VA Puget Sound Health Care System

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not perfect, but pretty good

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Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Seattle, WA

I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Pros

to build clinical skills and take care of patients in a system that is continuously improving and without the interface of insurance problems of the private sector

Cons

government beurocracy
older managers who are not using best practices to motivate employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

this is advice for nursing management at this VA:
support your employees
avoid the top-down management style that you currently use (my way or the highway)
listen to suggestions and grievances

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    VA - a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

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    Former Employee - Dietetic Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Dietetic Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    The Dietetic Internship is strong, and has a great reputation. I thought when I was coming in that it would be an amazing and challenging year, but it really turned out to just be challenging.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, lots of frustrations and being treated like a kid by some of the higher ups. I though that this would be a place where I would make great connections, and I did connect with some of the medical staff and other interns, but overall, the RDs treated us condescendingly, which was really awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the interns feel more welcome so we will come work for you! Almost none of us ever wanted to see that place again.

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    Not even close to being a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Ultrasonographer  in  Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Ultrasonographer in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    The benefits are from the government. Huge stable organization.

    Cons

    Run down dark and dingy facilities with out-dated equipment. The staff seems miserable and not of the highest caliber. A lot of the Dr's seem un-caring, just going through the motions. If you don't smoke or use vulgarity on a regular basis you won't fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the facilities and make even the grounds non-smoking. Set some standards of dress and hygiene and curb the raunchy talk amoungst employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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