VITAS Hospice Career Insights
VITAS Employees in San Antonio Volunteer at Haven for Hope Food Bank
On a recent Tuesday in July, seven employees of the VITAS® Healthcare team in San Antonio rose before dawn to spend the day volunteering at the Haven for Hope food bank for the city’s homeless.
A Passion to Help People get Educated About End-of-Life Care
Faith Protsman, MD, considers the first 25 years of her medical career as the ideal foundation for her current passion and advocacy for compassionate hospice care.
VITAS Respiratory Therapists Help Patients Breathe Easy with Compassionate Research
VITAS team members' research into aerosolized/nebulized morphine could change the way respiratory issues near the end of life are treated.
Volunteer Manager’s Commitment to Community Earns Her an Honorary Doctorate
At VITAS, Maria Hidalgo oversees volunteer operations and community relations in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, Florida. She tirelessly continues serving her community even after she clocks out.
Volunteer Manager: The Best Match for Each Patient
Alex’s personal mission to aid the ill and dying is a duty he believes was bestowed by God, as he works to connect his hospice patients with caring people.
Married VITAS Physicians Earn AAHPM Fellowships
The husband-wife team of Drs. Ken and Debbie Vermette have taken the team approach to both marriage and medicine.
Continuous Care Nurses Make Sure VITAS Is Always Available
Nurses are critical members of any hospice team, as they provide the daily care that VITAS Healthcare® patients and families require, whether at home, in long-term care facilities or nursing homes.
VITAS Sales VP Paves Paths to Success
Erika Gaudio’s eight-year rise from VITAS sales representative to vice president of sales has been fueled by a single-minded determination to make sure that hospice-appropriate patients across the US get the best possible care.
Hospice Team Members Remember the Patients They’ll Never Forget
The relationship between caregiver and recipient is not one-way—many nurses, therapists, social workers and doctors find themselves changed by their experiences with patients.
Palliative Care Nurses are Clinicians Communicators and Specialists in Comfort Care
A medical specialty since 2006, palliative care requires communication, clinical knowledge and care coordination skills so that nurses can alleviate pain and suffering for patients with challenging diagnoses or symptoms.
Should You Be a Hospice Physician?
Joel S. Policzer, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, was a South Florida oncologist in 1985 who dismissed hospice as pro bono work; he already had a busy practice to see to.
Beware of Scammers and Fraudsters in Your Online Job Search
Now that most job-search-related activities are conducted on the Internet, job-seekers should be aware that criminals have been known to post fictitious jobs online in hopes of exploiting those who apply, usually for purposes of identity theft or financial fraud
World-Class Customer Service Makes a Real Difference
For a family, that first call to a hospice care provider can come at a difficult time.
From LPN to Associate GM
Etian Vizoso, BSN, is associate general manager of the VITAS office in Miami-Dade County, Florida, one of the largest VITAS Healthcare locations in the nation.
AAHPM Recognizes VITAS Medical Directors
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and its more than 5,000 members support hospice and palliative medicine through advancement of clinical practice standards, fostering research, providing education and advocating public policy.
Should You Be a Hospice Aide?
Home health aides (HHAs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who care for hospice patients frequently acknowledge the immense satisfaction they feel at the end of each day.
Advice from Men in Hospice Nursing
Sometimes, the best way to explore a career or consider a career change is to ask the very people who work in that profession.
A Day in the Life of a Male Hospice Nurse
When Tom Teague decided to give nursing a try in the early 1980s, he didn’t think twice about being a man in a female-dominated profession.
Wanted: More Male Hospice Nurses
Men are increasingly interested in nursing as a career, and VITAS is actively seeking male nurses to work in the hospice profession.
A VITAS Admission Liaison – Building Relationships, Gaining Trust
The ideal VITAS admission liaison is someone who is a skilled and empathetic communicator, a passionate educator, and a trusted relationship builder who can share information with targeted populations and communities about how VITAS can help, the hospice philosophy and end-of-life care.
VITAS Benefits Give Employees Peace of Mind
A career at VITAS Healthcare comes with flexible benefits that meet our employees’ financial and personal needs.
Should You Be a Hospice Nurse?
Hospice nursing is a special career. Hospice nurses must be uniquely skilled, confident, compassionate and able to plan and work independently.
VITAS Takes the Time to Train Its Hospice Nurses
Whether you are an experienced hospice nurse or brand new to hospice, at VITAS you can count on an initial three weeks of training before you are considered an independent VITAS hospice nurse.
Why a Diverse Workforce is Important at VITAS
VITAS Healthcare’s commitment to workforce diversity is not just the right thing to do; it is a critical part of our business success.
A Day in the Life of Hospice Medical Director June Mayugba, MD
It may be more behind the scenes than direct patient care, but it’s no less profound.
A Day in the Life of a VITAS Sales Rep
It’s 9 a.m. on a rainy Thursday morning when VITAS Senior Representative Deborah “Debbie” Cerrito walks into University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac, Florida.
Hospice Nurses Care for Complex Patients
While some hospice patients require routine care like pain management and wound care, others have more complex symptoms.
A Day in the Life of Hospice Medical Director Paul Pugliese, MD
His work includes everything from direct patient care to medical community outreach.
VITAS Sales Career Opportunities
When you work for VITAS Healthcare, there is always opportunity for career advancement.
VITAS Sales Careers Advancement Stories - The Sky’s the Limit
Within the sales team, there are always opportunities for advancement for those who work hard, exemplify the VITAS values and seek new responsibilities.
VITAS Values Inspire Our Employees to Provide the Best Care
When it comes to providing the best end-of-life care, VITAS Healthcare focuses on four motivating cores values.
Stories of Hospice Nurses Who Advanced Their Careers at VITAS
A registered nurse interviewing for a job at VITAS Healthcare today could be the company’s president one day, or a sales manager or general manager, depending on the candidate’s experience, skills and interests.
Career Paths and Opportunities for a Hospice Nurse
Whether you want to directly care for patients for the duration of your career or use your experience to advance toward other roles, hospice nursing offers those opportunities.
VITAS Sales Training
Every day, VITAS representatives educate healthcare professionals about the value of hospice care for their seriously ill patients.
If I Work for VITAS, Where Will I Work?
Depending on what kind of work you do and where you want to live, you could be a VITAS sales representative in Sacramento, CA; a VITAS hospice aide in Dallas, TX; or a VITAS executive, or executive’s assistant, in Philadelphia, PA.
7 Ways to Prepare for a Successful VITAS Job Interview
Here are some preparation tips that can help make our conversation meaningful.
Hospice Hiring Events - What to Expect
Attending a VITAS hiring event is a direct route to working for the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care.
A Day in the Life of a Hospice Chaplain
“The process of dying is like preparing to go on a trip,” says Robert Cemillan, VITAS chaplain.
A Day in the Life of a Hospice Nurse
It is 8:00 a.m. Yanet (pronounced Janet), a registered nurse on VITAS’ interdisciplinary team #137, is arriving at the home of her first patient of the day.
A Day in the Life of a Hospice Physician
As a hospice physician with VITAS Healthcare, Dr. Kanner’s job is not to cure his patients but to ensure they spend their last days, months or years in comfort.