My job requires a variety of work tasks. I enjoy my job because it's always a challenge each day. It's very unpredictable because you never know what to expect in the healthcare work force. I love a challenge because it makes me become a stronger and more advanced coworker andv my workplace. We all work as a team to assist or to answer any questions that we've hardly or never came in contact with before. So if one of us doesn't have an answer then we always have backup.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – West Islip, NY – September 3, 2015
Good Samaritan Hospital promotes professional development. I was able to mentor and precept new nurses. Assumed charge nurse responsibilities where I oversaw the unit, provided guidance to staff and responded to stressful situations. A typical day at work is challenging but working as a team help us go through.
Laboratory Services-Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – West Islip, NY – August 3, 2015
as hospitals go, it is an interesting place to work. Diverse workforce together with plenty of unique experiences exist there. The workload can be erratic, depending on the shift, the shift size, and the patient population. Important to remember it is a HOSPITAL, it does not close-ever. Be prepared to work holidays and weekends. You are compensated for it with overtime, extra vacation days, etc.
they forget you have a life outisde the hospital walls
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – West Islip, NY – August 3, 2015
I enjoyed working at Good Samaritan Hospital. I worked on the Dialysis, I was responsible for patients charts and all their daily information, I supplied the nursing staff with everything they needed to run a smooth and organized unit.
Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – West Islip, NY – May 11, 2015
I thoroughly enjoy the people I work with. A typical day, as in any healthcare setting, can be quite hectic, but with teamwork, everything gets done. Patient care and safety is a top priority and I would feel comfortable if my family member had to go to this hospital.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – West Islip, NY – March 7, 2015
I learned a wealth of information from my coworkers and I respect them immensely for their knowledge and skill. Fast paced work environment and there was little or no time for a break. My first manager was verbally abusive and a bully but eventually got moved to a different unit, allowing for a better, more approachable manager to take over. Never enough time for patients, but not unlike other medical hospitals. Pay was reasonable and competitive, and benefits were good.
Peri-Operative Surgical Assistant (Former Employee) – West Islip, NY – January 12, 2015
Good Samaritan was a growing medical center while I worked there. They were building the brand new open heart surgical suites while I was still working so it was a very stressful and pressure packed time when I had left the operating room in 2012. For the most part, as in most places of employment, a typical workday was enjoyable and co-workers were helpful and team oriented.
TRANSPORTER (Current Employee) – West Islip, NY – December 5, 2014
A typical day includes interacting with nurses and a variety of staff members to collaborate where the patient is being transported to. Once a request has been submitted as a transporter, I must identify the patient and safely transfer them to a stretcher or wheelchair. I must be mindful of any IV fluids, catheters, or drains a patient may have. Some patients require portable oxygen which I am obligated to provide. As a transporter I am also required to pick up medications from the pharmacy, products from the blood bank and deliver specimens to the laboratory. The hardest part of my job is the physical requirements. As a transporter, I am constantly moving patients and equipment throughout the hospital. This is a physically demanding position. The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with patients and staff members.
overtime is always available.
breaks maybe cut short do to high volume of transports.
Peri- Operative Assistant- Operating Room (Current Employee) – 1000 Montauk Hwy, West Islip NY 11795 – May 7, 2014
Although I work with patients and not with customers the thought of it is exactly the same. You are looking to satisfy the patient/ customers. This includes the family that comes in with the patients before they head into surgery as well as post op, when they come to visit. I learned that working with others is very interesting. You learn about others opinions and what they have learned in the past that make them a better person today. You learn about new techniques that you can apply to help the patient feel like they're at home. Management is taken very seriously because you are working with people, you need to be professional. The management department is always on top of executing an outstanding outcome for the patient while they are in our facility as well as post op. This includes follow up calls, and making sure that everything is okay. My co-workers are like my family! We all get along great and in a life or death situation communication is key to ensure a safe environment for the patient. There is no hard part in this job. You have duties that need to be completed at the end of each shift but your main priority is the patient and their status on how they are doing. It is an everyday to day experience, you always have to be on your feet and think fast because you never know what comes through the Emergency Room and up into the Operating Room. You have to know where things are and know how to multi task and have great communication with others. You need to learn how to work in groups or individually because sometimes the help you need is not always there because of shortmore... staff. The most enjoyable part of my job is to see the patient and family happy. I don't consider it a job, I consider it a life changing experience to help others!less
Nurse Tech/Nurse Technician (Former Employee) – West Islip, New York – November 28, 2013
I am a New Hire less then a month. To be exact I have been here at Good Samaritan 19 days. I do like the way managment handled my employment. It has been professional from the day I was called in for a interview from the time I started working here even up to yesterday November 27, 2013
Medical Records Clerk lI (Former Employee) – West Islip, NY – September 21, 2013
As an employee of Good Samaritan hospital, I learned how to multi task several situations at once. For example, you may be assigned to assemble charts for the day, but be required to pull charts, speak with new parents and obtain their background information, in addition to your coworkers asking questions and assisting patients that come in to request health information. Because I learned how to handle multiple situations at once, it resulted in exceptional organization skills, customer service presentation, and enjoyment of a fast pace, stressful atmosphere. At the end of the day,management and the workers always worked hand in hand to accomplish the tasks of the day.
Thoroughly enjoyed working as a medical transcriptionist.
Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee) – West Islip, NY – June 24, 2013
I was very blessed working at Good Samaritian Hospital. After working as an in-house transcriptionist from June 2004-June 2007, I was given the opportunity to be a remote transcriptionist and work for them from home from September 2007- February 2012 where upon I returned to working as an in-house transcriptionist from February 2012-November 2012.
Secretary/Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) – West Islip, NY – May 17, 2013
My main function was to ensure that interns and residents were compliant and give feedback to the Director. I learned that residents are very driven people, so our doctors The Director were several different hats; she did her job very well My co-workers had different responsibilites than I and as a team we kept the office, residents and management happy with our performance Preparing for graduation of the residents Seeing the interns and residents fulfill their dreams