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Austin State Hospital

Texas Department of State Health Services
3.3rating(3 reviews)
ADDRESS
4110 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751

About this facility

Austin State Hospital has been operating since 1861 and is the oldest hospital in Texas for the care and treatment of people with mental illness. ASH provides inpatient psychiatric care to Texans in central Texas. The hospital also provides competency restoration services for people who have been determined incompetent to stand trial and long-term treatment for individuals who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity. They also provides specialty psychiatric services for people who are older or have an intellectual or developmental disability. Austin State Hospital is among 11 state hospitals that HHSC owns. Patients typically stay several days to a few weeks until their condition stabilizes and they can return to their communities. The treatment focuses on stabilizing acute psychiatric illnesses and returning the patient to the community where outpatient support services may be provided.

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    1:7 Patient ratio

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  • Psychiatric
  • 268 beds
  • Netsmart Technologies

Reviews

3.3rating(3 reviews)
5.0rating
Anonymous
Anonymous
Psychiatric (LPN / LVN)
Contract Position
Review of Austin State Hospital on Feb 27, 2024
4.0rating
Anonymous
Anonymous
Psychiatric (RN)
Contract Position
Review of Austin State Hospital on Jun 14, 2024
1.0rating

High turn over rate

If you are a nurse expect to work on the floor and float. You have an assigned unit but don’t expect to work there you will work wherever there is a need regardless of your discipline and if you complain you will get fired. They will say you have an attitude. The building is old and has mold in the ceilings. There is an infestation of ants and everything is falling apart part. It’s very dark at night and the security guard look like he should be a patient there. Work at your own risk. The patients are allowed to abuse you and you can’t do anything about it. Most of them are very smart and know that they can abuse you and get away with it. I was on contract there. Never believe anything they tell you. If you get sick on the weekend and have to call in sick. You will have to make that day up. They make up things as it fits the need for the facility. It was so many things they tell you but when you get on the floor it’s totally different. If your job description is not nurse slash kiss ass then you want make it long. They will fire you for anything. You don’t have a voice they say you do but when you try to speak up for yourself they will terminate you. That’s why they are always hiring and willing to pay so much for contractors. It’s a joke.

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Anonymous
Long Term Care (LPN / LVN)
Review of Austin State Hospital on Dec 5, 2023
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