Registered Nurse, Emergency Department (Former Employee) – Sycamore Medical Center – March 8, 2017
This job was one of my most rewarding. It was like working with family. The emergency department was busy, but everyone worked together to take care of the patients. You were never alone in any situation.
The patient to nurse ratio are very poor: Med-surg handles 7-8 patients and cardiac and specialty floors carry 5-6 they do not take in account the acuity. The managers appear stressed and overworked. Benefits are good. you typically work 3 twelve hours days and they micromanage your hours and the work in very intense and when you do finally get a day or two off you are so sore and exhausted you can't enjoy your time off.
patient to RN ratio, seldom get an un-interupted break, work is intense
12 hours shifts required for most staff nursing positions. I loved the opportunities to learn every shift I worked. Management changes happen everywhere but it seems most frequently at this facility. My co-workers were a great group of nurses dedicated to their patients and each other. The 12 hours shifts became the hardest part of my job and the heavy pt workload.
Great company but could do a lot more to improve management to help organization
nurse aide (Current Employee) – Ohio – January 4, 2016
Biggest issue, constantly being understaffed and taking care of 21 to 23 patients at a time all while dealing with drama filled Co workers who don't like to help as a team. And if you report to management they are just two faced or never resolve the issue. Fail to see if we were fully staffed the paying patients could receive the care and time they deserve but they are too worried about money. We had a "communication meeting" but that was it. Still drama. Maybe it's just my facilitiy but I've never worked at a place compared to this.
Seeing the patients happy, knowing you did something to make their day better
Great opportunity for training and development. Staff was extremely helpful and the culture was that of a typical teaching hospital. A little behind the times as far as infrastructure and technology to support staff.
Case Manager/Care Coordinator (Current Employee) – Kettering, OH – July 29, 2015
I began my nursing career in a cardiac ICU recovering open heart patients. I enjoyed the autonomy and fullfillment of being able to work with patients during such a critical time in their life. It was an amazing experience and opened the door for me to begin another avenue of nursing.
Environmental Service Worker (Former Employee) – Kettering, OH – March 24, 2015
The position itself was okay. It was cleaning rooms. But, when my pager would go off and I didn't call to see what room needed done right away, I was yelled at. I finally couldn't take getting yelled at all the time. I would never recommend this job to anyone.