Aurora Behavioral Health Care

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Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Great at First

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Teamwork, nurses help each other

    Cons

    Micro managed, scheduling was horrible

    Advice to Management

    Try new people, Arizona behavior health hire all the mangers thst get let go from other places


  2. Santa Rosa, CA location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well compared to other mental/behavioral health jobs. Benefits are about average. There are many good co-workers at Aurora's Santa Rosa site. Do your job well and you will not have any hassles. The Santa Rosa location is well maintained physically. The psychiatrists are typically very good and personable as are many of the other licensed professionals.

    Cons

    Perhaps because the Santa Rosa, CA site is "new" (operating about 2 years now) they have a very high turnover rate (really high - job openings seem to be occurring weekly). The management at this site has done little to nothing to build a positive employee community and develop a "teamwork" atmosphere and there is next to nothing for staff orientation and on-going staff development. My orientation was 8 hours. Although the company has a good mission statement and values they appear pretty much clueless or simply uninterested in developing a work community where employee's would want to go to work every day. Additionally, the focus is only on meeting basic standards of care, apparently to meet and keep the Joint Commission accreditation and maximizing 3rd party (health insurance) reimbursements. There is a definite hierarchy structure at work here, which is fine but does a disservice to employees and patients when there is not a "team" element in the Multidisciplinary Treatment Team approach. Management seems very removed from what it means to quality mental/behavioral health care and more focused on making a profit....if they could manage a balance between profit and developing a better work environment this would not be a bad place to work. In fact, if this were the case I'd still be working here! Because there is such a high turnover rate and staffing is kept to the minimum the quality of service and employee morale suffers.

    Advice to Management

    1. Provide on-going staff development and training. You have people at this site over-sharing about their personal lives with patients, etc. For the sake of patient and employee safety provide professional level crisis prevention/deescalation including appropriate use of physical restraint. 2. Hire more people so everyone does not feel like they are running around "putting out fires" even if you have to pay slightly less to accomplish this goal. Pulling people from one department/ward to staff shortages on others is a weekly if not daily occurrence. It does not have to be that way. 3. Seriously focus on building a community where people enjoy coming to work and aren't just punching the clock. 4. Create an environment where your employees and management can give and receive feedback without fear of negative repercussions.


  3. RN

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Great group of co-workers.

    Cons

    Seem to rotate through staff rather quickly. Too many full time employees leaving.


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  5. Unhealthy work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The employees try their best with what little resources and pay they are given.

    Cons

    Poor treatment of patients and employees. Tremendous turnover. Very low employee morale and pay.

    Advice to Management

    Need new CEO and CFO.


  6. very good employee teamwork

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Nurse in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Mental Health Nurse in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean and have enough supplies

    Cons

    Short staffing is dangerous, no kudos, concentration on small things like not taking enough time for lunch

    Advice to Management

    Relax on small stuff,chased away great staff,fired rest. Left with unsure nutrß S


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good job, lower end of pay range for job.

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist in Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist in Covina, CA

    I have been working at Aurora Behavioral Health Care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good hours. Overtime available if wanted. No need for a second job if working overtime. Stress very low for psych facility.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like management sees employees as numbers and is only really nice when they need something from you but pretty common for a corporate run facility.


  8. Helpful (2)

    I enjoyed work there very much but moved to the L.A. area.

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    Former Employee - Coder in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Coder in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You were pretty much your own boss.

    Cons

    Everyone is not a team player

    Advice to Management

    you shoudn't tell your employees all your business


  9. Helpful (1)

    Registered Nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees are very nice, but they are all too intimidated to stand up for their colleagues if there is a problem. Problems are rampant, but verbalizing the obvious and trying to initiate positive change is a losing battle. The status quo and appearances are all important, at the expense of creating an environment that encourages employee input without fear of retribution. The employees try their best to provide quality patient care, and most of them do an exemplary job.

    Cons

    From the top down (and I do mean from the TOP down), there is no support for employees, the training is not thorough, and if there's a problem, management believes in the "slash and burn" school of management. The turnover in some departments is legendary (utilization review comes to mind), and management doesn't seem to realize that employees need training and continued support. Ruling by threats and intimidation doesn't work, and there is no one to turn to if there are problems. Human Resources functions by intimidating, writing up, and firing people, thereby ensuring their sense of importance and their own job security.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to hire someone, give them adequate training and support them!!! Your job doesn't end with just hiring someone for a job. Those in upper management seem to be favored and coddled, but the rank and file live in fear that they will be targeted and blamed if there is a problem . Mr. CEO - please get some management training and learn to support ALL your employees and make sure that they are given thorough and adequate training. Ask for their feedback (what a concept!) Good CEOs don't live in an ivory tower!


  10. Helpful (3)

    Micromanaged and poor compensation

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    Former Employee - Professional
    Former Employee - Professional

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Provides potential for depth and breadth of experience for new grads and interns. Patients are treated respectfully. The MD team is outstanding and wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    The company is not interested in collaborative practice and do not provide an advanced practice environment for experienced clinicians. Very poor benefits and executive level controls clinical operations without the professional credential to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the Medical Director and clinical professionals to do their jobs and improve support to nursing staff including training and education on clinical competencies. Reduce workload of Social Services to improve patient treatment and continity of care.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Questionable safety and low morale

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care

    Pros

    There are many front line staff in all departments that are amazing to work with, though they are usually burnt out from the management system.

    Cons

    The administration and management micro-manage everything and worry only of the bottom-line. Poor health benefits, no matching 401K, high turnover and dissatisfaction, no room for advancement, lack of training, safety concerns on the floor with other employees that have not been given safety training, and no work-life balance because there is never enough staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so patients and staff can be safe and some of the great people there can actually be happy to go to work. More than 2 days of training would also help to stay safe and give patients better care.



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