University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics

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Great place to gain experience

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Former Employee - ECG Tech  in  Madison, WI
Former Employee - ECG Tech in Madison, WI

I worked at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics

Pros

There is no OB unit, but other than that, UW is a leader in nearly all other medical specialties. It is one of only two level-one trauma centers in the state, and is also well known for its children's hospital, transplant, and cancer care centers. Being a teaching hospital, there are always new things to see and learn.

Cons

No benefits for six months (but after that they are excellent), lower salaries than average, wait list for parking (and if you manage to get a spot, it is not cheap), and it is very hard to get fired. That last one sounds like a pro, but keep in mind that it also means there are a lot of lazy people working there.

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Create more incentives for good performance.

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    Great work environment, but management wants the good of the best RN for free...

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    Current Employee - CCRN  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - CCRN in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics

    Pros

    Great work envirnonment. Critical care unit is well supplied, well staffed, professional and employs best practices. Respect from MDs on the unit and true autonomy in practice. Culture of excellence.

    Cons

    Cannot read emails during contract negotiations because it is too upsetting to hear about the hospital management trying to cut critical items from nursing.
    Magnet status, Best nursing quality per ANA, Stroke center, etc, yet pay, benefits, etc being threatened by management, Please dont advertise how excellent the nursing is in one breath, them turn and try to cut pay and benefits in the next!

    Lift issues are ignored although turning patients every 2 hours is required, and nurses are constantly injuring themselves.
    Computer charting is soooo redundant, with dozens of required flowsheets per hour, that RN, have lost alot of bedside time.
    "Quality Assurance" initiatives undermined by discipline overlapping, as in lab errors.
    No overtime allowed, so any minutes over 12 are deducted from vaca or floating holiday time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP trying to strangle nursing at the bargaining table. You will get what you pay for.

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    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin Hospital And Clinics

    Pros

    Great benefits
    good pay comparable or better than other places
    nice offsite locations where you dont have to pay for parking

    Cons

    have to pay for parking at the main hospital, 75 a month
    not much opportunity for advancement
    not much communication between supervisors and staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ask for feedback from the staff that is going to use the products before implementation. They usually know more about what should be done than someone that doesnt have anything to do with it.

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