RN in MICU (Current Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – May 6, 2014
Pros: unit teamwork, great manager, complex clients
Cons: non-competitive pay, low-morale among institution
I have enjoyed working in MICU at DCH Regional. The team work on the unit and the learning opportunities are great. Managing critically ill patients can be very taxing but fulfilling work. Titrating medications, managing ventilators, teaching healthcare management to individuals, and managing polypharmacy are a few of the many interesting duties performed – more... here. – less
Nutritional Services Ambassador (Former Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – April 7, 2014
Pros: easy job
Cons: no hours
DCH Regional Medical Center may not be a bad place to work for everyone. However, the Nutritional Services department was far from being pleasant. Associates are hired on as per diem for $9.50 an hour and the illusion that there will be plenty of hours. For your first three months or so, you'll work 30-40 hours every week, with optional shifts available. – more... However, once you are out of the training phase, the hours drastically drop to anywhere from 10-20 per week. You can ask for more hours, but the best you will get is being cross-trained to do a completely different job - which ends up replacing most of the hours of your old job. Despite every per diem and part time employee complaining about this, management continued to hire new batches of employees regularly. Our turn over rate was very high - most people who quit did so because of the lack of hours. – less
Radiology Information Specialist (Current Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – March 5, 2014
Pros: experience, great benefits, fun co-workers
A typical work day in DCH radiology Department is clocking in on evening shift and heading to the desk/file room to see what awaits. The shift begins by answering the phones for transferring to the modality of request such as CT, US, NM, MRI and Angio. What you learn from the day is patients and time management, Communicating with the Radiologist, prioritizing – more... reports for the ED or faxing reports to the doctor's office on request. What you see are the transporters picking up and dropping off patients for the ordered exam in which we get off the printer for diagnostic exams or one that the other modalities have sent for. My co-workers are what makes the shift fly by fast. The team work and effort that is placed in doing and wanting to get the job complete. I would not trade the work effort for anything in the world. The hardest part of job is seeing our patients come down sick and have to watch them be put through our exams. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to leave work know that our department performed in a productive manner to assure all exams that were ordered for the day were completed and possibly saved someones life. – less
Environmental Service Attendant (Former Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – January 23, 2014
Pros: evening shift. autonomy.
Cons: no room for advancement. bad management.
Got me through college and met alot of good people while working there. Things kind of fell apart under new management towards to the end of my time there. Most of my co-workers resigned and found new jobs.
distribution tech (Former Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – January 12, 2014
Pros: long breaks, good pay
Cons: long hours and worked late on weekends
Deliver supplies to all areas of the hospital, build orders for the next shift to deliver and for the day shift to delve. Also made sure the perfusion cart was stocked for the O.R. the hardest part was dealing with the nurses who couldn't understand that it was just me down in the warehouse trying to do what 6 people on dayshift did. The most enjoyable – more... part was knowing that i was helping the patients that i took the items too. – less
A place were people care about you and go out of there way to help you
CNA (Former Employee), 6 SOUTH WEST – September 18, 2013
Pros: meeting different people.
There are good days and bad days.I have learned alot from working in a hospital,it is very emotional sometimesbut i stay strong because it is important to be focused on what you are doing.I love working with patients that need care,i will go out of my way for them.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – June 2, 2013
DCH is very caring medical center. I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 years I worked there. I went from Critical Care to Post Surgical Floor to Recovery Room. I had great managers at each and great nursing staff to work with. I learned too many things to mention but the RN's were very interested in teaching LPN's to do many different procedures and better charting – more... techniques, and excellent patient care. The staff helped each other for a real team effect. – less