Great group of colleagues, challenging work, too much emphasis on case management, and very little patient contact
Pros: great colleagues, fun environment, rewarding contact with patients
Cons: too much time spent dealing with insurance companies
Loved my job at St. Francis but was unable to continue there when my job became focused on utilization review, rather than direct care with patients. Management was unorganized and sporadic, there were no opportunities for advancement. Insurance companies began to actually sit in rounds and dictate treatment and the clinicians were forced to discharge patients who were not well enough to leave.
I loved being part of a clinical team and everything that entailed. The collaboration of many different disciplines was valuable and rewarding, Direct care with the patients was rewarding and challenging, but it got to the point where we, as clinicians were unable to work with patients.