Not a Long term place to work
Therapist (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – December 26, 2018
I wanted to be a PSJ lifer as I strongly believe in the services offered there and enjoyed working at the levels of care it offered. Unfortunately, the pace and workload coupled with lack of support from admin leads quickly to burnout. There is no electronic health record, so documentation is excessive as is the time that goes into writing and filing notes for every contact you make. Additionally, there is a ridiculous amount of redundant paperwork between RNs, therapists, and physicians which frustrates both patients and staff.
Admin seems more interested in reducing costs and making corporate happy rather than truly supporting their workers. The benefits are poor given there are no preferred providers in the area since PSJ is the only UHS facility around. There is poor recognition of employees' need for work/life balance here, which is one of many reasons for very high turnover of staff. While I am grateful for the clinical experiences here, it is definitely not set up nor supported to be a long term workplace for therapists/counselors.
Free supervision, free soda/coffee/tea, easy accumulation of hours for associate level practitioners, some flexibility in scheduling one's day
Frequently working in crisis mode, poor support, low recognition for contributions, poorly structured teams/roles, old building, no electronic health records (paper charts), excessive paperwork