Great Level 1 Trauma Center with only PA's. (no residents)
Trauma/Surgical PA (Former Employee), Flint, MI – January 24, 2013
Pros: having the opportunity to manage very injured or sick patients.
Cons: managing very injured or sick patients means they don't all live.
Flint, MI - usually in the top 5 for # of murders. Hurley is the only level 1 in the region. I worked most of the time managing patients in the Neuro/Trauma ICU, Burn ICU, and some PICU. Day shift required making treatment plans for the patient for the day, vent management, and rounding w/ the attending surgeon. Nights required toubleshooting of all – more... surgical/trauma patients in entire hospital, and backup to PA covering ER. Part of the time I covered the ER for all consults and trauma's, as well as 1st assisted on trauma OR cases. – less
Certified Child Life Specialist (Current Employee), Flint, MI – December 14, 2012
Pros: best co-workers an employee could ask for!!!
Cons: confines of the hospital budget and fear of budget cuts.
Because of the nature of my work, my job is emotionally draining at times. It is also the most rewarding work that I have ever done. I see suffering and I see miracles on a daily basis. I go home feeling as though I made a difference in someone's life every day.
MRI TECHNOLOGIST (Current Employee), Flint, MI – November 26, 2012
Pros: ideal work enviroment that helps inhance productivity.
Hurley Medical center is the only level 1 trauma center in Genesse county Michigan. Being so, I have the privilage of a very dynamic patient population in regards to the different MRI studies I perform in a day. Hurley is know for treating their employees very well in all regards. The work enviroment is ideal for promoting productivity. Managment of – more... the Radiology Department is fair and always is there to help when needed for any reason. I currently work sixteen hour days on Saturday and Sunday then eight hours on Monday and love it! On the weekend I work alone interviewing, setting up then scanning patient's all while taking care of the required paper work and computer documentation. – less
Registered Nurse in the NICU (Former Employee), Flint, MI – August 1, 2012
I worked all shifts but enjoyed 7am-7pm the best. I was comfortable witb ang assignment and also volunteered to be Charge Nurse frequently. My co workeds were amazing and we always worked as a team to provide the best care possible for our tiny ones. The hardest part of the job was caring for micro preemies on their first day of birth, however, this – more... became easier after caring for them consistently and determining each of fheir inxividual needs.
The most enjoyable part of my job was watching these babies grow and eventually go home. It was easy for me to love these ba ies and to form trusting relationships with their parents because most of them were there every day. Education was vital and I did my best to educate parents on their babies condition and to help them get through difficult and /or unexpected times. – less
Certified Nurses Aide (Current Employee), Flint,MI – April 28, 2012
I work during the day which is very busy. I assist with the care of patients who have had orthopedic surgery, traumatic brain injury(TBI), and strokes. I've learned a lot of physical things about the human body after surgery, a TBI, or a stroke; like how important it is for our patients to get out of bed. Some may think you get better by staying in – more... bed but I've learned that the more our patients move around they seem to feel better. The hardest part of my job is helping transfer patients physically. Using the proper body mechanics is a must. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing a positive progress for each patient. – less
Would not recommend it for long term unless you have a relative that works there.
dietary aide (Former Employee), Hurley Medical Center, Flint Michigan – February 3, 2012
Pros: pay was good, benefits pretty good for a part time position.
Cons: diversity training not applied to everyone, supervisor did not follow protocal
While working there I came across some very, very nice people but found it depended on which department you were in. In my case & the department I was in...diversity was frowned upon. Outsiders were unwelcome. First thing I was asked by my supervisor was who did I know that was able to get me "in". I replied that I did not know anyone I applied to a – more... ad. There was a "lot" of nepotism that took place & obvious favorites who were allowed to get away with things that others were not. She liked to yell & the employees she did not like or favor & belittle them in front of fellow employees. She was like a drill Sargent. She created a lot of anxiety for employees she disliked & would assign them the hardest stations to work at. If she did not like you then you could not satisfy her. I left & have kept in contact with some other employees & she either had driven away or was able to discharge the employees that I first hand witnessed this behavior towards. She was friends with the union reps & complaints against her went largely ignored. She is what I would term & allowed to be a bully boss! – less