The Children's Hospital

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My best nursing experience to date after 15 years in the profession.

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - RN  in  Aurora, CO
Current Employee - RN in Aurora, CO

Pros

Unique and complex learning experiences in one of the top rated hospitals in the nation. Many educational opportunities.The nursing staff and management are supportive. Training for new grads is superior with several months and levels of experience provided. Children's offers many opportunities for personal ownership of one's nursing practice. Staffing is usually pretty good and allows for time to spend educating and interacting with families. Interdisciplinary collaboration is generally respected and physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals work well together and seem to value each others' experience and knowledge. Overall, Children's Hospital has provided me with my most positive nursing experience after 15 years in the profession.

Cons

The new facility is out of the way and quite a commute for many employees. Inservices and competencies often require nurses to come in on their day off. Especially for those working the night shift, this can be extremely inconvenient, requiring one to give up sleep in order to make the commute in to 'learn' things that are often extremely basic and redundant and could be taught via the internet or at the bedside during a nurse's regular shift. Office politics and low morale have been an increasingly negative issue since the move to the new hospital. Office politics and popularity contests seem to have even influenced internal promotions, leading to the best and most loyal candidates being overlooked at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Incorporate mandatory competencies and inservices with the employee's set schedule to avoid additional commuting and time on the clock.

Recommends
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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    The most frustrating and disappointing place I have ever worked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Network Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Network Engineer in Denver, CO

    Pros

    If altruism and a sense of doing something good for your community is important to you in a career then The Children's Hospital is an excellent place to work. Additionally, the hospital does do a good job promoting a work life balance for all of it's employees.

    Cons

    Senior management does a poor job of understanding IT. Internal promotion is almost non-existent. Seniority is valued to highly; I worked with dozens of people who were unqualified to perform their jobs and had held the same position for ten or more years. The hiring practices in senior management are questionable at best. On more than one occasion an unqualified senior manager was replaced with a less qualified senior manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to take advice from your staff. The people who work day to day with your patients and support structure often have a much better idea of what they need to improve their work environment and the service to your patience than you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Leadership accountability, communication opportunities with front line staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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