Great job except for particular unit managers and administration
LPN II (Former Employee) – Tewksbury, MA – April 17, 2017
Tewksbury hospital was a great place to work, my favorite job so far. My personal experience, however, with administration and my unit manager skewed unfair to me for a number of reasons, none of which was disrespect, insubordination, mistreatment of patients, poor skill set, lying, disrespecting boundaries, or medication diversion. I was a favorite nurse among staff and patients alike, I brought a lot of knowledge of procedures and equipment to the job, which I shared and taught to RNs and NPs. I had many great ideas and problem solving skills and contributed greatly to the overall culture of Tewksbury Hospital. However, I felt quite disrespected. I felt scrutinized, and at times attacked by my superiors, so much so that many staff, including managers and ancillary staff, frequently commented that I was being treated badly and questioned my managers motives for overreacting to every minute error/misstep. No other employee during my time there had experienced such poor treatment. I was treated differently for no apparent reason. Despite the negative, I got a lot out of the positive, meeting and working with supportive staff, and getting to know the patients, who trusted me and felt comfortable with me after getting to know each other. I would even go back there, I miss my job that much.
Friendly and supportive staff workers, successful team-based model
Administration and unit manager out of touch, favored employees who kowtowed to them, But over-scrutinized other employees