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South Shore Hospital (Chicago) Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Hospital"

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

    I have been working at South Shore Hospital (Chicago) full-time

    Pros

    Staff are very nice and hard working

    Cons

    Pay is only 75 hours per pay period


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at South Shore Hospital (Chicago) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a smaller community hospital so you will have the ability to ask a lot of questions and perhaps learn about more things than you would at a larger hospital. The staff all know each other very well and it is a close knit family environment.

    Cons

    The hospital is poorly managed and the culture of the employees is to do the least amount of work as possible and get paid for it. The supervisors and managers generally have no care for what happens in their departments until there is a health inspection or government inspection coming. Suddenly they are all present and active in "being a manager."

    Advice to Management

    Start from the top and employ people and a culture that will encourage and reward people for doing their jobs, doing them well, and being responsible for what they are supposed to be doing. Don't decide that you magically want to start helping more or being more involved in the department when there is a health inspection coming in. If your employees think it's okay to not follow certain protocols for 99% of the time when the inspectors are not around, what makes you think they will do their jobs correctly, efficiently, and to certain standards when they are around. Do your job, do it well, your job is to manage people involved in a persons health and well-being, don't take that job or that responsibility for granted. If you were the one that was sick or ill, you'd want people to do a good job also.

  3. "Staff NUrse"

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    Former Contractor - Staff RN
    Former Contractor - Staff RN
    Recommends

    I worked at South Shore Hospital (Chicago) as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staff. Great Team work

    Cons

    Short Staff often during shift

    Advice to Management

    Increase Staff numbers. Fair scheduling


  4. "Bad service"

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

    I worked at South Shore Hospital (Chicago) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I didn't have any good things to say about this company

    Cons

    This is a very bad hospital. Very very bad service it should be shut down. Under paid and over worked


  5. "Unorganized organization from top to bottom"

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    Current Employee - Unit and Patient Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Unit and Patient Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at South Shore Hospital (Chicago) full-time

    Pros

    Good hard working but unappreciated, underpaid and under-valued staff

    Cons

    Management disconnect from staff members and front line workers are basically non-existant

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be re-educated on human relations and overall policies


  6. "Like a Nursing Home with RNs"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros.

    Cons

    The patient population can be very hostile and extremely demanding, especially drug seekers. They complain to the nursing supervisors when their pain med demands, etc., are not met by the nurse or when they want to override company policies such as allowing visitors before or after visiting hours, or to go against physician orders such as allowing a renal patient to consume all the fluid s/he wishes just to keep him/her happy so they can raise Press Gany points. Patients are there for several days or weeks. If they come in for chest pain they're not leaving for at least a week and they'll be tested for everything unnecessary. Let's not forget the arrogant physicians that take forever to see a patient. There are very few doctors that there that actually handle their business. Another con --the facility needs to offer better hygienic products to the patients. C'mon, no combs?

    Advice to Management

    Support your nurses when a patient complaint arrives. Don't automatically take the side of the patient or patient's family member. Understand that most complaints are due to not responding to the patient in a timely manner second to being very understaffed third to be very underpaid. It is unacceptable for a nurse to start with a $24/hr salary and even more degrading that seasoned nurses & charge nurses make around $30/hr after 10-20 years of being with the company. Don't question why the turnover rate is high, question what you as management with power can do to make your employees happy and financially content.


  7. "the nurses are mean"

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    Former Employee - Registry Registered Nurse in Chicago (Guatemala)
    Former Employee - Registry Registered Nurse in Chicago (Guatemala)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    close to home on the east side

    Cons

    the clients suck no equipment

    Advice to Management

    pay more

  8. "Under paid"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    flexible and lots of overtime

    Cons

    Not paid enough, and need better benefits