Tidewell Hospice’s commitment to your career development starts the day you join the team with an extensive new hire orientation. From an introduction to Tidewell’s history and culture to more specific job-related info, the orientation gives you a jumpstart, increasing your comfort level as you prepare to begin your regular job duties.

New colleagues in many clinical positions benefit from the guidance of a trained preceptor. These experienced colleagues serve as valuable mentors who lead workshops and are available to offer advice and provide encouragement and support.

Continuing Education

You’ll continue to grow as a professional throughout your time at Tidewell by participating in a variety of learning opportunities led by the Education Department. Programs include instruction on a variety of clinical skills, diversity training and much more. CPR training is conducted on site, advanced skills classes for LPNs and ongoing computer training keep colleagues up-to-date on the latest hardware and software.

Management-level colleagues benefit from a series of management development training workshops designed to improve communication skills, knowledge of key leadership topics, changes in legal and regulatory issues and more.

Career counseling is also available for colleagues who have the desire to explore their future opportunities at Tidewell.

Career Ladder Program for Registered Nurses

Tidewell is pleased to offer a career ladder program for registered nurses. The Career Ladder Program provides the framework for developing, promoting, and rewarding RN’s that have direct patient care.

The program contains two tracks: RN/RNCM Specialist and RN/RNCM Leader.

The RN/RNCM Specialist track is designed for RN’s who are experts in nursing and would like to increase their knowledge and skills in the field. The RN/RNCM Specialist serves as the nurse subject matter expert and is involved with the education of others.

The RN/RNCM Leader track is intended for RN’s who are experts in nursing and would like to advance to a clinical leadership position. The RN/RNCM Leader works side-by-side with a Clinical Director and conducts training and attends classes to develop their management skills.

Candidates for the Career Ladder Program are nominated by their supervisor or a member of the Career Ladder Review Board and must meet all of the eligibility requirements. In addition, applicants must complete an application and submit a portfolio.