What they say in orientation is not what you get
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – fairhope, al – May 10, 2014
I can only speak about the floor. A typical day, on a tele floor, pick up five or six patients (mixture of total care, cardiac drips, heart caths, 1:1's, surgeries), discharge 4, and admit 4. Little help from team leader. The team leader is too busy managing the floor. No help from Director. Have lunch around 2-3 or not at all. Most coworkers and unit clerk work great together. The employees with very bad attitudes linger forever with little or no disciplinary action. They are the cause of the good workers leaving, but management continues to do nothing. Wonderful staff, but cannot shine to their true capability due to poor management. No feeling of a team from management. Little to no appreciation. Unfortunately, the dysfunction continues to upper management. Human Resources is pro-management, regardless of complaint. If you are a new grad in need of experience, this is a great place to start. The nurses are wonderful at training and very nice. However, this would not be the place to consider moving up in your nursing career.
pays more than other hospital, may get a free turkey
little support, high acuity with high ratio, little responsibility/accountability