Pros: monthly "rounds" was exceptionally benificial in my professikonal development, being a teaching hospital
Cons: extremely limited opportunities for conference attendance
* multidisciplinary teamwork was productive and positive to both patient care & staff
* independant practice was supported within their "program management model"
* social work collegial support was strong
* discipline lead demonstrated open favorites among social workers. she was alowed to act as a manager wich violates the consultative role the – more... position is designed. I was subsequently transfered to a medical program that all social workers knew required 2 social workers but employed only 1 - discharge planning was chronically delayed due to work overload, hence patient beds were occupied without medical need
* confidentiality is near impossible when interfacing with patients due to roomates
* bullying was utilized as common practice toward social workers not favored by the discipline lead. outright yelling & treatening occured behind her closed door on a regular basis when I fell from being one of her 'favorites'. this occurred because I eventually had to report her best friend, a longtime cancer progrm nurse, to our program manager when she would not cease her interference with treatment team treatment plans.
* the union stewart where I made formal grievances while bullying was happening was a socail worker very good friends with the social work discipline lead - the process of grievances never moved forward during the last 2 months I worked at the hospital – less