HCA cares about money only. Nurses are always short staffed and the ICU nurses are pushed to care for patients that are critical and still be tripled and short staff. No resources to help when needed. Its sink or swim .
Great learning experience as a new nurse. Able to put my skills to use and build on them. Management and co-workers are great. Hardest part of job is sometimes getting overwhelmed because it can get busy. Most enjoyable part i have great co-workers who are willing to help.
Night Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Largo, FL – December 11, 2016
Night Shift RN Charge nurse on a 12 bed geriatric psychiatric unit. Co-workers were dedicated, young, and competent. Hardest part of the job was to see how dementia ravages the brain and reduces the quality of life for older individuals. The best part of the job of psych nurse is to see patients come into the hospital in crisis and leave with hope for the future and a support system in place
Nursing (Current Employee) – Largo, FL – August 6, 2015
Hours are typical for hospital setting. Nurses are 12 hour shifts, administration M-F hours vary, days. Poor management overall of this facility. Upper management very far removed from everyday processes of workforce. High turnover rate. Benefits packages are minimally competitive to other similar companies. As a for-profit facility, every penny is squeezed and resources are scarce to perform job to maximum efficiency. Poor overall working environment.
My day would begin with finding what floor my patients were located on. looking at the notes in the chart for any previous place they had been such as Skilled or Assisted Living. Discussed discharge plan with Dr, Pt and family. Sent clinical to insurance company as well as the facility that patient would be going to or home health as well. If they needed DME that was set up before they left the facility. IV therapy as well. My coworkers were a great resource when I had difficulty placing or finding resources for the patient. The hardest part of this job was finding placement or resources for those without insurance. The most enjoyable part of this job was when I could find placement and resources for those without insurance. Management here was very supportive of the Case Managers.
Night Shift Charge Nurse in a busy (Current Employee) – Belaire Beach – February 20, 2015
Although LMC is a busy Emergency Department, the Medical, and Nursing Staff, are wonderful people to work with. The mutual respect the staff has for one another is apparent. The care that is delivered by the staff is excellent, and up to date. The hardest part of this job would be that there is not adequate staff for all of the shifts.
The staff at Largo Medical Center is friendly and eager to help one another to provide quality patient care. We strive to be the best and treat the patients as family. The most difficult aspect is keeping the nurse to patient ratios down to 4-5 patients per nurse. Most days on the Med surg floors an RN will have 5-6 patients. Our hospital overall is a nice place to work.