Very poor nurse patient ratios, they are more concerned with making money than keeping things safe, providing needed equipment or getting staffing help. They will run their nurses ragged and they do not put patient care at the top of their priority list. They are more concerned with saving money then their patients. As far as experience goes, this will make a good nurse great, having to work with so little and do so much while dealing with the high patient volume. Not to mention this hospital will expand your bladder exponentially... The nurses are typically mean to the newer staff until they earn their trust and the required education does not focus on the skills that I actually found useful.
high patient volume and trauma center, valuable experience gained
poor nurse patient ratios, poor equipment, breaks required yet no staff to cover. nurses tend to be mean to newer staff
Patient Care Specialist/HUC (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – November 10, 2015
Enjoyed working there, a lot of friendly faces and everyone helps each other out when needed, management was great, a lot of changes have been made, co workers were great and make work a lot less hectic. The hardest part of the job was not knowing what was going to happen next as far as the staffing, but other than that working there was very enjoyable.
sometimes it was understaffed, but they always managed to get the job done.
Unit Clerk (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – January 26, 2016
The work day begin with report. Back than reports were in a large room and the whole on coming shift sat through reports from the leaving shift. Assignments were made accordingly by the charge nurse. I learned a lot at this job in the care, nursing procedures, ethics, symptoms of diseases and what to look for. The hardest part was some of the vegetable states many of the young men were in, tragedies, and death. The most enjoyable were the newborns.
The typically day began with making rounds with the responsible parties of each project. What did they feel that they needed to progress, did they have the tools, inventory, managements assistance? I also asked them what did they feel they could different to do the job to meet their project target date. Once that was accomplished we worked together in setting target date goals. So with this being said, management and staff were able to proceed to achieve the set goal. All thirteen (13) projects were completed before their target dates. The staff was anxious to comply because they had part in the target date decision. The hardest part of the job was leaving a very functional staff and colleagues. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with a very bright staff. I was also given additional responsibilities such as pharmacy conversation from its inhouse pharmacy company to a competitors pharmacy company, moving the business office to a different location, consultation regarding a free-standing 30-bed rehabilitation hospital and asked to be the liaison for administration in overseeing construction of a 90-bed heart hospital.
staff was willing and able to complete tasks.
initially staff was not use to having other than their staff to supervise them, not use to the different management approach, culture was different
Great place to work if you can balance 12 hours/3 days at full time
Health Unit Coordinator/Patient Care Specialist (Current Employee) – Amarillo, TX – May 20, 2014
Can be a very busy job, the nurses are great and work great with each other. The charge nurse always checks on everyone to make sure everyone is caught up or if they need help. I recommend it if you can balance a family and working 12 hour shifts 3 days/week sometimes more.