Overall, in terms of St. Elizabeth, I would say that it was a positive environment in which to work.
Department Secretary, Cardiovascular Lab (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – November 17, 2014
There was no one "typical day" at work, except in terms of dealing with patients, their families, techs, doctors, and other hospital departments. The constants, I have listed (see resume details,) as to processing appointments, providing support to the department, etc. I learned that compassion and confidentiality, as well as maintaining a calm, professional attitude, was of paramount importance. My coworkers were, for the most part, outstanding in their ability to educate me about the needs of their jobs, and how to better assist them in patient flow and satisfaction. The hardest part of the job was maintaining the very highest level of energy in order to best serve both internal and external customers. Owing to the nature of the activities/tests being performed in our area, most incoming clients were in a higher than usual stress mode upon coming in. It was part and parcel of my job to help assuage fears and answer their questions, in concert with our techs and physicians, so as to maintain and exceed service expectations. The most enjoyable part of the job was in getting positive feedback, in providing compassionate care and service, to all, to the best of my ability, and seeing others' lives improved, by our care.
Working with a bright and diverse group of people; good medical benefits; regular hours.
Organizational restructuring, resulting in being laid off.
Registered Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – August 14, 2016
I've been with the company in a few different roles over the past 4 years. The culture in the organization is very supportive. The pay and benefits may not be the greatest but it is by far the best place I have worked in.
Operations Manager PT/OT (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – July 30, 2014
I worked at this facility after graduation for 3+ years and left to pursue a management position at another hospital. Later, based upon my work record, I received a request to consider returning as department head . This I accepted in 1985. I have always conveyed that I had the pleasure of working with exceptionally experienced and competent clinicians during my time with the organization.
Fast-paced working environment that utilizes clinical skills
Pharmacist II (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – January 9, 2014
While working at Franciscan St. Elizabeth, I have enjoyed the diversity of job responsibilities I have on a day-to-day basis. Each pharmacist has the opportunity to be involved in direct patient care by utilizing clinical skills and dosing medications appropriately. The people I work with create a fun, yet productive, work environment.
Diversity in job roles, Job growth can be tailored to your interests
Variable shifts, Can be extremely busy and stressful at times
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Mooresville – August 26, 2013
When you are initially hired they will tell you that they are there to help, but they just want to place blame. Compensation is terrible, responsibilities are pilled on with no recognition, and management will blame you for all of their mistakes. You will be humiliated and it really is a hostile work environment. I wouldn't suggest anyone work there.
Communications Coordinator (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – April 23, 2013
The staff in my department are the best part of my day. I also love talking with the patients and visitors. It is a good feeling when you can do something nice for someone. We are all about customer service.
Supervisor of Communications (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – April 23, 2013
My days are always different. I have various duties and one thing can change my plans for the day whether it is a staffing issue or an equipment issue. I love the people that I work with. We have a very good team.
Patient Care Intern (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – February 25, 2013
Through St. Elizabeth's I have been given the hands on experience with working with patients that helped me to do well as a nursing student. I learned that patients are very grateful when they are given the right care. I am given immense support by my supervisor and co-workers. I am disappointed that there is no position for me as an LPN on my unit. I love taking care of the patients.