Licensed Practical Nurse/Monitor Tech (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – July 12, 2017
Days were long and hard, pt would have to wait sometime over 2 hrs to be seen. It was hard to keep pt claim, some had to get transportation and they would not get to eat before getting to their appt. This is hard on the elderly.
Become more patient-focused and show worker appreciation
Registered Nurse-PCU and Medical~Surgical Unit (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – June 20, 2017
Showing more appreciation for workers and offering incentives can assist with the frequent turn-overs. On the acute care units having the continuous influx of patients without adequate staffing is difficult. The patient's thank you is the positive of the job.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – April 4, 2017
Get report from outgoing shift. Get assignments for the day. Pull medications from Pyxis. Answer any ER calls, work in ICU with ventilator patients and any respiratory treatments that needed to be done. I left NLMC due to poor management in the Respiratory Department and went back to my job at Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
RN ICU (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – January 19, 2017
Worked here & was promised a 2:1 nurse to patient ratio. Was a joke! Frequently had 4 true ICU patients, and would still push you to take more!! Horrible management. Did not realize or care about acuity of ICU patients. Would never put my family member there!
Housekeeping Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – September 22, 2016
I love working in fun friendly environments even when the job is serious. The hospital is a wonderful place however the company they use to contract housekeepers could use some work. I worked there previously and was excited about going back but things have yet to change
Nursing support staff (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – May 4, 2016
The morale at NLMC is extremely low. Nurses are overworked & underpaid especially on the 3rd floor which is PCU/Telemetry. There should not be a 6:1 ratio on a Tele floor. The whole floor is basically run by agency nurses. The turnover rate is high. Some of the older nurses treat the new grads terrible. I've seen new grads have break downs in the break room. I wouldn't advise anyone to work here & jeopardize their license. I worked here 1 month as a CNA and it was awful.
6:1 ratio, usually 1 aid to 23 patients, no time for lunch.
charge nurse (Current Employee) – Ruston, LA – May 26, 2015
Great facility to work for,team member approach and everyone works together and look out for one another,management is encouraging and supportive of their employees.Hardest part of the job is keeping every patient satisfied while they are in the hospital.I learn each and every day about how to take care of patients and how to manage time with many patients,how to be a leader and how to be a good nurse.
Monitor Tech / Electrocardiogram Technician (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – February 18, 2014
Everyone is friendly and accepting. I always felt comfortable among my co-workers. Unfortunately, experienced and talented veteran nurses have been forced elsewhere in favor of cheaper, inexperienced new graduates.
CNA (Current Employee) – Ruston, LA – July 1, 2013
When I arrive I recieve a report about the patient's on my floor: who is total care or self care, npo or clear liquid, total feed or self feed, who needs assistance. Then go to nurse station to find out who has procedures and surgery in the morning so I can give them a bath and make sure the surgery team has all the information they need. Some of my co-workers are amazing and some I could do without but I do my job and go about my business. The hardest part of job is trying to be everywhere at once because a nurse does not want to get up and help with the simplest things. The most enjoyable are the nurse's that are always there to help you out when you're overloaded, they talk to you and the make a hellish shift exciting.
Certified Nurses Assistant (Current Employee) – Ruston, LA – December 5, 2012
A typical I am usually the only aide to 15 to 24 patients depends on census,I work the Med- Surge department , I have been an C.N.A. for 8 years the department I work is basically the unit where the nursing home patients come. the hardest pat of my job, is that we work 12 hours a day with everybody in my ear telling me that someone has to be changed or need something . My coworkers such as my nurses, sometimes they help me with the patients depends on what is going on that day, we are always busy esp. this time of year.The most enjoyable time is the end of the day.around 6pm.
getting pulled to sit don't have to be on the floor
Social Work Intern (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – October 22, 2012
A typical day was completing assessments, doing family interviews, meeting new patients daily, learning how to do what was needed for each and every patient. i learned that my true passion was helping others and saving lives of people. the hardest part of my intern was seeing a patient die, but the easiest part was helping that grieving family cope with the death of a love one.
Emergency Room Technician and Nurses Aid (Former Employee) – Ruston, Louisiana – September 18, 2012
This was a great job and it allowed me the opportunity to see things that one might not see in everyday life. I was able to see from an inside perspective how a hospital operates and all the skill and training that go into the education of a medical professional. It was an amazing experience and I am very thankful for the time that I spent there and to all the staff that helped me to become a better medical professional today.