Secretary (Former Employee) – Katonah, NY – September 20, 2018
four winds is a good entry job. However it is poorly run and the staff are taken advantage of. There are never enough staff and too many patients which creates a stressful and dangerous work environment. You have many staff who work double ( two 13 hour shifts) and do loads of overtime which drains them out quickly. People are coming in and out because of the overload of work and pressure. they really need to learn how to run the hospital better. Either staff it better or don't accept as many patients.
meet great people, beneifts are good, free lunches, paid time off
Admission Coordinator (Current Employee) – Katonah, NY – September 18, 2018
I have learned a lot in terms of legal documentations needed for an inpatient admission. As well as what criteria is needed for an acute psychiatric facility. Four Winds Hospital is a well known Hospital across the State and accepts a great volume of referrals daily.
Admissions Coordinator (Former Employee) – Katonah, NY – August 16, 2018
Working at Four Winds Hospital offers invaluable skill building in the behavioral health field. Though the work environment is stressful, it can also be very rewarding. There is room for improvement in the management area and employee turnover happens frequently, however, the campus is lovely and it is a great place to work while completing your education.
Mental Health Worker (Current Employee) – Katonah, NY – August 3, 2018
I have been employed for the past ten years allowing me many experiences. some days are more difficult than others. I have supportive staff that help in many situations in de-escalation of acute patients
MHW (Former Employee) – Katonah, NY – May 25, 2018
I've seen patients dealt with inappropriately and with completely non therapeutic approaches. Little opportunity for advancement of employees. I've seen my coworkers be attacked by management and accused of breaking protocols, which by all accounts don't actually exist. The management bullies the staff. The culture of gossip is out of control. I enjoyed my coworkers when I was there, but the management makes all the employees uneasy. There is a culture of "us against them" between the mental health workers and the clinical team which is both unnecessary and completely unprofessional for the management to perpetuate.
Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) – Cross River, NY – April 2, 2018
Four Winds is a great place to begin your journey in the medical and psychiatric fields. They offer great benefits for nursing students and other related fields of study. Working is based on 13-hour shifts, as lunchtime is not paid, yet you may have meals from the general cafeteria free of charge.
Mental Health Worker- Milieu Manager (Current Employee) – Cross River, NY – November 21, 2017
Overall, I couldn't thank Four Winds enough for giving me the opportunity to learn what I have about mental and behavioral health. The knowledge and awareness I've gained while managing the adult unit here is something I wouldn't trade for the world. A typical day starts off with making the daily schedule for patients. This includes coordinating with my staff who is to do what groups at what times, communicating with outside CASAC's or LCSW's as to when they will be available to do their groups, all while taking into consideration the needs and restrictions of certain patients that we currently tend to. At times, we have hard of hearing patients, physically disabled patients, disorganized patients that are not fit to attend groups, staff intensive patients, defiant patients who refuse to take groups seriously, and any combinations of the above. I must create a staff schedule with all provided information to assure that the unit I work on will function in a safe, practical, therapeutic manner, where patients get the most from their daily scheduled activities. I have to assure that my staff get their allotted two 45- minute breaks even while things get hectic. As a mental health worker, I interact with patients in crisis on a daily basis, not necessarily providing advice but rather an ear to listen and understand. I make sure to interact in a professional yet sympathetic way, so that patients know they can come to me during times of intense emotional distress. My staff and I work together to ensure that we are all on the same page as far as rules and regulations we are to followmore... when dealing with certain patients. We are careful not to undermine clinical decisions as well as individual ones. The most enjoyable part of this job, to date, is walking out of work at the end of the day knowing that you helped improve someones life, even in the smallest way. When you hear a patient who was once suicidal tell you that they have a new will to live, you realize that all the stress of the job is worth it.less
free food with dining room escorts, paid time off, paid sick time
Secretary (Former Employee) – Katonah, NY – August 31, 2017
Co-workers quickly become family and there is a great sense of comradey. However the hospital is poorly managed and their is a high turn over rate. Senior management also doesn't even try to hide their contempment for employees and employee saftely seems to be very low on their priority list.
Unit Secretary and Spanish Translator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 22, 2017
My typical morning was more of a routine answering phone calls, and assisted nurse manager in preparing clinical staff and well as patients for the day. In addition, I performed all clerical duties, covered for other unit secretaries and maintain my units nurses station. Clinical staff and management changed frequently. I can say all the staff and co-workers were very professional and caring with patients. The enjoyable part of my job was not only working with staff but patients as well.
Beautiful campus, parking, 1 hour lunches, and paid translations..
Coverage/no perdiem secretaries.No medical records transporter.
Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) – Katonah, NY – June 12, 2017
Everyone working here is on a power trip. Distasteful environment to work in. The nurses don't run their units properly and will quickly pass the blame onto others when they can't control their patients.
Dietary Assistant (Current Employee) – Katonah, NY – June 7, 2017
Not a Bad job if i have to be honest but i would prefer anywhere else you start the day at 11 am and you leave whenever the work is done management is unhelpful in the work you preform which isn't really surprising but hurts your motivation when they complain about your overall performance but compliment you.