Hostile work environment, weird staff, rigidly hierarchical
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – August 22, 2016
It's an HCA facility, so you know that physicians are going to be treated as demigods while nurses and techs are constantly reminded of their disposability. At Heart Hospital there's a LOT of really weird staff members, or at least were when I worked there. If you work there you'll hear lots of horror stories about physicians yelling at nurses on day shift, or how people are writing each other up all the time behind each others' backs. Management is virtually absent, and things really don't get changed there. You're paired up (one nurse and one tech takes on up to 6 patients) in pods. Staff there have this dead look on their faces all the time, they look miserable to be there. Nobody will ever say 'thank you' for hard work done.
HCA gives great gifts like umbrellas and phone chargers
Techs are reminded theyre at the bottom of the totem pole, workers arent treated with dignity or respect