Manager (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – March 22, 2018
I feel comfortable in my role but doesn't seem to have career advancement opportunities. There is frequent senior leadership turnover and no clear lines of duties. Senior nursing leadership is lacking in support.
Staff raffles,indoor games and group discussion with Continous Nursing Education
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 9, 2018
Annual luncheon for all staff and family in the city and amazement parks.Once two months Pot luck for amongst staff in the department, Hardest part of my Job was taking care of a patient under general Anaesthesia with Surgeons grampy about missing equipment
Free snacks by Surgeons and Nursing Department
Old and Poor marl functioning equipments/instrument intra operatively
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – November 23, 2017
my favorite part about working in this hospital is the people there. everyone is so nice. this job is awesome because your office is basically the entire hospital. you go all over the different towers and floors to retrieve your samples. everyone is so happy to help eachother at this place. highly, highly reccomend this place for work.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – June 18, 2017
I enjoyed working independently and being responsible for my own department. The hardest part of my job was the feeling of my department not being valued because it was not a "money maker", although it was very valued by the physicians and the patients. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping patients regain/maintain their health. I also enjoyed working with the hospice patient and family to develop their goals of care.
Evening Lead Sterile Processing Tech (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – June 14, 2017
most enjoyable part of the job is staff hardest part working during construction I learned how to be flexible in very trying situations I learned how to be a substitute manager on the fly I learned ho to make the best of a very difficult work environment during the 2 years of construction we have been going through.
Surgery Sales (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – April 18, 2017
Extreme pressure to meet numbers. HCA only cares about the bottom number. They pretend to care about patients but administration only cares about getting their large bonuses. The pressure starts from the top and falls on your head as a sales rep. The hospitals are conservative and are not conforming to the changes in health care as they make more profits on readmissions. The surgery sales role is very pressured with all responsibility falling on your shoulders. The CEO is not respectful and HCA has a high turn over rate. Very high.
Staff Nurse Women's Care (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – December 6, 2016
Very ill moms with never enough help. Manager believed in all RN staff but could have used CNA to take vitals, make beds etc.. due to our sick population. Charge nurses would tattle on staff instead of helping them out. Very inexperienced charge nurses. It is a for-profit hospital which means they are worried about he bottom dollar and not the patient. Nurses were made to punch out for lunch even if they worked thru lunch while charting and eating.
Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 23, 2016
You will be worked to death if you accept a job in the radiology department. Non-stop for 12hrs, you're lucky if you get a lunch break. No regard for your family/personal life. Compensation is minimal. No one cares if you're actually good at your job because it's all about numbers and patient satisfaction scores. Management exhibits extreme favoritism; advancement opportunities are non existent (except for the favorites)
Began as a great place to work but ended up being toxic
Administrative Assistant/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 10, 2016
When they started caring only about their bottom line and did anything to get rid of high producing employees is when PSL became a miserable place to work. Totally under staffed, they abused salaried workers and were utterly indifferent to their needs. Bullying environment.
HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK!!!! Understaffed all the time, which leads to overworked staff getting burnt out QUICK! This place is all about the money and NOT quality patient care. WORST place I have ever worked. Management is terrible, hiring non qualified people to be managers of departments is absurd.
RN, BSN (Former Employee) – Women's Care – February 26, 2016
I worked on the women's care unit and after 8 months I told the manager I rather work at McDonalds. Not enough staff, unsafe practices. Charge nurses who were inexperienced. Had to punch out for lunch but worked through it to be able to get out on time. Terrible place. Don't complain, or the "spies" will tell the manager.
No ancillary staff to help with pt care, inexperienced charge nurses. Manager who can't take hearing anything negative about the work load
Staff RN (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – February 16, 2016
Fact: This hospital is one of the lowest ranked hospitals in the Denver area. Patient safety means nothing to incompetent nurse managers. They staff the units according to a money-making "matrix" and throw the overburdened floor nurse under the bus when something goes wrong. And things go wrong a lot. It's a broken system. As a floor nurse, expect to use your hard-earned BSN constantly emptying trashcans and stocking supplies while monitoring EKGs and standing in the bathroom with patients, sometimes for hours. (Janitors and CNAs are quite sparse.) Coworkers can be nice, but you'll be singled out by managers if you don't keep your head down--way down--and smile, smile, smile.
If they are offering a sign-on bonus... there's a reason. Tragically incompetent orientation. Passive aggressive management. Poor compensation (those sign-on bonuses are coming from existing staff salaries). Very much a "blame the nurse" culture. The physicians aren't present on the floors. You will never be able to use your PTO.