Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital

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Excellent Place to Work

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Current Employee - Staff Nurse  in  Towson, MD
Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Towson, MD

I have been working at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital

Pros

Progressive and personal development is encouraged

Cons

Sometimes, working in psychiatry itself can be challenging

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work, free turkey for employees who work on thanksgiving

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    They say you really know how the employer treats their employees once you give your 2-weeks notice....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital

    Pros

    Easy-job if you just want a job, not a career. Good as a stepping stone, fresh out of H.S. or college. Supposed to be the best in it's field.

    Cons

    An distrustful environment of ladder climbers, back-stabbers and incompetent employees. Many of these "problem makers" have been there for 10-30 years. Lay-offs have been occurring for the past 4-years. Low-salary is understood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ongoing training, education, and review of managers' job performances;
    Implement some system of professional review and accountability of doctors with regard to how they comport themselves with patients and fellow staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    If You Love Psychiatry, You'd Be Crazy Not to Work Here!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD

    I worked at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sheppard Pratt (Towson Campus) has a wide variety of patient units, from Child to Geriatric, from Affective Disorders to Psychotic Disorders, from Eating Disorders to Addiction issues. The hospital is well-managed; benefits are generous; pay is about average, but the benefits package more than makes up for this. Nurses are appreciated; Mental Health Workers are kept very busy. Sheppard Pratt has a very comprehensive Residency program for doctors -- Residents get a very thorough education if they can survive the four years of training. The majority of Attending Psychiatrists are highly experienced. The Department of Medicine is adequate. The ECT program is well-run, well-staffed and produces excellent results for patients.

    Cons

    Because of fairly recent health laws and regulations, Sheppard Pratt can be a dangerous place to work due to the patient populations it is obligated to accept. However, during staff orientation and recurring throughout one's career at Sheppard, staff receives training on how to handle difficult situations. Unfortunately, due to recent budget constraints, the hospital has been forced to trim its Department of Education. Additionally, there is a pervasive in-house philosophy (the "Sheppard Way") such that change in policy/procedure does not come easily, despite well-meaning, well-intentioned staff suggestions and this can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice would be that Management attempt to improve on nurturing its highly-skilled nurses, mental health workers, social workers and ancillary staff in a concerted effort to retain these excellent employees.

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