The emergency room at a suburban Florida hospital is an unruly place, and the staff is so frustrated they’re looking to shake things up.
On Wednesday, the Jacksonville hospital posted an online ad asking for a new ER administrator, who is responsible for the health care of the more than 3,200 residents in the facility.
The ad was removed by the hospital, but has since been viewed more than 12,000 times.
Agency officials say the problem began after an employee was accused of sexual harassment, and he resigned.
The ad says that “the current staff has been experiencing a significant decrease in quality and efficiency” since the termination, and calls on the hospital to replace the man with someone with “a higher level of expertise in managing ERs.”
In an interview with The Washington Post, an official from the hospital told The Post that the staff “felt that this is a temporary situation.”
They felt that this was a temporary problem and they would need a fresh approach, and that’s when they made the call to hire a new person, the official said.
The agency that runs the hospital has yet to respond to a request for comment.
The hospital’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr. Chris Burch, says he wasn’t aware of the problems at the facility until he was informed by a patient who had been in the ER recently.
Burch says he thinks the agency needs to be more transparent about what’s going on in the hospital’s emergency rooms.
“I think that the [agency] has a responsibility to provide transparency,” Burch told The Washington Sun.
“And I think the public is entitled to know how the ER is run.
If they have concerns that I’m unaware of, that’s a different story.”
Burch is an outspoken critic of the agency that operates the hospital.
The Jacksonville Regional Health System, a county-run entity that provides services for more than 9 million people, was created by a combination of the state Legislature and Florida Gov.
Rick Scott, who took office in January.
In 2014, a federal judge ruled that the system, which includes four regional hospitals, was a “public entity” that needed to be held accountable for how it treats its residents.
But the state has argued that the authority is unconstitutional.
Since then, the state and the federal government have agreed to a settlement in which the state would reimburse the hospital for $7.7 million in health care costs, while the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would reimburse it for $8.6 million.