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Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "Med/Surg. LPN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Franciscan Children's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Managable patient load, mostly great team, awesome benefits

    Cons

    For me the drive and not a lot of places for food for night shift


  2. "Over all a good place to get your foot in the door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Brighton, MA
    Current Employee - Respiratory Therapist in Brighton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Franciscan Children's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work good people experience supportive management small non profit hospital with a wide range of pediatric cases great co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay families have too much involvement about how care is done a lot of long term patients as you are dealing with children emotions can run high


  3. "Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    My hours were pretty good, I appreciated having four 10 hour shifts as opposed to five eight hour shifts each week.

    Cons

    Some patients told me that it seemed too institutionalized and impersonal the way the front desk was managed, which I agree.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps more patient interaction? 5$36 always tell me they feel valued by the back office staff, which I was apart of but the front office not so much. (Patient reported)


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  5. "Epic Softare Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EpicCare Ambulatory Software Analyst Clinical Team Builder in Brighton, MA
    Former Employee - EpicCare Ambulatory Software Analyst Clinical Team Builder in Brighton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Franciscan Children's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My expertise in healthcare and software was instrumental to the success of the implementation and mentored physicians to successfully implement the software to their practices

    Cons

    No downside. It is a great healthcare institution.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pursue long term physician support afte.r I leave the contract


  6. "Great stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Brighton, MA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Brighton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Franciscan Children's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best part about the job is the people you work with, being able to impact youth, paid trainings, and ability to gain clinical knowledge

    Cons

    The toughest part of the job can be the diverse reaidents which can lead to Challenging days, also communication with superiors needs to be actively sought out


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    "Staff nurse unit 3"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Brighton, MA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Brighton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Franciscan Children's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -face to face rounds with providers
    -get to know the kids
    -free parking
    -great starter place with vent, j/g tube experience

    Cons

    -management is barely visible and do not support the nurses
    -charge nurse during the week on both floors are not helpful and say they will help but disappear
    -try to push your limits sending you on appointments alone with the patient regardless of being mechanically vented or anything
    -no communication- get laughed at by lots of the providers when expressing concerns
    -bully you into doing things that you don't think are safe
    -make you sign this ridiculous paper about only taking a 30 minute break..instead of the hour you deserve, which half the time you don't get one
    -some of the nurses are extremely catty
    -some of the management give you attitude for nothing or are demeaning for no reason
    - pay is ridiculously low, and they wonder why people go to children's for 12,000 more a year!

    Advice to Management

    - start paying your nurses more
    -stop taking advantage of us and burning us out so quickly
    - recognize when we do a good job
    -keep the nurse to patient ratio the same or down to 3:1...try to understand the work load
    - make yourself visible and help when the floor is really busy
    -listen to our concerns and support us
    -don't force people into doing charge or precept after 1 year there if they say that they are not comfortable


  8. "Great place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - R N in Brighton, MA
    Current Employee - R N in Brighton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, small hospital, easy to know everyone

    Cons

    Difficult to get to in the city, stressful at times, need more support from management and better communication.

    Advice to Management

    More open communication needed. Leadership lacking. Hard to tell if they knew the heavy assignments existed.


  9. "Mental Health Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Brighton, MA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Brighton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Franciscan Children's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people, great experience, great range of kids with different mental disorders, makes you think on your feet, enhances your teaching skills, friendly working space, able to pick up extra shifts

    Cons

    no room for growth, poor management, difficult work schedule, low pay, lack of feedback, poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible with the schedule, accommodate workers, provide more feedback, less bias, basically new management needed


  10. "Great mission; senior management needs ALOT of improvements"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Staff Employee in Brighton, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Employee in Brighton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Franciscan Children's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The mission of the hospital is wonderful. You can tell the employees that are engaged are there for the good of the children.

    Cons

    Senior Management need training, especially with their people skills. The majority of them sit on the 3rd floor (their Ivory Tower) and rarely venture out to take a pulse of the organization. Benefits are not competitive, in spite of what they tell you during the interview process. Salaries are ridiculously low and not competitive with the Boston market. Employees don't have a voice, most decisions are made in promoting the reputation of the new CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees are saying! Walk the halls, talk the talk and reward/recognize your employees. Some of the senior management staff have been there too long. Need to reorganize and move them out!


  11. "unethical management that filters down from the top; environment that breeds mediocrity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The mission, the children some of the direct care managers- really wanted to make a difference. Free parking. Good training programs for entry level positions.

    Cons

    salaries 15 - 30 % under market. Marginal benefits, no pay incentive plans

    Advice to Management

    Develop some incentive plans; pay for performance to increase salaries of your performers. More transparency is needed to build trust and improve moral. Do away with extravagant holiday parties; and invest in benefits, tuition, STD,summer gathering, etc. Have more lunch - staff appreciation or holiday/summer luncheons at no cost.


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