Revenue Cycle Representative (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – April 15, 2016
Ochsner is a great facility. It's just the department I worked in need assistance. Typical day would include me clocking in, then reporting to the department and eventually dealing with any negative comments that's being spreaded around the department.
Unit Secretary (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – May 9, 2016
I enjoy working the NICU. It's a very family oriented place and people are quite friendly and understanding. Everyone welcomed me in with open arms. Right away I felt inspired to further my education in a medical degree of some sort. Currently taking prerequisites.
Unit Director (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – April 27, 2016
A typical day at work is assuring adequate staff for patient care, I have learned the leadership role, management, and financial aspects of unit. I have had several different managers and have had to teach the DHH requirements and regulation. Family oriented and teamwork of the staff. The hardest part of the job is adequate staffing sometime. The most enjoyable part of the job is hearing from the patient's their satisfaction in care.
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Slidell, LA – April 2, 2016
Our day start's by checking our work Q to see what new referral we have so we can call patient's to get them schedule for either a consultation or sleep study. I didn't know anything about sleep apnea when I first started. I learned how to what sleep apnea is and how it affect your health. And the importance of getting tested if you snore's, stop breathing while you sleep and wake up with headache's and gasping for air. This will take a toll on your heart and other organ's in your body. I learned how to discuss the sleep study results with the patient's. My co-worker toke her time to teach me how to read the sleep study and to schedule the appointment and to know weather a patient need a sleep study by reading the doctor note's. The hardest part of my job is finding out they are moving our department somewhere else. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with the people I work with, because we worked as team and supported each other.
learning new things and working with some great people
finding out they are moving our department in a month, and I want be working in this department anymore
Fast paced environment with great responsibilities throughout the day.
Revenue Cycle Representative II/Administration (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – February 16, 2016
I enjoyed my time at Ochsner Health System. I worked at the main campus on Jefferson Highway. From the moment that I was on board, my knowledge about the health care industry has massively expanded. Everyday was a new learning experience. Even learned things that was not in training. Performed job duties that was not part of my position. Worked different departments in a timely manner. The management was great. My manager, supervisor and the director of the admitting department was always present and always available to reach out their hands and help out whenever I came across any issues. As great as they all were, in all honesty, the management lacked in effort when it came to following their own core values. All that put aside, they are the kind of management that can definitely run a team accordingly. My co-workers were always there to help as well. Never a dull moment with everyone that I worked with. Got along splendidly with every single one. Every one shared their experiences and tips to keep everything going as smooth as possible. Ochsner was always busy. From left to right, responsibilities were always there to be fulfilled. I would have to say that the hardest part of the job was making sure that all of my duties and responsibilities were finished correctly and finished in time before it was asked of me. Working different departments, filling out different paper works, collecting all types of information and keeping everything on a reasonable pace was tough, but I always managed through it. All the hard work always payed off knowing that I executed my jobmore... right. Being confident that every patient was taken care of from my part on the next step of their visit was always the most enjoyable part of my day and the most important part of my job.less
Had my own office, had my own office equipment and tools, worry free with parking, employee shuttle, 30 minute lunch, 15 minute break, created my own daily routine, took my lunch whenever.
Sale Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) – Jefferson, LA – January 27, 2016
Worked in the retail department as a sales associate. There's absolutely no opportunity to grow in that field. Management is poor, staff was lazy, management have their favorites. Staff in the hospital are rude, doctors and nurses..not all but most. In order for you to transfer to another department you are stuck in that filed for a year. Good luck. Dead end job.
No personal time, ever! They did not have anyone to cover shifts for vacation. Extremely poor management. Safety was not a priority. I was scared that someone would get hurt, just a matter of time. I could not be part of the mayhem any longer. There were no policies in place for the department.
I worked with great techs.
Poor management, They are the blind leading the blind, Management insist that unsafe practices be proformed on a routine basis
rn (Former Employee) – Jefferson, LA – January 11, 2016
Get ready for a one-year carousel ride use them to be trained in your field of choice. Then go get the job you really want. Ochsner has the most jobs posted because they have the most turnover in this market.
Environmental Service Housekeeping Manager (Former Employee) – Jefferson Parish, LA – January 8, 2016
My day is fully busy I start viewing important emails, round with my supervisor and staff. I visited patients and inspected overall cleanliness of patient rooms and public areas. Daily meeting with my coworkers and direct manager. My hardest duty was when I have to discipline an employee that has done a repeated error. My most enjoyable part of my job is helping others.
Horrible place to work.
Lack of truth in what you apply for. Management only care about numbers, not patient care OR their employees. Once heard manager call us BODIES instead of individuals. The atmosphere is thick with tension, there are those that are only there to help themselves and there 0 room for advancement. Major disappointment. Tried for years to get on with this company. I finally get on, and received the WORST working experience in my 20+ years of working. Very disappointing. Saw some of the BEST workers leave to find other employment elsewhere due to the lack of respect they received. Not to mention management consistently gave false hope about room for advancement when there initially never was. Hoping that individuals that are interested in joining this institution read these views! Please make sure that before you decided to waste a year, decade or a century of your life here, that you read the fine print and please read between the lines!
Job Work/Life Balance
Geting a paycheck
security officer (Former Employee) – Kenner, LA – January 3, 2016
Management don't have your back. Hospital employees blame security for any, and everything. Always having to watch over your shoulder for backstabbers. This company is basic about, having a kill or be kill mentality.
Getting a paycheck!!!
Rude, and racist staff members, dead end job no more for advancement.
Registered Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – December 25, 2015
as a RN, this system provides many opportunities to explore options for nurses to advance. It also provides great job security. Senior leadership makes themselves present and keeps employees informed on goals for the organization.
great work culture
compensation in pay is sometimes less than competitors
facilities (Former Employee) – benson tower – November 4, 2015
These are the people who will kill your soul. If they could make robots to do the work, they would. They do not value new ideas, change, passion, or actual discussion. Their HR director is horrible; their hiring system is degrading; their idea of leadership is a dictatorship. Even though I was brought in for my great depth of experience, I was disrespected. I was told to not mention that I had expertise in an area because it made others "feel bad". Very socialistic, that is, do not try to excel or be unique in any way. My department was run by snakes who I think were being paid under the table by certain vendors.
I was promised much, but the politics of the established people in the department over ruled - and then I was given the "left overs". Fish definitely rots from the head down!