My last supervisor put in my records a out right lie!
ER REGISTRATION CLERK (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – May 19, 2017
My first supervisor at West Florida Hospital was great to all of her employees. I learned alot working with her. The hard part was working trauma's. The most enjoyable part was the care I could give the patient and their family. The last supervisor I worked for when I gave a month's notice to leave she put something in my record that caused problems with future employment. I did not find out about this until much later or I would have gone to the head of human resources and had it taken off.
incorrect information on my records
At that time I felt like West Florida was a good hospital now I know differently
Great place to work for getting your foot in the door with nursing. If you love being a floor nurse and don't mind heavy patient loads then this place is as good as any other place benefit and salary wise.
West Florida ED is a very fast paced and evolving area of nursing practice that pushes staff to perform at their highest possible potential. Management was easy to get along with professionally and constantly congratulated the ED staff on positive outcomes of nursing care in addition to addressing topics of concern professionally and openly.
Very enjoyable place to work, with great management.
VALET DRIVER & GREETER (Current Employee) – Pensacola, FL – March 2, 2017
Each day I would start by transporting patients to the OR rooms. After I would begin to assist and help people to and from cars. This also includes valeting vehicles and retrieving vehicles from the valet lot. I did this for the remainder of my shift. The best part was working with my friends, also known as my co-workers.
Good management, good team work.
Short lunch, standing during work shift the entire time.
Fieldwork Level II Experiences (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – January 27, 2017
Friendly staff, flexible hours depending on caseload. Great interning experience. WFH provided exposure to a wide array of clients with differing diagnoses as well as a very knowledgeable clinical instructor.
Management ran this place like a concentration camp for workers
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – January 2, 2017
I worked as a patient care tech on 5N and it was by far the worst job I ever had. The unit manager and floor director got angry if anyone sat down to do paperwork. Asked for an escort to my car one night due to a dangerous ex and it was reported and I got written up for not telling them even though they strictly said not to bring my personal life to my job. Nurses were always understaffed with a lot of patients and the techs often had 30 patients even though they cancelled the other tech that was due to come in and help. I would never suggest any of my family going here. Both ladies running the 5th floor get drunk on their sense of power and treat most people very badly.
Taking care of patients was the only pro
Work overload and lazy nurses, terrible management
I learned so much working at West Florida Hospital. I became comfortable working in practically every specialty while I was working there. My only complaint is that certain negative individuals that work there are allowed to continue with their unprofessional behavior that affects the rest of the staff.
Nurses are often short staffed with 6 patients (sometimes 7) each in a fast paced, post operative environment. Patient acuity is high and due to low staffing nurses are stretched too thin, making providing safe and quality care a genuine concern. It is a very sink or swim environment!
No additional help on night shift. Night shift staff very close and helpful whenever possible due to only having each other to rely on.
Internal transfers are often blocked by management and management seems indifferent to employee concerns. Benefits and pay cuts. Nearly impossible to take PTO.
Great place to develop good time management and hone skills! Hospital also has up-to-date and useful technology.
It is a good place to start off as a new nurse, but many nurses both new and experienced get burned out within the first year.
Night shift teamwork, Good place to hone skills, Job secure
Understaffing, Short/No Breaks, Nearly impossible to take PTO, High turnover rate, Hard to advance
Imaging (Current Employee) – Pensacola, FL – February 27, 2016
Enjoy my co-workers and department. Management in imaging is approachable and appreciative of us. Low turnover rate. As we get increased patient load, it seems like everyone balances workload without compromising patient care. One main negative aspect is having a million different hospitalists who very rarely know their patients, which makes it hard for different modalities when we need information. Excessive, repeated and unnecessary diagnostic testing ordered daily. Pay is on the lower side, but environment is priceless. The health benefits are mediocre at best. Overall, I would recommend this hospital for personal care or career.
Envirorment, Competant workers, Pleasant atmosphere.
Too many hospitalists, lower pay scale, short staffed in some areas.
The only thing I didn't like about West Florida is that the Telemetry Unit didn't have their own space. You are stuck in the corner of CCU. You do not have a "telemetry manager" you have a nurse manager.
Premium PRN Psychiatric Unit (Current Employee) – Pensacola, FL – September 3, 2015
Due to a current nursing shortage, everyone is working a lot of hours with minimal staff. Very difficult and stressful. The staff is knowledgeable but due to the shortage, very difficult to complete assignments.