I worked for five years at St Joseph's and I thought it was the best hospital to work at. The first few weeks working on night shift, the
supervisor started harrasing me and my co-workers. The first week, she called me and told me nobody wants to work with me. She started writing me up for no reason, same thing with my co-nurses. She told me I could'nt work 7p-7a because I was claiming a lot on my health insurance (the most non-sense I have ever heard), and that I lack nursing skills and sent me for re-training, that I have a psych problem and sent me for counseling. There was no clinical nurse to give us instructions or update our knowledge. We were on our own which was the most dangerous thing to be in such situation. There was no teamwork on the floor, nurses were just backstabbing everbody just to look good in front of the manager. Doctors were in control and were like gods. I got the attention of one lady doctor because one family was complaining that the doctor had not spoken to them about the status of their mom. I approached the doctor only to tell me "you're fired, who told to you to come to me etc.. etc." Rude and very unprofessional doctor!!!. And the worst thing was being fired due to negligence incurred by one new vascular doctor. He released a post AAA patient out of the unit who was in DIC, accused the nurse of giving phenergan to the patient (scapegoat strategy). Remember, doctors, managers,supervisors, and nurses should perform services with the highest standards in ethics to meet the expectation of patients and their families. St Joseph's management is still sucks!!!!