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Memphis VA Medical Center

1030 Jefferson Ave Memphis, TN

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Hospital Bio

Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a fully accredited 244-bed tertiary care facility. We offer a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation's Veterans. Since 1922, VAMC Memphis has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can.

Hospital Info

Facility Type: Acute Care Hospitals

Ownership: Government - Hospital District or Authority

Military Hospital: No

Awards/Certifications: The Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission

Teaching Hospital: Yes

Number of beds: 244

Services At This Hospital

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic
  • Former Prisoners of War Program
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program
  • Medicine Service
  • Mental Health
  • Minority Veterans Program
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurology Service
  • Nursing Service
  • Nutrition and Food
  • Palliative Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary Care
  • Sleep Health Center
  • Social Work
  • Specialty Care
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Surgery
2.5 review

Correctional

Ideal Corrections Nursing Job

PROS:

HSA is amazing, all residents are going home soon so little to no violent acts, very laid back environment, small facility so easy to switch shifts and pick up extra work when needed

CONS:

one of the records keepers is a pain

Progressive Care

Critical shortage

PROS:

Pay, PTO, benefits, location, security, not much else to say, two thumbs down. This a one star facility

CONS:

Scheduling, racist, no mobility, loss of skills, unfriendly, nurses until appreciated. This is a one star facility. Ranked the worst in the VA system

Emergency Room (ER)

Two Stars

PROS:

None

CONS:

It's different

Psychiatric (Mental Health)

Three Stars

PROS:

The unit is dirty. There is often urine on the floor from the patients. You have to wear a white scrub jacket and your sleeves will end up stained from opening doors. While most of the patients do not want help and are drug addicts, there is little help long term for those that want help and the staff generally believed none of hem want help and that classes and life coaching and planning help for furthering these patients education about their conditions. If you are going into mental health to help people live normal lives, this may not be the place for you. They deal with more acute, symptom masking so they can be released (often back to the streets), approaches to mental health. However, there are some you can help and the VA needs more nurses who want to help and I believe there is a lot of changes that can be made to make this system better, but you have to be willing to initiate the changes on your own with little help from tenured nurses who might not think there is any point in working harder to help these people.

CONS:

None

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