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.
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
Typical Emergency Department. You see different walks of life every day. It is a fast paced environment and it will always keep you on your toes. The employees for the Emergency Department are and exception to the rule when it comes to patient care.
I realized during my time here I thoroughly enjoy working with pediatric patients, new mothers, and their families. I love what I do and want to continue my career in this field.
My coworkers in my department are wonderful and help each other out regularly whether it be to assist a patient to the bathroom or helping start an IV on a pediatric patient. We all take pride and enjoy what we do.
The hardest part of this job is having to float to other departments during periods of low census in our unit, especially to areas we are not experienced in such as the Emergency Department or Telemetry.
The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to facilitate getting these pediatric clients better and making them smile or laugh when they feel their worst. And just knowing they may not like the things I have to do, but I know it is making them better.
Excellent collaboration between departments and specialties and teamwork within my unit. Challenging patient assignments allow nurses to learn and grow through on-the-job experience. Overtime opportunities are usually available to those looking to make extra money.
This department was a good place for my internship for my field practicum during my senior year of college. I learned a great deal about human services. The Onslow Memorial family is one I will miss now that my internship is over.
Onslow over all was a good place to work. The hospital was improving while I was there. New doctors where starting to arrive which meant that new therapies and education was starting to be used. I had fun while working here and would go back if I still lived in the area.
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
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – January 29, 2015
The management sucks with no chance of advancement. They fired me because i was sick 4 times in a year instead of 3 that your allowed in one calendar year. that policy sucks. The hospital management team is racist.
As a student, I felt very welcome coming into this new environment. Everyone was very encouraging and I was able to learn many different things. I received plenty of positive feedback along with constructive criticism that I was able to apply and learn from.
very educational and stayed up to date on medical terms
Nursing Assistant I & II (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – May 25, 2014
typical day was helping patients that needed you.. all ways learning new skills / terminology management was 50% available when you needed them. having a patient that you have gotten to know and coming to work and they have expired. Seeing the patient go home happy and not hurting.
had good programs for employees
sometime there was no way to take a brake and getting in trouble for it