Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Employee Reviews
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If you are thinking of working here don’t unless you are desperate. General staff are ok but management is useless no support & basically ignore you or are bullies. Very stuffy atmosphere if you are new staff you don’t get to do much & are left to your own devices with regards to computers & such like. The ward I worked on nobody used the gym all the patients were too ill or obese to bother. Sorry if this all sounds harsh but do you want the truth or not. The only plus side was the interaction with the patients and mostly they were welcoming & ok. Don’t go here if you want to get experience with psychology as you will get no where. You have been warned!
Interaction with patients
Management are bullies & awful
Other reviewers have said it all. Abysmal leadership at all levels of management with zero accountability for their actions. Very negative and demoralising work environment at every site worked at. Staff retention is appalling and bullying is rife. Expect nothing to be done properly and to be victimised for raising concerns in good faith. Goes against everything the NHS stands for. Please avoid the mistake we made and avoid this employer like the plague.
Being part of the 'NHS'
Despite negative news on NHS regularly, working with this organisation put me in contact with a lot of people who really care about those who require care . The staffing levels and workload is an issue but I had access to training and improvement of my skills
Bank support staff are treated appallingly. There is the general presumption that if you are bank that you are clueless but I was more qualified than many of the permanent staff. I was trained to associate practitioner level but not encouraged to use my skills and knowledge. I was bullied for phoning in sick and ignored by management when I reported this.
I have been working for EPUT since 2000. During that time I have met many interesting people, both patients and staff, and I have learned so much. EPUT have accommodated my studying by allowing me to reduce my working hours but work extra when I need to. My job is busy and often quite stressful, but the day passes quickly. My colleagues are very supportive and have an amazing sense of humour.
Meeting amazing people
No Christmas bonus!
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Since the merger with North Essex there has been a lack of support noted. Staff leaving every day. Lack of compassion. Being made to skip lunches. Patient safety is poor at times.
Lack of support and progression with career
Excellent organisation-patient and employee focussed. values that I identify with-Open Empowering Compassionate.Leadership team supported to innovate and push boundaries whilst never losing sight of vision to improve lives
tough to maintain work life balance
The workplace is a fun and busy environment to work in. A typical day is interactive with many activities to engage the patients in such as pool, gym sessions, table tennis and walks in the garden area and perimeter of unit as well as escorting patients into the community for the purpose rehabilitation. It can also be busy, with meetings to coordinate for patients, as well as signing patients in and off the ward for the purpose of attending off-ward group sessions and accessing community leaves. The busyness of the day may also be increased by attending to psychiatric emergencies on and off the ward in the hospital unit. This requires implementing special techniques in order to restrain patients who are posing risks either to themselves or to others. The management is generally robust, reasonable and fair in the treatment of the staff. The workplace is diverse with a mixture of both male and female staff, who generally work well with one another in promoting the general welfare of each patient and the safety each other. The most challenging part of the job is carrying out restraint techniques on physically aggressive patients. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to do recreational activities with patients.
Free gym for staff
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