Nurses: Hospital Red Flags

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    What are some red flags at hospitals that let you know that this might not be the best place to work?
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    HCA on the front door.
    caroladybelle, Pneumothorax, HouTx, and 12 others like this.
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    Quote from rngolfer53
    HCA on the front door.
    I agree 100%
    Pneumothorax, Marshall1, annmariern, and 2 others like this.
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    High turnover. If they were fired, you wonder what type of management you're getting into the ring with. If they left voluntarily, you wonder about the working environment and why they were driven to leave.
    Dazglue, joanna73, DesireeRN2011, and 6 others like this.
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    More new grads than experienced staff.

    Dirty floors and rooms, everywhere.
    HouTx, Marshall1, joanna73, and 3 others like this.
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    When I was still doing travel nursing, I worked at a hospital that was 90-95% staffed by travel and agency nurses-that is aways a HUGE red flag. Some nights on the unit I was assigned to, we were all travelers and drew names at random to see who would be stuck doing charge.
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    Sorry if this is dumb, but what is HCA?

    I agree with the high turnover being a major red flag.
    cp1024, Kandy83, and Soliloquy like this.
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    Quote from sapphire18
    Sorry if this is dumb, but what is HCA?

    I agree with the high turnover being a major red flag.
    Hospital Corporation of America---a chain of corp owned health care facilities....we have many here in South Florida.
    Marshall1, Soliloquy, and Esme12 like this.
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    You hear negative comments from many people who work there. You hear nothing positive over the years and these are from people in different departments. The nurses are trying to get unionized in an area where unions don't exist.
    Dazglue, Marshall1, and Soliloquy like this.
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    Quote from RNperdiem
    You hear negative comments from many people who work there. You hear nothing positive over the years and these are from people in different departments. The nurses are trying to get unionized in an area where unions don't exist.
    I experience this a lot actually. With people from all departments and not just the nurses...


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