Firelands Regional Medical Center has been a great place to work. There have been opportunities provided for advancement for those motivated individuals. Management has always been supportive of career advancement.
LPN IV (Current Employee) – Sandusky, OH – December 1, 2016
I currently work in the Urgent Care, the job is easy and repetitive. there can be a lot of down time but then there are also times when it is busy, so you must be flexible. the coworkers are amazing. everyone gets along and is willing to teach you if you have questions. the only bad thing is the management. there seems to be no punishment for bad behavior (showing up late/ leaving early). there is no set time for lunch, you just eat when you have time; which can be a good or bad thing. I would highly recommend working for the FPG Urgent Care. We have branches in Clyde, Sandusky and Vermillion. there is talk of opening one in Port Clinton as well. I hope this helps :)
I loved my job at Firelands. I only left due to relocating. We had a big team of employees but everyone seemed to know most and it was a very relaxed atmosphere. I learned to be empathetic with the public. My most enjoyable part of my job, I constantly got to meet new people.
Great rapport with coworkers
Part of a big organization, it took time to get the communication to the smaller offices.
Days are busy when you have 2 shifts of patients in 12 hrs. It has taught me better organizational skills and I learned alot about CKD and ESRD. Some in management were there to help you do your best and be your best; others were more concerned with cutting costs and maintaining applaudable statistics. I had awesome coworkers with real teamwork. Hardest part of job was 12 hour shifts and being on my feet at least 10 of those hours. The most enjoyable part of my job was caring for the patients that were appreciative of your efforts in spite of the fact that they were often very ill or in the final stages of life. They often thought of us as part of their extended family; something I never took lightly.
Overall caring organization, doesn't pay as well as they are able to.
Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Sandusky, OH – June 25, 2016
It's a great place to work if you are salaried. Firelands is bad if you're hourly and there is a culture of arrogance amongst those people.
If you get promoted you'll never make as much as somebody who gets hired in directly into a position. If you ever try to remedy that you'll be met with denial and resistance and that's not an exaggeration.
Unit Coord/Insurance Auth/Financial Counseling (Former Employee) – Sandusky, OH – May 18, 2016
. I loved my job at the hospital, I loved the staff and the patients. I was working at EHOVE everyday for 5 hours a day and they kept saying my job was going to be eliminated; o I found this job. After a year I had to make a choice and I chose Firelands. #1. They could give me as many hours as I wanted #2. I could apply to other departments when there was openings and I had finally got my foot in Insurance Authorization and Financial Counseling.
I worked night shift in ICU and day shift when I worked in the offices. The problem was I was not getting paid very well and the two shifts in the same week was really hard.
They just gave the RN's a raise that directly work as a floor nurse doing patient care, but no one else. Not enough staff, forced overtime. Co-worker's are awesome on the floor I work on. Yearly raise only if you get through their point system. Yearly bonus if the hospital passes the grading system of the patient's.
Must complete tasks in a timely manner. I was trained on the job and went to school for certification to retain my job. Hard work. Must be able to find instrument trays quickly in case of emergency in the OR. Must be able to communicate to doctors, surgeons, nursing staff and other employees. Must know the names of instruments and what they are used for and how to clean and sterilize them.
no over time. Not enough employees available to complete work in timely manner
Therapist (Former Employee) – Sandusky, OH – March 2, 2016
I worked in the behavioral health department for a few years.
The front line staff work endless hours and truly care about the people they are helping. It was a very rewarding experience professionally.
However, management rarely complimented the work that was done and truly had no idea how hard the job actually was. They preferred to point out our flaws instead of acknowledging our strengths. This resulted in very poor morale. "people don't leave jobs they leave managers" and that was certainly the case in my experience.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Sandusky, OH – November 18, 2015
The employees are the best part about Firelands. They are caring, compassionate, and become your "second family." The benefits are excellent and they offer competitive wages. Overall, the management team is supportive. As the organization becomes larger and busier, hours can become long; but this is most likely only temporary.
Good benefits, supportive management, annual family picnic
Sometimes not enough time to get job duties complete
Volunteer for Speech Language Pathology Dept (Current Employee) – Sandusky, OH – August 24, 2015
When volunteering at Firelands Regional Medical Center Speech Pathology Department, I have gained many useful tools I can use in my future. I worked one on one with patients helping them fulfill their short term goals to become closer to reaching their long term goals. I also got to witness the other side of the job that deals with endless amounts of paperwork and insurance companies. Each day was a new learning experience that has only enhanced my passion for helping others.
Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee) – Sandusky, OH – December 18, 2015
Manpower personnel are very helpful and quick to place you in a job. The good point of temporary work is you are able to turn down a position, and you get all sorts of experience in your desired field.
Wonderful to have the opportunity to work at this hospital
Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee) – Sandusky, OH – October 14, 2015
I was a medical transcriber. I enjoyed typing the dr.'s reports. I worked with wonderful people. The starting pay was outstanding. I learned that I should have stayed with the company until better hours came available.
I have an awesome team that I work with. We are able to bounce ideas and concerns off each other without judgement. I have learned about how the Voc. Rehab programs work. Hardest part is the position and program is brand new so its been a learning experience. What I enjoy most is being able to be of service to those on their on personal recovery journey.
started out not knowing anything about the sterile process, everyone was very helpful and encouraging, I learned fast and had to keep learning as the medical equipment we dealt with is changing rapidly. The hardest part of this job is knowing peoples lives can change if you make mistakes in the sterilization process, so you have to meticulous with your work. Since I have always believed that you should do the best job you can do no matter what job it is this is a job I took pride in doing.
the opportunity to learn new things, made alot of friends
the department was small at the time i worked there and i was not able to work the shifts i needed