I enjoyed my employment at these institutions and never had a problem doing what was expected of me.
Mental Health Worker (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – January 12, 2016
Busy work day, but manageable. I learned to handle each situation professionally. I have had a great working relationship with each manager. I've worked with lots of co-workers and have never had a problem. the hardest part of the job is wanting to feel like you gave your best service. The most enjoyable part of the job is when I realize I met the client need.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – January 5, 2016
A typical day of work consisted of providing security to all staff, patients, inmates and visitors to the campus. I learned that campus police work was much different that being an officer in the city or county. The Public Safety Management did not look out for the best interest of it's employees. However, the Management of Central State Hospital is well run. There was little to no training provided. The hardest part of the job was working a case and it being taken away because it would be handled "internally." The most enjoyable part of the day was being able to assist the public.
LPN (Current Employee) – Petersburg, VA – October 12, 2015
The supervisors talk to staff and patient ANY kind of way, including profanity. The workplace atmosphere is very negative, and there is no cohesive working unit. Management turns a blind eye to issues raised, and instead blames the one who brings it up. CANNOT WAIT TO LEAVE HERE!!!
Forensics Technician (Current Employee) – Milledgeville, GA – September 11, 2015
You have to be very mindful of your surroundings. Management sometimes don't understand the danger of being faced one on one with clients, therefore being consistent all the times goes along way in this field.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Petersburg – August 7, 2015
As a Securiy Officer I supervised patients inside of the mental health unit, maintained paperwork and data logs, monitored safety and risk controls within the facility, received and passed security keys to staff, controlled security doors and gates from control room, and responded to emergency situations when need.
Very productive place to work , coworker and management was great .patience was okay
Dietary Assistant (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – July 29, 2015
Central state was a very laid back place to work , not only or yo working but your also learning how to work out your comfort zone and being able to work under pressure . i would advise anybody to work there
Medication Nurse (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – July 28, 2015
I enjoyed working here and the staff. Sometimes it can get hectic but overall it's ok. The hardest part of this job was dealing patient from jail because they were very dangerous and could easily kill you.
HST-Health service Tech (Former Employee) – Milledgeville, GA – July 18, 2015
A typical day at work would be coming to work ready to get my clients out of bed and dressed so that they could go eat breakfast of dinner.I learned how to care for other and to do CPR. My co-workers was amazing. We always lend a helping hand when and if needed. The hardest part of the job was learning the staff and clients but after learning the job it was much easier.The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing the smiles on the clients faces and knowing that they enjoyed me just as much I did them.
Forensic Mental Health Tech (Current Employee) – Petersburg, VA – June 25, 2015
I work with different types of people. Some are good and some are bad but mostly they all need help with an illness. The management sucks and nobody likes to work as a team. There are some good nurses and techs that works here. The is not hard at all but the people and management makes it an uncomfortable environment to work in with the types of paitents that we work with.
RN in an Acute Care psychiatric Facility (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – June 11, 2015
Typical day at work was the direct patient care of mental health patients on a co ed 30 bed unit. Typical duties included, observation and charting of patients activities, medication administration, supervision of ancillary staff. Also, trained in the management of aggressive patients, Great working environment. Staff were awesome. Management was supportive of staff and made efforts to assure that adequate staffing needs were obtained. Hardest part of the job was dealing with psychotic and aggressive patients safely. The best part of the job was the close knit environment
RN 2 (Current Employee) – Petersburg, VA – May 27, 2015
Central state hospital is extremely understaffed to dangerous levels. Mandated overtime is required. As an experienced RN, I felt I did not get proper training and feel the work environment is not safe. Upon taking this position the salary was extremely Low. Staff are overworked, underpaid and stressed and sleep deprived. Management seems to be promising change however this facility need help quickly or to be shut down. The staff work hard but this environment places people both patients and staff at high risk for injury, serious injury. Staff are hurt regularly and facility is old, security is very lax and this is a maximum security. I heard it was better before but in my short time there it was scary, and sad..
safety risks, poor staffing, no communication with supervisors, training program very short and ineffective
This hospital is run by non medical staff! Unknown to the poor security for staff from patients. Nursing is the first line of defense. The pay is lower than being a CNA with a med tech certificate. You are considered a PN without an option and no knowledge unless you are a RN. You are mandated to stay over without notice during the holidays mostly. Your overtime and shift diff. is paid a month later.