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.
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. Care Dimensions has been named the 2021 Employer of the Year by the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center. Physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses are required to obtain their certification; social workers and hospice aides are encouraged to do so. 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 six scholarships yearly.
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.
By partnering with Gradifi, we offer $50/month to help benefit eligible employees with a qualified student loan pay off the debt more quickly. Our partnership also includes a student loan refinancing program with access to some of the lowest interest rates available AND provides a $300 bonus that’s applied to the employee’s loan balance. Both of these features are available to any employee working 30+ hours week and with 90 days of service.
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.
Our Hospice Aide Career Ladder consists of four levels (1, 2, Preceptor and Senior Aide) that encourage advancement and reward our certified nursing assistants for their expertise. It offers aides the ability to develop new skills, mentor other staff, serve on company-wide committees and help the company test new technology or systems.
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.
When Marjorie Lebowitz enrolled in North Shore Community College’s Nurse Education Program, she had a clear vision for her second career. She wanted to be a hospice nurse case manager, and she credits her mother for giving her the initial inspiration to focus on hospice.
Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.