Welcome to Boston! I work at Brigham and Women's in the cardiac surgery dept. (not in patient care areas though).
Anyway, the work environment here is great. Cardiac Surg. ICU here consistently has the highest nurse satisfaction (per yearly in house staff survey). We are unionized and contract is due for re-negotiation in Sept.
We are part of the Partners Network, which includes Mass. General (another fabulous hospital), Faulkner (great and improving, but smaller units), Newton-Wellesley (community hospital), North Shore Med. Center (combo. of Salem and Union hospitals), McLean (psych.) and Spaulding (rehab.)
The doctors here....well, let's see
You have to understand that the staff are affiliated with Harvard University. They are among the best and the brightest in the world. Also, we are a teaching facility, so...they can be a little hard on the residents.
But, all that being said, let me tell you, from the patients' perspectives, they LOVE
their surgeons. :angel2:
I hear it all the time.
They do expect a lot from the nurses, but they are on 'our side', they are interested in the best outcomes for the patient.
I work with 6 surgeons and I respect and admire them all. There isn't one that I couldn't go to with a question or problem.
Now, I'm not saying that it's always sunshine and roses...there are issues, there are the 'negative nellies' that will find fault with heaven, but, overall, I would recommend any facility in this network.
Hope that helps. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Here's the link to the Partners Network Job Listings:
Best of Luck!