Pros: Every Sunday off, routine work, few surprises in patient care
Cons: Extremely poor and unprofessional leadership, poor training and employee retention, pay is marginal, staff treatment borders on workplace violence
This 20 chair (1 isolation) unit is a revolving door of staff with frightening attrition rate likely due to very poor clinical management with explosive temper that does not retain experienced nurses nor foster new talent. Preferential treatment and unprofessional rapport is rampant in this unit and regional management is unfazed. Three different corporate buyouts in less then six years make for a continuous exodus every two years. Patients are nice men and women who unfortunately have to spend their golden years in this unit. If you are an experienced dialysis nurse you know this is the type of unit to avoid and if you're a new grad looking to break into dialysis, this is not the unit to do so, poor training, scathing feedback, and lackluster pay will send the new RN running to DaVita (the competitor). If you are looking for a job you are likely trying to get away from a hostile work environment, don't jump into another one by applying to this unit. When a place offers "sign-on" bonuses, that should tell you how desperate they are for staff.