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CAMC Health Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great co-workers, excellent teaching hospital (in 4 reviews)

  • Professional place of employment with great job security (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Always short staffed, poor employee retention, poor management/ employee backing (in 5 reviews)

  • Unit is always short staffed causing dangerous pt acuity on a critical care floor (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Medical transcriptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and professional management, always willing to help with any questions. Good pay.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Great to work for.


  2. "Great hours, pay a little on the low end"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAMC Health full-time

    Pros

    Great hours offered, m-f 7-430.

    Cons

    Pay could have been a little higher.


  3. "Clinical Nurse II"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMC Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most coworkers, patients, has good reputation because it use to be one of the best systems to get care in the state. Unfortunately, that has changed significantly.

    Cons

    EMR, Cerner is horrible and unsafe. Nurses and physicians have complained about it but CAMC doesn't care. Not to mention that they purchased the cheapest version of Cerner so they could keep more money in their pockets. New RN's are not oriented correctly. Therefore, they are not safe because they have no critical thinking skills. CAMC doesn't give it a second thought. They just want a warm body that is a "yes" person who agrees to do whatever they want to make sure the package is wrapped up pretty. While what is on the inside is sub par, unsafe, non empathetic, greedy system.

    Advice to Management

    Patients and families are not getting the care they need and deserve because all of you are greeedy and selfish. David Ramsey...so called CEO, whom I should call a theif...you should count yourself lucky because patients would not chose CAMC and employees would not work at CAMC if they had other options. Why do you think your Cardiologist are sending patients to Huntington for Open Heart procedures? You need to just stay in Virginia where you belong. You live there anyway. And for all of the managers and coordinators....you can turn your head all you want and continue to pocket your bonuses, but that doesn't change the fact that the quality of care at CAMC is going downhill and even circling the drain in some departments.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Its not great, but not all bad, I guess"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAMC Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent training, they keep you certified and provide regular training. My unit was some what new, it was kept well stocked and the equipment was in good working order. I was put on nights but I regularly got 5-7 days off in a row (I had to work 5 or 6 in a row to get that)

    Cons

    They are cheap, penny pinchers. They give you 4 hours over time, then turn right around and send you home 4 hours early tommorrow to eliminate your OT. I think the managers get bonused on eliminating overtime so they prevent you from having it at all costs. Yet they will hire 5 travelers and pay them 45-55 an hour all day long. My unit was 50% travelers probably.
    They used shift differentials as an incentive to work nights. Most new employees start on nights. So you basically make 5 more dollars to work nights, but its screwed up necause it can take a couple years to get the senority for a day shift spot, but you end up going back to new hire salary because the shift differial is gone.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Need new management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ICU RN
    Former Employee - ICU RN

    Pros

    The people you worked with, resources available to you as a nurse and patient.

    Cons

    Low pay, high ratios, the manager picked favorites, and she would always give the nurse preceptors and their preceptees the high ratio assignment, this was not beneficial for new grads learning.


  7. "Registered Nurse Per Diem"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAMC Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i like how friendly the patients and staff are with one another. patients are appreciative of their care

    Cons

    we were always short staffed so it made every shift a little rough.

    Advice to Management

    staff units at an appropriate level so patient safety can be maintained.


  8. "Medical Transcriptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMC Health full-time

    Pros

    Work from home is great

    Cons

    Shift could be possibly better

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Always good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helping out all overnight work Er

    Cons

    None was good at times busy other

    Advice to Management

    Supervisor on some shifts


  10. "Allied Health"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAMC Health full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Only two weeks of vacation time allowed.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a decent job at policing individuals. No actual negative comments.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Find another place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In the interest of being fair and objective, the only pro I can think of is "It's a job."

    Cons

    Inadequate parking. Security leaves a lot to be desired. The pay is NOT competitive. As for job security, it's only there because of the extremely high turnover rate. Nurses simply do not stay at this hospital system. Cutting edge technology? No, not really. There are entirely TOO MANY MIDDLE MANAGEMENT MEMBERS. Promotions are granted on nepotism and cronyism. Positions are made up to promote family members and friends. Unit managers can be vindictive. Unit managers who bullied their staff are rewarded by receiving a promotion.

    My fingers are too tired to continue. There are many more reasons to stay away from this hospital system.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off the extra management staff. You don't need a sub-assistant-executive-vice-president in charge of toilet paper. You don't need an assistant to the assistant to the executive assistant of infection control. It doesn't take 20 people to run a department consisting of 20 people. Make an effort to retain the staff that is right there in front of you.



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