experienced RN's look elsewhere/inpatient
RN (Former Employee) – Lewes, DE – June 19, 2017
really nice coworkers, truly amazed how nice they are in the face of what they have to deal with on a daily basis. theyre overworked, understaffed, leaned on to work way more than other hospitals because of that
unbelievably slow HR process to get hired, took months to get everything in order and I have a very basic, simple application with great references and experience. My unit comprised of many soon-to-be retirees, meaning many of the large issues at hand turned a blind eye because of impending retirement. I was misinformed about what my schedule would be on the interview versus what the reality is. Patient care standards are low at times, cause for safety concerns. I approached management and HR about this, unfortunately the hospital has high census, meaning they have to deal with that first, ensuring the flow of patients in and out, causing many of these issues to fall to the wayside and only re-emerge doing urgent situations, which happens.
large teaching hospitals have a lot checks and balances, standards in place, rankings to consider. This hospital seems to be running on the defensive. It's not magnet, and they have a higher census coming in, then their own capacity even allows for causing patients to back up in the ED and post-recovery units.
Compensation is no more better than nearby. i would avoid being a patient here if able to.
message to management: listen to the concerns of experienced nurses and try to show a plan of change. Communicate with your employees, and have integrity. I was hired because of my breadth of experience, only to have that backfire