This is the first time in 10 years I have actually considered employment outside of the company.
RN (Current Employee) – Greenville Memorial – August 24, 2016
I have worked for GHS for over 10 years. I have been a dedicated employee since I began my career there. For the first time in that time, I am now truly considering "life outside of GHS". When I became a nurse, the hiring process was slow even though I was already in the system. Now that I have obtained an advanced practice degree and certification, it is proving to be just as slow. It sometimes takes 2-3 mos. for applications to ever advance past "application under review". While I truly can't speak for the upper level management (because I have maybe met them once or twice), I can say that my direct managers and directors often spend so much time in meetings that they are generally unavailable if we need them. At times of staffing shortages several years ago, I can remember when they could pitch in and help, which unfortunately seems to be a thing of the past. As is the story in many healthcare facilities, it feels as though we are overworked and underappreciated. I also remember when Nurse's Week was important and when we received some token of appreciation, be it breakfast or lunch or a small gift. I'm not even sure there was acknowledgment of Nurse's Week this year...I think it was in May? It just feels as though Nursing is not as important to management as it used to be and as important as it should be, though I'm not sure that this is only occurring at GHS.
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