HCA is a For Profit Enterprise. Nurses are waay overworked, in an effort to maximize the bottom line..unsafe pt/RN ratio
What I like
The opportunity for a good income is very possible, overtime is easy to get, due to short staffing much of the time.
What I dislike
New nurses are rarely given constructive criticism, due to the highly sensitive nature of the millennial generation. In an effort to avoid holding individuals accountable, things are overlooked, ignored, or simply not addressed at all. Money is spent on things that are extremely underutilized. Teaching tablets in patient rooms have no Spanish Speaking Option. All of the discharge paperwork is also English, with no Spanish speaking printable option. Patients and family members get little to no rest, due to the constant interruption by hospital employees all day long. Dietary is in and out.of rooms upwards of 12 times a day, housekeeping knocks on each door several times a day, hourly rounding, leadership rounds, hearing screen, photographer, nursing staff, and Doctors floating in and out make.it virtually impossible for pts to rest. Our floor consists of new mother's and babies... many of which are exhausted from many hours of labor and/or having had a C-section. The inability to rest interferes with breast feeding, overall wellbeing, and many times causes the mother and/or father to have an all out meltdown, due to sheer exhaustion
Suggestions for improvement
Lower nurse/patient ratio, callback pay, reprioritize true patient care, making it department specific..( hourly rounding is appropriate for patients on a medical floor, but constant traffic in and out of mother/baby rooms is frustrating for the patients, and prevents them from resting.)Spanish speaking options should be available to patients that are Spanish Speaking only, and/or prefer Spanish documents. An on-site gym/ workout room would be great. Better/ healthier good options for staff
Inclusive / Diverse
Not so much
Office / Work Environment
The computers are very old, chairs not ergonomic, rooms too crowded, not separate spaces in rooms for staff to wash hands,
New nurses have less and less training, no experience, and most have millennial mentality..... incapable of accepting constructive criticism.
It's close to where I live
Way too many unrealistic expectations