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Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  1. "MHA 4"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Structured environment, professional peers, good benefits

    Cons

    Political changes caused the job to change and eventually be eliminated

    Advice to Management

    Not advisable


  2. "The place that eventually sucks the life out of you"

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers , helping people with mental illness

    Cons

    Administration does not have their priorities straight. Staffing is often not adequate, frequent shift mandation, difficult to get vacation when you want it, units can be dangerous especially on the units where staff is not vigilant. Administer the union contracts inconsistently across employees. Nursing has gotten worse with a new exec who is not mentally stable.

    Advice to Management

    See the above. Spend more time on the units.

  3. "TPW"

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    Current Employee - Therapeutic Program Worker
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Program Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience, building relationships, making a difference in a patients life. The pay is great for the job and the CEO is the sweetest person ever. The union has your back and they also cover tuition and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    It can be very dangerous at times as staff is kept at a minimum. Policies and procedures are heavily carried out but not thought out at all. Payroll just may or may not pay you what they should. Personally my biggest complaint is the time commitment. Vacation is scheduled a year in advance, TPW's only get 1 of 3 weekends off and on top of that you can get mandated multiple times in a pay period. It sucks because they'll pay your tuition but they won't allow you time to focus.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and consider 10 or 12 hour shifts for TPW's. And actually show appreciation rather than saying it.


  4. "Would not recommend."

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    Former Employee - Psych/MRDD RN
    Former Employee - Psych/MRDD RN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good; It's a state job. Overtime pay is wonderful. If you can make it through the probationary period, it is difficult to be fired. The work is not terribly difficult as far as paperwork goes. It is wonderful when you feel you've made a difference to at least one patient.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of the illness of patients served, the job ca be very physically and mentally taxing. Violence in the work place (between patients, as well as toward staff from patients) is quite common. You need thick skin to work here. Staffing levels are inappropriate - it is not uncommon to have 5 (or fewer) staff per 26 patients. Administration seems to be unaware of how units function, and might benefit from shadowing a unit staff member from time to time, especially before implementing more rules. High turn over rate. TVBH has a difficult time keeping their unit staff.

    Advice to Management

    Aside from nursing management (who, I feel, do their best to mediate between unit staff and administration), management should take a day or two, twice a year and shadow a nurse or a TPW on one of the admission units. This would help foster relationships between these two areas, and management would better understand the problems faced on the units instead of just seeing numbers and statistics.


  5. "Provide inpatient behavioral and mental healthcare to adult clients in crisis situations."

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    Current Employee - Therapuetical Program Worker in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Therapuetical Program Worker in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provides opportunity to pour knowledge into adult clients in crisis situations.

    Cons

    Potential for worker to be assaulted and exposed in a potentially hostile environment.

    Advice to Management

    Staff should find a way to connect with clients at a adult level and work more on long term help. Management and staff relations should be improved through job shadowing that can bring clarity to job responsibilities.


  6. "Typical Govenrment setting"

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

    Pros

    Great peopel dedicted to helping the mentally ill

    Cons

    Petty ans vendictictive administartion. Good old boy network is alive and well

    Advice to Management

    Do the right things by your people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pleasant"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good team work with staff

    Cons

    Lack of time for continuing education

    Advice to Management

    continuing education time

  8. "Every position from mgmt to direct care brings in an aspect of drama taking away from the professionalism expected"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is a State position therefore its a stepping stone if you want to get your foot in the door. And, there is high turn over rate and getting hired should be easy.

    Cons

    Interpersonal boundaires needs to be maintained
    Work schedule is not consistent
    Promotion is based on seniority not merit
    No trust between management and staff

    Advice to Management

    Simplify things!!!

    Get rid of the union reps who are internal department employees, the personal information and internal investigations are leaked to other employees

    Work Schedules should be set for 4 months or more to help employees maintain some consistency in and away from work.

    Schedules should be bid based using shifts and work areas

    Seniority should not be the reason for promotion, it should be based on merit.