Like most hospital jobs, the shifts are "12" hours, but you have to be there 30 min before and after a shift, so you're there for 13 and payed for 12.5 hours. The work load is usually too much to handle and the nurses will expect you to do everything. oForget about getting any help from anyone else because even the other CNA's are too busy to help you. It is a very stressful environment if you care about your work, and the pay does not make up for the nonsense your coworkers and patients will put you through. For 2 years of experience they'll start you off at $10 an hour, which would be considered low for any CNA job. That would be fine if you could expect to have less than 12 patients, but I promise you, you always will.
Health first insurance, PTO accumulates over time
Often under-staffed, payed poorly, heavy work load
Staff Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Palm Bay, FL – February 12, 2018
Great staff. Good Management, Flexible. I enjoyed my time working at Holmes Regional Medical Center and it is a great place for new and seasoned nurses. New nurses are afforded A GN program that is incomparable.
RN (Former Employee) – Melbourne, FL – January 5, 2018
Very friendly nurses that take you under their wing as a new hire and immediately make you feel like part of their team. Management was friendly and easy to approach. I didn't find working here hard at all because it was easy to get questions answered and training was built in to the hiring process.
great management and teamwork
complex documentation if not familiar with the system
Holmes regional medical center was a great place to work. The jobs were both mentally and physically stimulating. The management team worked with all employees to ensure satisfactory performance was displayed. I would highly recommend Holmes regional to a friend.
My typical day was at least 13 hours by the time you have time to chart, give report, etc. It was difficult to even take a break due to patient to RN ratio. I loved the people I worked with and my personal managers were great. Hardest part of the job was patient ratio and having to work weekends. Best part of the job is staff support and rewarding experience with patients.
Everyone worked as a team when we could, great managment
Patient to staff ratio, barely get a break because so busy, requirements of working weekends
Rapid turn over of nurses. I see a lot of new faces every month. So something must be wrong with the management, when you see this turn over. It seems like is been make in to a practice for experience to find a better job.
The management expects you to take care of a floor of 40 or more patients and they dont give you health care benefits until you reach full time hours which could take up to 6 months. Your being exposed to people with diseases that you could contact very easily and the main supervisor over the dietary dept. is barley ever in the kitchen or anywhere to be found most of the time. This is one of the worst jobs Ive ever had.
fast pasted sitting up for the first round of patient to come up for surgery, set up IV's due vitals, draw blood,make each patient as comfortable as possible. friendly, seeing how scared some of the patient were,when they were ready to go home
HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR MICU (Former Employee) – Melbourne, FL – August 16, 2017
I loved coming into work everyday. I would greet everyone working on the Unit (MICU), sometimes bring in candy and hand it out. All before clocking in. All the Nurses and other staff were a delight to work with. Some days it would be very busy patient wise. Family members coming in and out, Sometimes I would have to console family members. My job was to coordinate the unit. Incoming and out going patients, making charts, calling Doctor offices to appointments for the patients to be seen. I truly enjoyed this job.
extremely understaffed, forced to stay late without even asking. No communication between charge nurses and upper management. Management does not stand up for their staff, only worried about the doctors and their turn over times.