I never thought a hospital could be so mismanaged...
Mental Health Associate (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – December 29, 2018
Over the past four months I have been exposed to some very intelligent nursing staff, however they were quickly overburdened by the lack of team work and dedication that should be contributed by their aids. Constant call-offs, no-call no-shows, and simple lack of staff make this mental health unit a very unsafe place for both patients and staff.
Lack of communication between management and nursing staff also make your daily tasks like a scavenger hunt; you won’t receive all the information on say, an updated behavioral plan, or a room change, you need to figure it out for yourself. In addition, when you do receive feedback you will be talked down to.
Having worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit for 3 years, this hospital came as a complete shock. I would not recommend any hard working, dedicated, or skilled individual apply here. What you will see will only break your heart.
Unsafe work environment, Lack of communication, Lack of personnel management