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Current Employee - Registered Nurse in El Paso, TX
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in El Paso, TX

I have been working at Sierra Medical Center

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Pros

The hospital is large enough to offer complete healthcare services, but not so large that the employees don't know each other. The CEO is concerned enough about employee satisfaction that he holds employee forums and employees are encouraged to attend and participate in. All concerns, issues, questions etc. are addressed and followed through on. As for the nursing department, there is a career ladder which allows nurses to advance their salaries based on their involvement in and out of the hospital, amount of education and experience, certifications, committees, preceptorship etc. Employee empowerment is encouraged, for example each unit has a unit board in which the staff is able to identify and solve issues for patient care improvements which works best for their own unit.

Cons

At present, there is a large nursing shortage on many units. Despite the shortage, Tenet has built another hospital on the east side of town, which in essence has diluted the nursing staff even further. Furthermore, within Sierra Medical Hospital itself, they have "opened" a new unit...as to how they expect to staff that unit when all other already present units cannot adequately staff themselves makes no sense whatsoever. Certain cuts have been made in the hospital which used to be quite useful such as the loss of a Diabetic Instructor, use of transporters/couriers to take lab specimens, pick up and deliver blood products to units etc, which has now fallen on the already overburdened nurses.

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  1. Postive experience great coworkers

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Sierra Medical Center

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, staff friendly, able to take off easy.

    Cons

    Some managers have no knowledge of their profession

    Advice to Management

    Screen employees before hiring


  2. Great people in the OR, but too much call

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very friendly people, willing to teach new hires and fresh graduates or RNs with no area experience

    Cons

    Understaffed and too much workload


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