Respiratory Therapist, RRT (Former Employee) – Alton, IL – October 16, 2016
Busy at times. Pay was fair but standard. Night shift can be disregarded at times but that's typical for an acute hospital. Felt staff had too much power over schedule which was not always fair and consistent.
Therapist (Former Employee) – Alton, IL – May 16, 2015
Must be a critical thinker, ready to work hard, understaffed and not expect much appreciation or praise. Staff generally is disgruntled and morale is low. Patient care is high with a great respiratory staff.
No uninterrupted breaks, no food offered at mealtimes, no support for night shift
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Alton, IL – November 18, 2015
I loved my job and working for AMH. We were always fast paced and I loved working with others. The management needed some improvement but I'm sure they've worked that out by now. My co-workers were amazing and always willing to help out when needed. We worked as a time from the time we clocked in to the time we clocked out. The hardest part of my job was seeing so many sick patients and knowing that I was going to have to poke them with a needle. Also doing blood draws on infants. I loved my job and my time there, I was sad to have to leave. We had fun but also got our draws done.
Fun people to work with. Fast paced work, which I peersonally liked
Administrative Secretary (Former Employee) – Alton, IL – February 21, 2014
I worked two different positions at Alton Memorial Hospital. First in Health Information where I was responsible for assembling all Emergency Room records with their respective test results (lab results, x-ray results etc.). Then, after assembling was completed, I filed away each day's Emergency Room patient's charts away by date of visit and also in order by patient medical record number. Most of the entire office was also responsible for taking phone requests for records from us to be sent via fax to physician's offices so the physician could have that patient's test results. I used several different software programs that were exclusive to the hospital and BJC. I had to learn all of them proficiently to be able to perform my daily duties. I got along with all of my co-workers and usually tried to lend a hand to one of them if they were behind and my responsibilities had been fulfilled. I also worked under the manager of the Surgery department. This was my second position with the hospital. It was part-time. In that position, I learned to use the timekeeping software TMAT to perform payroll duties bi weekly for the surgical department. I also prepared presentations and various documents for the department manager. I had my own office so I didn't have to work as closely with others but I still got along great with all other co-workers in the department. The hardest part of both positions was the work load, as it was quite massive. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. Not only the co-workers but the patients as well and knowing that you are doingmore... some small part in the workings of getting them the care they needed.less
Fun environment, but serious in completing job task
Line server/ Caterer (Former Employee) – Alton, IL – May 15, 2013
Personally a day depended on what ever job I did for that day. Sometimes I would come in as a dishwasher and I would come in have have to catch up the pile of dishes from the morning crew. Sometimes I served patient trays and would come in, talk to managers about how many people I had that day and then get to work. Most of the time I served food on a line and I would come in and get a chance to greet co workers and then start working. The co workers most of the time were nice and friendly. Management were good and mostly communicated what they wanted done well every now in then things weren't clear.
Getting behind because of catching up others peoples work
I don't have a job (want one) (Former Employee) – Alton Memorial in Alton IL. – September 28, 2013
I have always wanted to work for Alton Memorial Hospital of Alton because of the way they treat their people. All of them no matter why the are there. Everyone there are of high quality to do their jobs the way they do. You don't worry about the way you are going to be treated because you all ready know, the best care they are able to give which is the best. You're in the hospital, your scared and alone yet they make you feel like your going to be alright and you are not going through it alone. Very good.
Access Representative (Former Employee) – Alton, IL – January 18, 2014
For the most part the people in a hospital enviroment are generally focused on the same thing, patient care and making their hospital the best available for the public. This is one such place. I enjoyed my ineraction with the patients and the various hospital staff and departments. One of the problems I encountered while working at the hospital was system shutdown. This frequently happened and often with no supervisors on staff, at these times we relied on our training and teamwork. Meeting so many different people from all walks of life.
A friendly enviroment with potential to learn new skills
Lab Assistant II (Current Employee) – Alton Illinois – February 24, 2014
On a typical day, I organize and correct doctor's orders so that the correct orders are in and there are no duplicate orders. Documentation is very important because I am canceling and reordering for the doctors. During this time, I am also responsible for the blood draws on the floor and in the emergency department. Towards the end of the shift, I wake up most of the patients in the hospital for their daily labs.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Alton, IL – July 27, 2015
I personally loved when I volunteered at AMH. Some days it was really fast pace, which I enjoyed. The nurses I worked under, on the surgical care unit, were very helpful and open. The residents were lovely to care for.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee) – Alton, IL – February 14, 2015
RT has little to no say in patient care. Physicians order unnecessary therapies. I love taking care of my patients, especially the elderly but it is difficult when I disagree with care or feel that care is deficient.