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What is the work environment and culture like at Mount Sinai Health System?

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It used to be great until the new influx of young new RNs came to a unit like the ICU’s that are highly specialized. These young RNs luck experience and commit a lot of mistakes that are life threatening. Most of these nurses do not turn their patients every 2 hours, hence the pressure ulcer develops. They are on social media with their phones most of the time. Yes ,fast with documentation but very poor with actual nursing care. Some surgeons complain about their patient’s care that they do not want their post op taken cared of by a young so called “inexperienced” nurse. When it comes to assigning patients, the sickest one go to the most experienced nurse .
So, if you call this feeling being bullied because you came to a work place with inadequate experience, then do it. The preceptors May have played a big role into this failure to properly assimilate with the other staff. Preceptorship should only be given to trained individuals who have a complete knowledge and experience on the job. A nurse who just finished her orientation process have no business orienting a new nurse. That’s a way heading to failure and mistakes.

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Depending on where you work,the environment is toxic. Since coworkers are paid basically the same wage, employees use their seniority as a source of power and bully new hires either by not helping them or actually telling them to do it wrong. Most of the staff that were already employed there had limited education and felt threatened when the hospital began putting educational requirements on new hirers. They would actually set you up to fail. There is no training so the mistakes you make when you get hired are the same mistakes you’ll leave with. The supervisors micro manage, although they have no idea what the job entails and play employees against each other. They have favorites mostly based on racial preferences and would give them all the overtime. Staff will smile at you while twisting the knife in your heart. If you care about your patients, they’ll find a way to use that against you. The Union delegates are in bed with the management.

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Terrible place to work! No raises it’s a slave shop

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I love the diversity at Mount Sinai. I'm only two months in and the smiles and good morning and good evenings are pleasant. I float through the hospital and what I can see is that the ED should be expanded. Private room or section for 1:1 there. Other than that it's like a city inside of a building you have to learn every corner,street avenue as in a hospital every unit every floor and as much personal as possible. The first month was crazy for me but gradually you find a safe haven and start feeling fitting in. I love all the perks of being an employees to.. free yoga, mediation discounted tickets. list goes on #takeadvantage

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It's a very challenging environment especially when you have three and four people sardined into a room meant for one pt ...Ideals are unrealistic and there is great chances of contracting Mrsa with the proximity of contact rooms ...The work environment flows as there is a high turnover and people do their tasks almost in rhythm...For most people it's just a paycheck.....It's a great starter for new nurses to get experience and then sadly leave it....What that place need is life and laughter ....Not robotic movements...

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It's a very friendly place to work

Answered - Health Information technician (Current Employee) - Chicago, IL

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It is a medical institution with it's own unique culture. patient driven.

Answered - Advanced Steam Operator (Former Employee) - New York, NY 10029

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The work environment and culture are heading in the right direction

Answered - Operations Manager (Former Employee) - New York, NY

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The mgr was from an outside consulting company. She micro managed and had no people skills. The 2 permanent employees did not respect her.

Answered - Contract - Wayne Perry & Associates (Former Employee) - Chicago, IL

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