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"Great Place to Work!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The pay is higher than other area hospitals. The culture is great - people are nice and teamwork is strong. Nurses serve on all sorts of committees and are involved in the major decisions that are made. Nurses have high expectations of themselves and of each other. This leads to a workforce that is highly engaged and encouraging to one another. This is pretty rare for a hospital - especially in this part of the country. There is a lot of pride that you are a Virginia Hospital Center nurse. Parking is FREE! All staff can now park on-site for FREE in the same garage as the patients. The hspoital has lots of money to pay for nurse education and there are tons of opportunities for advancement.

Cons

They hire a lot of new graduates (this is a pro if you are a new graduate), but you have to enjoy orienting new nurses if you are a more expereinced nurse.

Advice to Management

Keep on doing what you are doing!

Other Employee Reviews for Virginia Hospital Center

  1. "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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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).


  2. 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.

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