Wellness Coordinator (Current Employee), Springfield, MO – April 18, 2014
My job duties included traveling to different clients work locations all across Missouri as well as managing on site staff in conducting the health risk assessments. My co-workers are all passionate about wellness and deeply involved with employee health. Hardest part of my job is managing several different accounts with several employees at each location, – more... this is also the most enjoyable part of my job because I get to travel and see different locations and clients every day. – less
Sterile Processing Technician (Current Employee), Springfield, MO – April 16, 2014
Pros: very rewarding, always learning, interesting, never dull
Cons: as with any surgery there is always the possibility of life being lost.
Disassemble used surgical instruments and run them through washers. Seperate regular waste from biological waste. Dispose of blood products and biological waste. Reassemble cleaned instruments correctly using computer program to assist in identifying and assembling sets correctly and prepare them for sterilization. Sterilize surgical instruments using – more... computer programs to determine correct parameters and sterilization type determined by instrument manufacturer. Some sets require steam sterilization, some sterrad and some gas sterilization. After sterilization the sets are ready to be placed on shelves for later use or on case carts for immediate use . Some sets such as permanent implants require biological indicators to ensure any possibility of infection has been eliminated. Case carts are pulled for scheduled surgeries also stat carts and trauma instruments are pulled often during a shift. It is a fast paced job. You are in constant phone communication with surgical services to ensure they have all instrumentation and devices needed for a successful outcome. – less
Excellent physicians, strong teamwork within departments
Critical Care Float / NTICU RN (Current Employee), Springfield, MO – October 17, 2013
A typical day at Cox Health is very demanding but very rewarding due to the high acuity of patients with in the Critical Care Units of a Level I Trauma Center and Designated Stroke Center. The ICU nursing staff has a strong culture of teamwork. The Physicians provide excellent care and also contribute to the culture of team work.
An overall good organization with a strong culture and good tradition.
Cox Air Care Flight Paramedic and Ground Paramedic (Current Employee), Springfield and Christian county, Missouri – August 8, 2013
Pros: downtime, autonomy
Cons: overall healthcare and lack of government interest is ems as the frontline medical community
The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to help people in times of there crisis or emergency. The department administration and management though is stuck in a rut in my opinion and lacks the desire to exceed the expectations of the community and its competitor. I work with a very good group of people. Some of them are eager for change and improvement – more... and some of them are comfortable with the way things are and they are afraid of improving themselves. the hardest part of the job is the hours you spend at work away from your family and the meager compensation for what you do. The overall stress of the job can be demanding at times. – less
FRONT OFFICE ASSOCIATE II (Current Employee), Cox Health Branson – March 31, 2013
Cons: not enough training
A typical day at work is answering phones,scheduling patient appointments. Collect payment from patients and reconciles daily cash reports, prepare deposit and file daily accounting records for easy access. The hardest part of the job is learning all the medical abbreviations for referrals. The most enjoyable part of the job is the patients.
Fun, fast environment while fueling your knowledge.
PCA II (Former Employee), Springfield, MO – August 2, 2012
Pros: knowledge of the medical field and great coworkers.
Cons: cafeteria food at night.
We all had report at the beginning of the shift from the floor Charge Nurse, then took report from the RN's. I would also get additional information from the the PCA's that had my patient's before me. That was very helpful since the aides are with the patient's more one on one then the nurses. I worked the night shift, but was there to pass, collect – more... and document dinner trays. Attend to patient's and their needs. Accomplish my task list from the RN. Computer documentation. I had a schedule that I created and followed. I learned so much working at this hospital. The nurses were amazing and would teach me by telling and showing me the proper way to do things. This is why I prefer working in a hospital seting based primarily on just the knowledge I gained from it. My Nurse Manager was good. I respected her and how she ran the Med/Surg Cardiac and Stepdown Unit. I think she kept thing's running smoothly and took proper actions with information given to her and was fair about it. She made sure everyone stayed up to date on the computer In-service's. My co-workers were great. Teamwork was amazing most of the time and made work fun and enjoyable. I liked coming to work. The hardest part is when their is miscommunication between coworkers. It makes your job a bit more stressful and harder. It wasn't like that very much. – less