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I worked direct patient care as a Nursing Care Partner (basically a Nurses Aide with more training and responsibilities)

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Former Employee - Nursing Care Partner  in  Norfolk, VA
Former Employee - Nursing Care Partner in Norfolk, VA

I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Excellent benefits: has a 403b plan versus a 401k, so you can put away about 3x more for retirement; healthcare plan is better than many of the other employers in the area.

Cons

Direct patient care works on a "grid system" X# of patients requires Y# of Care Partners and Nurses, unfortunately, whoever came up with this system obviously never worked as a patient care provider because the ratio of patients to providers is too high for safe patient care.

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Hire more NCP's and Nurses, especially LPN's (an LPN gives the same level of care [except for supervisory functions] for a lower cost than an RN).

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    As a Male Nurse, I expected problems from a female dominated work force. I was so wrong!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Comraderie (not sure of spelling) with all staff, physician's, PA's, NP/s, RN, LPN, all staff. I never should have left SNGH. I really enjoyed working on the Mental Health Unit. MAB

    Cons

    non smoking facility. No areas assigned to accomodate staff that do smoke.

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    It would be nice if the senior person on campus could walk thru the halls and units and give praise where is due! Schedule is usually fast and we work so hard we forget how easy it is to compliment someone performing their job. Everyone deserves credit where due!

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    It is good place to work.

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    Current Employee - RN Med/Surg  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - RN Med/Surg in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Management works with you when it comes to your schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't know is coming thru the door.

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    Keep listening to your staff in order to create and main taint a great work atmosphere.

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