George Washington University Hospital

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George Washington University Hospital Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better environment than Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
  2.  

    staff nurse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    too management changes in a short period of times. Staff sometimes feel as though they are not being heard by management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A hot mess

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Surgical Tech in Washington, DC

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the money, always an opportunity to make extra money with overtime and bonus

    Cons

    management is a hot mess..the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing, SEVERELY UNDERSTAFFED AND TOO MANY NEW GRAD NURSES IN THE OR-NOT ONLY NEW TO THE OR BUT NEW TO NURSING..skill levels of most of the staff is low..everyone has some type of "side deal" with the director because she can't keep staff....VERY HIGH TURNOVER RATE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house starting with your Surgical Services Director

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Staff nurse on Maternity unit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse
    Current Employee - Nurse

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are the reason that I am still here.

    Cons

    Management not receptive to employee needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee complaints and don't rush to blame

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great hospital

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital

    Pros

    Good working environment and good location

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about this place

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location
    Some caring staff
    Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Lots of clueless interns
    High turn over rate
    Lots of old equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your nurses more money

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clerical Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Washington University Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for this hospital , unfortunately I was laid off. The location of this hospital was great because it is metro accessible. Also, GW has good health insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Not to many cons while working for this hospital . Although, their was no room for advancement .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    understaffed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    close to metro; 401k w/ company match;

    Cons

    the entire hosptial is usually understaffed. mgt will tell you that they are hiring more people, but we have heard that for years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being so greedy. staff work hard but are not treated fairly. we need more staff to do our jobs safely.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    staff nurse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    work with great individuals, we're like a family. I also enjoy working in a teaching hospital, there is always a physician available.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive if you have to drive to work. Those of you who take the Metro have it easier, Foggy Bottom station is right outside the hospital

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel valued, that goes further than any dollar amount.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, good hospital.

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharm Tech in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Pharm Tech in Washington, DC

    I have been working at George Washington University Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hospital, mostly amazing staff, some icu staffing a bit stuck up and rude.

    Cons

    More employees needed for job. Very busy hospital with small staff equals hell some days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to lower level. They experience operations daily and have a better understanding than you who sit at desks all day.

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