Any Opinions on CMS?? - page 2

I work as the Health Services Director for a 1070 bed county jail. All of the medical staff are full-time sheriff's office employees (we are all sworn deputy sheriff's). I have held this position for... Read More

  1. by   cindyrn1
    Could you tell me what the words mean for CMS and PH? I am new to corrections,
  2. by   GARYLPN
    CMS = CORRECTIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES (I think)
    PHS = PRISON HEALTH SERVICES

    I work prn for PHS plus am an agency nurse.
  3. by   jailDON
    When PHS moved into my facility, they only asked one nurse to resign....the DON at that time. Everyone was offered the same pay they were making which was a very fair rate for the LVNs and low for the RNs. They have a tendancy to mess up pay checks too. Their main objective is profit. Here's the scary tactic they have.......underbid by a lot in order to win over the contract thus skimping on personnel, get upset because the staff can't function within the budget then ask for a huge increase in the next contract negotiation. I am so tired of managing with only a skeleton crew waiting for the new contract.
  4. by   erroridiot
    Quote from jailDON
    Here's the scary tactic they have.......underbid by a lot in order to win over the contract thus skimping on personnel, get upset because the staff can't function within the budget then ask for a huge increase in the next contract negotiation. I am so tired of managing with only a skeleton crew waiting for the new contract.
    It is admirable to hope for good things to happen with your new contract. When the new contract comes up for bidding - there will be other companies competing and the jail or prison will play hardball for the cheapest contract that they can get away with.

    Then the cycle of hoping for things to be better with the next contract begins again........

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