Larkin Community Hospital

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Larkin is a growing private hospital that has alot to offer, but lacks professionalism and serious pay

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Current Employee - Coordinator in Miami, FL
Current Employee - Coordinator in Miami, FL

I have been working at Larkin Community Hospital full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

career growth opportunities, expanding organization, and good place to start in the healthcare field for experience

Cons

low wages, can have an unprofessional environment, and human resources department is very unorganized.

Advice to Management

organization, quality, competitive wages, and employee satisfaction are key to your success.

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  1. New and growing program

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    Current Employee - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Larkin Community Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    New opportunities, flexibility, good hours. Excellent educational opportunities. Some rotations have great hours. New advanced center for orthopedics has great facilities for GME.

    Cons

    Poor annual compensation in an expensive city. Flaws in new program. Poor facilities. Some rotations have hours that are too long. Resident lounge too small.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency with financial reporting.


  2. If you value your RN license, do not work here.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Larkin Community Hospital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro is that since nobody cares about the majority of the psychiatric and/or elderly patients, a new nurse has more slack to make mistakes without anyone reprimanding them. Management either won't notice, or won't care if they do notice.....unless TJC is around. It's a good place to learn how to be a nurse if you're new to the industry. If you can work here, you can work anywhere. Also, your coworkers will be very helpful if you work nights. If you work days, it's every man for himself. They're just too busy.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? The Pro listed above is a Con for any potential patient. If you have a choice, do not come here. There are no private rooms, so you may be sharing a dirty room with a psych patient that likes to paint the walls with bodily fluids. Since it's a small hospital, they will cohort ANY patients for the sake of bringing someone else up from the ER, even a dirty room with only new bed linens and the tables wiped down with Purell (no housekeeping at night). I've even seen them cohort a patient on Droplet precautions with a regular patient, at the Manager's request. Yeah. Infection control does not exist. For employees: 1) Nobody will care about you. You will be short-staffed, receive minimal training even as a new grad, and be slammed with an unsafe load almost from day 1. Up to 10 med-surg/tele patients if they are really busy and they don't call anyone in to help. However, God forbid you forget to complete the smallest task. They will threaten to write you up-no qualms about it. CNAs also get slammed, complain (with good reason) and nothing gets done. 2) Management, if you can call it that, is inexperienced and ineffective. To their credit, they pretty much have no say in what happens on their respective floors. They are just there to put out fires, listen to everyone's complaints, and write people up. They are not given autonomy to make decisions without the approval of the CNO, who is so far removed from everything that goes on the floor, that I don't think she even knows the gravity of the situation. 3) Everything is dirty. We have to reuse BP cuffs used on pt's on contact isolation because disposable ones are "too expensive". They tell us to clean them with the disinfectant spray, but the cuffs are a porous cloth material and will never dry if we do that. So C-diff for all!! No housekeeping at night, so the nurses and CNAs have to "clean" the rooms. Yeah right. Also, the plasticware we give pt's to eat their meals is not individually wrapped. Individual spoons are stocked in a bin that everyone puts their dirty hands into. It's disgusting the things you find in there. Need a fork and knife to cut that chicken breast? Yeah, you'll have to call the kitchen for that. They'll bring it up to you in an hour, if they don't forget. 4) No place to eat, no nurse's lounge, and cafeteria closes ridiculously early, like 4 or 5pm. It's really embarrassing having to tell a pt's family member that. There is no space for anything. 5) No space to document during the day shift when there are 100 residents and medical students crowding the computers. And since we're just nurses, who cares. They tell us to document on the computers in the patients' rooms, but these computers rarely function. Even if they did, whoever decided on the place to permanently affix the workstations must've been 4 ft tall. If you stand, the computer is too low. If you sit, the computer is too high. Absolutely no planning goes into anything they do at this place. 6) Favoritism runs rampant. The "special" nurses that whine and complain only get 5 stable, oriented pts, while everyone else gets stuck with 7-8 in varying conditions. There is also a major disparity in the way nurses and most importantly, PATIENTS, are treated on the different med-surg floors. They admittedly send the new and lazy staff members to one floor, then wonder why that floor has more issues. Hmmmmm well, doesn't take a genius to figure that one out. They expect magnet-level service with close to zero resources. Can't have it all. 7) Residents residents everywhere! Most of them are lost in this world. Poor things. It's really unsafe. 8) Everyone is so LOUD!! They just don't understand that people are sick, sleeping, and 10 feet away. They all come to the nurse's station to talk, scream down the hall, and have no regard for patients' comfort. If you tell them something, they get offended. I would be here until the end of eternity if I kept writing. If you're a new nurse and nobody else will hire you, go ahead and apply. Work here for a year until another hospital picks you up. That's what I did, and that's what most do.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice here would fall on deaf ears. Wait until someone reports this dump to TJC, OSHA, or any agency willing to listen. This hospital is going the same route as Metropolitan.


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