Upstate is the most toxic work environment i've ever seen. There is a huge disconnect between management and staff.
And regular staff in general (I'm a traveler), I feel so bad for. They have a list of people they go through for people to get mandated and if you're at the top, you get mandated, and it happens almost regularly.
I've also never seen a Respiratory department where the morale is so low....other reviewers are not kidding.
And to put this in percpective, there are more travelers and RT's with less than a year of experience than regular staff. They consistently have to rely on travelers.
As far of the work itself, there are 5 critical care areas including, MICU, Neuro ICU, SICU, and a CVICU. There are no therapist driven protocols and everything there is very task orientated. It's NOT a progressive department in away shape or form.