston. As part of the transaction, VITAS will enter into a long-term lease of the Solari Hospice Care inpatient facility. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    “VITAS’ acquisition of Solari Hospice Care reflects our commitment to serving patients and their families by offering access to the highest quality end-of-life care,” VITAS Chief Executive Officer Timothy O’Toole said. “We are pleased to welcome Solari Hospice Care to VITAS and look forward to expanding our presence in Houston as we serve the city’s end-of-life needs.”

    Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and with headquarters in Cincinnati, Chemed Corporation (http://www.chemed.com ) operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: VITAS Healthcare and Roto-Rooter. VITAS is the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life hospice care and Roto-Rooter is the nation’s leading provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services.

    VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. With headquarters in Miami, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 51 hospice programs in 19 states (Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin). VITAS employs 11,631 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 36 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the fourth quarter of 2012, VITAS reported an average daily census of more than 14,400. Visit www.vitas.com.

    Statements in this press release or in other Chemed communications may relate to future events or Chemed’s future performance. Such statements are forward-looking statements and are based on present information Chemed has related to its existing business circumstances. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risk that actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Further, investors are cautioned that Chemed does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements based on unanticipated events or changed expectations.

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    Compassion. Integrity. Excellence.

    Compassus is dedicated to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing end-of-life issues. Focusing on the quality of life remaining, Compassus provides effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

    At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.

    Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.

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    My Dear Friends!

    I worked for a very long time and kept this new project a secret.

    Today comes the day when I can share with you my boundless joy and tell you a bit about the making of this project.

    All these years, I still wanted to make something new for you.

    Something that will be interesting and unusual that will make your life much brighter.

    I know you love me, and I feel this love always.

    Therefore I won t stop and I want to please you always.

    Maybe I do not always succeed, but however, I try very much.

    Remember, you are a part of my soul, heart, and mind.

    So, it s time to reveal the mystery.

    I have created for you a new social network – Taingle!

    Dear Friends, my favorites, I have a small request. I really want you to participate with me in the creation process.

    With thanks only to you, your help, your input, I will be able to make this network better.

    Let s create it together!

    I want us to have a wonderful home, a big family, and for us to talk about any subject.

    And for this purpose, I created this project.

    I want to make you happy.

    I hope that together we can make our lives more interesting!

    And so, Let s go!

    Congratulations on Great Victory Day, May 9!

    And here has come one more Anniversary of the Great Victory! This triumphant great day – an eternal reminder of strength and courage, heroism and unwavering will of our grandparents. Dear Veterans! I warmly congratulate you on Victory Day! This holiday came into our hearts as a symbol of heroism and unparalleled courage of the people who defend peace on earth. No family was not affected by the war. We hold sacred memory of our fellow countrymen who did not return from the battlefields. We remember the feat of the great workers who forged victory in the rear. We are grateful to the defenders of all generations who have devoted themselves to serving the Fatherland.

    Happy Victory Day, dear Veterans! I wish you a kind, prosperous and peaceful sky!

    This drop from Vitas and DrangaBeats is a must-have pick-me-up track for your summer playlist. The official release is August 2015. On June 22nd, 2015 nationally televised American show entitled The Soup aired a comedic injection of the song 7th element by global recording artist named Vitas. Checking out this unusual video Dranga Beats was inspired to remix the song birthing That song by Vitas feat. Dranga Beats. There are few versions for your pleasure. Vitas – global recording artist known for his unique high voice and outstanding manner of his performances. DrangaBeats – Peter Dranga producer/artist, remixer known for his remix Spell (Noelia feat. Timbaland feat. Peter Dranga) – Press release

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    Registered Nurse (RN) Hospice Care job with VITAS #cheap #hotels #in #nyc

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    Registered Nurse (RN) Hospice Care

    Registered Nurse (RN) Hospice Care
    Registered Nurse (RN) Hospice Care
    Job ID
    2016-49726
    Location
    Sacramento Valley
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    2
    Category
    Nursing
    State
    California
    Zip Code
    95833
    More information about this job:
    Overview:

    Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?

    VITAS Healthcare is the nation s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

    The VITAS Registered Nurse is a member of the interdisciplinary team and is the pivotal person in identifying the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Responsible for initiating the appropriate intervention and support for the patient and family upon admission to VITAS and provides a continuously appropriate, comprehensive and responsive plan of care.

    This is a Full Time position that will be part of the Team providing patient care in the South Sacramento (Elk Grove/Galt) and Roseville/Carmichael areas.

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program

    Qualifications:

    • Mminimum of two (2) years experience as a Registered Nurse within the last five (5) years.
    • Experience in hospice, medical/surgical or home health preferred.
    • Current California Registerd Nurse license required.
    • Reliable transportation with appropriate insurance coverage.

    Education:

    • Completion of course study as required to acquire state licensure.

    Special Instructions to Candidates:
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    VITAS: Innovative Hospice Care Solution And Analysis, HBR Case Study Solution –

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    VITAS: Innovative Hospice Care Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

    VITAS: Innovative Hospice Care Case Solution

    Vitas Healthcare has been one of the country’s oldest and largest hospice care providers in the world. It was founded in the year 1978. The company was founded to serve the needs of the patients that cannot be duplicated by other similar service providers. The company has focused on providing quality services to control the financial health of the company. The care and the level of quality offered by Vitas gives all the patients the direct result of patient care, and it also gives the control, professionalism and the level of quality through its business.

    The hospital is aiming to provide an alternative to the regular treatment in the hospital for those patients who are terminally ill and do not have a very long life. Basically hospice was initiated to offer support and help, to those patients who were dying. Hospice offered such patients with palliative care, rather than the traditional curative care. The idea was to ensure that such patients could enjoy their remaining life with dignity and comfort at the maximum level. The services offered by Vitas are offered in 5 states where it has 27 offices.

    Strategic, Tactical, and/or Operational Issues

    The strategic issues presented in the case are the fact that the company Vitas has been looking to make acquisitions within the fragmented hospice industry. Vitas have faced the strategic issue where it does not have a clear and concrete execution plan to actually acquire a firm. Vitas has a vision of becoming a for-profit hospice where it does not have a proper execution plan to actually become a for-profit firm by making a particular acquisition that can ensure and help Vitas.

    The tactical issues at Vitas is that since Vitas Hospice has focused itself as a for-profit organization from a not for-profit organization, it has been facing quite a few issues in its operations. First of all employees tend to believe and in fact perceive that, since the organization has transformed itself into a profit earning organization it will definitely loose the quality of service it would be offering to the patients.

    Employees believed that Vitas will start to work upon their costs and profits rather than caring for humanity. This has been the main tactical issue because it is necessary for the management to deal with the employees and make them realize that although the focus has shifted to for-profit organization but still it is important for the employees.

    However, Vitas has faced the operational issue where it does not have a clear and concrete execution plan to actually acquire a firm. The organization has made a simple mistake where it did not actually anticipate the three hour time difference, for instance the Florida and the California state. For example, when California hospices needs support for patient, family services, account payable or the billing the corporate office for Vitas is closed and the employees have left for the day. This is a serious issue because no one is present to guide and take charge of such operational daily issues.

    The conceptual factors that have been identified in the case which are relevant to the issues that have been identified in the case in terms of strategic issues, tactical issues and the operational issues are as follows:

    As the case states, Vitas has the vision of providing customer with the optimum and ultimate support. The vision of the company included servicing of each patient that had come to hospice in order to find dignity and peace in the remaining time. Although the vision was quite clear and well directed, but the nature of business and the industry norms were not favoring the entire situation. The employees which included in the team were a group of 5 which included a number of different team members for the team.

    External environmental factors

    The external factors that are presented in the case that have actually come up because of the three types of issues which include the strategic issues, the tactical issues and the operational issues are the fact that since the company Vitas is looking to grow and expand, the uncontrollable factor is that it is a fragmented market. This cannot be controlled by Vitas, infact it has to deal with it in an efficient manner. Along with this, the perception of employees has also been changed where they belief being a profit oriented organization will leave the company focusing on sales and revenue, while patient treatment will become a secondary importance for Vitas .

    This is just a sample partial case solution. Please place the order on the website to order your own originally done case solution.

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus – New Lenox,

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. an end-of-life care provider, has opened an office in New Lenox.

    A provider for adults and pediatric patients with life-limiting illness, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is planning an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at its newest location, Silver Cross Hospital Campus. 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard.

    The meet and greet is planned for the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A in the Conference Room on the lower level. Attendees are asked to call 815-729-9352 to RSVP by Sept. 25.

    Spokesperson Michelle Bacon said VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness, according to the website.

    About 90 percent of all hospice care takes place in the home, she said. Vitas assists families with that undertaking.

    While business hours in New Lenox are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Vitas is available 24 hours a day. Clients need only call 815-729-9352 for immediate assistance.

    For more information about Vitas, check the organization s website.

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    Team Manager Home Care Job In, Jobs In VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

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    Team Manager Home Care Job Details

    Overview: Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?
    VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

    The Team Manager is the leader of the Patient Care whose function is to supervise, evaluate and coordinate the various component members of the interdisciplinary team.

    • Assures continuity of care for patients/families from admission to discharge or transfer to bereavement.
    • Serves as a patient advocate and coordinator for other social services and health-care providers in the community who are involved in the care of the team’s patients.
    • Assumes responsibility for the maintenance of patient records from intake through discharge or transfer to bereavement.
    • Acts as a resource and mentor for staff for clinical issues, documentation, team problem solving and appropriate customer service behavior.
    • Oversees staff and volunteer schedules, scheduling and territory assignments to assure that workload is distributed equitably and that all the staff are able to meet overall productivity expectations.

    Benefits Include

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program

    Qualifications:

    • Two (2) years successful supervisory experience or equivalent in a health care organization.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of primary medical and nursing care, with at least a working knowledge of oncologic nursing and palliative care.
    • Basic understanding of the interpersonal dynamics operative within the working relationships of an interdisciplinary health care team, and knowledge of the process of dying and bereavement.
    • Reliable transportation with appropriate license and insurance coverage for driver and passengers.

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Current and valid R.N. License to practice in the state where the VITAS program is located.

    Special Instructions to Candidates: EOE/AA
    M/F/D/V

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