Harrison has helped me grow as a nurse. I have moved from a versant resident to an assistant nurse manager. There has been a merger happening with CHI.
Kitsap county is a great place to live and raise kids but the only closest hospital is Harrison.
My employment as Certified Nursing Assistant
The work ranged from calm to quite stressful in that there were times when the residents required urgent attention. I learned to be patient and work under the most stressful times. My co-workers were great for the most part when they did something of unethical circumstance I talked to them; rather than going to management. Most times someone is having a bad moment and talking it over helps resolve most issues; The hardest part of my job is saying no when I already have a lot to do. I have found that things get done by the end of the work day; What I enjoy about any job is that I learn whatever I can about what my work entails and there is always room for advancement.
Strong team work
A typical work day would include getting my assignment prepared by the charge nurse; getting verbal report from the previous shift; making sure my assigned patients are safe & comfortable; vital signs & answering call lights for all patients. The particular team I worked with were dedicated, hard working, and patient. The hardest part of my job was comforting family members of the deceased. The most enjoyable part was helping patients at their lowest quality of life, then seeing them able to go home with a productive quality of life.
Hostile Work Enviroment
You will feel unvalued, not listened to, lots of drama, backstabbing from both co-workers and management, favoritism of selected staff. When if you leave you will feel your self esteem lowered/torn. They tend to dumb you down, unless your one of the favorites. A lot of the problems Start at the top and roll down hill. Poor behavior and poor nursing is encouraged and or tolerated as long as your a yes man to the management. HIGH turn over rate in staff
Department being reorganized
Great potentialBasic case management principles are not implemented.No continuity in assignments.
Very collegial and involved with the community
Expanding network. Building a 30 bed orthopedic unit at our Silverdale facility. Just announced a 24 hour urgent care to be built on Bainbridge Island in 2013.
The OB and Neonatal Nursing and RT staff at Silverdale were very good. Otherwise a dismal disappointment.
I worked at the Silverdale, Harrison for approximately 2 years. Received an Above Standard evaluation!! Unfortunately, communication and collegiality with medical staff, administration and vision were seriously lacking.Sadly, this serious deficeincy continues. Starting at the top and trickles down to the grassroots staff.For high risk perinatal/neonatal care I would say, have a strong back-up plan.