Patient Care Technician II (Former Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – October 6, 2017
This was my first position of work in the medical field. At first it was a bit difficult getting adjusted to the vast differences of working in the US as compared to working in Thailand but due to my previous work as an RN, I was able to adapt quite quickly. I was promoted from PCT I to PCT II after only 8 months of employment. I received several accolades from both the staff and my patients.
Psychiatric Therapist (Former Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – August 5, 2017
Daily confrontations between nursing staff and support staff, dismissive management, pay unbalanced between same level employees, company lost good employees due to mgmt not caring about work life balance, or any thing other than profit from INS companies
Nurse/ Practitioner - Inpatient Psychiatric (Former Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – July 14, 2017
I cared for approximately 7-10 patients per day and was responsible for their medications, performing a comprehensive assessment, and working with their social worker and psychiatrist to determine an appropriate POC.
RN (Current Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – August 24, 2016
A cheap company for employees, expensive company for customers/patient's. The company is only interested in the bottom dollar, not unlike other large companies.
Pros: I enjoy the staff attitudes and cohesiveness, working as a team. I relate this to the hiring management in choosing quality employees.
Cons: terrible pay and poor benefits, that's how it is in north florida and surrounding regions. Employees are expendable. increase workload per nurse as time progresses, perks and benefits previously provided by company have been removed bit by bit as years go by. This is a deadend job, limited growth for the employees.
Working with the doctors are wonderful. Willing to share their wealth of knowledge.
Pathology Transcriptionist (Current Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – June 30, 2016
Co-workers are nice. Management is very distant and unapproachable. It's enjoyable to work with the doctors. On a typical day, I get to transcribe the doctor's dictation and take the reports to them for review. I fix any corrections or additions that are requested from the doctors. Once he signs them, I fax the reports to the various physicians. Then I type up the grosses for the next day and put it on the physician's desk for the next day's reading. If a consult comes back it is "loaded" onto the report and faxed to the patient's physician.
401k plan, healthcare benefits
Admin is very uncaring. Human Resources - call a number.
Telemetry and EKG Technician (Current Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – June 28, 2016
My typical day was very demanding. Everyone I worked with are really great people and most go above and beyond their requirements. The hardest part of the job was having double the work load, in my field, compared to all other hospitals. The Joint Commission were concerned with the work load as well. Overall, it was a great place to work and learned a lot.
Learned a lot. Worked with amazing people.
Short breaks, sometimes none at all. 72 patients verse the normal load being 40.
General Ultrasound Technologist (Former Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – June 9, 2016
I loved working at FWBMC in the Sonography/Radiology Department. It is by far the best team I have had the pleasure of working with. If I wasn't moving, I would still be working there today. They have excellent dedication to patient care and are very detail orientated.
RN (Former Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 – May 12, 2016
I like to work in an environment that fosters teamwork, high-morale, and education. I felt extremely underpaid compared to RN friends working in similar areas. I felt forced to stay late and pick up mandatory time because we never had enough staff.Morale is low because I was never thanked or commended for hard work.
Registration Team Leader (Current Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – October 23, 2015
I am sure that it goes without saying how crazy the Emergency Room can get. Patient care is my passion and you really have to learn to multi task and have an eye for efficiency. There is no room to make any mistakes.
Senior execs are HORRIBLE, unrealistic workloads, low pay
OBGYN RN (Former Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – September 28, 2015
I walked out the door after 27 years. For-profit hospital that is only concerned with making money. Employees are demeaned, disrespected, unappreciated, overworked. Staffing ratios are unrealistic. Nurses quit and aren't replaced, they just expect staff to work harder and longer shifts. Not nearly enough ancillary staff support. Every year the benefit package and merit raises got smaller. They cater to the weak and exploit the strong. As a patient, it was the worst experience EVER.
Not a single one
Short-Staffing, low salary, minimal benefits, serious lack of appreciation for hard work
Case Manager PRN (Former Employee) – Fort Walton Beach, FL – May 27, 2015
Discharge planning on all patients, initial and concurrent reviews on all payors. Some co-workers not willing to help. Most difficult part of the job was the work load. Managers unwilling to assist, constant staffing issues. Managers/Director showed favoritism. Unprofessional environment.