Medical Records Clerk (Former Employee) – Gastonia, NC – July 24, 2015
I enjoyed both positions while at Caromont Health. Working in the medical records department was the perfect environment for not only working as a team, but also working independently. While working in that department, I realized that no job is irrelevant in any work, especially healthcare. When most people think about healthcare, employees with clinical experience comes to mind first and foremost, which is understandable. However, working in medical records gave me the opportunity to contribute to a patient's care and diagnosis from behind the scenes while still directly communicating with physicians, nurses, physician's offices, other hospitals, as well as patients and family members after discharge. I worked a later shift and on weekends, so contact with supervisors was very limited, which could be frustrating at times, but that enabled me to take more responsibility, holding myself accountable for my time, quality of work, and in many cases, practice resourcefulness. The hardest thing about the job was, being in a hospital environment, the mandatory holidays, as well as the possibility of mandatory shut-ins during severe weather in order to assure all departments would be staffed. This is, of course, necessary, and part of the commitment in healthcare, which ultimately brings employees closer together because it shows that "we're all in this together." The other position as a registration clerk in the emergency room was also a very independent position and required direct contact with the public usually in their worst experiences. I learned a lot in the approximatelymore... seven years total I was a registration clerk. The main thing being that no matter how bad you're day is going at, you have to be your best. You will encounter people that feel worse, who are hurting, scared, upset or angry, who didn't plan on being there that day, whereas you did. The very best part of that job was being able to make any kind of positive difference in their visit, whether it's taking a minute to listen, getting them a blanket, or helping them connect with a family member, This job brought its share of stress with it. It could be difficult to get accurate information from someone who refused to give it and also with those who were unable to give it. Everyday would prove different with different people, with different illnesses who present with all different kinds of emotions and circumstances. It did feel rewarding at the end of the day though, knowing that I may had made a difference, no matter how small.less
Nurse (Current Employee) – Gastonia Hospital – May 27, 2015
Coworkers are great and pay is comparable to surrounding hospitals. Management is unstable and does not show value of employees. There's a constant repeat of "it's not in the budget" when asking for new staff, supplies, ect. However, the budget allows for a private cafeteria with free food for physicians, extreme bonuses for upper level mgmt, and numerous other perks. Moving or transferring into a better position occurs under the "it's who you know" route rather than having experience, knowledge, and skill.
Not for Profit Healthcare - hard, and not best pay, but rewarding
Administrator (Former Employee) – Gastonia, NC – May 18, 2015
The organization is a great community healthcare organization with a great mission and involvement. Pay in not-for-profit healthcare is slightly less than found in for-profit healthcare. Workloads tend to be high. Managers are not well trained to manage, and there is a lot of inconsistency. Some are great to work for, some are difficult-to-terrible to work for - even at the VP level. There's a high sense of community in the workplace. Everyone knows everyone and tend to treat each other as people.
Health Administration Intern (Former Employee) – Gastonia, NC – March 22, 2015
Interning for CaroMont Health was a privilege. I learned an unimaginable amount of skills and it was an amazing experience. I started off calling physician referrals for CaroMont's QuitSmart Tobacco Cessation Program. The next thing I knew I was producing a Needs Assessment Report Analysis for the Gaston County Sheriff’s Department, assisting a healthy living class at Bethlehem West Church, producing a Needs Assessment Report Analysis for “Wholy Well” Program at Bethlehem West Church, conducting blood pressure checks at the Gaston County Senior Center Health Fair, producing an employee wellness exercise challenge, producing needs assessment surveys and program spreadsheets, conducting BMI checks for CaroMont employees and Bethlehem West Church members, producing a marketing flyer for upcoming marathon races in Charlotte, ect. My preceptors were very kind and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better place for my first internship experience.
I have now taken on some new rolls in the department which were done by the assistant manager. I feel confident in the fact I was given these task, they can be a challenge but I always have the support of my co workers and managers. I find the day rewarding when I have finished a challenging task successfully.
If I could give back as much as I get working,such joy to help others. Its where I belong with the patient. Just have that one on one back, To reassure them its OK and I'm not going to hurt them but help them to have a healthier life. A prolonged life
seeing the animals that have been abused or neglected
Unit Secretary/Medical Records (Former Employee) – Gastonia, NC – July 11, 2014
My typical day at work would be very busy, and fast paced. I have learned to be patient with people.Management was good. My co- workers and I were a team. The hardest part of the job was leaving the patients. The most enjoyable part of the job was returning the next day and giving remarkable service.
ACCESS SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Gastonia North Carolina – May 13, 2013
I work in the Emergency Room as a registrar. The department in which I work we have to work in a highly stressful area but manage to do so in a efficient manner that doesn't compromise patient care. I've learned to be patient and accept that the clinical staff are there to treat patients. My job is very important as well. We have to work together as a team.
Apparently I agree also in order to get hired you need to know the right people. Lord knows I have tried since the mid 80's. And I have a medical office background in many areas. Guess when you are fifty one becomes a liabilty... God has a place for me somewhere ...
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Courier/Supply Distribution Tech (Current Employee) – Gastonia, NC – December 29, 2012
As a courier, I get to see a lot of people that I don't get to see while working in the hospital. I enjoy getting out of the hospital and taking care of our customers by delivering mail, linen, supplies, specimens, and medicines to whomever has ordered them.
Enjoyed working with patients. Like to help cheer them up if I could. Like the fact that I took a part in their well being. Took pride in knowing that I was liked by my patients and that I possible made a positive difference in their stay while in the hospital.
LPN (Current Employee) – Gastonia, NC – March 28, 2012
Caromont Health only hires children of their employees for clerical/administrative tasks and for other jobs menial jobs such as laundry, nutrition, etc . I tried to get on with them in a clerical position while completing school but after 400+ applications (from 2006-2011) and 0 responses I was getting fed up. Once I graduated as an LPN it was easy for me to get on with the company through my colleges work placement program. I find it really annoying that children of current employees are treated so differently from others. Because of this I am seeking employment with another employer in the area, possibly Carolinas Medical Center or Novant Health. It is hard enough to find a job in the area in these tough times and I find their bias to be appalling.
Have interviewed twice in the last eighteen months, though seemingly after what seems like hundreds of online applicatiins, no luck. And I know several friends that work there. Oh well, will keep trying. I have twenty five plus years of clerical experience. Some of which includes medical insurance processing amd certification in medical terminology. Think at this point age is a factor. Won't give up as I will be an asset to their team.. if only they will give me a chance.
Comment – March 18, 2013
Getting even an interview seems impossible. Lots of applications but after several weeks you get a we did not choose you e mail. I think it is wrong to have to do applications on line and not have a chance to present yourself to a company