I have worked at this facility for 9 years and this is the worst I have seen it, ever. The management has delegated tasks to the nursing staff that take away time we don't have. We are followed around to make sure we are doing bedside report and the observer has a checklist to ensure we are getting each item checked off. If we do not do bedside report we must come in on our day off and observe 5 bedside reports as punishment!! This is like I am in grade school not a professional job! There is not enough staff to cover the shifts, therefore everyone is overworked. Your boss will come around once a shift at the end to pat you on the back for all your "hard work" then quickly leave. We are understaffed, unappreciated, and underpaid. I can not wait to be out of contract to leave this facility!!! It is all about our scores, but we cant raise our scores when we don't have enough staff to meet the patients needs in a timely manner.
A reputable hospital wouldn't have a turnover rate as high as this one does if management were attentive. Illegal practices are rampant, you take a chance with employment here in terms of maintaining your license. I personally brought forth numerous illegal problems and was promptly squelched. There's a reason that the same jobs are posted over and over again, and it's not because this facility is a great one. If you are a patient and have medical imaging particularly CT, you are quite possibly being over radiated. I for one won't put my license on the line for a facility lining up for a class action lawsuit.
What more thing I find amusing is my previous review mysteriously disappeared, hmmm could it be I was telling the truth??
RN (Former Employee) – Gallatin, TN – February 11, 2016
Poor management, shows favortism, high turn over rate. Over the last few months at least 7 nurses either transferred out, or quit. Some of the nurses there are great, others. I wouldn't take a family member there.
If your a new grad you can got straight to ICU, don't expect a residency
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Gallatin, TN – December 10, 2015
I really enjoyed working here. This is the hospital that gave me my first " grown up JOB". When i was employed the company always had something for the employees to say thank you, Always someone there to help with benefits every year.
lots of thank you's and help with employment or school
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Gallatin, TN – November 3, 2015
Being a volunteer at Sumner Medical Center had many benefits. One being working and beings around people and patients 24/7, and seeing how appreciative they were because you were doing them the smallest of favors like bringing them a warm blanket or pillow, and putting together gift baskets for patients, and so much more! It differently taught me a lot of things and gave me a visual of things i would see in the medical filed on a daily basis.
Overall this facility has a very small town hospital feel. It has a reputation for hiring New Grad RN's into just about all areas of practice, including CCU & ED. Pay is adequate, shift differentials are nothing to brag about, neither are raises. Shift bonus's are frequently offered, especially for night shifts, and can range from $150-$250/shift. If you are looking to make money, picking up nights/weekends can get pretty lucrative. But overworking has lead to the majority of the burnout that I have observed. Most new nurses leave within 1-3 years, either for more money, better commute, or better work environment. Management is decent, probably just as overworked as the general staff. Good leadership within the organization appears to be lacking, or perhaps it's just not fostered by the older style of upper management. The majority of staff nurses that stay with the facility are very comfortable in their career trajectory, or do not wish to make the long commute to Nashville for a more progressive work environment. Average patient load for a floor nurse is 5-6, 7 on a rare occasion. For CCU, 2-3 patients. High turnover leads to consistent short staffing, again especially on nights. Overall, it has not been a terrible place to start. While I will not burn my bridges, I do not see myself remaining with the company for more than 2 years at present.
Bonus frequently offered for working extra shifts, hires New Grad RN's
COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – GALLATIN – February 24, 2015
Daily hard work without support, just constant ridicule, I learned to cover myself, though it eventually didn't matter. Co-workers were clickee and selfish, The hardest part of my job was trying to stay covered and not be lied on. The most enjoyable part of my job was doing what I liked, that's if a good day came by.
Coworkers are great. Assignments are extremly heavy. Unable to provide good patient care due to the time crunch you are on all day. Might have same number of treatments in 8 hours that most hospitals give therapist for 12 hours. Mangement is not helpful when you are trying to get work complete on time. If you want to give great patient care and treat your patients this is not the place for you. You are a robot programmed to get the treatments done on time by any means necessary.
Medical Imaging (Former Employee) – Gallatin, TN – December 30, 2014
Sumner Regional is not the place anyone should work. The management needs a major overhaul. The staff is extremely unhappy which makes the working environment stressful. Everyone is out for themselves. Management doesn't listen and if you try to voice concern for anything you're shafted. Horrible experience. Not to mention coming as a patient to this facility. Unfriendly staff and illegal practices. Talked to several residents of this town and they'd not go here for care! Management is terrible and needs to be looked at as to why the turnover at this facility is SO high.
Office position (Former Employee) – Gallatin, TN – December 19, 2014
I was hired for a position that they WERE HIRING FOR. 2 1/2 months later I was let go for "restructuring" of the department. My position was no longer needed. I learned after the fact that this was a move they had been thinking about for awhile (meaning when they hired for the position). Also, they did this right before the holidays. This is a company that cares NOTHING about their employees (even though they state otherwise). Their actions prove this. I was given no notice. The benefits suck as well. I will NEVER consider working for this company ever again.
There are some benefits to the gig, like having some laid back coworkers that are willing to work when it comes down to it. Management is well, just a little off base. I wish they would take time to train the officers under them. All of the training material available is out of date, so when you use the training that you do have you get shafted for it. Other than that, if you've worked security before this is the same old job, filled with the same BS that every security based job is saturated with. Low enough pay to make you feel unimportant, but just enough to keep you off of welfare. Have fun.
some of the people you work with are fun to partner with but watch your back.
I was hired in 2006. In 2010, we were purchased by another company. In 2011 I was told my job would be eliminated due to outsourcing. However, it was then decided later that they needed someone with my expertise to remain. However, I have been told my position will be eliminated again.
Critical Care Unit Staff RN (Former Employee) – Gallatin, TN – July 20, 2014
This is a great hospital to work for and I enjoyed my position. My husband's job relocated us, and I was very sad to leave my job. I have had a lot of positions as a nurse with a negative culture, but this was absolutely not tolerated here. Of course every place has its issues, but overall the issues were minor and management was kind, professional, very responsive and present when the need arose. In the CCU, we were very team oriented and everyone got along well together. We were always teaching and learning from each other, and the more experienced nurses supported and took care of the less experienced. Nursing is a lot of hard work and a typical work day was just that: hard work, but without the drama.
I learned how to read cardiac rhythms. I enjoy patient care and all the interesting people that I met. Reading doctor hand writing was a challenge, but I figured it out. I enjoyed working with my co-worker.
hours were good. co- worker were great to work with.
Radiologic Tech (Former Employee) – Tennessee – May 14, 2014
Many faults and totally misrepresented. Total drama throughout the whole experience. What a waste of time and effort. Not to mention the financial misappropriation. Stay away from this or you'll end up with a foot in your mouth.