Registered Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee), Maywood, IL – July 9, 2014
Pros: excellent care
Cons: job culture didn't match my personal goals
Loyola University Medical Center prepared me for the demands of life in a trauma ER and life in the OR. This was one of my first hospital based positions since I was a student, where trauma and OR experience was minimal.
Working at LUMC there was always excitement and some stress to go with it, but the stress was just the amount needed to keep you – more... on top of your game. The job culture is very academic which at times could feel impersonal and cold (mostly to the patients). Having since worked in two organizations whose values match more of my own, I can honestly say that job culture is one of the most important attributes to consider when making career choices. – less
Patient Access Representative/Call Center Rep II (Former Employee), Maywood, IL – April 18, 2014
Pros: cheap parking
Cons: no good benefits for part time workers
I worked in the call center and learned a lot about patient registration among other things. The most difficult part of the job was learn how each Physician wanted things done. The most enjoyable part of the job was the variety of appointments, there was always something new.
Research Assistant II (Current Employee), Maywood, IL – March 17, 2014
In typical day every one does their assign job. I learned that to progress in science you need help of other personnel expertise. No one alone can do all work. Management is good and helpful. Co-workers also ready to help whether helping in experiments or discussing ideas.
Good people to work with, certain sections of the facility are a bit dated.
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee), Maywood, IL – February 19, 2014
Overall the people that work at this hospital are knowledgeable and eager to work besides some that are only there for a paycheck. I believe care for the patient is the bottom line in this type of work and some workers don't express that as their top priority. Also, some parts of the facility need updating and can be hard to maneuver through. Besides – more... the facility is very good about caring for their patients. – less
Patient Care Assistant (Former Employee), Maywood, IL – February 10, 2014
Loyola is a hospital where the day would be full of energy and constant changes. This fast paced environment kept me on my toes and my energy soaring. The emphasis on treating the human spirit as well as the patient was a true motivation. I found that this idea of care was one that I was going to carry with me throughout my career. My co-workers were – more... always helpful and truly a joy to spend the twelve hour shift with. The hardest part of the job was finding enough time in the day to get everything done that I wanted to complete. Overall the experience was wonderful, and I will always remember the experiences I shared with my overnight co-workers. – less
Great experience and amazing patients to work with
PCT (Current Employee), Maywood, IL – February 9, 2014
Pros: great benefits, knowledgeable and caring staff, great work environment and experience
Cons: far drive
My day consists of taking vital signs, assisting patients with any of their needs (physically and emotionally). Various use of equipment (urine dipsticks, bladder scanning, 12 Lead ECG and venous puncture to obtain blood). I work with great nurses, who are great with the patients. They are always finding opportunities to teach me and the patients. My – more... manager is very good with working with my school and work schedule. I wouldn’t say there are hard parts about my job. The hardest part of my job is the far drive into Maywood. I love taking care of others, whether it is part of a procedure or a task that needs to be completed, to talking with the patients and being there to comfort them and their families. – less
Hospital administration (Current Employee), Maywood, IL – November 14, 2013
Senior management has done a fantastic job of navigating the hospital through an ever-changing and increasingly complex market. Management has developed a culture encouraging respect, transparency and team work. Pay and benefits are great. Yes, we're understaffed- but that could be said about almost anywhere in the current time. Happy staff=happier – more... patients. I really am proud to work here and hope to be at Loyola for many more years. – less