Certified Nursing Assistant II (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – September 6, 2016
My day starts by having report, then start taking vital signs, change linen, and make sure baby is clean. After the doctor has seen the baby, I walk the babies out to their room. I write for the nurses when doing an admission. I bath the new babies to get ready to go out their parents. I also preform newborn state hearing screens on the babies. The best part of my job is the way everyone in the nursery works as a team. I enjoy working with the babies.
I have enjoyed the challenge of working at OMH for twenty one years, specifically the leadership roles I have been afforded. Overall, the work environment is pleasant and leadership fair. Benefits are competative with surrounding hospitals.
Unit Secretary (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – January 12, 2016
My typical day at my job is making sure the patients have order their meals, taking orders from all the doctors and nurses. Letting the nurses know that a patient or family member is needing something, answering all phones which can be three at one time, fixing charts, breaking down charts and fixing package envelopes for patient going to other facilities outside the hospital. I have learned that if a patient is having a mental problem not to get upset so much or if one decease. Watching my co-workers work with the patient amazes me. The patent they have and understanding the needs, the comfort some do for the family members. I have seen them collect money for some patients who need medicine. The staff is a hard working group. The hardest part of my job is when to let go of my work in order for me to go home. I want to succeed in my daily job for the day. Relay for Life is the enjoyable part of my job. The reaction people give me each year.
meeting different people, benefits, schedules
not enough full time workers, pay, raises, keeping staff
Medical Laboratory Technician, Generalist (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – August 29, 2016
Learned how to read micro plates. Co-workers were great. Management not so good. Worked 0600-1430, loved coming in early and getting off early. My co-workers were the most enjoyable part of my job. The lab managers have lost touch with the employees.
medical coverage till 65, 403b plan, good insurance coverage
Facility does not care about their employees. Recently did away with pension plan. I have witnessed employees being wrongfully terminated, despite facility being short staffed. Unsafe work conditions and staffing ratios.
Generalist (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – September 18, 2016
Everyone was so amazingly helpful. This hospital was a small hospital so the workload was really based on the ER. The instrumentation used I've already worked on. The hardest part of my job was the blood gases.
Onslow was great to work for. I got to learn how to mix iv, which is something I always wanted to do. Great coworkers and work environment. However, the pay is very low for what you are responsible for.
RN (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – June 4, 2013
I was a RN at OMH for about 6 months and I have to honestly say I loved my fellow nurses and other staff and we all worked together as a team. Management is the problem w/ that hospital!! OMH gets a bad reputation in this area as being incompatent but really that hosp has great staff they are just way to understaffed!! We would work w/ only 2 RN's per floor for 14 patients. That is just not quality or safe care. Mgmt continually promised to get us more help/PRN staff but that never happens. The nurses are worked to death for poor pay. Starting salary is only $20/hr!! ( I am now in a doctor's office making much more!!) I only received 6 weeks of training as a new nurse and the surrounding hospitals all offer 12 weeks so again another reason turn- over is so high!
great RN's, good benefits, flexible schedules
no breaks/lunches unless you are lucky, poor pay, way too understaffed
Nurse (Former Employee) – Jacksonville – October 19, 2012
Worked with this hospital for a few years and kept hearing 'it'll get better' or 'bear with us, we are transitioning'. As a nurse, we worked consistently short staffed. Often times we didn't have CNAs, or secretaries and we had to flex up to accommodate more patients who were sicker and more demanding. The pay was lousy, although you will hear that they are 'competitive' with other hospitals. Raises are few and far between. No holiday bonus, just a turkey. Employees have been told during mandatory meetings that they are replaceable. The staff is great considering the conditions they are required to work under and that is the only positive for this hospital. Sadly, the staff get the short end of the stick because of poor hospital administration. Staff gets overworked, over stressed and repeatedly put in dangerous situations because of the policy and politics of the administration.
staff truly is the gold mine of the facility.
hospital is filthy. administration needs to be restructured from top down. pay is a joke.
A typical day at OMH is fast paced, a wide variety of patients and complaints are seen, and a broad spectrum of skills are usually utilized. I've received education from the clinical coordinators here that have made me feel more competent and well rounded regarding IV drips and management of the critical patient. Co-workers here are some of the best, most passionate and caring, highly skilled individuals I've ever had the pleasure of working with. It can be very difficult at times to manage the fast pace flow due to the high acuity of the majority of patients you see. I enjoy the interaction between other staff members and myself, along with feeling like I learn something new everyday that makes me a better nurse.
C.N.A. / Unit Secretary (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – March 5, 2013
Working in a small community hospitals, daily activites generally include vitals, daily living such as bathing and toileting I/O's and . critical care for telementry and imcu patients. The best part of my day is when there is pt. who is unable to do for themselves and a simple bath or nail polish brightens there day. I work 11p-7a and my coworkers and I have an understanding of teamwork and time profenicy along with pt awareness. I love my coworkers. The hardest part is when a pt expires. It hold heavy on our sholders but it is part of what we do.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – November 20, 2012
The pay here is a joke. Management does not care about you, only about themselves, and the higher end. They keep taking raises away from people who already don't make anything. "TEAM WORK" is a joke! It's a childish and non caring place to work. They don't care about their patients. It's dirty. The ONLY thing worth it there is the benefits package. The insurance is great. And depending what department you work, the coworkers can be great. Overall, it's a waste of time and a bad career move.
I really enjoyed working within this pharmacy department. The pharmacy staff worked together on tasks regardless of their title. I like how everyone had the same thing expected of them as soon as they walk through the door, patient care. I learned how to do IV admixture here and very much enjoyed it. I was a narcotics and IV technician among other tasks.
IV admixture certification, co-workers, narcotic technician
I have great co-workers and feel that we have become a strong group of team players. We have worked very hard over the last 6 months to accomplish a goal that was set by hospital administation. We help each other in our day to day job and I feel that not only have we done a great job but that we have done a great job for our patients.