University of New Mexico Hospital

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Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Albuquerque, NM
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Albuquerque, NM

I worked at University of New Mexico Hospital full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

great coworkers; good teamwork; dedicated to the health and welfare of the patients; worked in two different departments there; learned many things and software programs. Still the best hospital system in the city. Only Level 1 Trauma Center for the entire state of New Mexico!

Cons

sometimes too top heavy in administration; pay freezes in bad economy; still has bad reputation with the public; some of the units still show wear and tear from their age.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get out among the employees more and not in a suit. Get a feel for the pulse of the organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of New Mexico Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and people, made many friends

    Cons

    Dictatorial, unethical Director who will do anything to make a person he doesn't like look bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When are you going to wake up?

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    Intimidating and dangerous for medical practitioners

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    Current Employee - Advanced Practice Provider  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Advanced Practice Provider in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at University of New Mexico Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will see a wide variety of cases in Primary Care. They are often interesting and if you enjoy internal medicine, this is a good place to get started. They have a consult line open 24 hours a day. Most of the specialists are excellent and take call with enthusiasm and professionalism. Sure, a few specialists are dreadful but most Primary Care practitioners like the PALS system.

    Cons

    These are numerous. The biggest problem at UNM clinics is the practice of prescribing narcotics and benzos without proper medical management. Management intimidates and bullies practitioners (new NPs and PAs) into writing prescriptions in dangerous situations. Practitioners are forbidden to exercise judgment and perform evaluations prior to making medical decisions to prescribe narcotics and benzos. Bottom line : If you want to keep working there, you must write a prescription for anything demanded by any new patient who walks in the door. Sometimes, NPs and PAs are told to write prescriptions without ever seeing the patient despite insisting the patient come to clinic.

    The other problem is their health insurance for NPs and PAs. Doctors have great insurance that permits them to see anyone in Albuquerque which improves the time (immediate) to see a Primary or specialist. However, NPs and PAs are subjected to the same indigent health care plan as the unemployed (called UNM Care). If you are a PA or NP, you may only get care from UNM Hospitals which means 6 to 9 months waiting time for a specialist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You ask NPs and PAs to practice the same high quality medicine that MDs and DOs practice. You offer them inferior medical benefits and subject them to riskier cases and practices that place their medical licenses in jeopardy.

    Doesn't Recommend
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