understaffed, underpaid compared to hospitals in the area.
Work your everloving a@@ off. No staffing,,,,dangerous to critical care patients. Inexperienced nurses floated to unit just have a body with RN on their name badge due to nursing shortage. Unable to keep staff because upper management doesn't give a flip about patients. They sit in Ivory Tower and count money.Very, very good critical care nursing staff. For the most part 90% of physicians are very good. Poor attitudes because staff is abused. Doing good in CCU if you get to each lunch. Also doing good if you don't have 3 critically ill patients.Underpaid. relative to surrounding hospitals. If upper management could be boot out the door, improvements could be made to the hospital and care would be improved. CEO's idea of morale booster is to carry a bag of candy around hospital and give candy bars to nurses..;( I have been a critical care nurse for 25 years, and this facility is worst one I have worked in,,, except for excellent nurses and doctors.
Go elsewhere if possible
Go elsewhere if possible-good ole boy administration. Hard to advance due to corrupt management.
Gained so much experience in 23 years with this hospital
Experience:5yrs. in Cardiac Telemetry5yrs, in ICU10yrs. in Cardio-Vascular Step Down Unit2yrs. in Wound Care1yr. in Cardiac Rehab.Skills:Primary Nursing in Acute Care SettingIV TherapyMedication AdministrationPost-op care for Med-Surg, Cardiac Surgery, and Cardiac InterventionsDiabetic Teaching, Wound Vac's and Wound Care Management,Discharge planningDischarge TeachingPre-op teachingSuper User for new equipment and computer trainingComputer DocumentationCare PlansNursing Assessment and ImplementationCollaboration with mulit-disciplinary team to promote positive patient outcomesCommittees:Wound Care Committee MemberNursing Leadership MemberManagement had alot of turnover and not consistentCo-Workers were great, strong team approachHardest part of the job was lack of support from HR department, high physical demands due to staffing shortages, and 12-14hr. shifts, and many times without a break.The most enjoyable part of the job was applying my skills, and expertise in caring for patients in acute care setting. I found it very rewarding when I was able to lay my head down at night knowing that I made a difference.
Good place to get experienced
Its a great place for the newly graduated nurses to get their exp. They have some great nurses to train under.
Management is excellent at jumping in to help however there is a considerable amount of negativity from nurses.
Venice is a very busy hospital with positive patient satisfaction, travel nurse friendly
Typical Emergency Room environment. Excellent quality nursing with excellent physician group.
Difficult staffing challenges
The most challenging part of this job is not having adequate equipment and staffing.