Mental Health Associate (Current Employee) – Jamaica Plain, MA – January 26, 2015
I have worked here for the better part of 3 years. My coworkers are some are the best people you'll ever meet but there are others who are either too burnt out by terrible pay and stifling management, or whom simply not nice to begin with and have a terrible bedside manner with patients (which, believe me, will impact your shift in some negative way). These people need to find a new profession. Management has gone downhill since I started and you can see it in the amount of orientees who quit within their first month. We have so few resources (pens are a hot commodity) and are consistently understaffed (especially on the kids unit
Charge Nurse (Current Employee) – Jamaica Plain, MA – May 26, 2014
The environment is friendly the staff is kind, the upper management is currently disorganized and the pay is not even close to appropriate for the amount of work the counselors and nurses are required.
Mental Health Worker (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – August 19, 2013
As a Mental Health Associate (MHA), I worked with up to four other MHAs and two nurses to care for an average of 24 psychiatric patients. We collaborated to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our patients.
Mental Health Associate (Former Employee) – Jamaica Plain, MA – May 16, 2012
I was hired to work as a Mental Health Worker for overnights mainly in the South 2 wing in 2006. I left after a year due to an injury that lead to be stalked by a patient. I had to struggle with the management to follow doctors orders to be on North 2 or 3 and had a panic attack when I was forced to go back to South 2 and deal with the patient that was stalking me.
I was 1 of maybe 3 MHW that had a college degree and most of my colleagues didn't have any training beyond high school. It made it be a very aggressive environment to work in.
Most of the male workers were there just for a pay check. This was one of their many jobs, and because of that, they didn't care about the patients' needs or well being.
I have always told people to send loved ones to McLean's and not here since the place is soul crushing and destructive.