I noticed some others mentioning they would not work in an HCA hospital and I just applied through HCA yesterday. What do I need to look out for or consider when deciding whether or not to work for them?
I expressed my concerns regarding short staffing, patient safety and lack of accessible resources for nurses. For example; I couldn't go to lunch because there was no one to watch the ventilated patients or answer the phones, the only education offerings were at shift change - not a good time if I haven't assessed my patients, charge nurses unavailable when you need them right now, working with nurses who are afraid to speak up for the patients or do the right thing because they are afraid of losing their jobs. Questions? What do you think?
Last edit by dianah on Jul 7, '09
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