Pros: not many if any
Cons: understaffed because they follow a grid no matter the patient acuity, no security, management doesnt appreciate staff, nit picking, always adding more work, poor management
Positives about this place; most of the staff members truly want to help, some work tovether as a taem to get task done and keep patients and each other safe. Rate of pay is decent. Place looks good on paper.
Negatives; too many to list. Treatment is a joke, this place is pretty much a homeless shelter for drug seeking pts and homeless peoples who know what to say to get a free bed for a few days. For the kids, is toddlers through kids in their late teens on the same coed unit. Always understaffed, which gives patients the opourtunity to seek and do most anything. There is no security on the payroll, nurses and techs are security. Agitated patients yelding anything to be used as a weapon, patients attacking staff, then you must stop and question if you'll get fired for protecting yourself, for giving a shot after being punched in the face or choked out.
Smoke breaks, in a health facility instead of promoting health and giving a nicotine patch instead while inpatient. Docs bending over and giving patients with a history of opiate abuse pain meds and benzos, just to keep the patient pleased.
Hardly no patient interaction with staff as staff are always busy with paper work and inservices online, being threatened constantly via email and text message about completing paper, checking this box, and crossing t's, or face disciplinary action.
Freaking monthly meetings, then unit meetings, then more meetings, it never ends. Nooo work life balance here.
Still doing paper charting, no EMAR, and the paperwork never ends, you may spend 3+ hours over your 12 hour shift completing paperwork – more... and charting because you had 20+ patients, with 4-7 admits, in addition to multiple codes, and agitated patients, with lazy staff, on top of being understaffed.
Management cares about shoving as many patients here as possible to get money. Its so bad that when the childrens unit is full, they will have the overflow sleep on the adult units, with a 1:1, but still, not safe, staff arent professional body guards.
You will loose you sanity, maybe even your credentials and life working here. This is one of the worst companies in the US to work for. Why more people dont speak out about the practices of this company, Im not sure, but save yourself the stress, and work somewhere else. You will go to work everyday hating your profession, and wish you wouldve taken my advice. – less