VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life care. Our name is derived from the Latin word for “lives” and symbolizes the VITAS mission: to preserve the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live.
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS operates in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
VITAS has enjoyed dynamic growth since its founding as a volunteer organization by a United Methodist minister and an oncology nurse. Today, VITAS employs 11,765 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily-primarily in the patients’ homes, and also in the company’s inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities. VITAS team members include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, physicians, social workers, chaplains and other caregiving professionals.
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- New Jersey
WHY HOSPICE?Nothing can compare to the feeling of accomplishment that VITAS' employees feel when they've made a difference in hospice patients' and families' lives. VITAS' employees are the first to tell you they chose a career in hospice for many reasons. For most, hospice is the one career field that allows healthcare professionals to truly partner with other professionals to provide patient-centered care. Hospice care makes a difference in the quality of life of patients and their loved ones.
Who is part of a VITAS Care Team?
To provide highly specialized, closely managed care for the terminally ill, VITAS relies on an interdisciplinary care team unique to this field of medicine. Team members led by a specially trained team manager, include:
- Home Health Aides
- Social Workers
- Admissions Nurses and Representatives
CultureVITAS is a company defined by the needs of the patients and families we serve. When we were founded in 1978, our first patient, Emmy Philhour, made this offer: “Help me stay at home, and I’ll teach you how to care for me.” Emmy taught us much, and her teaching still guides us today. Since caring for Emmy, each of the hundreds of thousands of patients and families we’ve served has taught us how to do a better job. With our roots as a leader in the hospice movement in the United States, we will continue to evolve and to meet the changing needs of those with life-limiting illnesses and their families, guided, as always, by our VITAS Values.
We are a growing family of hospices providing the highest quality human services, products and case management to terminally ill and other appropriate patients and their families with measurable advantages for the patient, the family, the medical community, the employee and the stockholder.
For more than 25 years VITAS has advocated for the rights of terminally ill patients and their families. The company believes that patients should be apprised of their clinical prognosis and be involved in the decision-making process that determines how their end-of-life care is provided.
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BENEFITS THAT FIT YOUR NEEDSA career at VITAS Healthcare comes with flexible benefits that meet your financial and personal needs. We offer various types of benefits to our employees who work 30 hours or more per week.
Financial and Health Benefits:
- Competitive salary package
- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts and a pre-tax health savings account
- Life insurance with buy-up options
- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
- Cancer and/or critical illness, supplemental accident, and hospital indemnity coverage
- Tuition reimbursement
- Paid time off
- Employee assistance program
- Pre-paid legal services
- Affinity program (employee discounts)
The professional benefits of working at VITAS are equally appealing. Tuition reimbursement allows you to plot your own professional growth and development. And the employee assistance program offers a helping hand when you need it most.
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