Atl Least You Can't Say you were Not Warned.......
Pros: fellow coworkers
Cons: management, staffing, lack of leadership, dirty, unsafe
Pros--Your Fellow Nurses, Floor Supervisors, and Lead RN's
Cons..No Leadership, Interim Nurse Manager, Interim CCO who is a puppet of Corporate. Kindred is a very unsafe, unsanitary place to work. Management is non existent,
Current CCO is a puppet of the Main Headquarters and does not care about current employees. The Nurse Manager is an interim – more... position and does not support their staff at all. The RN's, LPN's RT, and CNA's all work together to try and help each other.
There is a cavernous divide between management and the "working staff".
Unfortunately the CCO is an absolute moron who feels that 6-7 step down ICU patients, is an acceptable load. Many nurses put in a minimum of 13+ hours to complete their shift work. There is no CEO, No HR Department on site, No Payroll department on site, and can take weeks to obtain an answer.
Only manager you can trust is the Nurse Educator, but they are only one person.
Bottom line is you spend every day trying to protect your license. The Interim CCO implements new things every other week but when they do not work out the CCO will change them again. There is absolutely zero continuity.
Turnover is very high and morale is very low. They are currently trying team nursing with the RN responsible for 10-12 Patients with an LPN assist.
The hospital is a zoo and as stated earlier a disgusting mess. The CNA's and housekeeping try and keep the place clean but with their load of 10-15 Patients a day it is just not possible.
Working at Kindred, St. Petersburg, FL is a death wish. Personally I will be moving on to a new facility soon. If you want to jeopardize your license take a job at Kindred. I have worked at many hospitals and never seen such a disorganized mess.
Current management are all interim, none are permanent. They could not find their way out of a 10x10 room with one unlocked open door and all the lights on...They are utter morons.
BTW....The food in the cafeteria is awful.
Now you have the facts....If you take a job with them at least you know what you are getting into.
Good Luck – less