emergency room clinician (Former Employee) – emergency room, ICU and medical floors – February 11, 2017
Over 20 long-term staff left the psychiatric department in 6 months time due to unethical practices, untrained supervisors and hatchet men from corporate. Tele psychiatry was instituted for first time emergency psychiatric evaluations even though licensing boards said it was unethical and practice standards said this should not be done on a first meeting with patients. Imagine a Skype therapist talking to your loved one who is schizophrenic or just attempted suicide. This places patients at risk. Clinician's licenses at risk. Be ethical. Stop this practice. Ethics committee is a joke.
RN Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – August 14, 2016
Chronic short staffing, low pay, mandatory overtime, forced admissions. We are under constant threat of write ups for anything management finds. I love my coworkers and my patients but the environment management has created is causing me to look elsewhere. Beware of ANY hospital that offers a sign-on bonus. Major red flag.
Instrument Technician (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – May 3, 2016
I loved working here. If there was a full time position available, I would be working here again. The people in the O.R. and all around the hospital are very nice. Hard work, but always got my lunch break.
Productive workplace focusing on the mental health of all clients.
Level II Fieldwork Student (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – December 14, 2015
"The adult inpatient Behavioral Health Unit is a 40-bed psychiatric treatment unit for persons ages 18-55 who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis and can benefit from short-term intensive treatment. The unit is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art psychiatric care so that you/your loved ones can experience top quality treatment and care.
What behavioral health problems does the acute unit treat? Severe depression Suicidal thoughts/behaviors Schizophrenia Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Bipolar Disorder Personality Disorders Anxiety/panic disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder Many other severely impairing psychiatric conditions What type of therapies are provided?
Psychiatric evaluation and treatment Group therapy Recreational therapy Occupational therapy Family conferences Medication and illness education Enhancing coping skills"
Pharm tech (Former Employee) – Potomac – July 30, 2015
Aurora Medical was the worst place I have ever worked. Upper management does not like pharm techs here. When the old mgr was here it was a great place to work but since it was taken over by this new mgr, it felt like I had to talk myself into going in, they don't care about the pharmacy technicians. In three years I have seen over twenty pharmacist leave, and even more pharmacy technicians than I count, I felt like they asked for more work than they were willing to pay for because they try to work to short staffed. . Not focused on the importance of the patient more for saving a buck. They constantly had to borrow meds from other facilities and some patients even had to order their own through separate entities. Although I did work with some great people and met some great friends that made it a little better but not because management built a great team, just that we had a lot to talk about because we didn't like the new manager so much. If I could have I would have gave management a minus 5.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – May 26, 2015
Great staff and management in the Cardiac Tower. Worked there as a CNA until I graduate nursing school. Very flexible in scheduling, making a work/life balance possible. Great place to work, great experience. Pay scale is on the lower side compared to surrounding hospitals, however the management and staff make up for that. Very team oriented.
Medical Assistant and Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – April 6, 2015
Clock in and let morning staff have break, handle change of shift. day includes phlebotomy, phones, stocking. I learned to respond to trauma in a calm manner. Management's hands are tied and there is no autonomy due to HCA. Dealing with severe trauma in the ER was very hard. Most enjoyable were the frequent patients. Benefits and pay are low.
Love my colleagues! Management lacks tact/professionalism.
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse (Current Employee) – Aurora South PCU – March 18, 2014
A typical day involves caring for cardiac patients. The multidisciplinary team is great. I have gained experience in post op CABG care. The biggest downfall here is that managers discriminate-show favoritism among certain staff, inflexible, and are unappreciative of those who work hard. Another down fall is that there is not much interaction between the nurses and physicians. The hardest part of this job is that nurses here get paid very little compared to the surrounding hospitals. The most enjoyable is the relationships that have been established and the cohesiveness among the team.
Payroll deduction in gift shop and cafeteria, Co-workers
Short breaks/No breaks, Need more leaders Vs. Managers, Inflexible scheduling, small break rooms, Inconsiderate and unappreciative of staff
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – November 18, 2013
Very professional staff for whom to work, flexible schedule, highly skilled nurses and physicians.
I enjoyed my duties and interacting with staff. My co-workers were fun to work with as well as supportive and easy to work with.
A typical day at work included attending team conferences and planning meetings. I would facilitate several groups a day that may have included: music, pet therapy, exercise, discussion groups, games, arts and crafts.
Great people to work with, flexible schedule.
Sometimes I was asked to perform duties outside my job description
Social Work Case Manager (Former Employee) – Case Managment – July 13, 2013
I worked at TMCA for 3 years in case management.. Seven years later almost all of the staff is still there - that really says something. If I wasn't moving out of state, I would have gone back with gratitude. The staff in the department are supportive of each other, focused on quality patient care.
Staff support each other
Subject to lay offs out of control of managers (due to census or financials)
PRN Physical Therapist Assistant (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – April 16, 2013
I never got to do a hospital rotation with school. The rehab department still gave me a chance and everyone is very nice and helpful. There are lots of learning opportunities and the management provides wonderful support.
RN (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – February 21, 2013
At work, I was given a fair load of paitents, and if things were particular difficulty there were always friendly coworkers who were willing to help. They really have a team focus in the ICU, and the more experienced nurses are always willing to teach the newer nurses. My bigest difficutly was that I never trusted my management or anyone in the HR department who was supposed to be an advocate to ever come to my aid in a time of need.
most doctors showed respect to most of the nurses.
lunch breaks were rare, but we had to clock out for them anyway. tmca as a whole used to have a sense of pride, but as they have been cutting corners on things (christmas dinners, tmca labeled gifts when doring surveys, etc, moral has dropped.