Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines Reviews in Des Moines, IA

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, reasonable paid time off, insurance benefits are respectable.

    Cons

    Mercy is owned by a corporation and it completely changes the goal of patient care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is easy to let employees under mid management get lost in the crowd. I can only imagine how difficult it is to juggle the needs of the patient with the requirements of corporation. I don't know how you would remedy that. This may be the new direction of health care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Decent care for patients, not so for employees

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work sort of matters, at least to the patients you work with every day

    Cons

    TURNOVER IS RiDICULoUS. How is a hospital supposed to provide good care to patients when it's staff of nurses turn over every two hearsay and the majority are recent college grads? How are the employees supposed to support themselves on an un guaranteed raise lower than the standard of living? Management is so afraid of their bosses or losing their jobs that nothing changes and we suffer, meaning the care suffers. So much potential, wasted on fear and selfishness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up, treat your best workers like you want them to be there, stop dis incentivizing them., and stop being so afraid of the ivory tower people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Disappointed and Ashamed.Not varied

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing non management nursing staff. Awesome teamwork, hardworking, and caring people with critical thinking skills. Fast pace, never dull, ever changing. All the hours you want. Learn something new everyday. Patient advocacy aways.

    Cons

    Management! Directors that do not work the floor and can not do what they themselves ask of the staff. Forever working understaffed. I nearly never getting a lunch. Being loyal and going over and beyond for greater than 15 years and not getting any loyalty or respect in return. Less and less seasoned staff replaced by 2-3 new grads.with less skills. No reason to stay incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff turn over is not related to normal population changes. It is from the unhealthy work atmosphere that is maintained by management. Directors that are so stressed that they come off behaving Bi Polar. Management do not follow values. Do what I say not what I do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Job security but home/work life balance is lacking

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security for nurses. Knowledgeable physician and nursing leadership that role model excellent evidence based care for patients.

    Cons

    Constant turnover of nursing staff as nothing is done to retain experienced nurses and constant influx of new nurses from college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to retain experienced nurses and improve home/work life balance.

  6.  

    horrible for nurses

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Nurse in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The nurses are doctors along with patients are much nicer than you would expect to meet in a similiar situation

    Cons

    The nurses, receptionists and housekeeping are very underpaid since mercy along with Iowa health has a monopoly on health care jobs. Since there are only two large employers they work together to artificially suppress wages for anyone less than a doctor or mngmt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider showing your employees respect in the form of wage compensation not just hollow words.

    Doesn't Recommend
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