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South Lake Hospital Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Echo cardiogram internship"

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    Former Employee - Imaging in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Imaging in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at South Lake Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of experience hospitals

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities


  2. Helpful (1)

    "RN - ICC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at South Lake Hospital full-time

    Pros

    You will probably find many friendly, funny people to work with who you can vent to on a daily basis about work.

    You will get exposed to intermediate/progressive level care at an extremely rapid pace and build a foundation for your future career.

    The patient population is almost entirely geriatric (age 50+); so if you are looking to focus on that demographic, this is the place for you.

    The cafeteria isn't as horrible as an institutional cafeteria could be, even though the prices are a bit steep (even with your 25% discount).

    You can get involved in a lot of projects if you're into that sort of thing.

    Cons

    Put simply, this isn't a place where you can hope to spend the rest of your career as a bedside nurse. You can get your start here; but then you need to move on. Otherwise you will really start to dislike your life. You don't think it will get to you; but, trust me, it will.

    The wages aren't high enough to live in the area without resorting to living in the more "sketchy" parts of town. But, that seems to be a Florida problem for the most part. Like most hospitals, they pay night shift considerably more than day shift (via differential) even though day shift has to work with many more interruptions and additional tasks than night shift does on a routine basis. This leaves day shift feeling unappreciated and burned out.

    Your RN license will constantly be at risk because the staffing ratios are not safe. At most, you should be caring for no more than 3 to 4 patients at this level of care; yet you will frequently find yourself caring for 5 patients due to inadequate staffing. There's no union to negotiate for better staffing ratios and no safe staffing laws in Florida, so whatever the employer says goes.

    There isn't as much support from other departments as you would really like; and, furthermore, there aren't enough resource nurses to assist. If anything needs to be done and there isn't anyone to do it, expect it to be added to your job responsibilities. This includes administrative tasks, transporting patients, comprehensive education, etc. If you expect your boss to really help you out without complaining or looking down on you for asking for help, look elsewhere.

    There's no room to advance in this hospital unless you know someone and are really friendly with them. You can try to climb up the "Clinical Ladder" or participate in the "Clinical Advancement Program"; but you'll likely never be able to get into a niche position or management position until someone quits, retires, or expires.

    Management can be very unprofessional and cliquish. Good managers (the ones who challenge administration and fight for their people) don't last long at this hospital. Bad and otherwise ineffective managers tend to stay forever because they give administration exactly what it wants. The hospital claims to support "shared governance" while it practices "top-down" control of everything. Managers aren't held accountable for their errors, even when they hire people who are unqualified for their jobs or when turnover is in the high double digits.

    Advice to Management

    To administration: if you really want to start recruiting and retaining the best of the best RNs, you need to start by getting rid of every manager and assistant manager you have. You need new blood in those positions. You also need to give up the amount of control you have over things and let the departments decide what is best for them. Also, minimum nurse pay should be $30/hour (not including differential).

    To management: you all need to realize that your subordinates are almost always upset about what you're saying and doing. Then, you need to stop saying and doing those things. You need to compliment people 20 times more often than you criticize or correct them. Your people need to feel like you are being genuine with your praise and not just sticking on a plastic/fake "manager face" when you praise them.

  3. "Rn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at South Lake Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team work, family atmosphere, supportive staff

    Cons

    Not enough nurses majority of the time


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Looking for something better...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at South Lake Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and the benefits are good. Most of my co-workers are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, displays unprofessional behavior and has been caught in more than one lie trying to save face. There is inconsistencies with staff treatment. If staff complains, they are often retaliated by management. HR is aware of issues because multiple people complained, yet no positive changes in management seen by staff.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management: Please invest in good managers who are honest, team build and display professional behavior. Hold managers accountable who don't uphold this behavior.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "ER Registrar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clermont, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clermont, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at South Lake Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice schedule. Great Benefits. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    High turnovers. Unorganized management. Seniority does not matter.


  6. "welcome to Clermont"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at South Lake Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    wonderful community hospital, friendly and supportive in most departments. People know you by name and notice you. The definition of a community based hospital for sure.

    Cons

    poor communication of policy changes across the board, has the typical shady corporate dealings that large corps have, depending on who you are dealing with - unfortunate. Nurses are not supported, event reports used against nurses as write ups, even though they deny that this is the case

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the current PCU and 2 nd floor managers, they are not qualified for their positions


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Care Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clermont, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clermont, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at South Lake Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great small hospital. Caring nurses and staff.

    Cons

    Horrible HR department, physicians are sporadic and care coordination supervisor is a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Change your management in this department. We have lost several amazing team members as a result of her lies. Shifts, days off are constantly changing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "ICU RN"

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    Former Employee - ICU RN in Clermont, FL
    Former Employee - ICU RN in Clermont, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at South Lake Hospital part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location is convenient. The hospital provides good benefits.

    Cons

    No team effort encouraged. Not a positive atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage working as a team and offer more in house education.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Charge RN in Clermont, FL
    Former Employee - Charge RN in Clermont, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great community hospital with a family atmosphere. Management very supportive. Staff are great.

    Cons

    No complaints. Everything is good.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Clermont, FL
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Clermont, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work with great people, and look forward to going to work

    Cons

    No mid shift or allowed to have holidays off


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