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"Stressful job, supply issues, poor management all around"

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

I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

Pros

Get to see patients improve and even go home
Good variety of technical skill practice
3-4$ Shift differentials from 1500-0700 and 3$ weekend all shifts
Working with many other new grads

Cons

Management is very out of touch
Little culture of holding the individual responsible for a repeat offense
Short staffed
Always out of or about to be out of key supplies (wound dressings, adult wipes, miralax are common)

Advice to Management

Actions speak louder than words, be role models and moral and performance will improve

Other Employee Reviews for Kindred Healthcare

  1. Helpful (2)

    "nurse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Small facility, caring and outstanding CNAs, residents that become like family to you

    Cons

    'Fortune 500 company' but pay is low, workload is impossible, 1 nurse for a 30+-bed floor of long term residents and short term/rehab patients, frequent call-outs and turn-over, cutting staff, only concerned with money, no respect of staff privacy

    Advice to Management

    If you are in a business that takes care of people, then PEOPLE should be your bottom line, not your executive bonuses and how much money you can cut from hard-working people to satisfy your "budget". The staff nurses and aides that take care of your money-making patients are killing themselves trying to get the impossible workload done in a shift. This was once a very highly spoken of facility, and now it is going downhill because the focus is dollars. Stop cutting staff. Some short -term patients are very demanding, time-consuming, and more complex all the time; then you have your long-term demented, wandering, fall-risk residents that need constant supervision as well. A staff of 1 nurse and 1 or 2 aides for a floor of 30+ patients/residents can not do it all. It is not possible to provide any kind of proper care with that ratio.
    Ever see that show, "Undercover Boss'? I wish the head honchos at Kindred could spend a week trying to do my job, (or anyone's that actually works the floor). You wouldn't last one day.


  2. "Established sytems and supports"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ExecutiveDirector
    Current Employee - ExecutiveDirector
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindred Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced Clinical Supports
    Cutting edge technology
    Above avg pay scales

    Cons

    benefit package
    recruitment
    locations of service - rural

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those that are your front line service

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