I worked at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute full-time (Less than a year)
Decent pay, nice coworkers, I like the patients, and the work I do.
Narcissistic CEO makes dangerous decisions that effect the patients and staff's safety. He is never in direct danger seeing as he never steps foot on any unit! He blames the unit managers and staff when the inevitable happen, and people get hurt or feel unsafe.
-Dangerous patients (with low staffing)
-leadership is selfish and non-supportive
-Rigid scheduling (especially weekends!)
Advice to Management
Clean house. And start at the top!!
Pay attention to staff concerns. I promise you, you have a lot of really great nurses who are trying to improve the place. Best of luck to them, and I'll miss them! ...Listen to yhese people! Be smart enough to see through the phonies!!!
Get a new CEO. One who will be present and be willing to literally jump in and get their hands dirty. Maybe even do a 1:1 with one of the patients you keep re-admitting (even though they are always at baseline)!! Yes, come get spit on, verbally berated, punched at, and show us how we should handle the situation... It's not like an all staff meeting, you won't be able to just fire them if they start embarrassing you.
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