Pros: teamwork, respect from peers, patients. free parking, cell phone discounts, close to home
Cons: short staffed, no leadership, pto freeze, no incentives, high cost benefits, reviews are always 6 months late, raises are froze. no cme offerings or very minimal. tuition reimbursement is hard to receive.
I love working in a community based hospital, it feels like I am at home everyday when I am at work. There is a great sense of teamwork between my collegues. My unit was without a manager for a couple years and now the Critical Care Department is without a Director, I feel this impacts the staff in a negative way in regards to employee moral, advancement, educational opportunities and our HCAPS scores. Not having a strong management team makes it almost impossible to get dedicated involvement for unit committeess or overall hospital committees. Without a great Leader a team can fall apart and we don't have the support needed to pursue our bright ideas and help with practice improvement projects.