Holy Cross is very Patient Oriented and has a wide range of diversity within its staff members that reflect it's community surroundings.
Case Manager, RN-Joint & Spine Unit (Current Employee), Joint & Spine Unit – August 20, 2013
Pros: continued education
Cons: lack of mobility within the unit
The joint and spine unit is very fluid and fast paced which means that discharge planning really begins before or upon admission. From the time I step into the building my day begins with utilization reviews and discharges out into the community, whether back to their homes or to Acute Care Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities or Long Term Care Facilities. – more... A typical stay for a surgery patient is 3 days post operative and then on the 3rd day their discharged. Therefore, I usually speak to pt's for their preferences and to educate them prior to their surgery and this has become very helpful to both the pt and myself, the case manager. Some days can become extremely challenging if I'm still awaiting insurance authorization, and the pt no longer meets inpt criteria and the facility is now ready to accept the pt and PACU is now waiting to discharge to my floor. The pressure is on. However, this is where much of your networking and relationships with your colleagues come into play. Many times, it's your colleagues that help you think through a situation and/or find some laughs in the situation, this also tends to be one of the best parts of my position, the relationships I have formed with my colleagues and my patients and families. They bring me many rewards and even some tears.
I have learned a great deal concerning insurance guidelines and requirments, including Medicare and Medicaid, only to see that this will be a continued learning curve. This has been very interesting to me and something that I do want to pursue and continue to educate my patients to help them and their families make educated and realistic decisions concerning their's and their loved one's care. – less
The best place I ever had the opportunity to work at.
LVN in the Intermediate Care Unit (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 1, 2013
Pros: working side by side with sharp, competent and competetive individuals. iron sharpens iron.
The staff is professional, caring and truly do care about their patients. They display integrity and pride in their work. Employees are valued and have great benefits and resources available to them; including health insurance, life insurance, a great dental plan, a gym in the hospital with showers and lockers, a Stay Healthy program for employees giving – more... them incentives to lose weight and stay active and have normal cholesterol levels. Also, there are several committees that serve the community (backpacks for back to school/food drives), and committees that help employees. Tuition reimbursement. Also, there are an abundance of compentencies that are required in order to kee the staff competent and up-to-date. It's a just a great place all around. – less
Radiological Technologist (Former Employee), Taos, NM – November 11, 2013
Was hired as a student and then as a PRN/Per Diem employee. Was cross-trained in Computed Tomography while employed as a student. Which enable my to accept PRN position and perform CT exams during 16-hour weekend graveyard shift.
Surgical Technician (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 30, 2013
This was my intern hospital and first hospital I worked at. I was proficiently trained in Ortho and Neurological procedures at this facility. I also learned all of the basic surgical cases including, General, Uro, vascular along with all others. My co workers were very patient with me. I was a new tech and the hardest part was remembering all of the – more... information a new tech has to endure. I enjoyed learning every aspect of the job and that paved my way for many of years of scrubbing and learning new things. That is the best part of the Surgical field is it's always changing and something new to learn. – less
Pros: no c/o working at holy family hospital was wonderful
Cons: 3-11 work shift did not work out
ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE STAFF ON THE ONCOLOGY FLOOR DOING 3-11 SHIFT., MY PATIENT RATIO WAS USUALLY 4-5 PATIENTS, THERE WERE NO NURSING AIDES, RNS HAD TO BATHE FEED AND CLEAN PATIENTS ALONG WITH MAKING BEDS AND OF COURSE PASSING MEDS. I ONLY RESIGNED BECAUSE THE 3-11 SHIFT WAS NOT WORKING WELL IN THE HOME SCENARIO OTHERWISE I WOULD PROBABLY STAYED – more... THERE – less
Lab Assistant/Phlebotomist (Current Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 8, 2013
Pros: have a no lay off policy
Cons: hoping to get a better raise
Holy cross is one of the best Hospital to work, they care a lot about associates and family, I look forward in going to work, not only to provide for my family, but to help the Doctors and Nurses to provide quality care for speedy recovery for the patient,and to be with family away from family. Management is great, they seek out different ways to make – more... our job more enjoyable and stress free. My co-workers are team players, My hardest part of the job is when a patient refused important Lab work, and we cannot do anything about it. The most enjoyable part of the job is to see and hear the reaction of the patient when I obtain blood, especially the ones that are extremely hard stick – less
Scribe (Current Employee), Silver Spring, MD – September 23, 2013
Pros: free snacks, flexible schedule
Cons: no healthcare, not full time
A typical day at work is usually an 8-12 hour shift in the emergency department during which I complete patient charting and various other secretarial tasks. I spend a majority of the shift on the computer, as well as accompanying physicians to see patients and transcribe their complaints. I've gathered an extensive medical vocabulary while working – more... as a scribe, as well as observing and learning the technique of various medical procedures. The management is very cooperative and efficient. I work under a head scribe who organizes our work schedules, as well as under the attending MD for the ED. My co-workers are all a pleasure to work with. Everyone who works in the ED is friendly and productive, taking the time to have light-hearted conversations while completing the tasks at hand. There isn't really a difficult part of my job because everyone I work with is helpful, the tasks required of me are not too challenging, and the hours are always reasonable. The most enjoyable part of working as a scribe is the personal interaction with the physicians, learning information that will be beneficial in medical school, and having the chance to interact with co-workers and learn about everyone outside of their professional life. – less
A typicalday at work was when finished all assigned duties/responsibilities, we were taken out for lunch for a job well done. Learned to cooperatively with my co-workers. Helping in embedding and filing of slides. Hardest part of the job is when nothing is achieved or accomplished. The most enjoyable part of the job is when progress is made and the – more... job assigned yielded fruitful results. – less