Excellent Benefits, Interesting Patients,
Health Unit Coordinator (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 19, 2017
Can be very hectic and challenging. It is a workplace with many large egos where many are irresponsible, and will lie and cheat to make themselves look good...often at the expense of others. These persons are usually in administration. In contrast, there are also others who strive for perfection, and give their all for patients comfort and well being, most of these, but not all are nurses. A day might have 12 admissions - 8 for scheduled procedures and 4 in the ER, where staff are tense because they also have limited staff, and ambulances that keep rolling in. You may have a resident on the floor who is eager to prove himself to the attending and orders nearly every test known to man, at the expense of the patient, whose insurance may balk at the cost. After you have labored to complete everything, the attending shows up, and has you canceling nearly everything previously ordered. At the end of the day- You leave for home, totally exhausted and oddly satisfied at the same time because of everything you have managed to accomplish...and feeling good for the people you have encountered who are sick, hoping that somehow you have helped them.
Good Benefits, Some wonderful staff
Little chance for advancement, Little respect from others... An administrator once said "A trained monkey could do YOUR job"...