Suncrest needs to step up their game
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – July 10, 2016
This is a 'for-profit' hospice, and definitely feels that way at times. Suncrest is very admission-focused. In fact, we get bonuses based on meeting a "goal" number of admissions per month (though I beleive this has only happened twice in the past year because the goals aren't very realistic). With all the focus on admissions, we have grown VERY rapidly as a young company- I believe we now have 400+ patients in Denver alone, and have opened 3 offices outside of Denver in two years. The field staff (nurses and CNAs) have been forced to absorb the strain of this rapid, chaotic growth. As a somewhat experienced nurse, I'm used to being spread very thin. I'm used to not having enough time for each patient. I'm used to skipping lunch (and bathroom breaks). But Suncrest asks you to go above and beyond the "normal" nurse strain, day after day, with very little benefit- the pay is just ok, federal gas reimbursement doesn't really make up for the wear and tear on your car (not really Suncrest's fault), the mandatory meetings are overkill, NO HOLIDAY PAY if your normal shift falls on a holiday (what??), little to no feedback from management unless you do something incorrectly, dwindling positive vibes from the office staff. Our growth has really slowed down in the past few months, so I'm hoping to see some positive changes in terms of caseloads and number of visits for on-call staff while we all catch our breaths.
SIDE NOTE- I tried to give this company 3/5 stars in each category, but the 3-star button wouldn't highlight?? Obviously rigged ;)