Pros: Small, family like environment, different patient load
Cons: weekends, on call, no raises, low pay
I worked under this clinic before it was aquired by BHG. At that point, I felt like a slave. The nurses were expected to work more more more, for no more money, benefits, or even thank you. You had to work weekends because, you don't close unless absolutely necessary. We had an on-call after hours line that Pt's could call at anytime, you were responsible for. The computer servers were always going down at peak dosing times, leaving long lines, irritated patients late for work, irritated nurses, and having to dose liquid methadone manually. We had four nurses before BHG, and were decreased to three. They pushed "more new admits, more new admits!" But once the Pt. was admitted, staff were so busy, the Pt. did not receive the care and attention a recovering addict needs. It has potential to be great, and I loved my Pt.'s dearly (for the most part), but you got to have tough skin to make it there, even when you do get the tough skin, you will be burnt out and resentful eventually. New growing companies must be profitable, but they take it too far. Bhg needs to change or they will never keep good worthy employees, and will begin feeding the opiate problem instead of fixing it... Which should be their whole purpose!