Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
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  1. Huge bureaucracy, but amazing benefits and pay that can not be beat!

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    Former Employee - Student Nurse Technician in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Student Nurse Technician in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are better than any other hospital in Tucson by far. It's basically impossible to be fired from this hospital and they give you automatic raises every two years.

    Cons

    Nurses and CNAs are severely understaffed. The morale in the hospital is extremely low because of this and there is a high level of turn over in management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Social Worker

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    Current Employee - Social Worker
    Current Employee - Social Worker

    I have been working at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average pay for social work profession

    Cons

    Work not appreciated. Clients in the system can and will be abusive towards staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good for nursing students

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    Former Contractor - Student Nurse Technician
    Former Contractor - Student Nurse Technician

    I worked at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Completely flexible schedule, good experience for resume, better pay than regular CNA jobs. Good opportunity for students in nursing school to get experience and pay bills.

    Cons

    Place is has quite a few gold brickers. Hospital is older, small rooms, no benefits for SNTs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really needs a big change in management to clear out the dead weight and inspire workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Positive Experience with SAVAHCS

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    Former Intern - Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Workstudy in Tucson, AZ
    Former Intern - Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Workstudy in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The position was a work study position that I "created" by seeking out dietetic leadership with in the SAVAHCS. I worked under the Food Services Director and she helped form connections with other RDs throughout the hospital and I completed several rotations from renal, diabetic, preventive, and nutrition counseling for in-pts.

    Cons

    For an individual who is not autonomous, this position would not be a good fit. I consistently sought out projects because my supervisor was not proactive about giving me work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Wild, wild West

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    Current Employee - Mid Nursing Management in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Mid Nursing Management in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rich in culture; unique in every other way

    Cons

    Not as professional as most VA's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from far, far away, and embrace change

    Recommends
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