Not a good fit unless at least a BSN
Transporter (Current Employee) – Vcu health – January 5, 2018
Have worked for VCUHS for a couple years. Management in my department don't listen well, and seem to not follow their own STAR service. Anymore patient care takes a back seat seat to just processing patients and getting them out as quickly as possible to get more insurance money. Employees who get in the way of that are dinged in their job reviews. Everythibg is about metrics. Work to metrics, treat to metrics, work on patient throughput.
There is no balance. We have to schedule our times up to a couple month ahead, yet a manager can make last minute changes and all our plans are messed up. We are called in at last minute but again, have to ask for a day off two weeks or more in advance. Tenure gets you everything, as well as being a " squeaky wheel". Do a great job, be dependable, hit all your metrics - and you still make the same as a coworker who chronically comes in almost late, doesn't do there job and is always calling out or dictating their special hours to management.
Degrees will get you somewhere, but if you are not interested in nursing management or a medical career, you will not get anywhere with any other type of degree.
Great medical, good benefits