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.
I was hired in February 2013 as a full-time CNA in L&D by the department head. I then had to "re-interview" with the new department head before my "start date." During the interview, the new department head mentioned that I was chosen over her relative that had applied for the job and that she was re-interviewing me to "make sure I was qualified." I then found out that she decided to change my status from full-time to part-time employee. The entire time that I worked there, the new department head (who made the schedule) would change my schedule at last minute, not approve my requested days off (even when I was using PTO), and gave me attitude the few times that she saw me. The RNs are extremely rude to the CNAs and SurgTechs. One physician from Crist Clinic would yell at laboring mothers and call them names. This particular physician also asked me if I was "retrded or something" during a delivery because I didn't write down something in the order she wanted it. I reported the physician, but nothing ever happened. Several of the RNs are racist. They were calling another CNA racial slurs, and I along with several others reported the incidences, yet nothing ever happened with that either. In June, the department head started screwing with my schedule really bad. She would have me in for 3 days when the schedule released, then change it to 0 days. So obviously if I wasn't on the schedule, I wouldn't go in. I was eventually fired in August 2013, only after coming into work for my scheduled day to find out that I had been fired 3 weeks prior (I wasn't on the schedule for 3 weeksmore... in a row, then I was put on the schedule for August 9th). I waited there for 2 hours before the department head showed up and then I was informed that I was fired because I "never showed up for work." She claimed she had me on the schedule for 2-3 days every week for the last 3 weeks and I never showed up (if I was scheduled, don't you think the charge nurse would have called to ask where I was?!). The department head said she mailed me a letter stating that I "voluntarily resigned," I said that I never received it, then she looked in a pile and said "oops, guess I didn't mail it. Here ya go." I filed for unemployment and she denied it. She told the unemployment office that I quit and therefore they would not approve my application. I recently had a job interview, and my interviewer told me that when they called Onslow to confirm my employment history, the department head told the interviewer that I was fired due to the fact that I was rude to patients and "dropped babies on numerous occasions." .less
My experience working at Onslow Memorial Hospital was a gift. I enjoyed working with the management and made a life long friend that I worked with daily. The hardest part of my job was when my temporary position ended. I learned that the pathologist's I worked with are professional, of high quality work, and efficient work ethics.
HIM Outpatient Coding Analyst (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – August 29, 2013
Typical day would be to sign for daily emergency room records sent over then provide the money needed to close out the month to the coding supervisor. Then I would begin coding emergency room records. I also assisted the billing department if a patients had questions or concerns in regard to their bill and codes provided to the insurance company. My co-workers were great and willing to teach if there was a record that was unclear.
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
Property Control Clerk (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – March 12, 2013
*Day is stressful, and there is no help. *Learned how politics unfortunately works. *Management is very poor. *Some Co-workers are fun to work with. *Hardest part of the job is having no help from you management staff. *Most enjoyable part is when you get to go home.
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.
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.