LAB/CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP (Former Employee), North Richland Hills, TX – September 25, 2014
Pros: great pay, amazing coworkers, steady hours
Cons: potential health risk
Although I only worked at North Hills for a few weeks in order to complete my clinical for my certification, I learned a lot. The atmosphere in a hospital is ever changing and it is a must to be adaptable.
Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee), Shelbyville Indiana – August 15, 2014
Respiratory dept. is ran horribly! Manager cares nothing about his employees. Just interested in covering himself. Department is really ran by nursing. If the nurses accuse you of doing something even if its untrue you will be fired. Severely understaffed with just 2 therapist working entire hospital on nights with very busy ER, and two different charting – more... systems for each area, and you are expected to be in multiple places at one time. Just not possible. Spare yourself the headache. Hardly any minorities working there also, and there is certainly a reason for that. – less
Surgical Technologist (Former Employee), Shelbyville, IN – July 3, 2013
Pros: great pay. great benefits.
Cons: emergency surgeries can be intense, the or can be very stressful at times, i was only prn and sometimes my hours were low.
The start of the morning I would find my name and pull a schedule of the surgeries (cases) that I would be completing for the day. I would then pull all materials necessary to complete the surgery. Once the patient had been seen by the doctor and he confirmed the patient is ready for the procedure I would sterilely open all the instruments that we were – more... going to use for the case. I would then sterilely scrub-in and sterilely gown and glove myself without contaminating myself or any instrument that was going to be used. I then began setting up my back table and mayo stand based on my memory of how the doctor liked it set up for this procedure and the main instruments that the doctor would be using, I would place them closest to where he could have quick access. Once the patient was on the table and the anesthesiologist had them under I would drape the patient sterilely, sometimes with another surgical technologist. Once the doctor was scrubbed in and in the room I would gown and glove him, pull up my tables and start anticipating on what he would need first. I assisted through surgeries sometimes they were one hour and sometimes they would take up to four hours. After the surgery was complete I would clean the patient off. Then I would count all instruments like I would do at the start to ensure all were accounted for. – less