Staff RN (Former Employee) – Banner Heart Hospital 5th floor IU then CVPCU. – August 13, 2014
Busy post-op heart unit, with mix of telemetry patients and primarily seniors. Loved working with patients, other nurses and Patient Care Technicians. The floor often had high-acuity patients with a 4 to 5 patients per RN ratio. I became very adept at discharging patients home, preparing them for limitations post CABG and vascular surgeries. I became very proficient at head to toe assessments, become organized before heading to a room to take care of each patient, preparing for each patient and trying to take care of them before charting was the most challenging part of my job. The variety of patients over the 5 years was also challenging. Learning each MD's style of care, having enough help with some patients, and their myriad of medications, keeping their IV's patent, getting care coordinated for each patient before discharge, and making sure every t was crossed and i was dotted was very challenging.
health insurance, 3 days per week, 12 hour shifts. pto based on years of service.
no breaks, often. felt like i didn't have a say in when my patients came to me.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Sun City West, AZ – September 19, 2016
Good job but hard job at the same time. But I learned a lot from this if given another chance I would glady for this company agian. I worked for 4 months for them had a great experience learned a lotbof vital skills.
Scheduler/PFS Rep (Current Employee) – Greeley, CO – September 16, 2016
Banner is very good to their employees and have excellent service towards their patients. Banner is a excellent company to work for I enjoy waking up in the morning to come to work every day. The management team is very great they have excellent leardship skills. I have learns how to schedule patients, check patients in and fill out paper work, scan paper work. The co-workers that i have met at banner are also excellent and welcoming to new employees
Productive work place due to the incoming admissions
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – September 6, 2016
A typical day at work is getting our assignments when we first clock in, there would be a huddle provided before the day starts so we as therapists are informed of any new information. We get report from night shift therapist, than look up our patients online before we start making rounds. I would confirmed in all my patients chart that the list of therapists and medications are in so it's easier for me to scan their medications. Than I would hit the floors and giving patients breathing treatments. What I enjoy most about my job is that patient enjoys seeing us day in and day out because we are helping them breathe a bit better. I love seeing patient faces when they see me walking through their door early morning, knowing that they are waiting for me. the hardest part about my job is seeing a patient deteriorating and there is nothing I can do to help. I sometimes learned new things each day, with the equipment we work with.
CASE MANAGER ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Greeley, CO – September 6, 2016
Very relaxed work environment with supportive colleagues. Great work life balance, they understand that things come up! Management is very willing to help and not afraid to get involved. Team environment that is very willing to help each other out. Hardest part of the job is lack of natural light inside the building - but they encourage taking breaks outside.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Glendale, AZ – August 31, 2016
I have a great experience gaining new skills and experience learning more about health care for my future. I enjoy being able to work with people of many different cultures as it prepares me for every day life and how differently different cultures communicate
IT Specialist (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – August 29, 2016
Before government regulations and the ACA, Banner was a good company to work for, but that's no longer the case. I won't mention too many details, but there are numerous problems with the company and the way they operate. They got too big and with the poor management in most departments, it got too costly for the company to operate, so they eliminated numerous positions throughout the company. Employee seniority and experience didn't mean anything in the last round of staff reduction.
The company also doesn't recognize those who do good work.
Too many to mention, it's not a good company to for anymore.
RN Case Manager/ICU (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ 85202 – August 29, 2016
Banner Health is an innovative, community leader who is now the number one employer in Arizona. Banner prides itself in seeking out an elite management team and hiring the best of the best. I felt apart of a prestigious medical community that held itself to standards above and beyond the norm. I was led by an educated, experienced management team in both the Case Management department and the Intensive Care Unit. The highest quality of patient care was expected along with intelligent resource management. I enjoyed the team environment and sense of pride of being apart of this prestigious community.
Environment of excellence, room for advancement, high standards, excellent cafeteria, flexible work schedule
Insurance not as generous as previous carrier, hourly rate of pay competitive but not as generous as previous employer
PFS SR Rep (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – August 25, 2016
My typical work day I am doing a morning report to let everyone know what patients still need to be completed for the next 5 days. I call insurances for authorizations and benefits. I check online for both befits and authorizations also. I call patients and verify all their information and collect any payments due at that time..
i have all websites phone numbers available to me to get my work completed in time.
not everyone works at the same level so that tends to slow others down.
Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – August 23, 2016
supervisors can be not entirely fair. pay and benefits are reasonable and coworkers are nice. You can learn a lot since they are very busy hospitals. the hardest part of the job is dealing with the influx of new supervisors constantly and having about three supervisors in charge all with different views. the best part of the job is the other people you work with and benefits.