Careers at Ohio’s Hospice
A Letter From Our CEO
Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We are honored to serve the wonderful mission that Ohio’s Hospice is responsible for providing. We have an incredible staff who have created a positive, supportive and team-oriented culture. They rise to and exceed every challenge, and demonstrate an inspiring commitment to our mission in providing superior care and superior services. Every day they work together as a team, focusing on improving the quality of life for our patients. Their work is the realization of our mission in action. Please ask yourself if you are prepared to meet and maintain the highest standards of care, quality, integrity and ethics. If you answer “yes” to all of these and have a positive, selfless attitude then you may be a good fit to join our mission.
We have the privilege of serving more patients than ever before, and our organization has taken many creative steps to support our staff in their work. Our staff actively participates in problem-solving to create a work environment enabling professionals to grow in their careers, excel in their profession and maintain a happy and healthy life away from work.
We want professionals who are willing to bring their passion for caring to our mission of caring. We hope you will find your calling with us, and become a valued member of our amazing team.
CEO, OHIO’S HOSPICE
“Hospice care is not about helping someone die; rather, it is about helping someone live until they die, and the journey is different for every patient. Being able to accompany a patient on their journey is truly a privilege. I am proud to be a part of a team that can provide the patients and their families such compassionate, holistic care.”
DENA WENZLER | RN SHIFT LEADER, HOSPICE HOUSE, OHIO’S HOSPICE OF DAYTON
At Ohio’s Hospice, we are committed to offering a work environment that is second to none. We understand that part of that experience is the peace of mind in knowing the things most important to you are covered.
In order to recruit and retain passionate, energetic and committed team members, we offer generous benefits to our staff:
- Paid vacation and time off
- Matching 401(k)Program
- Competitive health, dental, vision, STD/LTD and life insurance
- Scrubs provided
- Stipend toward purchase of our Career Wear
- Mileage reimbursement
- Tuition reimbursement
- Working on Wellness health programs and initiatives offered on-site
Ohio’s Hospice is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
“I find my job at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton rewarding because of the opportunity to practice my profession in an environment where I can make a valued contribution as a team member. I have high regard for my co-workers who make a difference by carrying out their duties with skill and compassion, focusing on the families we serve. It is these qualities that inspire me and keep Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton well respected in the community. ”
TERESA EDINGFIELD | MUSIC THERAPIST, OHIO’S HOSPICE OF DAYTON
Our Commitment to Expertise
Our commitment to patient focused superior care and services invites our staff to grow and elevate clinical skills. We equip our team members with the resources needed and support them with education and expertise to achieve the highest standards of care. Eighty-three percent of our eligible clinical staff members have attained hospice and palliative care certification, assuring our patients of unsurpassed clinical care.
- Excellence Educators to assist with initial orientation, ongoing education and professional development for every new member of the clinical staff.
- Support and preparation, including monetary incentives, for achieving hospice and palliative care certification.
- Educational programs tailored toward career advancement and enhancement of skills.
“I have a great deal of respect for the patient-centered practices at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. Everyone on the team has the opportunity to contribute to the patient’s care, from the personal care specialist to the care manager to the chaplains, social workers and physicians. I have never worked somewhere that there was such a team attitude. The idea that we can go that extra little distance to care for our patients isn’t considered extraordinary. It’s expected.”
CRAIG TURNER | EDUCATION COORDINATOR, OHIO’S HOSPICE
What Sets Us Apart
Ohio’s Hospice is a partnership of mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices in Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community based hospices.
Our first commitment is to meet the needs of patients and their families in the communities we serve. Because our focus is on people, not profits, we offer services no other hospice will – respiratory care, occupational therapy, aromatherapy, music therapy, art therapy and massage therapy, as well as other complementary care. Our Quality of Life teams include nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, personal care specialists and volunteers.
Through commitment of resources and energy, we make our communities a great place to live and work. We are actively involved in local groups and organizations in collaboration with other healthcare providers to address community healthcare needs. We are leaders in end-of-life, palliative and bereavement care, providing education to the community as well as advancement opportunities for clinical professionals.
“Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, by far, has been the most rewarding job I have ever worked. People always ask, ‘How can you work with dying patients all day long?’ I always respond this way, ‘Death and dying is a beautiful process if it is done right.’ Doing it right means not only taking care of their physical needs but also their emotional and spiritual needs. Sometimes it is just listening to their hurts, and other times it is a simple smile or hug. When I see a patient dying peacefully with family surrounding their bedside, I know I have done my job wholeheartedly.”
CHRISTY DEMPSEY | RN ADMISSION CARE LIAISON, OHIO’S HOSPICE OF DAYTON
Where We Serve
Ohio’s Hospice offers patients, families and caregivers compassion, peace of mind and comfort during difficult times. We are passionate about patient care and the services we are privileged to provide in our Hospice Houses, patient homes, hospitals, in-patient facilities and extended care and assisted living facilities. To serve our patients and their families, we look for individuals well-suited for each environment.
PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAMS
Through our Palliative Care programs, we address the needs of patients at the earliest point in the trajectory of serious illness. Symptom management and control provided through palliative services assure an improved quality of life. Services are available through contracted regional hospitals and at home.
HOSPICE HOUSES/HOSPITAL INPATIENT UNIT
At our Hospice Houses and hospital inpatient units, team members provide personalized short-term symptom management and medical support for patients and families. Our focus is hospitality, making our patients and families feel comfortable. Our Hospice Houses and our Inpatient Units provide superior around-the-clock medical attention to assure patient comfort. Visitors are welcome 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Once stabilized, patients can return to their home setting for continued hospice care.
Many patients receive our care in the comfort of their own home. We partner with family members and the family’s physician to assure the highest quality of care through the support of our professional Quality of Life Team. We also offer education and support to caregivers so they have peace of mind while embracing life’s journey with their loved one at home. Each of our Quality of Life Team members is patient and family focused, leading with a servant’s heart.
NURSING HOME/ASSISTED-LIVING CARE
Hospice patients who reside in a nursing home or assisted living facility can receive care in their residential environment, benefiting from the combined expertise of the facility’s staff and our Hospice team — personalized to meet individual needs and guarantee peace of mind. Our clinical staff does not replace the care being provided by the facility, but our expertise in personalized care given at the end-of-life’s journey can provide patients with additional comfort.
“This has been by far the very best job that I’ve ever had, and I really like it here. I feel like I’m in a good spot. It’s wonderful when everyone has the same goal – to make sure that the patients have a good life and a good end of life. It’s a good place to work.”
ADELLE KESLER | RN, CHPN, RN EXCELLENCE EDUCATOR, OHIO’S HOSPICE
We are committed to developing the expertise of our clinical staff. Registered Nurses will participate in a comprehensive orientation program to ensure a successful transition to nursing excellence according to our quality standards.
In addition to this initial orientation, we provide ongoing educational opportunities and support through our Education Department in the form of classroom learning, online learning and hands-on guidance from Excellence Educators.
Continuous learning also occurs via collaboration with our expert staff of Hospice Certified Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses and experienced RNs.
We require hospice and palliative care certification of all nursing staff by the end of the third year of employment. We support that goal by providing a formal training program, paying costs associated with obtaining the certification, and providing additional financial compensation upon completion.
“Working for Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties is a very rewarding career. There are many areas in which a registered nurse can contribute. You are treated as an equal team member and your input is valued. You are a teacher of the dying process and work on bringing comfort, peace and understanding to the patient and family. I truly enjoy my job and the daily challenges it brings. If you wish to make a difference and touch people’s lives in a meaningful way, I encourage you to consider becoming an Ohio’s Hospice nurse.”
LINDA OSTERDAY | RN, CHPN, HOSPICE HOUSE, OHIO’S HOSPICE OF BUTLER & WARREN COUNTIES
Transparency in Coverage
The Transparency in Coverage Rule requires health insurers and group health plans to provide cost-sharing data to consumers via machine-readable files.
To locate and view your machine-readable file information:
- Click on the URL provided: transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com
- Hit Ctrl-F on your keyboard to bring up a search bar.
- Type in your employer name and the associated machine-readable files will appear.
- Multiple files may appear. Select the ones with your company name and the information and area of interests (network rates, allowed amounts, etc.).
- Files will be updated monthly in accordance with the Transparency Coverage Rule requirements.
UnitedHealthcare creates and publishes the machine-readable files on behalf of Ohio’s Hospice.