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Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse

I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

Pros

Small facility, caring and outstanding CNAs, residents that become like family to you

Cons

'Fortune 500 company' but pay is low, workload is impossible, 1 nurse for a 30+-bed floor of long term residents and short term/rehab patients, frequent call-outs and turn-over, cutting staff, only concerned with money, no respect of staff privacy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you are in a business that takes care of people, then PEOPLE should be your bottom line, not your executive bonuses and how much money you can cut from hard-working people to satisfy your "budget". The staff nurses and aides that take care of your money-making patients are killing themselves trying to get the impossible workload done in a shift. This was once a very highly spoken of facility, and now it is going downhill because the focus is dollars. Stop cutting staff. Some short -term patients are very demanding, time-consuming, and more complex all the time; then you have your long-term demented, wandering, fall-risk residents that need constant supervision as well. A staff of 1 nurse and 1 or 2 aides for a floor of 30+ patients/residents can not do it all. It is not possible to provide any kind of proper care with that ratio.
Ever see that show, "Undercover Boss'? I wish the head honchos at Kindred could spend a week trying to do my job, (or anyone's that actually works the floor). You wouldn't last one day.

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    It was a Job....and gave some expierience to prepare me for the job I have now

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    Former Employee - Radiology Technologist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Radiology Technologist in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Kindred Healthcare as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was able to work independently
    Most of the staff was nice
    Leadership was fair

    Cons

    Inquired about the open part time position and was told I didnt have enough expierience however they wanted me to work per diem and do full time hours but not pay benefits
    Had to often cover call for up to two weeks straight with no breaks because other "Techs" didnt want to do it.
    Some of the staff took no pride in thier work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful job, supply issues, poor management all around

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Get to see patients improve and even go home
    Good variety of technical skill practice
    3-4$ Shift differentials from 1500-0700 and 3$ weekend all shifts
    Working with many other new grads

    Cons

    Management is very out of touch
    Little culture of holding the individual responsible for a repeat offense
    Short staffed
    Always out of or about to be out of key supplies (wound dressings, adult wipes, miralax are common)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words, be role models and moral and performance will improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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