I've worked at better....and worse.
Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee) – Respiratory Therapy – August 16, 2017
Yes I took a huge pay cut to work here but the work isn't all that hard either. A typical shift carries a total of 40-50 work units that are shared by 3-4 RTs (if they all show up) Where at my last hospital each RT carried 40 or they were low censused. The 4 critical units (ER, ICU, NICU and PICU) are rarely staffed individually. Expect to carry a lot of beepers.
New management is in place and trying to make things better but there is a lot of deep seeded, festering negativity that they have to clear up first.
The reward is in the patient care, if you don't believe that you are in the wrong field anyways. You will work with some awesome folks here in many different departments.
It's the most beautiful place on earth
The problem isn't management...it's the status quo.