- Lake Cumberland Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine15.Dec 2015
Support from management
No support at all. This was the problem with the facility.
The people there when I was there did not work together. They did things together (2 of them) and excluded helping me, causing me to injure myself on more than 1 occasion.
Freedom to work independently
I was given the most difficult, obese, patients and had to take patients through lunch while the others ate together 80% of the time.
I was not included in most in service meetings, causing me to have to learn the products from the other 2 nurses second hand. It was frustrating.
I'll leave my real comment off of here but they have issues to work through when it comes to choosing male vs female employees and the way they treat them.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Minimal appreciation and support. Myself and the other nurses floating to help out all left there for similar reasons. You have to fit into their click to make it work. They don't divide the work up evenly, they have meetings about work and patients and didn't include myself or the other nurses most of the time.
No room for advancement or raises there. They're owned by the hospital and rarely get a raise. Maybe once every 4 years.
Office / Work Environment
Dirty but it's wound care.
75% of the time...no. training is a definite no and as far as gowns and gloves etc they are technically supposed to wear gowns when in contact with infected wounds which 99% of them are. When patients repeatedly get offended because you've gowned up and the other nurse didn't then there's an obvious issue. You can constantly explain to the patients why you are required to do so and that opens another can of worms..."I wonder if she just came in here from someone else's room without wearing a gown and touched me and gave me something". It's a difficult situation to be in all day long.
Suggestions for improvement
- Take care of the employees. Even if you don't go out of your way to make them feel appreciated at least make sure their pay is correct, they get a lunch break and other breaks as listed in the policy, and don't exclude certain employees from training and meetings when it's a necessary requirement to ensure the clinic continues to improve.
What I like about the company
The work itself was interesting and the patients were usually thankful and appreciative of their progress and in turn thanked you. The hours were good most of the time also.
What I dislike about the company
Management was the absolute worst there than anywhere. Not getting paid correctly and having to wait over 2 paychecks to make up for pay was ridiculous and ultimately why I was offered a job by another manager after hearing the situation in the HR department for the 4th time in a year.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyLake Cumberland Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014