Director of Nursing (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – February 25, 2013
My job here at Vi has been a rewarding and fullfilling employment. This was a start up in which I have hired and trained every clinical level of nursing to include Medical records, Central supply and shceuling. This has included RN's. LPN's and CNA's. I am proud to say that we have had 2 consecutive years of deficieny free surveys. Vi living has 2 seperate licensing agencies thru the Department of Health. One is the Medicare for skilled and the other is an Assisted living liscence.
managment rewards of training, teaching nproviding excellant care with greatest quality of life to residents
hours are exhhausting and i need to create a balance in my life.
Corporate office in Chicago treats local community staff like children either micro-managing or conversely neglecting to support then turning on staff later. Also found some corporate executives routinely blacklisted good staff, blocking them from transfers that were better opportunities. They sold odd 1/2 of company portfolio in 2011 and would sell the rest off too but CCRC too complicated and expensive for anyone to buy.
Locally some staff like kitchen etc really nice but some apathetic delivery if service apparent especially in some places.
Senior Healthcare Services is a Vi subsidiary home health agency Terribly run and losing money every year. Vi tried to include it in sale to Five Star and other possible transactions but no takers.
communities can be pretty and residents fun, some good middle mgt in corporate
territorial management staff locally, silos that don't work together, micro-managing and hard to trust executive staff