Fast paced atmosphere with excellent employee relationship
Paramedic (Current Employee) – Gainesville, FL – July 15, 2017
Fast paced atmosphere which I truly enjoy. A typical day includes signing patients into the ED. Starting IVs, obtaining EKGs, placing patients into rooms, working closely with nurses and doctors to perform wide aspect of procedures. Monitoring patients and vital signs.
Most nursing floors are fast paced and can be stressful at times, however, this is offset by the people whom you work with. The majority of nurses are professional and are willing to help a colleague in need.
Unit Clerk (Former Employee) – Gainesville fl – May 22, 2017
North Florida Regional was a great place to work, the supervisors, to the charge nurses to the regular employees were all great people. Making it a great environment to work in. I loved working there but I received a better job offer somewhere else and co workers told me I should go for it.
You can't find a better group of people to work with. The culture of coworkers is more like family. If it weren't for the people there, the job and the place wouldn't be the same at all. It feels like home.
Staff Nurse, Emergency Department (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – May 13, 2017
ER staffing sucks, management doesn't care. Constantly blames staff for patient complaints. Inadequate staffing makes it impossible to give proper care. Always on you to take lunch but never time to actually get away from unit. Always looking at your time like you want to be there more than you scheduled hours. hateful and deceitful people running this corporation! Never again will I work for this company.
Registered Nurse in Labor & Delivery (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – March 1, 2017
The initial years at NFRMC were an great atmosphere with quality doctors and staff. Overtime the population grew and the expectations of care did not meet realistic goals. The management became unsupportive and more focused on other priorities than staff and patients.
My hours may vary from day to day but usually the hours are 7-4:30. I will assist the physician with cancer and polyp removal, take biopsies as needed and assist with any necessary duties that arise. I have worked in PACU department as well , preparing patients with discharge instructions and necessary appointments to other facility's as ordered. Our department is small and the nurses work well together to assist one another throughout the day if needed . My job duties that are most important to me is making sure the patient feels relaxed and comfortable and not rushed prior, during, and post procedure. Providing an extra minute with the patient with a warm blanket, listening to his /her stories , communicating about past history experiences and holding a hand. Most enjoyable part , is when the patient stays " thank you for all you do" .
run,run,run i guess is the best way to describe a day. learning things was minute to minute be it new equipment, making a quick decision, interacting with different types of people always has made for learned day. the culture of our hospital was that we showed great diversity while the toughest parts of the job was the physical and mental aspects. the mental being the toughest such as the intense amount of thinking that was always going on pt. safety ,did we have everything we needed things that may come were we ready to act in a positive manner.
knowing that we where pros and did outstanding work.
short breaks if you got them. it was a very busy surgery department.
It's not uncommon to come to work on dayshift on a medsurg unit to find out you are assigned to six/seven patients, two of them with total cares. We are short staff mostly everyday! Charge nurses can't help you if you are in need of some assistance because they have have a patient load (4-6 patients).
the staff on the floors quickly become like family. working together to help each other out. patient to nurse/tech ratios can be really scary at times. like 1:3 in the ICU. the occasional 1:8 on med/surg or tele floors with patients on drips, pay isn't the best. PCC is awesome at this hospital if you have a issue they come to help you out. Charger nurses are also good for resources but especially on night shift they tend to have a full team. Benefits are ok and they do have a pretty good PTO. but its HCA so you know they try to work you as hard as they can get away with and that its all about the bottom dollar. My advice is if your applying for a job with them just know going in its hard work and the hospital it self doesn't always treat you well but the people you work with and some of the department managers really are good/like family. I can honestly say wherever I go I will always and forever be a North Florida Regional Medical Center Employee at heart and Im so grateful for all they taught me and the opportunities they gave me.
co workers and the bond you have with them, the chance to learn the specialty you want
Poor coverage of NICU, poorly prepared staff and use grad nurses in critical care area without adequate training. Advocate for proper staffing ratios or staff and get threatened or terminated. Frequently understaffed or needing travel nurses in a town full of nurses...the locals don't want to work here so take a hint.
Dietary, Food and Nutrition Services (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – November 5, 2015
I honestly love working here! You get to eat all you want with my department for free, the only thing is that the director isn't really reliable with scheduling (especially with the students who are attending college to better themselves). Besides that, this is an ideal working environment!
I enjoyed working at North Florida. My coworkers were sharp and smart and they enjoyed what they did real team work!!! I assisted the Director of Quality and Education I also did translating: I am bilingual bicultural Fluent in Spanish. Had the opportunity of working with the finest of doctors and nurses in a administrative capacity.
Pro Emplyee Environment / Wanted to do my 150% at my responsibilities.