Staffing remains to be an issue.Seems that new hires seldom stay longer than 1 year. They get the experience needed to transfer to another facility. Teamwork is talked about but only seen with "certain" employees.
Educational opportunities are minimal.Most of your new info comes from inservices that occur during your work day. Updates on hospital changes,etc. are held during working hours.You are expected to leave your unit for"30 min." to attend these mandatory sessions. Management is terrible, many are new to their positions and new to HCA. They aren't familiar with policies and procedures so they are constantly in touch with HR. Each unit seems to run a little different even though they are considered "sister units". There is little support for the staff. The patients and family rule.This allows them to mistreat and disrespect the nursing staff, causing poor morale.This makes it difficult to continue to provide good care.
There are times when your hard work is recognized, this makes you feel appreciated.You can smile at the end of your day.
Cafeteria hours are too short,the food is overpriced and the grill isn't even open on weekends.
short staffed, inexperienced staff