PATIENT SUPPORT TECH (Current Employee) – Florida – May 16, 2018
In my experience working at Baycare there are lots of opportunities for advancement. Being that I was a fulltime employee, I had the benefit of tuition reimbursement, After I got thru my probationary period of 6 months they gave me grants to continue my education. The work environment just depends on what unit you work on. I was on the Cardiovascular Unit and I absolutely loved it. I had a good relationship with most of my coworkers, and of course there where some people that weren't my favorite but that's going to be the case practically everywhere you go. The insurance benefits are wonderful. My ONLY complaints are that they require you to do so much "team member education" its really annoying. As far as management, it just depends on where you work. There are will be good caring managers but there are also those who no one likes and would give you a hard to just for the heck of it. Good luck with that. Overall I give them 4 stars, its a great company, the benefits are awesome, and I learned so much working there.
I was responsible for the care in the ICU 7pm-7am. Ability to use and perfect assessment skills, critical thinking skills and prioritization. Working nights also gave us a sense of family and team work, no one gets left behind
Laboratory Medical Assistant II (Current Employee) – Clearwater, FL – May 10, 2018
I wish Baycare would care about the team members. I don't agree with putting team members in management positions if they don't do well in there current positions or they don't want to them there anymore.
Home Care Sales Rep (Current Employee) – Leesburg, FL – April 26, 2018
Their resources are not focused in the market that I was assigned and therefore the support for achieving growth is very limited. This has caused a clinical and operational deficit of nursing and physical therapists.
BayCare was wonderful to work for. Management listened to suggestions. Autonomy during 11.5 years was the best job I ever had as a dietitian in administration (built EMR, committee representation, worked with people at the top) Last 1.5 years , Managers did not see eye to eye, condescending immediate supervisor who did not allow autonomy or growth. Many changes occurred during this time with great turmoil which did not help.
autonomy, respect, dignity, lived their values
only in last 1.5 years, lack of respect, did not follow values
Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Tampa Bay, FL – April 19, 2018
Worked here my entire adult life. Love the dedication they put into their employees. Lots of perks. Unfortunately, its had a countered reaction in creating a culture where team members hoard information, yet are inundated with work. They wont always tell you how to fix or do something yourself but they are too busy at the time to help you. The administrative and technical departments are also so segregated that its almost impossible to leverage any knowledge from other roles that you might be interested in.
perks, benefits, 401k, education, tuition reimbursement, investment into employees
limited in learning new on-the-job skill. team members hoard information and are reluctant to share
Charge/Staff RN (CNII), Behavioral Health (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – April 16, 2018
The scope of the Baycare Health System is such that there is room for all kinds of people, and the culture is one of comradery. Management is poor in some departments, but wonderful in others. As far as staff- everyone works together.
Friendly environment, Baycare endeavors to make staff feel part of a team.
long hours, difficult to change occupation within scope of practice
PCT (Patient Care Technician) (Current Employee) – Florida – April 15, 2018
Stay away, far away, this company is a bully. If the management doesn't like you they will bully you to quite or black ball you from getting any job in Bay Care any where. They will stab you in the back for sure. Ask people who have worked there why they left. There is a reason people don't want to stay.
PCT (Former Employee) – Dunedin, FL – April 5, 2018
Unless you're planning to continue on to becoming an RN or any other higher paid profession within the hospital, stay far away.. The pay is extremely low for the responsibilities you're required to perform each day.
I will say that the teamwork at this hospital was exceptional. There are many wonderful nurses and techs I was grateful to work with.
Medical Technologist (Current Employee) – Clearwater, FL – April 1, 2018
My experience with Baycare from start to finish was fine actually. There's always going to be hurdles and hoops to jump through and sometimes things get dropped but in my experience if I bring up issues to management correctly they actually handle them to the best of their ability. Training is fine, as someone who came from entirely different instrumentation and computer systems it was easy to figure out.
I feel like my opinion does matter here and upper management has even taken a personal interest in my development which is appreciated.
Sometimes communicating with the floor is difficult because nurses don't understand what happens in the lab but a lot of them are willing to learn and understand the limitations we have as far as TAT and whatnot.
Dayshifters are entitled but that's literally every hospital everywhere so if you're an off-shifter you're used to it already, it'll never change any lab you go to.
raises every year, easy to use PTO
shift diff is too little, not enough shift overlap
I look forward to going to work every day. The overall culture helps boost my energy and enthusiasm to work there. This position has helped me grow professionally and the team has helped me grow individually.
Homecare.. Salaried Field Staff... worked to the bone.
Home Health Nurse (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – February 25, 2018
No help with physician calls even if the field nurse tries several times to get orders. The Clinical DON or office staff will not pick up the phone to help out; will not complete a transfer oasis but spends more time going back to the field nurse about doing it. Field nurses do EVERYTHING. Most office staff are relaxed and waiting for the clock to strike 5 pm. There are not enough hours in the day to complete everything unless you cut way back on your patient care time and quality. This company is about productivity. As a field nurse you can have your schedule changed right up to the end of the day. Sometimes there are many miles between patients, heavy traffic with no extra points. No extra points for IV visits, lengthy wound visits. Benefits are good. Salary appears decent but not when you calculate your hours. Field nurses are dedicated but very tight lipped about their working conditions for fear of losing their job. High job turnover. This place is one that needs UNION representation. Sad it is in a "right to work state." PRN is the only way to work at Baycare.
Poor management with little to no experience, unrealistic expectations.