From first to worst in less than a year. Toxic environment.
Flight RN (Former Employee) – Arizona – January 16, 2019
Hired for one location, moved to another. Training is so-so. No assigned preceptor or FTO, bounced from base to base with different preceptors with different expectations. Turnover after the CEO’s grand plan to revamp schedules has led to a mass exodus of ataff, including educators and preceptors. Those that remain are exhausted from constantly dealing with new staff. Orientation is supposed to include at least two prep days for final “board” group scenario evaluations with educators. We received no prep days.
Questions about clinical guidelines, etc are viewed as arguments. Cliques amongst the few experienced staff left, be ready for gossip and criticism behind your back. Some educators and clinical leadership will belittle and attempt to humiliate new staff, becoming angry and perceiving any question as a challenge. Having worked in this business prior to working for PHI/Air Evac I can say that the proud reputation management touts is a thing of the past. Read reviews for PHI Air Medical and note the precipitous drop in ratings after the fall, 2017 changes, including up to 72 hour weeks and salary, not hourly compensation, which works out to several dollars an hour less than the company quotes you when overtime, etc is taken into consideration.
If you’re considering applying, wait to see who ends up buying air medical, as the company is exploring options to pay down hundreds of millions of dollars in debt saddling parent company PHI Inc.
The company invests heavily in safety.
Culture, schedule, pay (lower per-shift after change to salary). Discontent and unhappiness is baseline for staff.