Busy place to work
ICU / Critical Care RN, Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – February 25, 2014
When I first started at Memorial Medical Center in 2006, it was the place to work in Modesto. Great staff, excellent management who cared about the needs of both staff and patients. The hospital was bought by a large chain in 2007 and began to effect major policy and care changes shortly thereafter.
Typical 12 hour shifts included caring for two patients, either or both could be intubated, sedated, and in isolation. It's a great place to work to get your feet under you and get a handle on your time management skills.
Difficult shifts could be exacerbated by short staffing grids, multiple admissions and transfers, and overly complicated charting software. (and I'm a computer professional)
The people I worked with are solid and willing to help.
Great coffee bar in house, generous pay and benefits, excellent medical staff and RNs
Constantly understaffed, frequently missed breaks and lunches, overbearing administration