Pros: They don't force their employees to pay to park in the garage, To me I feel that they value their employees more by not taxing them on top of what Uncle Sam takes.
Cons: I remember when I first started working there, there'd be "incentives" to take the extra shifts, Depending on the day/evening/overnight status, You'd be able to make a bonus on top of the extra shift, That was taken away, I am sure it was due to the budget which sometimes, you can't budge it.
Typical day of work includes the feast or famine, sometimes more of one than the other, but never too dull a day. Patients and coworkers keep it interesting.
I've learned that there are things I can – more... learn from everyone... Some like to teach. some don't like to be bothered. It's working for people with people. I'd like to think we can all get along and for the most part, we do!
Management is sometimes a bit removed from the actual front lines... I've worked at two hospitals and there may be this type of mentality of an (us vs them) that is realized at ANY place where the administrative and managerial staff aren't all that "present" unless there is some perceived reason whether handing new policies out or other "delegated work". I'd like to think that we are all links and that as long as we are all connected, the wheel keeps going. When a link gets a bit stuck or rigid , some lubricant may need applied to operate smoothly again. Sometimes the link wants to abandon the others and then the wheel no longer is moving as the chain is no longer effective. One link does effect the rest of the chain. Problem is it doesn't matter if it is a "master" link or not. Same result happens. Anyhow.
My coworkers are great! At least I think they are. If I'm wrong... I'll let them tell you. ;>)
Hardest part of my job is that it hasn't quite raised the salary to accommodate the raising in prices all over the place elsewhere... I don't like that the Orthopedic folks like to have lots of connected exams. For example... someone may come in with elbow pain... the Orthopedic staff would like to see wrist, forearm, elbow, and humerus films as well. I'm thinking that there should be some way to actually hold up to our ALARA (as low as reasonable achievable) standard. To me it seems that there is a bit of unnecessary films, when 9 times out of 10..if there is a problem, it was where the pain was initially described by patient. The only other gripe is when you are on portable exams... we use a pager to respond back for folks that need stat portable x-ray exams. Multiple folks have paged for the same person to be done and when you are the tech and you have to stop what you're doing just to get the same information you already knew to be true prior seems to be non productive. This was addressed (by me) and for some time it got better. Sometimes things change, sometimes they stay the same. Sometimes... it is a back and forth thing.
The most enjoyable part of my job is doing my job. I love what I do and I can't necessarily force my happiness on folks. I do treat others as I would like to be treated. I like when someone who came in upset can leave encouraged cuz there ARE people that still caring and respectful of other people. I tend to share my faith in Jesus. He IS for everybody, but not everyone sees Him the same way. I don't think that will change before He comes back and clears things up. We can't force belief, just like we can't force x-rays. The receiving party will feel violated, (exposed), no pun intended with the x-ray thing...okay, maybe just a little.. ;>) I don't have too much negative to say actually. This is a well known hand/wrist trauma clinic as well as a great heart and spine hospital as well. I have never wanted to leave this place no matter how busy it got. We weren't made to be lazy. I'm hoping this review didn't get too off the topic. But I do like to add they have a digital portable machine for shooting portable x-rays. I like that! They are keeping up with the nicest stuff to work with. Good people, Good tools, Good results! – less