Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – White Marsh, MD – October 26, 2015
I love to solve technical puzzles, and with 60 systems feeding into our medical record, there are always new and interesting challenges. I especially enjoy analyzing solved problems for possible monitoring in the future so we be proactive with similar issues. The piece de resistance, is being able to script solution as alert triggers so problems are solved automatically. The freedom to take initiative like this is really what makes MedStar so unique among large companies.
Work from home, and smart coworkers.
New projects can be implemented without proper analysis
IT Project Lead/Network Analyst (Current Employee) – Olney, MD – August 21, 2015
Very good work environment with so many opportunities to relate . With over 10000 associates, there is a large pool of talent to learn from and grow technically though vertical professional growth in Information Technology is limited. Compensation also can be better.
Working at Medstar Health I did learn a lot. Everyone was great to work with. Not a lot of room for advancement. However if you want to learn a lot about the front end part of verifications and insurance information than this is the place to be.
Supply Chain Analyst - Franklin Square Hospital (Current Employee) – White Marsh, MD – July 8, 2015
My primary job responsibilities include database management for our inventory, reporting and analysis, project management, end-user support and training. As a result, I get to support not only the Supply Chain Management department, but all areas of the hospital like Med/Surg Nurse Managers, NICU, Emergency Department, Lab, OR, Corporate offices, other MedStar Hospital/Facilities, etc. I strive to understand the different areas of the hospital and their responsibilities because what they do ultimately impacts my job and better enables how I support them.
overall great place but compensation could be better job is more so about who you know vs. what you know hardest part of the job is dealing with people that's in leadership and they don't know very much about the job
Revenue Control Associate (Current Employee) – Nottingham, MD – June 24, 2015
good company to work for but some benefits can be revise and vacation, personal time should be separate. Medstar is a great company to work for. I am relocating that is why I am looking for other employment.
Medical Collections Specialist (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – May 1, 2015
This employer is okay. The people I have encountered have been great, the company as a whole is a good company. However some of the people chosen to be management attitudes don't reflec what they ask for in return from the other employees.
This has been my place of employment since graduation from x ray school. So.. it's kinda like home to me. I'm still working here. Worth the commute
PRN (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – April 11, 2015
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 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 staffmore... 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
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.
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.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – March 25, 2015
I work at the Corporate Office in Columbia. Long hours doing interesting work, but somewhat underpays relative to comparable work at other entities. Depending on your department, few opportunities for "middle-management," and they don't always retain/kindle talent like they should. Overall, a good place to work with a great vision, but career progression within the company is not always possible, depending on the department you work in.
We start our day by receiving inventory pulling drugs to fill script that are one order for the day. we take prescription in thru all form and fill them in a timely manor cashing patient in out all day taking in prescription typing them up looking up insurance info