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"Labor and Delivery Unit. Friendly co-workers; helpful and caring administration."

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Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, VA
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I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The overall feel of VHC is friendly and welcoming. The doctors respect the nurses and there is great team work among all the staff. You get to work with a wide variety of cultures and social backgrounds. The L&D rooms are attractive and well equipped. There is a big emphasis on family care and keeping parents and babies together as much as possible.

Cons

Like with most hospitals, staffing is often an issue, but has seen much improvement over the past few years.
It would be nice to be able to offer families more accomadations for "natural" birthing (there are no tubs for instance).

Other Employee Reviews for Virginia Hospital Center

  1. Helpful (3)

    "chaotic changes lack of trust between staff and leadership"

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential benefits of working with Kaiser as a partner may bring stability, there are dedicated staff members who truly care about the patients they serve.

    Cons

    Older well paid employees seem to be targeted and feeling forced out and replaced with less experienced less costly staff. Their is no sense of loyalty every department head is focused on saving their job. The hospitals are taking advantage of the fact that there is no longer a nursing shortage.

    Advice to Management

    Need to assess how management can help staff transition to new leadership styles. Need to bring back the awards that focused on nurses providing excellent hands on care. Need to recognize staff for their unique qualities instead of blanket meaningless stereotyping. IE..Do you really know who is working for you? Support nurses in determing evidence based care. Many have observations but do not know how to intiate or collaborate with research.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "challenging environment but committed to quality patient care"

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse, RN in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse, RN in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay scale for staff rn decent, exciting changes being made to accomodate more Kaiser patients. Leadership that involved with direct patient care are supportive in what can be a difficult political situation with budget cuts.

    Cons

    they take advantage that this economy makes it hard for people to leave. Directors are insensitive to demands made in what seems to be mean spirited at times.Parking is a disaster. Unrealistic expectation and poor coordination of mandatory inservices and meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what if feels like to be powerless. HONEST reasons regarding why difficult decisions are made. We lose respect when hidden agendas are revealed. Hiding behind etiquet keeps you from looking real. Give an answer to the grumbling ...learn the value of a quality explanation. If you listen to the people at the low end you would be surprised at the cost savings that could be realized. They see more waste because literally they are the ones throwing things away. You give great care to customers but employees are also your consumers and have brains, hearts etc.

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