Prison Health Services

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  1. easy work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Prison Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    easy work environment , you work closely with doctors and fellow nurses.they hire new graduate nurses . the don are very flexible and your work closely wth them also.

    Cons

    only con is that you dont really get to expand your nursing skills, its kindve repative work but tht isnt always necessarily a con. i like to know what to pxect every day


  2. Pleasant, busy, informative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Charge Nurse in Princess Anne, MD
    Current Employee - Charge Nurse in Princess Anne, MD

    I have been working at Prison Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was half way good. Should be higher when working with inmates.

    Cons

    inmate population. The MD was condescending to nurses and to inmates.


  3. Good place to work just no retirement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Prison Health Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Ok benefits
    Ok management

    Cons

    No type of retirement benefits offered

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who do the job every day not the HSA who pretends to know


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  5. Nano Management

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    Current Employee - Medical Provider in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Medical Provider in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Prison Health Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    PHS allows front line medical providers to work 40 hrs as a four day work week. Salary meets the average for the state. A dedicated health care staff provide compassionate, high quality care to an often tough population to serve. The good stuff ends there.

    Cons

    Prison Health Service's function is to provide quality health care to prisoners while saving the bankrupt state of Michigan some money, not a small task. The medical professionals providing the onsite care are well educated, competent and sensitive to cost issues. PHS Regional Medical Directors (RMD) screen specialty referrals. The process to obtain a specialist visit for an inmate is time consuming, cumbersome, and fraught with barriers set up by the RMD's. To appeal a denied referral one must spend hours, this is no exaggeration, on the phone with the RMD's. This has led to poor outcomes and some critical incidents for the patients.

    The RMD's additionally will make changes to patient's medical management (prescriptions) during these unfortunate phone calls. Medical providers are mandated to implement these changes or justify their use of medications. The RMD's provide these directives without the benefit of seeing the EMR or patient record of any kind. Disturbing is the only word that comes to mind. Also results in poor health outcomes.

    PHS has very poor time off benefits. The first 2 days of sick time is taken from an employee's "vacation time". Employees get 12 days of vacation/year. Eight hours of this is required to be kept in a "reserve bank" for a sick day. One does accumulate "sick time" but it cannot be used unless you are off longer than 3 days. Once you are out longer than 3 days, you are encouraged to file for FMLA. Essentially, one gets 11 days a year total for sick and vacation.

    If you are a medical professional with a brain and integrity, I recommend avoiding this company.

    Advice to Management

    Your medical providers are a well educated, critically thinking, compassionate group of professionals. We are sensitive to the current economic conditions, and understand that some services need to be rationed. If any one of us is pushing a specialty referral, it is most likely in the best interests of the patient. In my short experience of 4 months with PHS, I believe that there have been several hospitalizations that could have been avoided by listening to, instead of debating, your front line staff.


  6. Some great people, but not very many good managers.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prison Health Services

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly. A lot of good people in the field and in middle management. Reasonable compensation and benefits package compared to industry. Interesting work. Makes a difference to people.

    Cons

    A great place to be a VP or executive, but the VPs themselves aren't that great. Not a good place to be promoted from within. Compensation and bonus plan below VP level grossly out-of-whack with executive compenstion.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the rest of us as if we were as valuable as your VPs. We're the ones on the front lines who execute on a daily basis.


  7. Changing -ve behaviour into +ve

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Psychologist in Nellore (India)
    Current Employee - Psychologist in Nellore (India)

    I have been working at Prison Health Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Making People suffering from Psychological Problems into Healthy by counseling and behavioural modification theraphy. By training Vocationally they become productive in the Society.

    Cons

    This Department serves the Public in a way that it can gives a type of confidence in it. and to the inmates also can lead their life by themself after getting relised from it.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of scope is there in this department for advice management. We can able to advice the prisoners in such a way that they are respected by the people.



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