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How hard is it to be an Admissions Coordinator in Healthcare/Hospice?

I've just accepted a position as an admissions coordinator for a Hospice Care company and was just wondering how difficult of a job it is. The pay/benefits package is fantastic but I'm concerned as to what exactly I'm getting myself into besides the obvious job description and day to day tasks I've been told about.

Asked By: DoYouLikeThat - 11/8/2007
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Working in hospice can be an emotional experience. Very few workers that I have met with hospice care, whether they are clinicians (nurses, etc.) or administrative staff can be described as anything other than dedicated. It takes compassion, comfort with dying and a desire to help make a person's death peaceful as... More
Answered By: quidrockintampa - 11/8/2007
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I would love to have your new job, just because I like to work in that area. I think the hardest part is having to turn someone down who really needs your services.
Answered By: dino - 11/8/2007
 
I think the most difficult issue many people have is understanding the full idea of hospice. I even know nurses who are unable to accept the concepts and cannot work with the ideas of helping someone have a comfortable, dignified death process. The patients are sometimes not sure of their own decisions and the... More
Answered By: US_DR_JD - 11/8/2007
 
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