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- by IrishMommy Aug 17, '11Hi All!
Does anyone have experience working at an Arbour Hospital facility? What is the stating rate for new grads? What is the working environment like?
Thanks!Last edit by IrishMommy on Aug 17, '11
- Sep 23, '11 by ktoepfer26I worked at the facility in Brookline for a yr and a half as a charge RN/overnight supervisor. I just left a month ago. It is a very hectic, unpredictable work environment. Starting pay for new grads is around $25/hr. My typical evening on my floor consisted of anywhere from 1-5 admissions, dealing w/pt and family issues, and writing at least 10 notes/evening. My floor was very acute we averaged about 7 restraints (mechanical)/wk, if not more. It is very fast paced, at times overwhelming place to work. The staff I worked with overall was great. We had to work together as a team and we became like family. Mgmt of the facility an the hospital like a factory, with emphasis on getting patients in and out fast, regardless of their needs. Often I felt as though they thought of how much money was coming in to the hospital instead of the safety of staff and patients. We were never staffed for acuity; instead, we were staffed according to "the grid" which is the minimum amount of staff needed per DMH guidelines. Many times we had violent patients who probably should have been in a jail cell rather than a hospital room. It can be a dangerous place to work. A friend of mine was hurt this week and told my her MD to take some time off; the hospital has been reluctant to give her this time off. I will say I saw many cases, many patients you never heard about in school. I learned a great deal and was able to become a nsg supervisor in my time there. I do love psych and have continued to work in the field, but I would not recommend working there.
- Sep 25, '11 by Flo.If you google this hospital you will see some scary stuff. I would stay far away from this place especially as a new grad. They may be able to con you into thinking that their bad practices are standard.
- Nov 20, '12 by Chapo84If No One will Hire you, what are you suppose to do ??;(