Cherokee Health Systems – Rutledge, TN
Provides general nursing care to patients in the outpatient integrated clinical setting by utilizing a team based model. Please complete the… Cherokee Health Systems
Cherokee Health Systems – Talbott, TN
Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures DUTIES Examines patient to determine… Cherokee Health Systems
Cherokee Health Systems – Morristown, TN
Conducts evaluations of patients for crisis and treatment. Patient evaluations occur in community settings (i.e., emergency rooms, jails, nursing… Cherokee Health Systems
I worked at Cherokee Health Systems full-time (More than 3 years)
Loved working with the patients and some of the office staff.
There is a strong fear of educated, intelligent, outspoken employees. There is ZERO clinical leadership at the clinic level. Every decision has to be driven through the top four or five people running the company. There is no effort made to be inclusive of different interests, backgrounds, or skill sets. People are forced to seek care there given there are no true alternatives, and so therapists are forced to see 8-12 people a DAY in a seven hour work day. Raises are small and not proportionate with the workload. Therapists are given tremendous responsibility and work with no leadership or solidarity from the four or five people who run everything. The outlying clinics in Eastern TN are managed by people who are not clinically trained and therefore, driven by characterological flaws and temperamental outbursts.
Advice to Management
Each clinic needs a licensed clinician to direct the particulars. You have a very limited information sharing structure that does not encourage transparency or people being genuine about the needs of the patients or the company. I suspect that some of the top brass in the organization are paranoic in their thinking and relating with others. Narcissism seems to be rewarded, and thus the top four or five in the organization punish those with dissenting views.