Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 8, 2017
I loved that everyday you have the opportunity to learn something new. I think the hardest part of the job is that a patients acuity is not factored in when it comes to staffing a floor. You always have opportunities to work overtime if you are looking for some extra income.
Furthering your education and advancement is not only supported but encouraged. Shift differential.
Registered Nurse PCU (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – June 26, 2017
Total care for 7-8 pt.s Way too much redundant charting, no team work. It stunk, no time to eat, stayed lots of nights after shift to catch up on charting. This hospital cares nothing for their nurses,
Medical Assistant Externship (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – May 11, 2017
Greeted Patients as they Walked in. Checked In Patients, and did their Vitals before the Dr saw them. I worked with a Surgeon as he saw Patients during the day. I scheduled appointments for their next visit. I drained a Pain Ball as the Patient was out of Surgery.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – April 22, 2017
I absolutely loved the nurses and PCA'S I worked with. Can't say too much about management since I always worked nights. It is a very busy hospital and a good learning environment because you see everything.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 31, 2017
Management tended to micromanage an understaffed housekeeping team. Nurses were understaffed which forced housekeeping to pick up some of the staff. They did not allow me to carry snacks on my cart nor did they allow me time to go get something when my diabetes sugars were low.
Couldn't use the benefits I paid for, Micromanaging and understaffed .
Director of Nursing (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 30, 2016
Typical day was to go from the second you walked in the door until you left but the people I worked with on my unit were outstanding. Great place to be and lots of wonderful quality accomplishments. Hardest part of job is staffing to grid. The most enjoyable was the team I worked with.
Cardiovascular Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 28, 2016
A typical day at Methodist was quite productive and fruitful. Beginning with a review of the daily needs, leading into educational rounds, in-services on evidence-based practice and process improvement, meeting with other key members in healthcare and attending committees to decipher educational and/or regulatory compliance needs, as well as monitor outcomes, each day ended in a rewarding feeling of accomplishment. Management rounds were completed daily in an effort to support leadership as well as staff and also to promote patient perception of quality care. Colleagues were compassionate and supportive team players. The hardest part of the job was knowing that not all can be receptive to educational and/or regulatory compliance needs at all times, however, the best part of the job was (and will always be) knowing that I can and do make a difference when I "let go and let God" guide me on a daily basis.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 15, 2016
Had a great nurse manager that stood up for her NICU team. I loved the team I work with. Was a great group of people that worked very well together. Our unit got along well with L&D it was a huge team effort and we always got the job done as a team.
Registered Nurse-Cardiovascular Transitional Unit (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 8, 2016
I made the mistake of working Friday, Saturday and Sunday night shifts each week. It was my second nursing job and I couldn't handle consecutive night shifts like this on a busy telemetry floor with a high patient to nurse ratio. I learned my limitations regarding requiring sleep, how many patients I can manage, and how to manage functioning with short-staffing.
Administrative Assistant for Facilities Management (Former Employee) – Ancillary – July 18, 2016
I enjoyed my job very much. I interacted with vendors, staff, patients and students from other educational institutions. The healthcare environment is changing rapidly and so are the federal government rules. Benefits were satisfactory and my department was flexible when i requested time off or scheduled my vacation days. I learned alot on the job. There were always opportunity to learn new facets of the healthcare industry which i enjoyed. Unfortunately, my work relationship was strained at times. This was due to the changing environment of healthcare.
Vendors would bring in lunches all year round which saved me lunch money.
Some departments had alot of morale sessions and our department did not.
Manager Dietary Food and Nutrtion (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 14, 2016
I have been here over 8 years and was a Methodist employee. Currently I am still here just under a contract company (Sodexo). I have been working for Sodexo for about 5 months. I am the OPS Manager and oversee the whole department of around 50 employees. I manage retail, kitchen and patient room service. The hardest part of my job is having to take on added
Registrar (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 22, 2015
All you pretty much do for 12 hours is sit behind a computer and register patients. When you are not doing that, you act as the information booth as well. There is not much excitement within and it can often get boring doing the same thing over and over. Some members of management are good, others act like they don't care about anything other than the numbers. The hospital environment is often filled with adults who act like children, and management just expects you to deal with it. Problem solving is an issue both for management and employees. Managers do not handle things efficiently or effectively. The hardest part of the job is having to walk on pins and needles along with the constant stress and pressure from management. There is not much room for advancement within the company either. The perks of the job are 12 hour days so you essentially get a 3 day weekend, the overtime hours are great, you get one hour lunches, and you get lots of interaction with others. The job is great if you enjoy this kind of work and working environment. If you want to advance, or the medical field just isn't for you, it can get old pretty fast.
12 hr shifts, 1 hr lunches, discounts in the cafe, working with patients