- HCA Northcypress10.Jan 2020
They hire mostly immigrants, that most people can not understand and then they get mad that the patient can’t understand them. They do this because it is cheaper. I have nothing against immigrants and them trying to better themselves but don’t get mad when someone asked you repeatedly to tell them again.
Support from management
If you have a problem with the manager of your department and try to seek other people above them then you are wrong
Right, teamwork? That’s nonexistent except in the ER and that’s only because they didn’t sack most of them.
Freedom to work independently
I work independently all the time but that is due to being understaffed. And if you are crazy busy you have no support and sometimes errors in charting happens because you don’t have a minute to sit down. Some days I don’t get lunch but they sure pull it out of my hours
They wait until the last moment to tell anyone what is going on.
Mostly females, but more males are starting to come in. It’s nice to have a male help move a 300+ patient
Attitude towards older colleagues
I give them my respect, but the company doesn’t, once they took over they got rid of the older people to bring in straight from school nurses that need the guidance and support of these seasoned workers. But newer nurses are cheaper
There is no where to go in my department. I’ve asked about ojt training as most of our non hca hospitals provide it, but hca will not do ojt. Even knowing they have needs in certain departments and I have needs to be able to get more time they will not train unless you are a transporter
Overall compensation for your work
With oncall pay I make a decent amount. Our bonuses include a point system and those points can be used to purchase uniforms, that’s about it. And half the time I’m promised points for my work ethics but never receive them because our department head only has so many to give out and she uses them on her favorite department. I think it’s ridiculous to put a cap on the number of points the department head receives because she is over 4 departments, if it were just one department then ok put a cap on it.
Office / Work Environment
The people I work with are the kind that don’t let outsiders into their click, if you try to talk to them you are either ignored or talked over.
Finally something positive, I’ve been asking about recycling because we use a ton of paper and bottles, cans. They brought in recycling for the cans and bottles I just wish they would incorporate paper recycling. We also received new ergonomically chairs, which we needed desperately.
If you are on call and someone needs that day off, not a call in for being sick. Then you have to take their shift. On top of that they don’t give you enough hours to cover employee benefits so you use pto to make up for the hours they don’t give you
That’s just it, they are more worried about their image than the employees or patients
None whatsoever ever. They flex us between 3-5 hours, how are you supposed to live on 3-5 hours a day? 2-3 days a week. I was hired prior to it becoming hca and was promised a minimum of 24 hrs a week. Now I’m lucky if I get that in a month, believe me I’m looking for another job that is not hca
I’d say it’s fair for the patients, but not for the employees, we have about 15 employee handicapped parking spots, but then you have to walk 1/2 a mile to get in the building. Then the building really is a maze and you can walk in circles trying to figure out where you need to go, I’m always willing to help patients or people that seem lost or ask for directions
Usually quick to clean up spills or vomit. Fix broken wires.
Bored out of my mind, because it seems like I get my work done faster than anyone else
Inclusive / Diverse
You will constantly see staff rolling their eyes because some other department is calling to complain. They don’t consider you have a job, just as much as they do.
Suggestions for improvement
- Stop spending money on decor and spend it on upgrading equipment or your employees
What I like about the company
At the moment, just that it is close to home
What I dislike about the company
Management, the way they play departments against each other, no one takes responsibility for things falling through the cracks even if it is brought to their attention
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHCA Northcypress
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee