Pros: good nurses and techs
Cons: terrible management, below average pay, float 2-3 times per 12 hour shift, mds frequently rude to staff
Upper management doesn't treat all employees equally. MDs are treated like Gods while others are expendable. They typically look for any reason so that an example can be made out of you.
The staff members who remain at this facility are ones that have been here for years. They typically do no know that the grass is truly greener on the other side. The nursing staff are knowledgable and hard working, but are just overworked and run down by the management.
I've learned that the patient acuity at this facility is much higher than what the allowed ratios should be. Also, charge nurses are required to take patients, sometimes full loads, whereas all other the other hospitals I've worked at do not take any patients.
North Austin Med Center is more concerned with turning rooms to accommodate new patients than they are concerned about caring for the ones in the bed now. They will cut staff frequently to save less than $100, which has been detrimental in the past to patient safety.
I've worked shifts here where I was floated every four hours during a 12 hour shift to different floors, taking care of up to 15 patients in one day. They wouldn't inform you that you were going to be floated until 15 minutes before having to be at the next floor.
I've seen terrible things done at this place. Please doe yourself a favor and check out the other facilities in town. Every where I go North Austin Med Center is considered a joke. People laugh at just how terrible it is.