Children's Hospital Colorado

www.childrenscolorado.org
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My best nursing experience to date after 15 years in the profession.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - RN in Aurora, CO
Current Employee - RN in Aurora, CO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Unique and complex learning experiences in one of the top rated hospitals in the nation. Many educational opportunities.The nursing staff and management are supportive. Training for new grads is superior with several months and levels of experience provided. Children's offers many opportunities for personal ownership of one's nursing practice. Staffing is usually pretty good and allows for time to spend educating and interacting with families. Interdisciplinary collaboration is generally respected and physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals work well together and seem to value each others' experience and knowledge. Overall, Children's Hospital has provided me with my most positive nursing experience after 15 years in the profession.

Cons

The new facility is out of the way and quite a commute for many employees. Inservices and competencies often require nurses to come in on their day off. Especially for those working the night shift, this can be extremely inconvenient, requiring one to give up sleep in order to make the commute in to 'learn' things that are often extremely basic and redundant and could be taught via the internet or at the bedside during a nurse's regular shift. Office politics and low morale have been an increasingly negative issue since the move to the new hospital. Office politics and popularity contests seem to have even influenced internal promotions, leading to the best and most loyal candidates being overlooked at times.

Advice to Management

Incorporate mandatory competencies and inservices with the employee's set schedule to avoid additional commuting and time on the clock.

Other Employee Reviews for Children's Hospital Colorado

  1. Clinical care excellent, Executive management practices ancient

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission, and care at all acuity levels is terrific - I would not take my child anywhere else. Passionate and talented clinical at nearly every level, across all service lines. Strong identity that the community loves.

    Cons

    Non-clinical executive management is rife with favoritism and unqualified leaders; very little communication down the ranks while worker bees' teams have been severely cut and managers expected to facilitate twice the amount of work with little guidance on strategy from above. Morale among non-clinical managent is at an all-time low. Gossip mill. Leadership at odds, not a cohesive unti. While the clinical care is progressive, the business end is akin to early 90s practices.


  2. Hospital

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Recommends

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Expertise, caring, senior leadership team

    Cons

    Meetings, work life balance, commute


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