Medical Technologidt, Bradenton, FL - June 2, 2017
Worse experience due to lack of investment in support systems, competent trained personnel. More than half nursing staff are traveler nurses, permanent staff are only 2 yr RN. Few have advanced training. I was in charge of some of the training. IT support is a joke. 6 weeks could not down load results from nursing equipment. IT said equipment fault. MDs furious -complained patient risk high. In the end IT admitted they had changed the equipment to a new IT site , the cause of problems. Takes 10 steps to everything instead of one or two. All depts report same issues. Old timers say nothing changes. I worked in lab. It was run by IRL. Many violations in documentation and procedures. Found most personnel trying to do right, but not rewarded for doing right. Every competent person I met seemed to be gone in a few months , resign or fired. This is my 3rd HCA to work for, and my last. They all are run the same. Sub standard staff and under trained people are easily hired there and seem to survive. Rules, regulations, and ethics elude HCA.