this not good (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – January 15, 2016
the manager is peace ship and the coworker hatd to work with them they don't help yiou I don't recommend this hospital ,what they do they hired you and before three month the fire you , do go there even the fat transcription they do their job hard ,they are peace ship .all of them
Administrative Internship - Nursing Services (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – September 18, 2015
I enjoyed working with the Administrative Staff. Meriter was able to give me an over-all view of the jobs that are available in the administrative area. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun assisting various departments.
Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – September 10, 2015
I enjoyed working in a fast paced and friendly environment caring for critically ill patients. The most enjoyable part of my job was working together as a team with my co-workers and friends. I enjoyed the variety of the patient population and learned many new skills as a result of this position.
While I was sad to leave this position, the most difficult part of my job was working with one co-worker in particular who was less than attentive to detail and created an undesirable work environment when we were scheduled together.
Unfortunately the management was quite difficult to get along with.
Health Information Management Associate (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – August 16, 2015
Again, I absolutely loved my job and what I did, but when there were questions to be asked, there was normally nobody around to answer them. Plus, the management staff had favorites, with really affected others' performance sadly.
I was exposed to a lot of healthcare services which enabled me to interact and provide appropriate care to the patients. I was able to improve communication skills and more important learnt body languages.
Digestive Health Center-Endoscopy Technician (Former Employee) – Madision, WI – May 3, 2015
On a typical day at Meriter the unit as a whole would do anywhere from 25-40 procedures a day and each room did a total of 11 to 13 depending on the doctors assigned there for the day. I learned time management communication skills and how to work under pressure well and how to handle conflict with employees. Management seems to under staffed is some areas, My particular unit we went from a nurse manager and assistant manager just to an assistant doing the work of both. It was very hard to get time with her on most days due to meetings an other management obligations. Management above her was rarely seen unless bad news was being presented to us a group or a single person. Almost all my co-workers were great to work with. I felt as if it was a second family. They were there for you at work and if needed outside work too. The hardest part of the job was when we as team were not able to save a patient even when we did everything possible and the most enjoyable part was just being able to work with the patients daily, to be there fro then=m and support them through a procedure most do not look forward too.
Patient Financial Coordinator (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – January 16, 2015
Management is weak--just merged with an out of state organization. Not sure what their plans are but things are not looking good. However, previous CEO was nto very good and most were happy to see him leave.
Pharmacy (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – November 11, 2014
On a typical work day, you are extremely busy, overworked, understaffed, hungry, while management is nowhere to be found, as they lack all knowledge pertinent to the department they are supposedly running.
Job descriptions are out of date and frequently do not reflect the actual amount of work you are responsible for.
Coworkers are generally supportive of one another until they're not.
The Human Resources department is uneducated, lacks proper training, communication, and listening skills, appears oblivious to many federal and state laws, and generally does not care about the best interest of the majority of employees.
Insurance is OK but has some very high copayments and deductibles.
competitive pay (in some departments), friendly coworkers for the most part, inexpensive, yet delicious cafeteria food
high turnover rate, untrained workers, management is disconnected, human resources department is an ineffective joke
Fast Paced workplace that required attention to detail.
Cardiology Data Specialist (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – November 3, 2014
As an ECG Technician at Meriter Hospital I was responsible for aquirinug ECG's in a timely manner. I also administered stress tests, applied holter and event monitors, and filled out and filed the appropriate paperwork for each procedure.
I then transitioned into the data specialist position. I gained a lot of valuable skills related to Epic software, and the Cardiovascular Picture Archiving Communication System (CPACS). I reviewed, verified, and corrected procedure information and prepared it for submission to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). I would often have to make multiple revisions to the data to ensure it was accurate and complete, while doing so in a timely manner so all data was submitted by the deadline.
It was fast paced position, but a relaxed work environment.
Physical Therapist (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – June 17, 2014
My coworkers at this job are the most enjoyable part. i really work with some nice people and I have valued that. I really enjoyed the facility we have been in at for 9-10 years. We have moved to a new facility recently and we have new procedures which are supposed to be patient friendly and "lean", but the space is inadequate and therefore not "lean". It is small, inefficient, cold, loud, non private for patients and working conditions are less friendly to me. The management is over all pleasant. Cutbacks have reduced education and other benefits.
Very satisfing experience. Great staff and doctors.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – April 27, 2014
A typical day at work is never the same. New experiences daily. Patients keep your mind active . I have a group of patients 3-5 with 1 nursing assistant. Lots of team work to get patients ready for tests, surgery and therapy. Occasional meetings and inservices. Lots of teaching happening with patients and families.Very busy all shift with time going fast. You need to be organized. I am supportive of my teammates and them of me. I love working with patients and a diversified staff. The hardest part of my job is finding the time to do my very best. Management is always supportive and allows you to blossum and try new things . They encourage classes and make time for you to attend.
lots of support, inservices pertinent to your practice. teamwork. varied patient group. always learning.
Administrative Assistant (LTE) (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – January 29, 2014
A typical day in my role with Meriter Hospital's Care Coordination Department consisted of checking for any staff call-ins or schedule changes, so that the team as a whole could be updated for coverage. Emails were sent as well as a hard copy sent to the immmediate staff.
Then there was the daily monitoring of referrals, and changes made to patients status, which was further communicated via phone, fax, email, MIDAS and EPIC systems.
Along with this were other clerical duties to support the Nurse Case Managers, Social Workers, and other staff as needed.
this team was very willing to share any knowledge.
Cardiac Monitor Tech/Health Unit Coordinator (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – January 2, 2014
Great work environment, where people feel appreciated. Management is very good, and listens. Pay is competitive. Benefits are good. Overall, the best work place in Madison, in my opinion. Excellent culture, working with exceptional people who I appreciate, and felt appreciated by. :)
good people, good management, decent pay, good benefits, good working culture
hospitals never close, meaning someone always has to work. :)
Coding Assistant (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – October 9, 2013
I have seen many changes in the workplace in the past 34 years and have had to roll with the punches. So I am used to being a hard worker. I am now looking for a volunteer position where the work is important but not putting in so many hours.
the pros of working at meriter are the friends that i made.
the cons would be how management has changed to take a less personable interest in their employees