REGISTERED NURSE IN LONG TERM ACUTE CARE (Current Employee), West Allis, WI – February 24, 2014
Pros: providing primary care
Cons: at times hard finding time for breaks
When I arrive at work in the morning, I never know what to expect. We have a variety of patients with many health issues. Some are on vents, unable to speak and very anxious. Others have large wounds that require IV ABT"s. Some are very old others very young. I enjoy working independently and making important decisions, yet also comfortable with my – more... co-workers, asking their opinions. – less
Staff RN (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – February 19, 2014
Pros: pay is excellent
Cons: too many classes, have to be done on off-time, have to lie on timesheets to fit classes in and get paid for them, physical labor!
Whether you are a nurse, CNT or respiratory therapist, the job is extremely physically and mentally demanding. Patients require a great amount of care, which is expected; however, often there are not enough staff to care for them. Especially on weekends, nurses' assignments are not balanced or are too heavy. Management allows many long-time employees – more... to leave their floor and socialize or sit and do nothing for most of the shift. This leaves those who care about their work to take care of others' patients. – less
Staff RN (Current Employee), Savannah, GA – February 14, 2014
Pros: meet new friends.
Cons: a big liability!
Teamwork is almost nonexistent and communication between administration and staff is nonfunctional. New ideas/duties implemented without advance notice or instructions and nurses are overworked. It's like working on medsurg on steroids because of the acuity of the patients. On a regular day you get 5 patients, 1 maybe on vent, the other on drip and – more... others with tons of crushed meds, all having wound care, maybe a couple of peg tubes and a wound vac. Too much for 12 hours. Lots of turnovers of employees getting fired. Too stressful to work for. Makes sense why they have agency nurses and travel nurses all the time. – less
former employee (Former Employee), Macon, GA – February 12, 2014
Cons: too many, to, count
Horrible Exp Unsafe when it comes to patient Care, racist and very disorganize,management,staff. Extremely crazy /bipolar pharmacy Director who does not Care about quality health Care for the patient,only Care about herself.
CNA/Caregiver (Current Employee), Evansville, IN – February 5, 2014
Pros: great pay for night shift, good insurance.
Cons: low pay for day shift. too many low census days.
Great employees. Get called off way to much. Cut hours when census goes down or if they want to remodel. They had cut my hours to 45 in 2 weeks. Used every hour of vacation to pay bills. A lot of nurses are lazy. Won't help with call lights or bed alarms. The CNO is great.
CNA (Former Employee), Evansville, IN – February 4, 2014
Pros: great pay
Cons: bad communication, attendance points
Very exciting place to work. I loved learning new things everyday and helping my patients reach their goals. I learned a lot from working there. I worked both shifts days and nights so i got to experience both. I liked days more because it was constantly busy. Some people were very good team players others were not. Some nurses acted like they were – more... to good to help the CNA's do anything just bossed you around. Night shift the nurses were to lazy to want to do anything. Sometimes on nights you are left with an entire floor by yourself and at times that can be 15 critically ill patients and management doesn't care to come help out.. Communication among supervisors and mangers sucked. they never did what they were told they were gonna do. Your job hangs on by a thread there by their point system. they don't care if you have been hospitalized with excuses and documentation that you were in the hospital you will still get points. Which to me is very unfair. – less
CNA (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – January 25, 2014
Pros: not many
Cons: too many
Good Building and Decent people make job tolerable. Yet pay rate very low and unbalanced. (people with less experience making more then people with extensive experience) No advancement opportunity unless company can use advancement.Raises are insultingly low. Reviews of work preformence is graded on same scale for great employees and bad preformence – more... employees.On good note Blue cross and blue shield make for good benefit. Patient to staff ratio is good, and enviroment is good. – less
Staff Nurse (Former Employee), Evansville, IN – January 25, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: no breaks, too many hours
No time for breaks or lunch. 12 hour shifts usually more like 14. Too many things were nursing when should have been others (pharmacy). No one knew policies or where to find them. Pharmacy was scary. Put orders in on wrong patient (more than once) and when questioned, just blew it off.
Overall a great work opportunity to work in a well-organized pharmacy.
Pharmacy Technician Select Specialty Hospital (Former Employee), Denver, CO – December 30, 2013
Pros: job was part time and fit my needs well at the time.
Cons: long commute.
Enjoyed compounding IVs, refilling medicine cart, taking inventory, keeping narcotics logs, ordering supplies and medicine. Best part of the job is that I learned so much about how a pharmacy runs day to day.
RT (Current Employee), Colorado Springs, CO – December 29, 2013
Pros: awesome night staff
Cons: terrible rt supervisor and ceo who has no medical knowledge.
Very overwhelming for RT's at night since they work alone. Nursing helpful, but not adequate help. RT supervisor does not lead by example and will always jump on an opportunity to belittle or write RT's up. He is not a leader. Upper management does not understand what RT's are supposed to be responsible for. Loads are large....6 vents, 5 traches and – more... 2-4 Bipaps plus Q4 treatments. Not fun! these patients are sick! They deserve better respiratory care. – less