Big city name, small town budget
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – January 4, 2017
If you think you've seen high turnover, come to Ochsner Baptist, and prepare to be amazed! Agency nurses quit before their contracts are up, and most new hires want to leave before their 90 days.
Job security is amazing here... some staff members call off at least once per pay period (sometimes more!) without consequence. Understaffed doesn't quite describe the situation here.
Management is inept, and would rather blame staff than listen to their concerns. Gossip is all the rage among the mid levels here, and they're never afraid that talking smack about their staff might look unprofessional. Especially when it's done loudly at the nurses station.
Compared to other hospitals in the area, the pay is a pittance. But, seeing as how this hospital considers basic necessities such as suction in every room, or on code carts to be an unnecessary expenditure, I can't say I'm surprised. The benefits here are an expensive joke, with through-the-roof copays on the insurance, and poor coverage to boot.
Ochsner talks a great game, but never count on them to back it up.
constant security presence, free parking
Awful management, inept charge nurses, low morale, dangerous policies, low pay