ADMINISTRATOR ON SITE (Current Employee) – Webster, TX – December 28, 2018
Leadership needed. Culture continues to change, but not in a positive progressive manner. Clear mission for department is not well defined. Communication is greatly more negative than positive reinforcement.
Even though you may have years of experience in any patient care unit, you won't get opportunity to advance your career transferring to a critical care unit, they don't consider you unless you have three years of experience or more in a critical area. In other words they prefer you to leave the company and get another job in another hospital than giving you the opportunity in a critical care unit. I'm very disappointed with pay rate and career advancement opportunity in this hospital.
Lots of good things to say. At this point I feel I need to learn a new path, I have maxed out in learning with my current position. I am thriving to learn new things. I am a very fast learner, high paced, great time management and I want to utilize these skills. This job has been good but it is time for something new.
Surgery (Current Employee) – Webster, TX – January 21, 2018
You are just a number there. They preach standards of behavior but never follow them. Seems like employees that cause the biggest "squeak' are never held accountable for when they call in repeatedly, or they dictate when they will work.They wont pay out their 401k contributions if you quit during the calendar year. There is zero loyalty shown here.
Clearlake is a place where employees can get experience. Techs are over worked and under paid. They tell you that you can transfer within the company but when you apply at other facilities, they won't hire you or allow you to transfer.
A typical night consisted of bedside report, assessing all patients and developing a plan of care individualized for each patient. I learned how to manage a four to six patient load all at once and keep up with documentation in a timely manner. The hardest part of the job was dealing with physicians putting patients on the unit I was at that were not supposed to be there. The most enjoyable part of the job was how grateful all the patients were when they saw how much I helped my nurse get things done quicker.
I love the people on my unit. Hard working, very good nurses. We support each other and the team work is excellent . The unit as a whole is nice, many good , reliable and honest nurses work here. My unit has a family atmosphere
Productive place to work with change ever taking place
Director of Environmental Services (Former Employee) – Webster, TX – March 23, 2017
Good place to work, people are freindly, relationships are key in this organization. Must be able to build these and deliver effective results in whatever department you work in. Result driven organzation, focus is on patient care.
Just make sure you show up, don't be late, do your job and leave. You won't have any problems there if that is what you do. I did like the 401K and the insurance wasn't too bad. Other than that it wasn't that bad. They aren't understandable about certain situations when your child is sick.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Webster, TX – January 11, 2017
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.
I enjoyed working at CLRH, Every one I worked with or met in the hall or caferteria were kind and caring. I had to learn 3 different areas and a new computer program. for each one.. I had lots of support and mastered them all.