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I was a Patient care technician

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Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Bridgeport, CT
Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Bridgeport, CT

I worked at Bridgeport Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

I had 5 weeks of vacation and the health benefits are good.

Cons

It is now run like a business. All about how they can save dime.

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  1. RN ER and Stepdown

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    Former Contractor - RN ER and Stepdown Contract in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Contractor - RN ER and Stepdown Contract in Bridgeport, CT

    I worked at Bridgeport Hospital as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people great place to work. ER very organized. Stepdown best place to work!

    Cons

    Couldn't transfer to FT but I loved working there.

    Advice to Management

    Pay just a little more


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    Registered Nurse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgeport Hospital

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

    Pros

    They are renovating and making the first floor and front of the hospital nicer. There are many caring individuals who work here and who really want to give excellent care.

    Cons

    The new CEO has made everyone afraid of losing their jobs. They care more about the bottom line $$$ than the patient. They would rather put money into extravagant things like a fountain in the front of the building and not into staffing or upgrading the patient rooms. The rooms are too small and very old. The heat doesn't always work well and in many rooms you can't get hot water!!! They make the staff work at such break-neck speed that they can hardly think straight some days. They keep adding task after task for the nurses to do, but are not really concerned how you will accomplish this. So many employees, especially nurses, don't get to take a break or go to lunch. They also seem to tolerate a climate where nurse managers bully their staff and play favorites. It contributes to an atmosphere of people who are back stabbing. Not a good work environment. They are now instituting a policy where you can't be sick for fear of getting fired. You have sick time but are afraid to use any of it. This will be very discriminatory to young women especially, who might not be able to get a babysitter for a sick child. It will also make employees just come to work being sick so they don't risk their job!!! These are just a few examples.

    Advice to Management

    Change your Nurse/staff to Patient ratio. Take staffing acuity into account when you staff. Get a bigger float pool so your nurses never have to work, short staffed. The patients do notice this. Do a better job (on a daily basis) to make the staff feel satisfied, because it will save money in the long run if you can reduce your staff turnover. I'm sure training new staff costs a lot of money. Maybe you could use the money you would be saving to increase this staff/patient ratio and it wouldn't cost you additional money. Try institute a policy that the staff actually leave the floor and eat in the cafeteria. By law, they should be allowed to do this. Treat your employees with respect and give them holiday, vacation and sick time as one lump Paid Time Off. I think that people will be less apt to abuse sick time and the ones who really need it won't feel like they are being treated like children. If you are requiring the current nurses to get their Bachelors Degree, your school of nursing should probably be a Bachelors program. You could then allow your nurses to take their courses right at the hospital at a reduced cost. Many nurses can't afford to go back to school and this presents a major hardship for them. During this time of transition, I think that the hospital should try to facilitate this.


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