Nursing staff are not respected, either as individuals or as professionals. Medical unit obviously not a priority; sicker patients are being admitted and new units are added with no increase in staff--existing staff is just shuffled around and spread thinner and thinner. DON doesn't know what the nurses and CMAs do, as she couldn't be bothered to come out of her office to find out (let alone actually help). Training was poor, a lot of time was wasted documenting the same info in 10 different places, and we were constantly given conflicting instructions and information. The rules were arbitrary and favoritism was the norm. I could go on, but you get the idea. It's a shame, because the work itself was enjoyable and gratifying, and many of my coworkers were wonderful--it was poor management that made it unbearable.
Good benefits, great coworkers
Inadequate staffing, unrealistic expectations, abysmal management