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not bad but not great
Community Counselor (Former Employee), memphis, tnOctober 19, 2014
Pros: unlimited prn hours, funny patients sometimes
Cons: staff, management, no so great hourly pay
do prn, you can work how ever many hours you want, if you don't need benefits
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Good Place to Work
Therapist (PRN) (Current Employee), Memphis, TNJune 2, 2014
Majority of my time is split between group therapy and completing progress notes. Time passes quickly. It is very easy to work 8 hours before you realize the hours have passed.

The work environment can be chaotic mostly because of the lack of organization fostered by the agency. Management is poor. Everyone is too busy to properly train new hires.

I – more... do enjoy my co-workers. We work well together. The hardest part of the job was learning the working culture and finding what works best for me. The most enjoyable part of the job is the servitude. – less
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OVERWORKED...Not safe for staff or patients
maintenance (Former Employee), MemphisNovember 28, 2013
Pros: being able to help people
Cons: having management constraints so tight that you are not able to effectively be all you can be
As a former employee,I was there for almost 4 years.Recently I was fired do to a patient escape.Anyway,there are some people working there that are decent and really care about the patients..The Admin however actually care about profits and bonuses..I know,this is typical of a fired employee but As far as patient safety and comfort,,they would ratther – more... spend multi thousands on floors paint and remodell,,The HVAC,,the most important thing greatly lacked...The staff are stretched much to thin as they are only needed when cencus is high,,,I was in maintenance and got to see ALL DEPARTMENTS and the inner workings.....My imediate boss is a decent man,,He really cares about His staff and patients,,His boss however will thow ANYONE under the bus to save his own hide....For the most part,the regular staff does the best they can with what they've got,,,...The management however lacks greatly..So there ya go,,if the management only cares about profits,you can make your own dtermination as to how your treatment will be... – less
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Good entry level experience
Community Counselor (Former Employee), Memphis,TNNovember 19, 2013
A typical workday consisted of being a liason between the residents of Lakeside and the medical staff. I assisted with security checks and the admission of residents to an inpatient facility. I performed routine checks and assisted the patient population with basic needs. Throughout the duration of my employment, I was able to learn about various treatment – more... methods and how different populations responded to them. I also learned about data entry in a medical setting.

Management for the most part was supportive, however there were constant staffing issues that were not addressed, most likely due to budgeting problems. I enjoyed the time that i spent with various co-workers as the lack of staffing support helped everyone develop a team mentality.

The most difficult part of this job was attempting to ensure that all patients had their needs adequately met, despite the previously mentioned lack of staffing support. The most enjoyable part of the position was being in a direct care setting and having the opportunity to positively impact people. – less
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This job will burn you out fast.
therapist (Former Employee), Memphis, TNOctober 18, 2013
Pros: networking
Cons: unhealthy, will burn out here fast.
Lakeside is a for-profit psychiatrist hospital that controls most of the entry points for inpatient mental health services in Memphis. There are some really good clinicians that work there, but have to do so in high-stress conditions with little affirmation or recognition, inadequate resources, and management that measures success by average daily census – more... and positive JCAHO scores. They hire fairly new therapists, burn them out after a couple of years, and the therapists leave and go elsewhere, disgruntled with the company, never wanting to refer back to them. There is not adequate supervision for licensure. The caseloads are unrealistically high. They manage with write-ups and micromanagement instead of training and reward for positive effort. They do not have a good reputation among clinicians in town that really know about the place. – less
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Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare Systems
Call Center Specialist (Current Employee), Bartlett, TNOctober 10, 2013
Pros: new and exciting environment daily
Cons: i don't have any
I truly enjoy my job and my coworkers. Since I've been there they have increasingly put policies into place to show how much they appreciate their workers.
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Poor management, understaffed, unequal treatment
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Memphis, TNAugust 3, 2013
Pros: free parking
Cons: poor management, understaffed, bad working conditions
I was a RN at Lakeside and this is a description of my experience: poor management, unsafe and understaffed, lack resources to provide safe, quality patient care (i.e. there are no computers; ALL documentation is pen and paper.) Management does not treat all employees equal.
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Mentally draining
Community Counselor (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNFebruary 12, 2013
Pros: saving lives
Cons: poor managent, understaffed
I worked at Lakeside for three months as a community counselor. The job was mentally draining. I by myself would have 35+ patients and I was responsible for all of them including doing 15 minute checks on each patient. I was required to do vital signs file paperwork and various other activites which would take time away from my patients. I would ask – more... for help and none was given. I have seen patients have medical emergencies and the nursing staff was not adequately staffed enough to help the patient. If you have a loved one do not send them here it is not safe. I would suggest private care Lakeside is all about profits not patients. They even keep patients with certain insurances longer just for the money and patients who have Medicare or Medicaid have their charts especially marked so they will know to keep them longer. Also they don't inform patients of their rights to leave instead they use scare tactics about having them involuntarily committed. This place was unethical and I'm ashamed to say I was employed here. – less
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Mentally draining
Community Counselor (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNFebruary 12, 2013
Pros: saving lives
Cons: poor managent, understaffed
I worked at Lakeside for three months as a community counselor. The job was mentally draining. I by myself would have 35+ patients and I was responsible for all of them including doing 15 minute checks on each patient. I was required to do vital signs file paperwork and various other activites which would take time away from my patients. I would ask – more... for help and none was given. I have seen patients have medical emergencies and the nursing staff was not adequately staffed enough to help the patient. If you have a loved one do not send them here it is not safe. I would suggest private care Lakeside is all about profits not patients. They even keep patients with certain insurances longer just for the money and patients who have Medicare or Medicaid have their charts especially marked so they will know to keep them longer. Also they don't inform patients of their rights to leave instead they use scare tactics about having them involuntarily committed. This place was unethical and I'm ashamed to say I was employed here. – less
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Mentally taxing
Lead Community Counselor/Trainer (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNJanuary 8, 2013
Typical day dealing with psych patients can be both mentally and physically taxing. However I did have alot of enjoyable days at work, this job also opened alot of doors for me in the healthcare field.