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The Morale is down to the ground

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Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Pros

The salaries are competitive with the rest of the Bay Area hospitals. It is a place of diversity, we serve people from every background, culture and language.

Cons

Management approach has changed to a punitive one in the last year. Many nurses have left and currently are looking for jobs because it seems the company is trying to push people out. They are trying to save as much money as possible, but this is affective patient care, which contradicts what their statements.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to what your employees are telling you. They are the most important area to increase patient satisfaction, but they also need to be happy and satisfy to work for your hospital

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  1. Management is sucking all my self sustaining job satisfaction out of my soul

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    Current Employee - Recovery Counselor in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Recovery Counselor in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

    Pros

    The kids
    The organization is small, and for the most part coworkers in all the departments know each other and get along well
    The benefits -- PTO and healthcare -- are pretty amazing
    Some of the shift leaders are pretty amazing people.

    Cons

    Management lacks compassion (of any kind)
    The people at "the bottom" (ie people who work on the floor full time with the kids) have the most difficult job, the least recognition, the lowest pay and a high level of accountability that doesn't match up with the job, experience or pay level
    Poor to mediocre training
    Poor exchange of information pertaining to the clients
    Nonexistent positive feedback on your work, unless you have a conscientious supervisor or co-RCs
    Fear of getting fired for stupid reasons
    I get the distinct feeling that they're sexist
    You often find yourself wondering... Are we really doing all we can to treat these kids, or are we appeasing them to keep them in the building to keep the cash flowing...?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am made well aware when I've messed up- can we figure out a way to validate good, hard work?
    If your RC's are satisfied with their jobs and feel good about the work they do, they will work so much harder on the floor and will improve the quality of life and the quality of treatment for the kids and hopefully you won't have to pander to their non-treatment related, materialistic needs

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  2. Review of ABSMC

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    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

    Pros

    A good mix of professionals. The treatment to patients overall is fair. The work is interesting and satisfying. I like that we take all insurances. This complicates length of stays since they are grouped together. The load on RN's is greater than ever and that has a domino effect on the quality of care. That element seems to be widespread and is disheartening.

    Cons

    health care business in general. Change is a constant and the change visible is all about tightening money/spending and less on quality of care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the amount of flexibility among departments for greater cross training, skill building, networking, advancement.

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