Poor leadership, nepotism, cronyism.
Contract RN (Former Employee) – San Antonio – August 29, 2018
I was employed there for over a year as contract prn RN. I witnessed three nurse managers and three CNOs come and go. Current CEO is an occupational therapists who DOES NOT know what physicians and nurses go through. While company emphasizes on diversity, all directors from each departments are Caucasian. Lateral violence is a common denominator as well as high turnover rates and acute care patient transfers. Nurse to patient ratio is anywhere between 7/1 to 9/1 with the expectations that the nurse pass out all meds, collect lab samples, attend meetings, provide wound care, document on FIMs, provide basic care and toileting, attend interdisciplinary meetings that last half to one hour, perform unit clerk duties on occasion, admit and discharge patients, etc etc. All with expectations of getting out on time. Leadership leave early and are not actively engaged with the staff. They are always in "meetings" and take 2 hour lunches, leave half day on Fridays etc. Beware of the techs and lifers...they are the spies and instigators. Take care of your license. Document document document. Most patients admitted are not rehab appropriate. Watch out for the "click" who take care of each other and run anyone out they see as a threat to their sub-par nursing practice.
Nepotism, cronyism, lateral violence