Alterna-Care Home Health System is a leading provider of home health services in central Illinois. Comprised of three agencies, Alterna-Care Home Health Agency (offering home health services) in conjunction with Aaron Nursing Services (offering private duty services) and Hospice-Care of Sangamon County (offering hospice services) we proudly provide a continuum of quality care that is unmatched in central Illinois. With offices in Springfield, Jacksonville and Litchfield the Alterna-Care Home Health System provides care to the residents of 17 central Illinois counties. Being nurse founded and family owned makes for the right combination to address the needs of home health care patients, families and employees.
Alterna-Care Home Health System recognizes and fulfills its Social Responsibility by enriching the communities it serves through the support of charitable organizations, the arts, and other community organizations both financially and through volunteerism.
Alterna-Care Home Health System is vigilant about insuring Ethical Standards are always observed and understands that doing so is paramount to providing quality care and to maintaining our reputation in the communities we serve.
Alterna-Care Home Health System embraces Diversity, because we understand the value of a diverse workforce and its ability to enrich the lives of our employees and patients both individually and professionally.
At Alterna-Care, compassion and a dedication to high standards are two of the strongest qualities we look for in our staff. A home health career with us gives you the unique opportunity to provide quality one-on-one patient care, and the ability to make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families. Our supportive and progressive culture provides you with the collaboration and rewards that you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Apply online today to begin a career in the most rewarding sector of the health care industry.
(To view the current employment opportunities within Alterna-Care Home Health System, please click on the apply online link)
Depending on your status as a part-time or full-time employee, our competitive compensation and benefits package may include:
- Group Medical/Dental/Life insurance
- 401(k)- Safe Harbor plan with employer matching contributions
- Vacation Time- Accrue up to 10 days per year
- Sick Time- Accrue up to 12 days per year
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Holidays- The following holidays are observed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
- Leaves of Absence
- Continuing Education
- Flexible scheduling- We recognize the importance of balancing family and work obligations and many of our positions incorporate flexible scheduling
Exposure to Technology
Technology is a vital part of every job at the agency. Our Information Technology department keeps abreast of the ever changing technological landscape, recommends the adoption of new technologies to improve efficiencies and patient outcomes, and implements those recommendations when approved. As part of the implementation process, the IT department provides training to agency employees on the use of technology.
Currently, the agency employs the use of tablet, laptop, and desktop PCs, Blackberry mobile devices, HomMed™ vital sign monitoring systems, and more to assist in our unending efforts to improve the quality of life of our patients.
Our Human Resource office is responsible for managing the employee experience at Alterna-Care Home Health System. Initially, the office accepts, reviews, and processes employment applications. Upon hire, the office provides guidance throughout the entire orientation process insuring paperwork is completed, competency testing is finalized, and training is provided on personnel policies.
The Human Resource office is also responsible for enrolling employees in our 401(k) plan. Additionally, the Human Resource office manages communications with employees as they relate to their benefits by utilizing Ascentis HR™ software that enables employees to access benefit information 24 hours a day from any computer connected to our network. This software also gives employees access to available vacation and sick leave balances and the ability to electronically request time off.
The Human Resource office also works to maintain the cohesive and supportive work environment that current employees enjoy through both weekly and monthly celebrations. The office coordinates the observance of black history month, nurses' week, and breast cancer awareness month, for example. The office also organizes monthly happy hours and plans quarterly company parties.
Alterna-Care Home Health System is committed to investing in its employees. As such, we offer continuing education to assure employees remain abreast of changing laws, regulations, clinical treatment methodologies and technological developments. Additionally, we support employees who wish to seek advanced, job-related education that will improve their job skills.
Alterna-Care Home Health System is an equal opportunity employer.