Director of Nursing (Current Employee) – Bradenton, FL – January 14, 2017
Every day at work is something different. It is always busy. We have a hectic Emergency Department, requiring organized patient flow to prevent diversion. I manage two departments, the cardiac nursing unit and the remote telemetry monitoring center. A typical day consists of collaboration with multiple disciplines and departments, to maintain continuity of care, improvement in patient care and patient satisfaction, as well as interaction and daily rounding on the nursing staff. My co-workers are team players, with a desire to succeed and help others succeed. We are well oiled machines and can count on one another on any given day. The hardest part of the job is the expectations of the nursing department directors, without having managers or assistant managers to help with any of the quality control or process improvement. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the patients improve and go home, as well as seeing my staff happy with their accomplishments and striving to do better daily.
I have learned the difficult balance of patient and staff satisfaction. I have learned how to elevate the nursing staff and to improve our patient satisfaction and outcomes. I have learned how to investigate and drill down on issues that can be improved on. I have learned the process of developing and implementing education and training. Our management team is supportive of each other as well as the staff. You can count on anyone here to help you improve and to promote excellence throughout the facility.
A great working environment that feels like family.
Often work through lunch, mentally and emotionally exhausting.
Nurse Manager on the Oncology (Former Employee) – Bradenton, FL – January 3, 2017
worked for 15 years. Started as staff RN and advanced in the years to Nurse Manager. Saw the rise of computerized charting, med administration, and order taking. Learned as an oncology nurse to access and care of different IV lines such as; Ports, Piccs, Groshung, chest tubes and others. My Co-workers were kind, hard working and compassionate. In crisis we all worked closely together to assist each other for better patient outcomes. The most joy that I acquire from my position was to see the wonderful outcomes of cancer survivors and at the end of my employment at Manatee, the most difficult was to keep pushing the nurses for better time management, and better Gallup scores. With the mounting computer work, that personal touch which we used to give the patients was slowly being lost.
Nurses week, gifts and free lunch
punching in and out for lunch and had to be exact, no overtime, better time management with mounting computer work
I love my job I love helping people and making people happy and that's what I plan to do
Transporter (Current Employee) – Bradenton, FL – December 8, 2016
Manatee Memorial Hospital is a good hospital but it lacks management. Me and several other employees have been talked down to and mistreated. we all have reported it and nothing had been done and supervisors and our management continued to do what they did to us.
I worked at that facility about nine years ago. Clinical managers of the nurses were non caring to the staff. Had their favorites. When bringing up nursing staff shortage issues related to the daily staffing was told we had proper staffing in our unit. No help from fellow coworkers.
I loved all 9 years at MMH!!! They became my family!!! Good pay, great benefits! Room for advancement! Open door policy!!! Great teamwork... Great hours...incentives, great raises.....learned a lot!!! Great atmosphere, you could always depend on extra help....and believe it or not, very little drama!!! Supportive mgmt!!!
Great hospital to be a part of. CNO is amazing. There are a lot of resident doctors on site around the clock to assist with patient orders. Doctors are friendly, CEO is friendly. Nurse directors are easy to talk to. Great hospital in a beautiful location by Riverwalk.
CNO is amazing and easily available. Shift hound for self scheduling.
diatary (Former Employee) – Bradenton, FL – May 18, 2016
my typical day would be to getting to know new patience, as well as making friends with long term patience that have been in the hospital for a while. the hardest part of my job was being away from my kids because I would work 12 hour shifts. and the part I enjoyed the most was the interaction with so many people and getting to know them.
OR Secretary (Current Employee) – Bradenton, FL – January 27, 2016
I know the cases that are scheduled, some days when I come in to work there could be anywhere from 4 or more add on cases to be done. I have learned not to take some things said personal, that it is not directed towards me. My co-workers are hard working and just want to be respected and know that management has their back. The hardest part of the job is some attitudes that you have to listen to. The most enjoyable part is dealing with patients and their families and making sure everything is in order for the next day.
No personal days, no paid holidays unless you work that holida, You have to use your PTO when sick or off for the holiday.