Sinking ship, do more with less!
Nurse (Current Employee) – Worcester, MA – February 26, 2018
This used to be a great place to work where it felt like we were making a difference in people's lives and were effective as nurses in the healthcare world. In the last six months alone we have had our annual pay raise potential docked by 50%, health insurance costs have skyrocketed and the agency expects all employees to wear expensive branded logo wear that we are expected to purchase on our own dime. The caseloads are too large and too acute, and spanning larger and larger territories daily. The nurses and therapists are quite literally spread across the state of Massachusetts like butter spread too far and too thin across bread. Any semblance of work/life balance that once existed has since vanished for most if not all clinicians. Management is grasping at straws to keep their heads above water, hiring specialists to micromanage clinicians relentlessly instead of just letting us do our jobs and help people. The clerical tasks bestowed upon field clinicians has multiplied tenfold over the last year alone, and continues to grow daily. This of course leaves even less time for evidence based patient focused care, and that means patient rehospitalization rates are climbing. All of these things combined are rendering the staff at VNA Care impotent as healthcare providers and are destroying the quality of a company that many people were once proud to be a part of.
Burnout, no work/life balance, benefits and pay being minimized, ineffective management