Learning and Development at Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions encourages and facilitates an environment of professional growth to support both our mission and individual employee needs.
Our Education and Human Resources departments provide new hire orientation and continued professional learning opportunities that help promote a high quality/ high performance culture.
Employees are encouraged to take advantage of various internal and external training and certification programs. We provide ongoing preceptor and mentoring opportunities, as well as in-service training programs that enable employees to earn required CEUs.
Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care
Providing the highest quality hospice and palliative care takes clinical skill and expertise, that’s why we place a strong emphasis on achieving hospice and palliative care certification. All eligible staff – including hospice aides, social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians – must be certified within two years of employment. We offer multiple preparation classes and support staff in obtaining this certification. Our high level of certified clinical staff is one of the things that sets our program and staff above others and helps us provide the best quality of care to patients and their families.
We have tuition reimbursement for both full- and part-time employees for job-related degree programs. We also award up to three scholarship grants yearly.
Reduced Tuition Through Regis Partnership
Our preferred partnership with Regis College gives Care Dimensions employees access to discounted graduate programs with flexible formats designed for working students. Download the flyer for more information.
In 2015, Care Dimensions launched a nurse residency program to introduce nurses to the field of hospice and palliative care. Developed in partnership with Regis College’s Nursing Program, this innovative hands-on training program is offered to RNs with a minimum of two years of experience and who are new to the field of hospice and palliative care. Initially funded in part through a Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Transformation Fund Training Grant, the program helps nurses develop their hospice expertise through a combination of didactic training and a controlled case load of patients.
Training Future Healthcare Professionals
Care Dimensions is dedicated to educating the next generation of physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains. As a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and clinical training site for the Harvard Palliative Care Fellowship Program, Care Dimensions is proud to provide education, mentoring and in-depth experience with the full hospice indisciplinary care team to 12 physician fellows every year. Additionally, we provide valuable experience for nursing students and interns in social work, music theraply and child life.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions, please send an email to: CVigliotta@CareDimensions.org or call 978-750-9383.
Why I work for Care Dimensions
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician Larissa Lucas says hospice care requires both the science of medicine and the art of working with patients and families.