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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)
Recommends
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. "Bad management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianola, IA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianola, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had corporate guidance, high profits so gave more to staff than most places.

    Cons

    Management didn't have any back bone. Didn't deal with problems proactively, no room to grow at facility

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff,


  2. "Inexperienced bad management"

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    Current Contractor - CNA in Lodi, WI
    Current Contractor - CNA in Lodi, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Good Samaritan Society as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice Facility

    Meeting and helping residents

    Cons

    Inexperienced Management

    Terrible Communication

    Poor administration with no experience

    Advice to Management

    Hire or train a new administrator

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