Working for Hospice & Community Care
Working for Hospice & Community Care
From comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans to wellness, continuing education and financial benefits, Hospice & Community Care employees enjoy an excellent benefit package.
As part of our continuing effort to provide our patients and families with the best care possible, Hospice & Community Care invests heavily in the education and training of its employees. The organization’s Education Department provides training on a wide variety of end-of-life care topics, as well as practical subjects such as documentation, communication and computer skills.
Full-time and part-time employees are eligible for educational assistance one year after they begin employment with Hospice & Community Care. Education can lead to an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university or a professional designation from a national institute. Many employees benefit each year from the organization’s reimbursement of tuition and book expenses.
“Nursing at Hospice & Community Care allows me to use all my nursing arts, knowledge and skills to provide good and thoughtful care. I am able to practice autonomously in an environment supported by the many other disciplines that share in caring for our patients and families going through difficult times.” –Gretchen Thomas, Registered Nurse, Hospice & Community Care employee since 1994
Everything that happens at Hospice & Community Care is based on our core values: Integrity, Teamwork, Communication and Diversity. These core values affect the way we care for our patients and families, as well as the way our employees work and interact.
The staff at Hospice & Community Care is a caring, compassionate group of individuals who are proud to support not only our patients and families, but the entire community. Hospice encourages individuals to volunteer in roles outside of their profession, or on boards and committees.
“Working in a team I get to experience support not only from Hospice & Community Care, but from each person on my team. I can rely on them to offer encouragement, help, and even laughter while we’re caring for families and patients.” – Tamela Wester, Home Hospice LPN, Hospice & Community Care employee since 2015
Hospice & Community Care helps employees achieve their personal best at work while providing them with the security of important benefits for their family. The organization offers a full range of health, wellness, and financial security benefits.
Health Insurance for Employees and Their Families
- Medical Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Voluntary Dental/Vision Insurance
- Short Term and Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Accident Insurance
- Other Voluntary Plans
Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Generous PTO Allowance
- Paid Holidays
- Annual Option of Cash for a Portion of unused PTO
- PTO Donation Bank
- Reserve Sick Bank
401(k) and Roth 401(k) Plan
Hospice & Community Care matches dollar-for-dollar up to the first three percent and 50% of the next 1% of contributions to the 401(k) plan, after one year of service. Employees are 100 percent vested in company matching contributions after just two years of service. Multiple Investment choices are offered.
Employee Assistance Program
Hospice & Community Care understands that employees occasionally go through difficult life and family circumstances. We provide a quality Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help employees and their families cope with life’s challenges that occasionally come our way. The EAP is available to all staff who are half-time or greater and it provides up to three (3) visits per year with a licensed, trained, professional counselor. Not only is this benefit available to the employee, but each of their immediate household family members are also eligible for up to three (3) visits per year. These one-on-one sessions are provided through a network of counselors at absolutely no cost to the employee or family member. The sessions are also 100% confidential and are available after 30 days of employment.
Education Assistance Program
- Up to 80% reimbursement for tuition, fees, and book expenses for college-level courses
- 100% coverage for professional Hospice certifications
- Periodic vaccinations and health testing
- Free flu vaccinations
- Variety of Wellness events organized by the Employee Wellness Committee
- Discounted health insurance rates for participation in Wellness events
- National Hospice Month activities
- Bus trips
- Holiday Breakfast
- Valentine’s Day cookies
- Book Sale and Basket Raffle
- Holiday Ham and Turkey
- Five-year increment service recognition
- AAA Membership
- Dry Cleaning service available on-site
- Cell Phone Discounts
- Other discounted rates and memberships
“Working in hospice allows me to utilize my skills to teach, assess, intervene and most importantly be a quiet presence, to spend time with patients and families as they travel down the road of life. We get to spend time with people during one of the most intimate and personal times of their lives. It is truly a privilege to be invited to join in the care of our patients and families.” –Steve Sensenich, RN, Supportive Care Team Leader, Hospice employee since 2001