EMT / Unit Clerk (Current Employee) – Manhattan, KS – September 6, 2015
Enjoyed my work for the most part. Supportive management but little room for growth. Staff could be complacent and critical easily at times, but made some lasting relationships with most of my coworkers. Doctors were very easy to work with and I enjoyed helping to the most of my ability when allowed.
The census for healthcare provider to patient ratio is ridiculous. To have as many patients that you are required to care for , some with fall risks and others with high acuity, Its not very safe for the provider or the patient. bed alarms help but if your in with another patient the risk is higher. the staffing needs to be dealt with because to be required to care for 18 patients alone and not have anyone called in or even have someone to call in for help until 19 patients is taxing and dangerous, as well as, does not make one happy about coming into work in a setting like this. GET MORE STAFF for your staff or potentially burn out your STAFF , the most enjoyable part is caring for the clients however stressed or overworked you get.
On a typical day, on a Med/ Surgical floor, my duty starts around 6:30am. My patients’ usual presentations are knee, hip replacements/stokes/altered mental status. I start the day by checking my assigned patients’ chart then getting a report on my assigned patients from the night shift nurse around 7:30 am. Oral report my take 30-45 minutes. Then go from room to room, doing shift assessment and getting vitals on all of them. Usually vitals are taken q4hrs for each patient. Additional vitals and assessments may be done depending on patients’ status and need. Do some charting. Check charts and administer morning medication to any of my patients as per physicians’ order around 9:00am and 11:00 am. If done with vitals, med passing, charting or any other prescribed procedures; I go from room to room helping out patients and other fellow nurses with different tasks. Then, checking charts and afternoon vitals and med passes come along. In the mean time all tests and procedures ordered by physicians will be taken care of. Call labs, transport or prepare patients for different procedures. Around the end of my shift, around 2:30pm, I finalize my report on my patients and give to my preceptor nurse to report to the oncoming shift nurse. During my internship at Mercy Regional Health Center, I gained a wide range of patient care skills while learning how to be part of a team of care-givers whose goals are to provide quality patient care. During this time, I have regularly educated clients and families on patient care and disease management; and provided bedside nursing. Additionally,more... I have taken advantage of several opportunities to utilize my acquired skills to care for wide variety of patients with various age, cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. These on-the-job experiences have given me a well-rounded skill sets to excel in acute and rehabilitative care; and to become competent and compassionate care giver. I also gained first-rate bedside manner and extraordinary documentation skills during my internship. The management was so good at letting student nurses to have exposure to different clinical settings to get good education. On top of that, I had the most wonderful and cooperative co workers ever, which leaves me with good and most enjoyable memory about my time at the facility. The hardest part of the job was realizing and sometimes witnessing my terminally sick patients passing away, no matter how hard I try or give them the best of my nursing care.less
My job at Mercy was a very fast paced job with great coworkers but horrible management all you did was hospital clean everything which means very clean which wasn't hard. I can say my worst experience there was one of our quality reviews I had cleaned a certain room spotless and when we went over the rooms she chose the Catheter room so I wasn't worried when she came and got me for my review Id been given a bad score she said I hadn't cleaned the room when I knew I had I go look at the room it had obviously just been used I go and find the surgeon for the room and he tells her that they had just used it right after I cleaned it and instead of her fixing the score she turns the score in anyways. The manager on top of her gigs me for the review and I tell him what happens all he says is he has to go by what the review says so I bring the surgeon to him to tell them the story and I still receive a bad review for the room because he has to go by what the lead turned in. Probably the worst place I could ever work a place where common sense didn't exist.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Manhattan, KS – May 20, 2014
Volunteering at Mercy was the best work experience that I have experienced. The atmosphere was awesome and the patients were terrific. There was honestly nothing too hard during my work experience. I always enjoyed coming in to volunteer and see all those smiling faces. The pleasure was all mine to work here.
Telemetry Monitor Tech - Critical Care Services (Current Employee) – Manhattan, KS – March 1, 2014
A typical day involves an influx of critically ill patients, cardiac, pulmonary, renal, and general medical/surgical. I learned time management, prioritization, teamwork, and interpersonal communication skills. My co-workers comprised registered nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, social workers, dietitians, and other ancillary departments. The hardest part of my job is providing a quality level of care when low staffed. The most enjoyable part of my job is the close relationships formed with my co-workers.
Discounted theme park, concert, and movie tickets, cell phone discounts, paid time off, cafeteria and gift shop paycheck deduction
up to date on the newest medical and surgical procedures. The most fulfilling part of my job was helping to comfort others. teamwork was excellent. I learned how to work along side multicultural staff and patients. I learned a lot of nursing and gained experience and the nursing field.
Great company to work for but you are just a number. A typical day at work was great not that stressful just not feeling of appreciation a lot of the time. Hardest part of the job was handling a lot of patient complaints and dealing with those. The best part was you could leave your work at home for that day.
Mercy Regional Health Center, Perioperative services, is one of the best places I have worked for. This hospital is all about patient safety and satification. The team that I worked with was wonderful. I was excited to go to work everyday. The management was more than I could ask for. The support and acknowledgement was way past my expectations.
A typical day of work was having no one talk to you and trying to learn the job as a pharmacy technician with everyone working against you and lead technician never having anything to do with you, never training, even upon asking all while trying to deliver medication to pharmacy stations in hospital. Learned about politicalness in hospital work environment and if you didnt fit the click you were let go, intimidation from employees being in the job for a long time, discrimination, people treating you rudely in a healthcare environment and, management never disciplining other people in management for harassing behavior upon employee. Management is political and has disciplinary problems. Co-workers are told to fit in the click and intimidated. The hardest part of the job is to realize this is a healthcare industry a hospital where patient care is the focus and to realize being employed here is another story. Realizing that politicalness rules over patient care here and it is not about your skill or the patients at all. If you do not attend the local college your not a good fit. The most enjoyable part of the job learning the job-though it was on my own and getting more information on the internet than what they provided even after going to management along with eating in the cafeteria and seeing gift shop.
good environment and food cleanliness of work place.
politcial, disciplinary problems, management, high turn-over rate.
A typical day at work was reviewing patient accounts and making sure all necessary payments/adjustments were made by insurance companies. I learned so much in patient and billing at this work place. My co-workers were friendly and always took the time to help me if I had any questions. The hardest part of my job was learning how to determine between and adjustment and a refund and when to bill the patient. The most enjoyable part of the job was the workplace atmosphere