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dissatisfied employee not treating all nurses as equals

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Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Bangor, ME (US)
Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Bangor, ME (US)

I have been working at Acadia Hospital

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Makind a difference and hopefully trying to help the mentally ill and alcohol/drug addiction

Cons

pay,so/so benifits,not being able to have a union. Not much support or change in dealing with problems

Advice to Management

more honesty and response to problems

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  1. Bait & Switch

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    Former Employee - Inpatient Psychiatrist in Bangor, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Inpatient Psychiatrist in Bangor, ME (US)

    I worked at Acadia Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salary. They lure you in with this, but buyer beware!

    Cons

    Administration is very doctor-unfriendly.
    Administration is hostile and resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Support the doctors. Stop treating the doctors like students and abandon the preceptor model of employment.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Went there to provide psychiatric `patient care, got mandated into being a revenue collector.

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    Former Employee - Psychiatrist
    Former Employee - Psychiatrist

    I worked at Acadia Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of clinical staff excellent. RNs and Clinicians were very pleased with my empathic, pro-patient care stance, quick response, ability to calm agitated patients and avoid physical restraints, and excellent clinical judgment. Good EMR.

    Cons

    Upper Level Management valued none of the clinical abilities, expertise, or extra efforts of MDs. HIgh turnover of Psychiatrists and best RNs, leaving less knowledgeable, more collegially disrespectful RNs. Culture marred by mid-level practitioners placed in majority of Upper Management positions, out-ranking and supervising MDs. Emphasis on coding for maximum billing over patient care. Shifts changed without adequate notice. EMR training was adequate only, errors were transmitted with a blaming rather than helpful request to correct them. Solitary Upper Management MD completely at home with mission of reimbursement over best clinical practice, adversarial toward MD staff, nit-picker, but never had a word of moral encouragement. Gender-profiling of women MDs for "corrective
    action." 2 MDs dismissed on flagrantly slanderous, one-sided reporting by staff, with no option for recourse.

    Advice to Management

    The emphasis on reimbursement over patient care is obvious to staff and community. A thorough audit on funds reimbursed to Acadia could be in order, so it might be in order to prepare, and/or be a REAL hospital.

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