Why work in hospice care?
If you’re exploring the possibility of a career in hospice care, you might question the value you can add to someone’s life or be concerned about not using your skill set at a high level. Oftentimes, people focus primarily on the fact that hospice does not revolve around seeking an improved health outcome, and they fail to realize that the hospice team still have outcomes to achieve – they just are viewed in a different light. Instead of seeking aggressive treatment, testing, and medication regimens, hospice focuses on helping people experience a higher quality of life by addressing not only physical needs but also emotional and spiritual needs. Our hospice team treats the patient and family as a whole, and our job is to bring a high level of care and expertise to people’s homes so each person can have a peaceful and comfortable final journey.
Why work for us?
Full time employees at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice get to enjoy all the benefits our agency has to offer which includes…
- 13 paid holidays per year
- Paid personal and sick time
- Great retirement plan
- Agency matching IRA
- Mileage reimbursement
- Eligibility for CEU’s, tuition assistance, and public service loan forgiveness
- Over 80% of medical insurance covered by agency
- Discounted rates for Air Evac, Sam’s Club, and YMCA memberships
- Dental, Vision, life & accidental insurance offered at discounted rates
- Bereavement leave
- Christmas savings account
- Gifts, snacks, and breakfasts to acknowledge staff birthdays and anniversaries
- Employee holiday parties, wellness and fun/game days, free agency apparel.
- Our employees are some of the most caring and passionate in their field and are dedicated to giving back to the community through hosting public events and being involved in many community organizations.
We are always accepting applications and we keep them on file for up to 2 years.
Current Career Opportunities
What our staff has to say about their role in Hospice
“A hospice nurse is a special position in which we are able to walk down this hard journey with not only the patient but also their families. I am able to help our patients not only physically but as a whole body. I love the care and compassion we are able to provide for them, and being able to make this life journey easier on the patient and their family is very rewarding for me . I love being a hospice nurse!”
– Danielle Freie, LPN
“I love being a hospice nurse because. . . the smiles, hugs, and thank you’s make my heart glow with happiness. This makes the good-bye’s harder, but makes the sleepless nights worth every minute. We don’t give up, we are with you until the end.”
– Hillary Hakenwerth, RN
“The best parts of my job are the smiles, the hugs, and the pure joy of sharing compassion with our patients and their families.”
– Jessica Cunningham, LPN
“I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to make my patient smile and laugh in their final stage of life.”
– Melissa Lesley, HHA
“My main goal is to be there to support the entire family. To be a smiling face, a listening ear, and a helping hand. To lessen their burdens and be that person that maybe made their day a little easier. Helping individuals to be able to cherish every moment with their loved one. That is why I love being a hospice social worker.”
– Carrie Wells, LMSW, Hospice Social Worker
“Our nurses and aides are great caregivers. They are willing to go above and beyond to make our patients comfortable and provide support to family members.”
– Jeannie Stuckey, LPN, Home Health Team Leader