Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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    Middling Employment

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    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's fast paced and busy. You're never without something to do. There are plenty of opportunities for overtime and they are flexible with days off, schedule changes, and sick leave. In addition the training for your job is very good and you'll seldom be left wondering what to do as most staff members are knowledgeable and friendly with helping new team members. Overall an atmosphere of teamwork. Management will listen if you have an issue and for the most part try hard to solve problems that don't conflict with department policy.

    Cons

    The ability for promotion within the department is nearly nonexistent and schedules are seldom consistent due to high turnover. The job itself is very very stressful and people burnout fast. Due to this team members quit frequently and the staffing needs fluctuate. You can expect to work holidays due the facility being a full service hospital. In addition pay is not competitive with less stressful positions of similar skill level offered at different organizations. Management is prone to wasting their budget on equipment that doesn't work and wasting time enforcing policy which has nothing to do with making the department more efficient. They also grade you every month on your performance using a lot of arbitrary statistics which can be easily gamed once you know how they're measured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees better. The bottom line is that turnover is killing the department at all levels. You can't expect employees to complete more and more tasks and penalize them for failing but not reward them for succeeding. In addition you can't move goal posts and assume employees wont notice. It's pretty simple: treat employees ethically and reward them appropriately. Resources are wasted on solving problems that don't exist.

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    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It enabled me for personal growth, and promotions

    Cons

    Benefit package was very impressive.

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