For Rachel Veratti, becoming a hospice nurse is her way of paying kindness forward.
"The right people were there for my family members when I couldn't be there and it's really nice to know that maybe I can be there for someone else's family," Veratti says.
The 34-year-old mother of three is responsible for taking care of terminally-ill patients through Niagara Hospice in Lockport.
"We see a lot of good. I don't want to walk away from that," Veratti says. "We see a lot of good but sometimes it can be heartbreaking. You get used to a family. You get used to them being here."
She considers it more than just a job and hopes that people who are passionate about helping others will consider a career in hospice care, too. And you can make that happen. Niagara Hospice has about 20 openings across a variety of positions, including entry-level food service workers, hospice aides and home health aides.
According to Niagara Hospice Talent Acquisition Manager Lisa Edhe, the jobs come with several benefits. "Generous PTO package, paid holidays. One of the nice benefits for our RN Case Managers is that it's a Monday through Friday position," says Edhe. She also tells 7 Eyewitness News that pay is discussed on an individual basis for each position.
The company's web hiring portal lists several of the openings you can apply for right now.