Tennova Healthcare

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Tennova Healthcare Reviews

Updated June 6, 2014
Updated June 6, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    No home life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tennova Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, flexible schedule

    Cons

    overtime, not really any team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be courteous when employees want days off

  2.  

    Nursing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN, Staff Nurse  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - RN, Staff Nurse in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Tennova Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Only thing good was 7pm and that place was in my mirror.

    Cons

    Horrible work place environment. Unsafe staffing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    RN

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - RN in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Tennova Healthcare part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can watch boomsday from the old baptist hospital parking lot. The view is really quit good.

    Cons

    Frequently lie to employees and patients. They took away earned vacation time with no notice and did not allow us to acrue our PTO because they were broke...despite rising stock prices and banner earnings. They listen to lawyers not doctors and nurses on ALL patient care issues. If you actually care about the patients that you take care of dont work for Tennova. Upper and middle management turn over so fast that there is no point in learning a name. We started referring to our operations manager as "New Cindy" after the OM that got fired when tennova took over. We had a new OM every 3 months there after.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about what is best for patients and stop constantly obsessing over getting sued. Patients are much less likely to sue someone they like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    A good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transporter  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Transporter in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Tennova Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere & growth from within

    Cons

    Low starting wages and low increments of raises ie. 15¢ at a a time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid drama between coworkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    too many patients... too little help... less than adequate supplies

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN, Staff Nurse, Med-surg/Oncology  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - RN, Staff Nurse, Med-surg/Oncology in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Tennova Healthcare

    Pros

    Nice facility with adequate parking. Good benefits. If you want extra hours they always need you.

    Cons

    Common not to have a CNA on your floor and you're still assigned to care for up to 9 patients by yourself, disregarding acuity, begging other nurses on the floor to help you though they have groups like this themselves. Common for a CNA to have 30 patients all by herself. Not enough time to take a lunch or breaks if you want to get your job done and go home at a reasonable time. Little regard for holding isolation rooms after discharge to ensure adequate decontamination and housekeeping is told to hurry up with cleaning rooms which results in patient complaints about areas that have been missed. Common to get 2 or 3 admits from ER and PACU all arriving to your team at the same time. As soon as you discharge 1 they are replaced as quickly as ER can send them to you so there's no time for you to catch up on paperwork. Management hires people they know personally and scape-goating is common if you're not part of the right crowd or you make any fuss over the schedule. You will not get your requested schedule even if you've worked for them for 25 years. You'll be scheduled the hours the floor needs you regardless of seniority. Supplies are few such as washcloths and pillows, not to mention SCD and IV pumps and isolation kits for the outsides of the doors. Cafeteria is closed for 12 hours and floors are not stocked with food enough to take care of patients during those 12 hours so management has to make time to run to the cafeteria to make turkey sandwiches. If you are injured good luck being accommodated for because they don't have admit nurses or other ancillary jobs a person like this can do on the floors. If you're not fully capable of doing exactly what you did before you were injured you'll most likely have to take a leave of absence. 1 or 2 security guards at night and on weekends for the entire facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to seniority of staff when scheduling and respect the needs of your employees and middle management regarding staffing, scheduling requests, and special needs. Show that you value your employees by taking into account patient acuity in staffing and assigning patients. Supply us with the things we need to take care of patients the way they should be taken care of. Your nursing staff and CNA's did not become such without a deep seated desire to care for patients and their families. It's not all about the money. You're loosing employees and getting a bad wrap from patients in the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    not good either as a patient or an employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radiology Technologist  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Radiology Technologist in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Tennova Healthcare

    Pros

    good benefits, including sick pay and vacation.

    Cons

    profit driven, that is understandable but quality care cannot be sacrificed for the almighty dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at the employees that patients like, that is the real story, not necessarily what the manager says.

    Doesn't Recommend

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