I enjoyed my years with ETMC. I learned many medical skills as I was employed in a PRN position and floated the entire hospital for 11yrs. The environment was fast paced and the workload most of the time extremely hard. Patient acuity and support were poorly addressed. There were times that management should have stepped in to support the team but were not available. I enjoyed the challenge of working through problems with patients and families. The most rewarding times were when patients had positive outcomes and goals were achieved. The people I worked with on the units were proficient at their job for the most part and wonderful support. I was able to teach new skills to the new nurses coming in and encourage a team approach to all employees under my license.
The support from the other nurses on the staff. Great patients and families.
Short staffed many times caused a lot of stress. So fast paced unable to take breaks.
I worked at an ETMC facility for a Company named Hospital Housekeeping Company. I never worked for a worse company. They offered holiday pay but would make you take off to keep from paying you. If you worked a holiday, you would be payed for the hours you work with an expectation (according to their written policy) of requesting a day off with pay at a date of your choosing. Raises were promised and never given. District managers coming into the facility taking the few supplies provided. I reported the Assistant District Manager for drinking on the job and was terminated two weeks later. They used to make the facility supervisor work off the clock to keep from paying him overtime. I had to file a complaint with the labor board to receive all of my final pay which took about 5 months to finally collect.
The hospital staff was friendly and respectful
The most unprofessional and lying management ever.
Nurse Tech II (Current Employee) – Athens, TX – December 27, 2017
Fast paced, busy days. Patients include all types of illnesses. I was able to apply many skills learned form both training and life lessons. Management was mostly accommodating. Workplace was friendly. The hardest part was the overflow of patients at times. Most enjoyable part was the patients.
Patient care skills
Missed lunches because of excess of patients to care for.
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Tyler, TX – December 21, 2017
It was an ok job but the didntva good communication with their employees about "teamwork". People called in making us short staffed and not able to get the work for that shift done.They need a system where they only let you checkout the hospital at a certain time instead of all through the night , thats why 2nd shift worked loke a dog.
RN (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, TX – November 2, 2017
Through the years that I have worked at ETMC in the ER I have had 6 different ER directors. Several cuts made in our department that have certainly made the job for nursing in the ER much more challenging and stressful. Overall we have had really good managers while in their position. I do feel they should review the cuts they have made to improve the quality of care that could be giving if they would increase staff.
RECEPTIONIST (Former Employee) – Rusk, TX – June 14, 2017
A typical day at work consisted of checking patient's in and out, collecting patient data and scanning into charts. The hardest part of the job was being blamed for appointment delay. The most enjoyable part of the job was enjoying who I worked with.
Great place for experience, over works full time staff, very poor pay.
EMT-B (Current Employee) – Waco, TX – January 15, 2017
There is plenty of experience to be gained working here, however, many people have experienced job burnout because of being overworked and underpaid. Working as a PRN/Part time EMT, you will be paid less than the lowest paid employee at Buc-ee's Gas Station, and do not receive raises and will not have work made available if you are injured outside of work and are incapable of working. Another issue is that if you are working the standard 12 hour truck, you will be paid less than a 9 hour truck hourly, and the company claims that this is logical somehow. The working conditions are hard on your body and general well being, as you are stuck in the ambulance for 12 hours at a time and doing post changes, which makes it hard to be able to catch any sleep if there is downtime while working a double shift, as there are no stations for the workers to be in. This wouldn't be such an issue if it were not for the fact that the ambulances have been traded out for new ambulances that have less room in the front cab for the EMTs and Paramedics to ride in. The coworkers are mostly all great people, just stressed out and overworked, due to mandatory overtime and the rotating on call schedules for full time employees. A positive is that the company now offers a paramedic program within the company that has just now been brought to Waco. If you are wanting to work to the bone and get a lot of good EMS experience, a full time position would be ideal, even a part time position is good. You are able to work as much (not to exceed continuous 36 hours), or as little as 48 hours in a month. All andmore... all, a decent job for getting experience and having as a side job, however, not a great job to stay with, unless you have nothing else.less
Plenty of opportunity to work, Paramedic program available within the company, CEs are available
Poor pay, poor working conditions, you'll get paid more sweeping parking lots at a gas station
Low pay, poor training, higj expectations. Always understaffed due to high turnover of staff. Loved helping the patients but etmc is profit driven . The learning curve using the outdated as400 system is crazy. Only go thete if you are desperate. Supervisors are typical corporate, taking it easy while the clerks work their butts off!
its a paycheck. health cover after 60 days. great patients
RN (Current Employee) – Quitman, TX – July 21, 2016
I currently work PRN at ETMC Quitman. I would describe the atmosphere as small town with the "family feel". This facility is providing care to the community and allowing them to stay close to home. As you all know, nurse has it's good days and challenging ones, however ETMC Quitman is a wonderful group to work with and for. They provide excellent care and compassion to patients and others and are always willing to help out when needed.