Great for part time staff, brutal for full time
Mental Health Specialist III (Current Employee) – Anchorage, AK – September 25, 2018
All buildings within UHS are different-
As a floor manager, part time employees have better perks than full time where I was. Most employees have access to virtually unlimited overtime throughout year. Pool staff get to pick and choose when they want to work, and are still eligible for overtime if you get called in. Many staff bump down to pool or just 32 hours per week, with the expectation they will get more hours.
With a Master's degree and 2 years experience, I received $23 per hour. It doesn't get much higher than that, even for those floor staff who are licensed and have been there for longer.
Management is laughably terrible. They actually have incentives to see that you do not get a raise. (for profit company)
In the battle of treatment v.s budget, budget always wins at UHS. Patients are constantly neglected from both clinical therapists and floor staff. Upper management here is a nightmare, and they never try and retain good staff or nurses. Two of the evening managers are blatantly creeping on the female patients, one of which has been there for 15+years.
If you are a therapist, or other salaried clinician, expect to work 60+ hours per week. Average therapist turnover at my location was less than 1 year. Burnout rate is high.
I did not have a good experience at my location. I will say that very few people here love their job. Most tolerate until they find something better.
Flexible schedule, especially for part time employees
Poor management, difficult to get time off, no holidays off