Direct Service Associate (Current Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – September 16, 2018
I would not refer this hospital to anyone .They are very unorganized unprofessional and there is a lot of favoritism . They also have mandatory overtime along with sending you all over the hospital to work.
Health Insurance is really great
Unorganized, not professional, don't have time for your family, mandation is crazy, and they tell you at the last minute and expect you to stay.
RN II, RN Manager I (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – August 20, 2018
Day consists of organized activities for residents. Management was very fun and very helpful. Made the environment easier to work in. Workplace culture was very diverse. Seeing residents excel was the most enjoyable part of the job.
i have worked at Eastern State Hospital for over 25 years and o enjoy my job but i am looking for a change
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – August 7, 2018
I enjoy working with the residents assisting them with there daily needs interacting with them learning and teaching and a daily basics, and being a team players feeling in by working extra hours or other shifts as needed. Transporting and escorting when needed. I am a people's person who loves to help.
lisence practical nurse (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – July 29, 2018
I was really excited to be part of a state organization to help my community.I put 110%of myself into the clients we received through there intake.The organization is not what they portray. The management team,are not staff friendly,they are very demanding,and decietfull,The higher administration has rotated in and out quie a few times in my 4 yerars as a classified employee.staff is continuously overworked,you come to work not knowing if you will be going home, after your 8 hours,because of lack of employees,and there is no one to relieve you.This is a very dangerous job,and no support to help you,as the people on the front lines.
ASSEMBLY LINE WORKER (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – July 22, 2018
Productive work environment. I learned how to work as a team. Management was awesome. Workplace culture was diverse. Hardest part about the job was making quota but was also the most enjoyable part, too.
Counselor II/Social Worker (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – June 29, 2018
If you want to get paid very little to put up with A LOT. Have fun. After being told in orientation that getting hit by patients is/was almost expected I realized this may not work for my life... THEN after having almost experienced getting attacked by a patient and having no staff assistance I left.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – June 28, 2018
Very fast paced environment. Very stressful at times. There are not a lot of opportunity for growth and the job is quite thankless. There are great benefits! UK offer excellent benefits to their employees.
Meaningful work listening to and providing pastoral care to patients and staff as needed.
Chaplain (Current Employee) – Medical Lake, WA – June 24, 2018
A typical day at Eastern State Hospital included checking in the Supervisors of various units to see what needs of the day and schedules were for that day. Making rounds with mental health staff, talking to patients as requested, filling our chart paper work, attending staff and treatment team meetings. I learned that in order to be an effective chaplain one had to earn trust and confidence of staff and patients alike and not show favorites. The work place culture was one of helping each other out and going the extra mile in advocating for patients. The hardest part of the job was following bureaucratic rules that did not make much sense in some cases and learning to make "exceptions to the rule". The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know patients and staff in depth and earning their trust.
Lunch on campus. Pleasant work and congenial atmosphere
I Prefer not to speak freely due to a fear of losing my job.
DSA 1 (Current Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – June 16, 2018
If I said what I really want to say, I would fear losing my job. Morale is bad. Communication is bad. There is never enough money to buy supplies. Patients are treated poorly, as if they are supposed to be "normal." This place needs to catch up with the rest of the country.
good benefits for full time employees. work can be rewarding.
terrible morale, lack of supervisor support, lack of communication between departments.
I love Nursing , But the patient popualtion has changed
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Current Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – May 12, 2018
Passing medication ,transcribing orders , taking vitals signs , Assessing blood sugar . providing Pt. care and documenting . I've learn a whole lot of information . Management here has changed three times in one year . We have a variety of employees , we typically get along well with each other . The hardest part is managing each behavior individually and collectively . We have unpredictable Patients , that can be aggressive and combative . I enjoy my job , its rewarding to take care of the mentally ill .