Mayo clinic or Scottsdale healthcare system? - page 2

Anyone working in Mayo clinic or Scottsdale Healthcare System in Arizona? What can you say about working in thoose hoapitals? Thanks!!!... Read More

  1. by   Kabin
    Interesting that the above complaints originate from non-standard nursing care which is not the so called "Mayo way." Add to that at least one of you prefer working for hospitals that apparently allow treatment as you, the nurse, sees fit. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
  2. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from Kabin
    Interesting that the above complaints originate from non-standard nursing care which is not the so called "Mayo way."
    You are right about that! I know what exactly what to expect as a patient at Mayo. When I don't get it, I whine............
  3. by   aztova
    I used to work at SHC and I loved it. I would work there again in a heartbeat.
  4. by   jamonit
    I loved working at Mayo. I started there as a new grad and worked there most of my career until moving to Tucson this spring. I credit Mayo with teaching me the skills, compassion, and critical thinking required to be a great nurse. I took care of an amazing array of patients: from arrhythmia management to cardiac transplant to total artificial hearts. It was fascinating. It looks great on the resume, too. Mayo has name recognition for a reason. It's a great place to work.
  5. by   Kabin
    It all depends on the group you work with. I saw some great things at Mayo but also too much unethical nursing: like nurse dosing, nurses searching employee med records for trash talking info, a nurse applied external pressure to a declining pt's BP cuff so she didn't have to call the dr before shift change. It's a dilema when you're orienting on a little 10 bed unit and the unethical nurse is your mentor.
  6. by   GeauxNursing
    And what is so wrong with a company putting themselves above everyone else? Isn't that what all companies should be striving for? Greatness in their industry?
  7. by   GeauxNursing
    It stands to reason that bad service will be remembered more likely than the good. People are only recounting their terrible nurse experiences at Mayo. 9 times out of 10, you will go tell 10 of your friends what crappy service you had at a restaurant. But when you get great service, so what?
    (I admit, this is a crappy post, but you know what I'm trying to say.) : )
  8. by   silentRN
    Quote from jamonit
    I loved working at Mayo. I started there as a new grad and worked there most of my career until moving to Tucson this spring. I credit Mayo with teaching me the skills, compassion, and critical thinking required to be a great nurse. I took care of an amazing array of patients: from arrhythmia management to cardiac transplant to total artificial hearts. It was fascinating. It looks great on the resume, too. Mayo has name recognition for a reason. It's a great place to work.
    Which hospital do you work at in Tucson now? I work at UMC.
  9. by   AZnursingstudent
    Hi!

    I agree with Geaux, bad experiences happen everywhere and people do pass more negative information than positive. Yes, there are a few "bad" nurses, and some might be a little stuck up. But I'm pretty sure you'll find that anywhere you go, not just at Mayo. I've been working at Mayo as a CNA for a few years now and love it! I like Mayo's philosophy of "putting the needs of the patient first" and really do feel that MOST of us follow that. Just remember that there's always going to be a bad apple somewhere that ruins it for everyone else anywhere you go!

    Thanks!

  10. by   EBabsRN
    Not to get off the subject, but concerning Magnet Status, I hope it is getting harder. I worked at a facility where it was so bad, their turnover rate was enormous, and still is. Yep. They received Magnet Status when I was there. Now there is another hospital in the area that got it also. Shocking. It has made a lot of nurses in our area feel that having said status is no big deal when these hospitals can get it. What a shame.

    Also. White uniforms might be a real pain to keep white, get out stains etc. but if someone wants to know who the nurses are, they can tell. In our area, you can have an aide, a nurse, cleaning staff, etc. all in the hall and the patients and family members don't know one from the other. We were informed a long time ago that the facility does not want the patients to know who is doing what to them, since some would be very upset knowing that most of the staff can now draw blood etc. Saves money, but the patient does not get a break in costs. Nough said.

    Have a nice evening.
  11. by   PACNWNURSING
    I work for a very large healthcare system in Utah and I am very disappointed in the career support of nursing in this healthcare system. I am looking for a place to have a career for a long time.. I want to know the reality of working for the Mayo Clinic,

    I watched the Mayo Clinic nursing recruitment video and I am wondering how much is true...

    Do the patients actually come first, meaning is their adequate staff to provide hight quality safe care?

    Do the nurses have a voice, do the nurses receive support,

    Do the nurses actually have tech support?

    Are the nurses actually able to practice nursing as we were taught in school?

    Do we have time to engage in evidence based nursing etc??

    Does the Mayo Clinic send out yearly surveys to their staff?

    Sorry for all the questions but asking the above questions to recruiters you typically do not get honest detailed answers.

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