Poor management, employees are expendable, no onboarding training.
ER-DSTL and Animal Aide (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – April 3, 2018
I was hired for a position that I was not qualified for. I was informed by one of the doctors that I worked with that the position traditionally required a minimum of three months of intensive training prior to starting - I received zero training. I was thrown to the wolves, but I managed to hold my own for approximately six months.
The staff is toxic. There are cliques, there is gossiping, there is backstabbing. They spend the majority of the day either talking about each other or talking about the clients. I have personally witnessed ER doctors making bets on how long it will take patients to die. Even the doctors hate each other and gossip about each other. It is a horrible environment to be stuck in.
People were constantly giving conflicting information to new hires - one person even told me that I shouldn't listen to my clinical managers because they have no idea what they're talking about. I would have someone tell me that I need to do something, and another person would tell me that it isn't my responsibility and I shouldn't be doing it. I'd have a person show me how to perform a task, and another person would tell me that I'm doing it incorrectly. The training of new staff is simply a nightmare and I can't even fathom how any new hires are expected to succeed in that type of environment.
The employee turnover rate is astounding. In six months, I saw easily a dozen or more people come and go - some new, some long term, all for the same reason; employees are treated as an expendable resource.
There is much to learn in the ER.
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