The Hospital At Westlake Medical Center Reviews

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Ambulatory Care

7urs

5
PROS:

Private small facility, cath lab, open hearts, ER, 23 beds, great place, good staff and friendly safe environment. I worked there for 7 years in the various departments

CONS:

Small, less pay but less patients

Intensive Care (Critical Care, CCU, ICU)

Not Accredited, No Real ICU MD = Do not work here!!

2
PROS:

If you're a MS/TELE RN, tired of 5 or more patients... then this is a great place to work. The ratio is 4:1. There are rare policy and procedures found too, so just do as you please. (You think I'm kidding?)

CONS:

If you are an ICU nurse or just someone who cares about their nursing license AT ALL, this is NOT a place you want to step one foot inside. Most surgeries are TKAs, THAs, ACDFs and other spinal surgeries; all performed by surgeons. However, if any of these pts become unstable and are in need of true ICU care, they will not receive it at this facility. Sure there are 2 ICU beds and an ICU doctor, however, no one tells these pts that the ICU doctor is not 'allowed' to intubate, run codes or put in lines. Not because there's someone else to do all that, but because he's 'too dangerous' to do it so they don't let him, but 'cheap' as to why they keep him on staff as their ICU doctor. The ED MD is suppose to help out in those unstable times, however, some of the ED MDs are actually just 'moonlighting' as an ED MDs but are, in fact, Family Practice MDs. For example, when asked to intubate, one ED MD replied, 'I mean, I guess I can intubate; it's been a while though." To add insult to injury, this particular MD had essential tremors. (I can't make this stuff up.) No Accreditation (nor do they care to be.) 1990s or older equipment (ie. In 2015, two 'new' ekg machines donated had 3.5in floppy disk insertion sites on them.) Benefits = Obamacare insurance, no match on 401K, and lowest pay for BS nursing in Austin. Oh, and NO RAISES! (Yes, that is correct. They feel with the ratio being 'the best' in Austin, you should just be content to make what you're making forever. ( I wish I were joking.)) Extremely pretentious too and not just talking about the patients. Mgmt: Lots of smiles to your face and backstabbing when you're not around. Mgmt = 'Clicky' (if you're not like them; you won't survive) Place has roach and mosquito problems too (but hey, add Exterminator to your resume!)

Medical-Surgical (MS, Med-Surg)

Four Stars

4
PROS:

Great place

CONS:

None

Medical-Surgical (MS, Med-Surg)

Five Stars

5
PROS:

The support of management is phenomenal, there is not a nurse in the hospital who is not willing to do any job that needs to be done. Only experienced nurses are hired here, which means we have enough autonomy to make decisions based on experience as well as enough support from fellow nurses.

CONS:

None

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