Psychiatric Social Worker (Current Employee) – Torrance, Carson, CA – January 16, 2018
Good place to get paid intern hours full-time. A typical day at work is busy and involves: psycho-social assessment, treatment and discharge plans, case management, group therapy, and crisis and clinical intervention. I learned a lot of different aspects and skills concerning inpatient and outpatient programs including prevention and substance abuse. I can say nothing negative or positive about management or work culture. Hardest part of the job: office politics and poor retention. The most enjoyable part of the job: seeing people get better.
Its a great place to start for anyone interested in a Psych Setting
Senior Psychiatric Assistant (Current Employee) – Torrance, CA – October 12, 2017
Great people work at Del Amo Hospital who are dedicated to the patients safety, wellbeing, and recovery. I have never worked at place that emphasize HOW to work with patients in this kind of setting. At Del Amo Hospital, they teach you the tools one needs to work in this population and how to deal with patients who are in crisis. My former positions in mental health settings often employed authoritarian, strong-armed type people but at Del Amo Hospital, a lot of the staff ensure that the patients are treated with respect and dignity.
Great training for Behavioral Management
Patient census dictate staffing for the shift, so you may be cancelled at least once a week for some time.
Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – September 11, 2017
Everyday is an interesting experience with patients as well as staff. Like any place of employment you have your ups and downs but for the most part its pretty stress free. My only issue was employee support when it came to the patients and pay.
Meals available at an reasonable rate
Management more watchful of staff than patients and favorable of those they like/friends with
Nursing (Current Employee) – Torrance, CA – July 11, 2017
Nothing has changed much here. The same cast of characters causing trouble for people that are just trying to do their job and earn a living. Certain positions/disciplines are more enjoyable than others. Nursing is still in the pits. This company is dysfunctional right down to the core.
Will teach you what real psych hospitals are like.
Psychiatric Assistant (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – July 6, 2017
The gossip here is strong. But on a professional level they're very concerned about their employees and want everyone to be safe. They had adequate training for deescalating dangerous situations with aggressive patients.
I like working here coz coworkers are friendly some like family. Team work is key. Learned a lot regarding treatment plans, goal setting & documentations. I like what I do. I give medications. Talk with patients, keep them safe.
Adjunctive Therapist (Current Employee) – Carson, CA – November 10, 2016
The most enjoyable part of my job is planning special events and offering various incentives to patients to increase the patient census and improve quality of care. The first Wednesday of every month there is a banquet to honor patients that had perfect attendance. Then for patients for have perfect weekly attendance they received two gifts/souvenirs such as tolietries, clothes, food, etc. I enjoyed creating interventions and finding new ways to motivate and inspire patients to accomplish their treatment goals and find healthy coping mechanisms.
Enjoyed working with all the patients and the staff
Psychiatric Assistant (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – March 4, 2016
Del Amo Hospital was the first hospital I worked at after getting my Medical Assistant Certificate, and I've loved it ever since, working with patients of all illnesses, give me joy, to help those in need, and to see that you've made a difference in someone's life is priceless. Del Amo is a fun establishment to work at, you can work in several different areas of the hospital, Adults/Adolescents, geriatrics/multi-personality, just an enjoyable place to work at, I really enjoyed working there, the staff, the meetings, hospital functions, just a joy
Staff (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – December 30, 2015
I worked at this place. The pay wasn't the best but okay. I did not like being sweated about the time clock and having people look over my shoulder constantly. There is no professional environment. The company does not look out for its employees. There is a sense of a "good ol girls club."
It is hard to work at a place where your supervisor is always looking to write you up. That has always been a sign of poor management skills to me.
Psychiatric Program Specialist (Current Employee) – Torrance, CA – November 10, 2015
Being at work knowing that your kindness and care helps patients with transitioning from homelessness to finding housing. We as mental health workers learn everyday that everyone needs a little help sometimes. Great co-workers and management makes the job easy but can be very stressful at times, but at the end of the day the main goal is to make sure the patient is taken care of.