Registered Nurse, PRN (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA 15220 – February 12, 2018
Working with a population of people who the majority have not been well educated about their health. Also dealing with unexpected emergencies as well as administering medications and treatments as indicated.
All documentation is on paper.
Located in remote areas, a long drive to and from work.
Worst place ever. Have no help and expect 12 hours work in an 8 hour day. Missed lunches daily. Hostile work environment No one to help the mid levels but doctors got vitals done and had less patients. Would not recommend to anyone
Correctional/Mental Health Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – February 14, 2018
Dealing with inmates with mental health problems, drucgs and alcohol addictions. The work is sometimes very tedious as some of them are harden criminals couple with the fact that they have some mental issue and addicted to illicit substances.
LPN (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 13, 2018
Great job, interesting working with inmates. I always felt safe! Administration is great! The Doctor's and PA's that work there are wonderful! Benefits, salary are outstanding! A lot of overtime is offered!
LPN (Former Employee) – Moundsville, WV – January 28, 2018
Nurses there are forced to work over 16hrs some days and 5-6 12 hour shifts in a row with low pay considering the job your doing is enough work for 3 people. Very seldom do you get the time to take a lunch break and your never appreciated and can never do enough for management. Management also talks bad about their employees to other employees and posted a sign that said that call offs are NOT allowed! This place really needs investigated because working 19 hr shifts are very unsafe!
It could be a decent place to work, floor nurses are hard workers and easy to get along with
No lunch, poor management, can't use you sick days because your not allowed to call off, over worked, to many chiefs not enough indians
Qualified Mental Health Professional (Former Employee) – Danville, IL – January 25, 2018
There is virtually no training, the supervisor is not on sight more that a few hours per month. Communication is very poor, expectations are not clear and are impossible to meet. Case load is 300+ and there are not enough hours or minutes in a life time to handle that case load in addition to the many other responsibilities. Wexford is no longer involved or available to you once you have started the position. The culture of the workplace borders on hostile, that is the staff. The inmates were overall very cooperative and engaged in sessions. Sessions were limited to 20 minutes every 90 days.
Pay and benefits
The inability to help anyone, large case load and unrealistic expectations
If everything wasn't placed on Medical Records, it would be a great job!
Medical Records Clerk (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – November 30, 2017
Higher up put everything on Medical Records so they have someone to blame. No one wants to do work, so they pass it to the next person. Wexford has too many Chiefs not enough Indians. Medical records clerks deserve more pay for doing other jobs like scheduling.
Medical Sterile Supply Supervisor (Former Employee) – Mississippi – November 27, 2017
the hardest part of the job was working with management. I have learned to continue my education , been organized, communication skills, everything there is to know about supply chain,the most enjoyable time was holiday time..
Wexford Health was a decent company to work for, The prison staff employed through the state were horrible people. They have a dislike for the medical staff, and treat the medical staff as if we are inmates. the hardest part of the job was getting in and getting out of the facility. I learned considerable skills from my coworkers.
Behavioral Health Technician (Former Employee) – Illinois – November 16, 2017
Needs to screen and monitor the mental health of employees better so there is, for example, no targeting of staff occurring: Led on what job was originally; Needs to appreciate and protect the staff who are and have made good progress on themselves; need to train management better; management has no back bone; management doesn't know what they're doing; makes a mountain out of a mole hill on things; doesn't discipline everyone fairly; discipline process isn't fair; some individuals are targeted specifically; healthcare too expensive
Behavioral Health Specialist (Current Employee) – New Castle, IN – November 9, 2017
There is never a boring day.I work in the mental health unit. Every day the people there have different attitudes and personalities. Sometimes they work well together, other times they don't. For the most part, Wexford is fair and easy to deal with.
Registered Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) – Joliet, IL – November 3, 2017
I started working at Wexford straight after passing the NCLEX. It's a great place to learn. I'm able to learn at a steady pace and don't feel pressured. The Joliet location is a new facility that just opened and all the employees are new. I would definitely recommend to anyone. We have a mixture of great nurses, from seasoned to new grads.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 30, 2017
The health industry experience is beneficial. Industry certifications are required for many positions including management and the candidate pool is diminished, making it hard to recruit, retain and satisfy contract requirements.
RN (Former Employee) – Saint Marys, WV – October 29, 2017
Working in the correctional facility environment is very different experience. I only worker there part time to help get bills payed off. Lots of things that we, as nurses are taught to inform patients of, can't be disclosed to the patient/inmate. This was a little difficult to adjust to.
Intense, fast-paced, and a great learning experience.
Qualified Mental Health Professional (Former Employee) – Pontiac, IL – October 9, 2017
Diverse job responsibilities that enable you to enhance your diagnostic skills and treatment application. High management turnover. Requires flexibility and strong communication skills. Fulfills desire for purpose and provides ability to impact those in need.