I have been working at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital full-time for more than a year
Pros – stable employment with moderate to low pay.
Cons – Teaching hospital with too many residents with constant revolving rotations
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2013-08-22 07:35 PDT
I have been working at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Large regional teaching hospital with variety of career opportunities for new nurses.
Plenty of educational opportunities offered.
Cons – Pay scale is on the extreme low end of the profession for a 4-year degreed nurse and annual raises are a joke.
For the largest healthcare organization in the region, the health benefits offered are embarrassing.
Advice to Senior Management – There is a mass exodus of experienced staff (doctors, nurses, etc.) for a reason. Being one of the largest employers in southwest Virginia gives you the ability to dictate pay, quality of benefits and work-life balance, but ultimately employees will leave (or moral will suffer greatly) if they feel they are not being treated fairly.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-10-22 04:31 PDT
I worked at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital part-time for more than a year
Pros – I had the opportunity of working with many skilled, caring individuals.My position gave me an opportunity to offer compassion and care to people who were going through very traumatic times.
Cons – Disappointed that many of the doctors and nurses seemed indiffernt to the patients needs. Sometimes a patient would have to wait half an hour or more for a nurse to respond to the call button. Delay in patient care was often the result of paperwork logjams at shift changes. Best staff to work with were the ICU nurses on 9 South.
Advice to Senior Management – Remember that your patients are customers with medical needs. The patients should be your first and greatest concern. Attitude begins at the head and trickles down.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-03-08 10:43 PST
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I have been working at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Pros – I enjoy the people that I work with including the people who manage the department. The managers support your ideas and promote change. The facility itself is in great condition. There are also paramedics, CAs, and housekeeping as well which helps the nurses provide better care for their patient's.
Cons – The salary is low. Carilion offers very little money to their nurses. There is no benefit to staying for the long term. Often times nurses get their year or two of experience and then leave. This means the nurses that stay spend a lot of their time orienting new and very inexperienced nurses without being compensated.
Advice to Senior Management – I think if Carilion looked at how much it spends on orienting new nurses every year and then considered how much they are willing to pay their seasoned nurses they would find it makes way more sense to spend more money trying to keep the nurses they already have. In addition, inexperienced nurses also have the potential to lead to very expensive lawsuits. Nurses is SW VA get paid lower than nurses in any other area of VA and in my opinion that is nothing to be proud of.
2012-12-19 04:54 PST
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