University of New Mexico Hospital

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University of New Mexico Hospital Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
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  1.  

    Fun Place!

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech  in  Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech in Rio Rancho, NM

    Pros

    fun co workers
    good pace depepnding on the unit you're on (i'm in ICU)
    very helpful staff especially if you're in school
    flexible "wishlist" style month to month scheduling

    Cons

    lots of ETOH patinets
    no room for growth unless you go back to school to move up
    not the greatest pay...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Five years working in the executive suite as an administrative assistant.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compensation at the hospital is better than working on the University side, but University benefits are better.

    Cons

    There is too much middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all nurses make good administrators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Beware of the U.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    Giving back to the community and learning more about disease processes.

    Cons

    Being a male RN, conservative and not LBGT.
    Healthcare to undocumented illegal immigrants is provided and not to be questioned.
     Increased insurance rates by 30%.
    APD beat patients into a pulp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your nurses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    RN on a Subacute Care Floor

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    Pros

    Extensive classes and training; good support from RN coworkers; good MD/RN/Tech relationships and communication.

    Cons

    Onerous requirements regarding classes and meetings - The amount of time I am expected to be at work on my days off sometimes feels overwhelming.

    It's difficult to get appointments for healthcare with UNM insurance. There are extended weight times for PCP appointments and especially specialized care.

    There seems to be a lot of burn out and judgement coming from healthcare providers when dealing with their patients.

    No RN raises for four years? Not right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on work/life balance, please! We need time to neutralize after repeated busy days with high-acuity patients and very needy patients. Burnout seems almost inevitable the longer you stay here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great learning experience/Great first job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    University environment with lots of learning opportunities. The teaching environment allows you to ask questions without feeling uneducated. Health insurance is free to the employee but you have to pay for spouse/family. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Parking lot is far away and you have to take a bus. Some managers/directors show favoritism toward certain employees. Difficult to take time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise what you cannot deliver. Don't just send negative emails, send some positive ones too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good place to learn technology

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    Stability, reasonable benifits lots of complex systems to learn.

    Cons

    Stagnant wages high stress, large number of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Decent salary. Confusing structure

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    Current Employee - Non-clinical Support  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Non-clinical Support in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    My direct supervisor is a wonderful person. There is a lot of interpersonal support.

    Cons

    Too much drama. The hoops you have to jump through to make any effective change make you feel very defeated. The message received is "we've always done it this way and you are not going to change anything for the better."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Onboarding started out successfully, but went downhill quickly. There are absolutely no incentives to do better; performance appraisals mean nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    like family

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    great coworkers; good teamwork; dedicated to the health and welfare of the patients; worked in two different departments there; learned many things and software programs. Still the best hospital system in the city. Only Level 1 Trauma Center for the entire state of New Mexico!

    Cons

    sometimes too top heavy in administration; pay freezes in bad economy; still has bad reputation with the public; some of the units still show wear and tear from their age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out among the employees more and not in a suit. Get a feel for the pulse of the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Environmental Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and people, made many friends

    Cons

    Dictatorial, unethical Director who will do anything to make a person he doesn't like look bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When are you going to wake up?

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intimidating and dangerous for medical practitioners

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    Current Employee - Advanced Practice Provider  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Advanced Practice Provider in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    You will see a wide variety of cases in Primary Care. They are often interesting and if you enjoy internal medicine, this is a good place to get started. They have a consult line open 24 hours a day. Most of the specialists are excellent and take call with enthusiasm and professionalism. Sure, a few specialists are dreadful but most Primary Care practitioners like the PALS system.

    Cons

    These are numerous. The biggest problem at UNM clinics is the practice of prescribing narcotics and benzos without proper medical management. Management intimidates and bullies practitioners (new NPs and PAs) into writing prescriptions in dangerous situations. Practitioners are forbidden to exercise judgment and perform evaluations prior to making medical decisions to prescribe narcotics and benzos. Bottom line : If you want to keep working there, you must write a prescription for anything demanded by any new patient who walks in the door. Sometimes, NPs and PAs are told to write prescriptions without ever seeing the patient despite insisting the patient come to clinic.

    The other problem is their health insurance for NPs and PAs. Doctors have great insurance that permits them to see anyone in Albuquerque which improves the time (immediate) to see a Primary or specialist. However, NPs and PAs are subjected to the same indigent health care plan as the unemployed (called UNM Care). If you are a PA or NP, you may only get care from UNM Hospitals which means 6 to 9 months waiting time for a specialist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You ask NPs and PAs to practice the same high quality medicine that MDs and DOs practice. You offer them inferior medical benefits and subject them to riskier cases and practices that place their medical licenses in jeopardy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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