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"Mainly a good experience"

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Former Employee - Health Care Aid in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Health Care Aid in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

GSS provides flexibility in job access to scheduling. At the end of the day/night you know you have contributed to the welfare of seniors or disadvantaged people. Staff have a chance to be creative with the residence in creating a homelike environment when given the opportunity of proper staffing.

Cons

Burnout is common due to shortage of workers on the floor during periods of high acuity. Upper and middle management have little concept of nursing as they are often without a health care background which potentially can endanger the safety of both residents and staff.

Advice to Management

If you don't have the background to truly understand the job requirements of nursing staff then take the time to job shadow so you can stay in the loop as to what is really happening on the floor. Communicate with staff about the real issues and don't hide behind policy such as best practice. Take staff seriously when they tell you a resident has become dangerous.

Other Employee Reviews for Good Samaritan Society

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rehab/Restorative Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team cooperation/camaraderie. Frequent appreciation from management. Highly rewarding resident care.

    Cons

    Slow pay raises. Occasional personal life intrusion. Inability to fill staff positions required many to work unsafe number of days consecutively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying your best, and remember where you once were.


  2. "R.N.staff nurse, night shift,"

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    Former Employee - R N Staff Nurse in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - R N Staff Nurse in Davenport, IA

    I worked at Good Samaritan Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In Christ's Love, Everyone is Someone. Initially, good staffing ratios compared to other facilities. Recent upgrades included full kitchen & dining areas in each hall, for the convenience of residents and families. New hospice 2 room suites for residents and families.

    Cons

    Lower and lower staffing reflecting the "new reality", meaning less nurse face time spent with residents, and more time in charting as more tasks are delegated to floor nurses. Frustrating, less than user friendly EMR systems, clearly designed without any nurse consultation, making an already hard job, much more difficult. Over my years there, it became less of a friendly nursing home, to almost a hospital-like environment. More acutely ill residents, with more challenging co-morbidities accepted without increasing or reorganizing already stretched staff.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR STAFF! Help us care for real people. BE PROACTIVE! Anticipate problems, and PREVENT them. Don't go nuclear after the fact.


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