George Washington University Hospital

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George Washington University Hospital Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. LPN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    this is a great learning environment

    Cons

    the pay is very minimal and not comparable to other area hospitals


  2. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - REGISTRATION SPECIALIST ER GEORGE in Capitol Heights, MD
    Former Employee - REGISTRATION SPECIALIST ER GEORGE in Capitol Heights, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Company, friendly staff and advancement oppurtunities

    Cons

    none, Training was frequent and Managers were always friendly and ready to assist.


  3. Average university hospital

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Staff is very down to earth and laid back. Decent benefit package. Monthly transportation bonuses. Friendly nurses.

    Cons

    Not a lot of internal promotion. For profit hospital. Tough to deal with bureaucracy of UHS. A lot of focus placed on patient's pain rather than quality.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to be stagnant and do not look for outside perspectives to make better individual departments within the hospital.


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  5. Retail

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    Former Employee - Retail in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Retail in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company was a work life balance company with lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    One of the cons was that there was not much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Proactive management goes a long way versus dictatorial management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Need more staff.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team work and wonderful staff. Friendly work environment. Decent cafeteria food. Starbucks on site is 24/7 which is a bonus.

    Cons

    Hospital is understaffed and staff is over worked and exhausted. Hospital tends to be reactive instead of proactive in attacking problems.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more seasoned staff.


  7. Emergency Department Technician

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    Current Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great clinical experience, good resume booster, good introduction to healthcare

    Cons

    No job mobility--whatsoever, no bonuses, and little recognition. Not a job that you would want to stay permanently.

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits for all staff members, not just RN's. For example, incentives, such as 1.5x pay should be made available for all staff.


  8. RN

    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Glen Burnie, MD
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Glen Burnie, MD

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Values customer service. Quality and checks and balances in place to make it a streamlined work flow on the units. A lot of smart, dedicated staff members work here. The institution has a well known name in the area.

    Cons

    Physically limited my location in the city, parking can be challenging. Pay for new hires is low compared to cost of living of the Greater Washington DC area.


  9. OR Facilitator

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    Former Employee - Or Facilitator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Or Facilitator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Hospitals encourages and supports their staff members to develop skills needed to maintain the highest standards of professional expertise.

    Cons

    The hospital needs to increase staffing.


  10. Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, interact with a lot of patients, enthusiastic co-workers, great work in general

    Cons

    Some people are difficult to work with, limited tasks


  11. Helpful (2)

    Better environment than Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly and helpful. Techs are not lazy and are willing to help RNs. Hospital is very focused on patient satisfaction and overall improvement - Going 90! I really enjoy coming into work :)

    Cons

    Staffing (yawn). No RN wants 5-6 patients. When things get busy, which they do often, it's nearly impossible to provide a level of care that's equal to all patients. I sometimes wonder if management has experience having 5-6 patients to care for, with q2h pain management, q4 assessments, documentation, admissions and discharges, sending your patient to the OR... on and on...

    Advice to Management

    No more uniforms requirements for RNs - scrubs are scrubs. A happy nurse is a good nurse! Work on the staffing! Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston) has a 3:1 patient to RN ratio during day shifts, 4:1 ratio overnight.. talk about having adequate time to deliver top notch care to your patients!



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