I worked at Kingwood Pines part-time
colleagues are for the most part good, pay is adequate, good work/ life balance.
Stay far away from this facility both as an employee and patient. This is ultimately the worst job I have ever had. Physically, the building is filthy, infested with bedbugs. There is quite often, not the adequate supplies to do your job. The financial office pulls the patients in to an office and makes them empty credit cards for their copays. If thy don't have a card or method to pay right then, they call relatives and friends and ask for payment. The morning meetings focus on how many days of insurance the patient has left and docs often ask for more days despite the fact the patient has adequate support system and a safety plan in place. Once their insurance runs out, they discharge them, regardless of them being ready to go. Management is incompetent, poorly trained. The only time you ever see them is when they come to tell you, you have not signed a form, or about something you have done wrong. The patients see a doctor less than 5 minutes a day. They rarely get to see a therapist, mostly just group therapy. The doctors often don't return nurse calls and texts despite emergent situations. The adolescent boys and girls are all on the same unit, sleep on the same unit. The children's unit is most often, has more patients than beds, the kids then sleep on the adult units. The charge nurse spends little to no time with a patient due to overwhelming responsibilities and paper work, admits, and discharges. I witnessed things at this facility that made it impossible to stay here. Stay away if you want to retain your license. It becomes apparent very quickly that the stockholders are far more important than the patients and staff.
Advice to Management
Make you patients and staff a priority. Our fortunes should never be dependent on others misfortunes. Patients deserve the best care possible and they don't get that care at KPH.
I applied online. I interviewed at Kingwood Pines (Kingwood, TX) in January 2015.
Met with the CNO, very informal with three people present. Commonly asked questions. I got a good feel about this place and felt very positive a the time. I was wrong and am regretful.
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