staff nurse (Former Employee) – South Bend, IN – April 27, 2016
If you can make a difference in just one persons life ; helping them you have done well. If appropriate I use humor . Just to get them to smile. I feel I am a team player and try to be flexible with schedules and help anyway I can. The hardest part of my job is to have enough time with each patient. When you are busy that can be hard and not to make each patient feel important.
feeling you have inside for helping someone understand their regimine
It was a good place to work for many years before the hospital was sold.
Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – Martinsville Virginia – July 2, 2015
Rushing all day, usually missing lunch to prevent overtime which was taboo. Co-workers were okay but only 2 were actually helpful. The younger ones seemed to have a problem working with older employees and patients. Hardest part of the job was making sure all pertinent info got to the insurance companies, so the hospital would get paid. The best part of the job was talking with the patients and families and being able to help with transitioning home or to hospice at discharge, with what ever they needed.
Paid fairly well.
It seems patient care suffered after the hospital was sold.
The clinical services offered were excellent; unfortunately, the management structure made it extremely difficult to provide the level of psychiatric nursing care possible due to the lack of direct support and supervision by nursing of the behavioral health services (BHS). The BHS did not have a steady director during my time working there and my role was divided between covering what the interim director didn't cover and to continue managing and improving the nursing services. During my stay we had two different interim directors and one director who was fired about 4 months after hire. The CNO was very instrumental in ensuring we passed TJC, yet, was unable to advocate for better working circumstances for myself and the direct care nursing staff. Despite this we did pass TJC, DCF and AHCA inspections with flying colors, developed and opened an intensive outpatient department and an additional geriatric unit. My role was stretched to cover all of the development, hiring, training and managing all direct care/nursing staff, assist with policy revisions, form development and process establishment for the new service lines. The BHS was a DPU at the hospital and was supervised by corporate leaders who were not in sync with local hospital and community needs; and, mostly all about the numbers and multiple new initiatives never taking into consideration that these initiatives were being launches while the hospital had their own initiatives and the department's growth. It was a very challenging and rewarding environment due to the patient population and phenomenal staff; unfortunately,more... not a stable workplace as most everyone felt serious lack of job security and underappreciation of the service they provided to the hospital and community. The hospital nursing leadership was geared towards work-life balance, professional growth and satisfaction; however, the corporate behavioral health division did not practice what was the local hospital employee relations preached.less
Great patient care environment, teamwork and superb clinical staff
Lacked direct support/supervision from local hospital's CNO
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Belleville, IL – June 16, 2015
Fast-paced hospital critical care unit, delivering care to patients needing intensive care. Here, I was quickly able to learn how to triage patients to see who would be best able to transfer to a lower level of care, so more critically ill patients could be moved in.
I love the location of this department and how much they help each and every patient with any kind of information that they need. We also give insurance information and access to patient medical records online.
Collector Specialist II (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – May 10, 2015
What i learn about this company, that changes happens all the time. very short staff workplace. everything falls in your hands, the most important about it is the people i worked with help you get the job done.