Corizon - page 2
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Has anyone worked for Corizon? Please share your experience, good or bad. Recently we switched from Wexford Health to Corizon. So far, I dont hear anything good. I am also curious about how many peoole you pass meds to on a... Read More
- 0May 2, '13 by Ashley02Thank you! Do you like working for the company? Is there much of a difference between what you do as an RN and LPN for Corizon?
There is little difference between the roles of the RN and LPN at our facility. With the exception of the infirmary, the RN and LPN assignments are interchangeable.
- 0May 2, '13 by Ashley02How do you pass meds on 150 inmates? Wow! I am working in LTC, and I want to get out. It takes me two to three hours to pass meds on 35 patients! I was thinking about corrections, now I am hesitant. Are you all short of staff, or is this the norm for a corrections RN?
- 2May 23, '13 by Austin12I work for Corizon. I'm glad most people enjoy it. I honestly haven't enjoy it. We try to give 10 dollar care on a 10cent budget. The retention rate is low. They've nickled and dimed which there us a need because they bidded so low to get the contract. In return, we practice unsafely. We work under staffed and custody has no faith in medical with exception of some nurses.
- 0May 29, '13 by Erikadawn RNLol custody always has something to say about the nurses, until one of them needs our help. It is like that in every facility I ever worked with. They constantly grumble about how much the nurses make. I have even heard, we could get a raise if it wasn't for the nurses pay. Don't worry about them just do your job. I worked for Cms before it became Corizon, I liked the tuition reimbursement, it helped me to move from Lpn to R.N. Yes I have passed meds to over 400 inmates.
- 2May 29, '13 by wyogypsyOne of the main differences that I see between passing meds in LTC vs. corrections is that each inmate does not get 3 vitamins, 5 minerals, 2 nutritional supplements, multiple bowel meds, etc. Most of them are not confused and either take their meds or they don't. You don't sit there for 10 minutes trying to get them to swallow the med or coaxing them to take it, or hiding it in food. Inmates don't have 17 pills that they can only take 'one at a time, dear'. The other thing is that even though some of the inmates are getting older, it is not entirely an elderly population. Though I dearlly love elderly patients, they are much slower do do things, they have their little 'routines', they have to go to the bathroom before they can take their meds, etc. Unfortunately most LTC facilities give each nurse about twice the number of patients they should be caring for, and work you to death.
- 0Jun 17, '13 by valzRNDo they not use agency nurses? Corizon is supposed to be taking over our facility and I was just wondering if they used agency or do they just use their people?
Quote from Austin12I work for Corizon. I'm glad most people enjoy it. I honestly haven't enjoy it. We try to give 10 dollar care on a 10cent budget. The retention rate is low. They've nickled and dimed which there us a need because they bidded so low to get the contract. In return, we practice unsafely. We work under staffed and custody has no faith in medical with exception of some nurses.
- 1Jul 3, '13 by LTCnewbie45Just gave my 2 week notice with LTC and going into a state facility. Looking forward to it.
Never worked in it but always up for new adventures and advancement. Talked to many that work in it and they love it.
I hate leaving the residents. Worry about them all the time. Always go back in for my 3-12s nightshift to find more flagged charts for Falls, p/u, uti, dehydration and etc......) Always the same daynurse and aides they occur with. I only have 3 cnas at night with 60 and 2 chg nurses. They blame it on census BUT when a cna calls in the Nurses taking call has to come in and pull the 8 hour CNA shift (yes they have to pay us our salary). So the census (which means #$) is BS. We do have certain CNAs that call in all the time, caught sleeping, walk away from their assigned residents and will even cuz out the nurse in charge (written up x10) BUT still employed (DON excuses it).
Life is too short and I worked too hard for my license (yes got co-workers that will try to set ya up for the fall) SO I am moving on. Things do happen for a reason and I am not ignoring it this time. Accepting I can't make people change I can only change the situation.