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.
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.
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.
Psychiatric assistant (Former Employee) – torrance ca – July 27, 2015
horrible place don't even go to this hospital they don't care about patients or employees at all the DON said that "she could back a truck up to Home Depo and pick up some Mental Health workers after i heard this i totally lost all reason to want to work here, pa's,rn's and support staff are great management are uncaring the bottom line is money and liability they not special a lot of these hospitals are this way but this place is one of the worst offender's the only thing i regret is not being there for my patients they need people who genuinely care about them and don't see them as a dollar sign .
Have had the opportunity to grow as a social worker and team member.
Outpatient Social Worker (Current Employee) – Carson, CA – April 14, 2015
Conduct 2-4 group therapies per day 50 min. each. Complete Group Notes; meet with individual outpatient client's as needed everyday; assist with crisis management; conduct phone or on-site family sessions as needed; call patients when they are absent and encourage return to program; assign social workers new patients, as well as update the social worker log with new admits; document patient notes in their chart daily or monthly; conduct family sessions once per month or as needed. Assist team with other activities for social events. Complete monthly social work hours flyer and post on community board. Complete rounds once per week. Attend treat team planning and review of patient treatment plans as needed; attend scheduled Unit meetings with Director.
I truely like my position as a Partial Program Social Worker
Sr. Psychiatric Assistant (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – October 6, 2012
Getting report from AM Charge Nurse, a typical day getting patients ready for dinner, showers homework and groups, my co-workers were awesome, we still keep in touch, hardest part was advancement, the most joyable part of the job, being able to speak with your superior and things getting done, open forum.
Worker Bee (Former Employee) – Torrance – January 2, 2013
This is one of the worse nursing jobs (on any level) that you could possibly apply for in Los Angeles County. First of all, RN's - you are going to be paid $10 or more dollars less per hour for similar positions elsewhere. Non licensed staff - There is nothing but disrespect and lack of appreciation for your work or as a member of the team. There is also a culture of workplace bullying condoned and supported by management on all levels. Micromanagement is the term of the day, and save money at the expense of staff safety and poor patient care is the flavour of the month. The most enjoyable part of this job is clocking out and going home.
If you are unfortunate enough to have set up an interview for this job, once you hear what they want to pay you, know then, you've already been disrespected as a professional.
Do yourself a favor the new year. Earn what your worth and only work for companies that care about you.