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“Every day brings something new. There’s always something to learn.”
I’m the type of person who doesn’t want to work in a certain building or on a certain floor or chained to a desk every day. With hospice care, every day brings something new. I’m never going to have the same day twice. I’m never going to have the same type of patient twice. There’s enough routine to make it comfortable, but there’s enough variation to make it new and challenging. That’s what draws me.
I’ve come to know what’s important to people, and it can be different for each family. What’s important to one person may not be important to another person. I walk through the door and figure it out.
“I’ve worked at different hospitals in several surrounding states. Out of 30 years of nursing, this is the best job I’ve ever had.”
At Hospice of Huntington, we have a lot of autonomy in team leading and being in charge of our caseloads. We make the schedules according to the patients’ needs. We take care of the needs of not only patients, but their families as well.
The people who work here represent a different caliber of nursing. In hospital nursing, you generally have a specialty, but in Hospice, you don’t know what you’re going to be getting each time you have a new patient. We deal with cancer patients, patients with significant heart disease, patients with heart failure, heart transplants, patients with COPD, neurological disorders and more. Working here lets you really expand your knowledge across many areas of patient care.
“Everyone works together as a team. It feels like a family.”
Hospice is a wonderful organization. It’s something I feel is a calling. You’re helping patients and families at a time when they’re in the most need. You’re providing comfort, giving them dignity and making them feel important at the end of their lives. It’s something I love to do, and I don’t see myself doing anything else.
Hospice is a whole different world. In hospital nursing, you want to treat everything. With Hospice, you’re no longer treating every little thing to try to cure someone. You’re addressing the patient’s symptoms and trying to make them as comfortable as possible.
Everyone here works together as a team. It feels like a family. There’s teamwork, dedication and compassion from a group of people who do an awesome job. Our nurses are patient-focused, patient-centered; they’re advocates. I’ve never worked with a better team.