Unhealthy Work Environment
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) – Lakewood, WA – February 8, 2017
All wards and shifts are different. There are unde 30 patients on each ward with a staff of 9 or 10. The best wards are friendly, supportive to each other, and treat the patients kindly. The worst wards have bullies and don't treat newcomers well, nor do they treat patients well.
Ward duties are routine and rather simple, but supervisory staff (you can have four or five supervisors) give confusing, conflicting information about how to do yur job. This increases anxiety and makes for a very uncomfortable atmosphere. They play favorites and if you're not one, look out. You become a target of their bullying tactics. Your regular supervisor is seldom there and doesn't always know what is going on. If he/she does know, and does nothing, it's just as well. The result is the same: the bullies continue their harassment.
Some pockets of very nasty people.