Horrible place to work always understaffed you are mentally abused by management on a daily basis
Former environmental service worker (Former Employee) – Beaver Pennsylvania – September 1, 2018
I wouldn't recommend anyone working here yes the benefits are good but the mental abuse it's horrible environmental services is the worst you will be mentally abused on a daily basis always understaffed the ones who work hard is treated badly the ones who stand around are treated like gold not a good department at all
RN Staff (Former Employee) – PCU – August 28, 2018
Full of nepotism No chance to advance. I applied for an ED position and was told I didn't have any experience but the position was given to a nurse aide who flunked her boards and they waited 90 days for her to retake then gave her the position. I had a scheduled vacation and unbeknownst to me my manager gave it to a brand new employee because they complained. Seniority means nothing. So I left and went to work in a physicians office and per Human resources I would maintain my seniority. Not! It was like going to prison. Oh and the rules change daily to accommodate management.
Work mostly 7-7 more daylight as a lot of RNs like nights. Need extra money no extra time now with agency nurses
Rn Telementry (Current Employee) – Beaver, PA – August 27, 2018
On Telementry unit we have 4-5 pts . We do majority of medications at 8 am. So my first rounds usually for me take 1-2 hours as they call for pts to go to tests. I do full assessment in the pts. Then document and answer call lights as PCA has 10-15 pts depending on census . Then time for medications and dressing changes. There are many new graduate nurses starting and nurses with less than 5 years experience. Added now are 5 agency nurses.i do enjoy patient and family contact.
High Stress Level /Underappreciation shown towards staff.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Beaver, PA – August 16, 2018
Not enough staff. High stress level. Heartless management. However, the employees do their best under the circumstances that are thrust upon them. It's a shame because HVHS has the ability to be a leader in healthcare. Maybe they need some fresh management in there???? Management that cares??
Help Desk Specialist (Former Employee) – Beaver, PA – August 4, 2018
I always wanted to work for The Medical Center or Sewickley Hospital. Once I got a chance I took the first job offered to get my foot in the door. I was promoted quickly to Help Desk and it was great for about 5 years. But the IT dept had dramatic change in management and it became very challenging and eventually we were replaced with contractors and I got laid off. No loyalty -sacrificed quality for dollars
Med. Lab Tech (Current Employee) – Beaver, PA – July 16, 2018
Overworked, underpayed and understaffed. If you complain they threaten to outsource. The rare cost of living pay increases are canceled out by increased benefits cost . Seniority means nothing. Education means nothing. Uncertified people working due to shortages that management refuses to address.
Very fast paced job, must be inept with to maintaining your safety as well as others
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 2, 2018
Required to make face to face contact with individual who at times actively experience some form of psychosis, developing crisis intervention plans, collaboration with treatment team for difficult cases.
Registered Nurse- Critical Care (Current Employee) – Sewickley, PA – March 19, 2018
A typical community hospital. They used to compete with the city hospitals but that is no more. Management is fairly poor and most often times will not listen to staff. We are often short staffed during the winter months. Good benefits/insurance.
Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Sewickley, PA – March 15, 2018
When most of the night time staffing is agency compared to your regular staffing it's sad. The pcas are asked and begged to double every day as with the rns. Co workers are awesome between house keeping, pcas,rns,unit clerks and monitor techs. I would not recommend it to any friends of mine or family members.
Radiology (Current Employee) – Beaver – March 11, 2018
Wonderful skilled staff leaving at an alarming rate do to lead and middle management. Department leads do little to nothing to help with pt. load but expect you to bend over backwards for department all while they are busy sending emails about having too many towels in a room or an unapproved extra urinal. Constantly changing schedules because they are unable to fill positions as fast as resignations are flooding in. Leads are very unprofessional and demonstrate vindictive, secretive behavior, which has caused many skilled employees to leave.
Inconsistent schedule, gossiping unprofessional department leads, dictating lead behavior.
Administrative Technician (Former Employee) – Beaver, PA – February 21, 2018
I definitely had and still have mixed feelings about working at Heritage Valley. I gained a lot of experience, but the environment and management wasn't great. I was exposed to some things in the medical field that people can only dream about. There isn't much room for moving up the food chain.