Gilchrist Hospice Overworked
RN Gilchrist Hospice (Former Employee) – Towson – January 19, 2013
Home care hospice. Very stressful job, maximum nursing caseload is 11.5? Ok 1/2 a person, whatever anyway we are consistently running at 15-18 patients working 9-11 hours daily forget a lunch break there isnt any time! Management very focused on "productivity" how many patients you see in a week versus how much time you spend with patients face to face, in return a lot of disatisfaction from patients and families that they are being rushed and not getting the support they need. Hospice aides STAY AWAY, honestly they are severely overworked, only get paid hourly and are costantly being shorted on their paychecks. Little to no recognition. No raises this year from Gilchrist nor GBMC. No way to get your complaints taken care of it seems everything is brushed under the carpet same management team for years who feel they are "untouchable". No use to complain. Unfair practices regarding holiday time or time off. Too many "favorites" with certain managers and "black sheep" that always seem to get more work put on them. I could go on and on.
no recognition for your hard work except from patients themselves