Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Eureka, CA – April 1, 2016
Skilled Nursing cared far more about money than about patient or staff morale. We were constantly understaffed and asked to work double shifts. There was not enough time to truly give our patients the attention they deserve as human beings, let alone the attention they deserve for paying upwards of $4k/month to be here. If SN would properly staff the CNAs, it would be a much more pleasant place to work, but as it was, most of us were miserable and burned out.
Desktop & Mobility Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Foothill Ranch, CA – October 23, 2014
My experience with Skilled Healthcare's IT department has been great. I've been given multiple opportunities to learn new technology and advance my career. I'm only searching for work due to the company was acquired.
Hello to all the residents, see how there day or weekend went. Help out if needed, getting coffee, helping someone to the dinning room, say hello to our staff. Get my things ready for the day(preparation). I always like to check and see if anyone person has gone to the hospital or has passed. That is the hardest to watch a family loose there loved ones. I love to make our residents happy, to put a smile on there face or to just let them know I am there for them.
RN-IT EMR Implementation (Current Employee) – Boise, ID – October 6, 2013
Key team member of a 13 Hospice EMR implementation over several Western states. I train, support end-users, troubleshoot, work closely with the vendor, make configuration changes, and am currently working with peers to develop new training modules, curriculum, and an internal Help Desk. I am continually learning more and more about the application. I work with the most awesome team, from various regions in the West, and they are, hands down, the best part of this job. Supporting from a distance can be challenging, but is a wonderful learning experience; end-user support and troubleshooting have helped me more than anything in learning the application inside and out.
CNA (Former Employee) – Albuquerque nm – September 14, 2013
I worked at Abq rehab and healthcare for about three months, and it was the absolute worst place I have ever worked. Horrible team work, the employees there seem to have their own clicks. It was like high school all over again... That being said, they also didn't take great care of the residents. Just very depressing place
cna (Former Employee) – independence,mo – June 12, 2013
it was good in the begining this place dosent show team work and also dosent care about their employees they hire so much they treat the ones who been their for so long like trash and thats sad thats why their alwasy hiring . they stay short staffed and their also on a raise freeze for four years and they wonder why they keep going through new staff every month.
Overall a great place to work with excellent work/life balance.
Administrator (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – March 19, 2013
Long term care is not an easy industry and Skilled does an excellent job on focusing on the business as a whole, from quality of resident care to finances. The best part about working for them is the work/life balance that they provide. There are other perks as well, such as free food at meetings and fun contests among buildings within the company. Improvement could be made on personal, sincere recognition from upper management--most recognition is generalized and done over email. It also seems like there is little room for advancement. Upper management does a really good job on supporting Administrators in how they want to run the building. Overall I am happy to work for this company.
good work/life balance, free food, good operations policies, good administrative support
poor individual recognition, little room for advancement
Nursing Home Administrator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 18, 2013
A day in the life of a Nursing Home Administrator, is like being a CEO of a mini hospital. The only difference is, everyone can walk through your door. On a typical day your dealing with five main factors. Residents, Staff, Government Regulations, Corporate Governance and Budgetary Control. Being able to mitigate, tough family issues and resident expectations was just one of the daily responsibilities. The next item was dealing with staff members. I feel the general populous doesn't know that managing a nursing home, can be compared to delegating at the United Nations. Their are numerous nationalities and being an effective manager was understanding each employees unique culture to maximize there productivity. The next item is, Government oversight, this is both good and bad. It's needed but at the same time the State and Federal rules border line extreme, due to past circumstances. It has become rigid in an environment that is gray. Dealing with State officials, local ombudsman and a host of other investigative authorities needs a dash of talent and can be learned. Corporate Governances, is the politics of the business. In politics, its important to align yourself with the right individuals. With Corporate Governances,comes budgetary control, and I was fortunate to successfully manage an annual budget of $8 Million. Which has taught me to be a well rounded manager and a fiscally responsible individual. At the end of the day, I would do my rounds and wish everyone a goodnight, knowing I personally had an affect on the lives of the frail was more rewarding than any monetary figure.