Agrace was named one of “Greater Madison’s Best Companies to Work For” in the November 2012 issue of In Business Magazine. Click here to read the article.
Agrace is one of the fastest growing health care organizations in Wisconsin, currently employing more than 500 people in our service area. Agrace HospiceCare has been growing at an annual rate of 20 percent over the last five years. With an employee retention rate of 92 percent, Agrace’s growth presents exciting opportunities to join one of south central Wisconsin’s leading employers.
In order to apply for any of our open positions, you will be asked to sign in by providing a user ID (your email address) and password. You will use this user ID and password every time you apply for positions with Agrace HospiceCare. You will also need a valid e-mail address to successfully complete the application process. The email address you provide will only be used by Agrace HospiceCare for application and recruitment purposes. This email will not be shared with anyone other than Agrace HospiceCare.
The overall objective of Agrace HospiceCare’s benefit program is to ensure that we are able to attract, retain and motivate excellent employees to achieve our mission, vision and values. Staff who are budgeted for 28 or more hours per week (0.7 FTE) have the opportunity to elect any or all of the following employee benefits. If elected, the majority of benefits will begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
• Health insurance. Agrace HospiceCare offers health plans in the Madison and Janesville areas. Cost-sharing of health insurance depends on the full-time equivalent (FTE) of the position.
• Dental insurance. Fifty percent of the premium is paid by Agrace HospiceCare with coverage through a major carrier with great access to dentists nationwide.
• Vision insurance. The employee funds this benefit that helps cover the cost of routine eye exams, glasses and lenses and contact lenses.
• Life insurance. Agrace HospiceCare pays fully for basic life insurance equivalent to twice a staff person’s salary. In addition, employees may purchase voluntary group life insurance for themselves and their families at their own expense.
• Short- and long-term disability insurance. Paid for by Agrace HospiceCare, this benefit affords financial protection for medical illnesses that affect an employee’s ability to work.
• Retirement plan. All employees, regardless of FTE status, are eligible to defer a percentage of their income on a pre-tax basis to the 403(b) retirement plan immediately upon employment or anytime thereafter. Agrace HospiceCare contributes to the plan after the standard waiting period regardless of personal deferral. The contribution percentage is announced annually and the contribution is based on annual wages.
• Flexible spending accounts. Agrace HospiceCare offers healthcare and dependent-care reimbursement accounts for tax-free reimbursement of eligible expenses.
• Tuition reimbursement. Regular FTE staff may apply for partial tuition reimbursement for courses taken at an accredited university. No waiting period is required before applying for this benefit.
• Time off benefits. Agrace HospiceCare offers a single paid time off plan for all full time and part time employees. Employees earn paid time off based on their anniversary date and their FTE status. All paid time off is earned each pay period and is available to use for vacations, personal time, sick time and holidays.
Below is a listing of frequently asked questions that are typically asked during our recruitment process.
1. Why wasn’t I considered or called for an interview for the position I applied for?
There could be multiple reasons why you were not considered for the position: your desired shift and FTE may not match what the position calls for, you may not meet the requirements of the position, or internal applicants are being considered to fill this position.
2. I was not selected for an interview; can I apply for other positions?
Yes, if you were not selected for an interview for a particular position, you may apply for other positions.
3. How long will it take to receive a response after I applied?
If you provided a valid e-mail address, you should receive a response as soon as your application is reviewed.
4. How will I be contacted if I am considered?
We will notify you via e-mail that you are being considered. If we are interested in interviewing you, we will contact you directly via telephone or email.
5. How will I be contacted if I am not considered?
You will only be contacted directly by Human Resources if there is an interest to interview you. Otherwise, you should receive a response via e-mail indicating that you have not been considered for the position(s).
6. I did not see any openings for the position(s) I am interested in, should I apply anyway?
Yes, you may apply. If there is not a position that you are interested in, please apply to the “non-specified position”. Your application will be kept in our database for up to a year and you may be considered for future opportunities.
7. What if a position is not posted?
If you do not see a position listed on the website, the position is not open and currently not being recruited for.
8. What if I do not have a resume?
If you do not have a resume to upload, you may enter your personal information and past employment history into the comment section of the application.
9. What information do I need before I begin the application?
You will need to know your work history, past employment dates, name of employer(s), telephone numbers, education history, and references including names, phone numbers, and relationship.
10. How far back into my work history should I go?
You should provide as much detail about your work history as possible so that Human Resources is better able to determine your qualifications for the position.
11. What if I do not know the exact dates of my employment?
We expect you to provide the correct month and year of start dates and end dates of employment. If you do not know this information, please contact your prior employers to obtain this information before beginning the application process.
12. How do I update my resume?
You can access your application and resume by logging in as a registered user with the same username and password you created with you originally applied.
13. If I have already completed an application, do I need to complete another one to apply for another position?
There is no need to create multiple applications for other positions. Simply log in using your username and password to update your application and apply for additional positions.
14. What happens to my application once I apply?
Once you apply, your application is sent directly to the Human Resources representative responsible for the position for which you applied.
15. How accurate does my application need to be?
Answers need to be complete and truthful; any false statements or omissions concerning requested information could be basis for denial of employment or dismissal after employment.
16. Why do I have to complete an assessment(s) to apply?
Completing assessments will allow Human Resources to more easily match qualified candidates to our open positions.
17. What are recognition opportunities for staff?
Each year we present three awards to our staff at a staff recognition ceremony. The Paul Carbone, M.D., Award of Excellence is designed to recognize a non-physician clinical staff member for excellence in care. This includes our RNs, CNAs, LPNs, social workers and hospice counselors. The Heideman Award of Excellence will recognize a non-clinical staff for the excellent work they do everyday. The Mary Brady Angel Award recognizes a Certified Nursing Assistant staff member who exemplifies the qualities of excellence and devotion to patient care. If you are interested in nominating a staff member for either of these awards, please fill out the form below and return to the Agrace HospiceCare Human Resources Department.