Community Hospital with out of touch and inexperienced managers who create a culture of nepotism and out of touch reality.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Lancaster, OH – June 30, 2014
Managers are out of touch with clinical side of care. Nursing managers don't like suggestions to make things better. Doctors and new grads can do no wrong. Older nurses are discounted and expected to keep quiet about any injustices done to them. Inconsistent policy enforcement, if they like you, they'll look the other way. If they don't, they will enforce a policy.
Managers are afraid to back up their nurses and throw them under the bus if they question policies.
Great place to work if you're a robot. Absolutely no empowerment for any employees.
Management makes careless decisions, like hiring BSNs from out of the area who only stayed 6 months, long enough to get experience and then left...costing the hospital/community millions in orientation and replacement hire costs, simultaneously rejecting ASN grads from Hocking College who are local and rooted in the community.
Staffing is always an issue. We worked short staffed frequently, putting patient care at risk. High turnover rate. I worked in the ICU and in one year most of the nurses who trained me are gone. The ICU manager doesn't let the older experienced nurses precept the new nurses. The young, new grads with little experience are assigned to train new hires.
Administration is hierarchical in a siloed organization completely disconnected from their employees.
no night shift cafeteria, some great people work here, they just don't run the place.
no appreciation of workers, people are replaceable, with cheaper people, staff is discounted and their opinions and statements are dismissed, patients do not come first.