Security Officer (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – November 13, 2017
What I learned at BMC was to stay focus. Its a lot to get into, so one should be mindful. Staff is cut throat however there are some (very few) who you could trust. At the end of the day, everyone covers there own butt, as should you.
Amazing coworkers, great work experience, limited growth
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – September 4, 2017
I worked as a nurse on med/surg night shift. It is a smaller hospital so you get a little bit of everything when it comes to patients, which is great to build experience. However, you do end up with court orders and psych overflow. The nurses and techs there are amazing and night shift is filled with coworkers that I miss dearly. Broadlawns has lower pay than most hospitals, but better benefits because it is a county hospital. There is a smaller staffing pool, so some nights can be really understaffed, but there were some periods where we were well staffed (I think this goes for any hospital). Management is management, no one ever really loves it, but its not so bad at Broadlawns. Plenty of opportunities to pick up hours or cross-train to other units. Broadlawns is a learning hospital, so there are new residents every July.
good experience builder, great coworkers
understaffed at times, many court ordered and drug detoxer patients
WIC CLERK (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – August 2, 2017
The hardest part was dealing with a low income people with no education and so many times you get yelled at, if they can't get what they want. Even though you work for the State, you don't get great benefits.
Medical Coder (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – June 2, 2017
hardest about this job was constant micro managing, I learned to work in a hard and fast working environment which I liked. Very multicultural but felt that they did not give the same and equal opportunity to other nationalities. the most enjoyable part for me was to be able to help my coworkers.
Unit Clerk (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – April 13, 2017
When I worked at Broadlawns I liked the job and benefits, but there are a lot of people working there that need to "grow up". Even though I came to work everyday and did my job well, it didn't matter to management when the department "snitch" would tell on you for EVERYTHING! Even things I didn't even do. They would believe them every time and reprimand me everytime and it didn't matter if I did something or not. I always kept my mouth shut and didn't stoop to their level but it didn't do me any good. I feel at Broadlawns you are not treated fairly against workers with more seniority. It's really too bad that there has to be that one immature person to ruin it for everyone. Some people do come to work to actually work.
RN (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – March 24, 2017
Broadlawns is a hospital that cares about patients and staff. It is a family like atmosphere with my co-workers. The nurses and doctors really care about patients and the diverse patient population is great to work with. I come to work every day and feel like I am making a difference. This is why I became a nurse.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – March 23, 2017
Broadlawns is a great place to work in a supportive, close knit environment where education and evidence based practice are valued. We have a great opportunity to care for patients from all walks of life with a wide variety of illness, injuries, and disease processes. We have a good mix of nursing experience and value custom tailored orientation. We have a nursing residency program for new grads. Broadlawns has a shared governance system and is a great place to come to feel valued and supported as a nurse.
Amazing benefits, close knit community, supportive peers and management
Patient Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – February 27, 2017
Overnights are not for everyone, no room to move around and management keeps you still in your position if they can't find coverage. Liked doctors and nurses...management staff needs work or new employees. In all not a bad place to work but needs help in areas.
Lead Medical Technologist (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – July 17, 2016
This is a pleasant place to work. It can be fast paced, but is steady most of the time. It is not a large lab, but it does have a great variety of testing. My co-workers were easy enough to work with and fun most of the time. The hardest part of the job was dealing with other managers. The most enjoyable part of the job was the autonomy that 3rd shift allowed.
Supply Process Clerk (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – January 5, 2016
I was a supply clerk for Broadlawns Hospital. My duties were to take internal phone calls from departments that were in need of supplies and also when some medical offices closed I was to take inventory and then re-stock what was needed. This position was also required to clean all surgical instruments for the Surgery/Emergency room. The hardest part was the cleaning and sanitizing, you saw all sorts of things.