Oregon Health Sciences University Employer Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Oregon Health Sciences University
Job Work/Life Balance
Dysfunctional Imaging Department
MRI Technologist. (Former Employee), main campus – August 13, 2014
Pros: pays well. steady work.
Cons: management, the worst. location, traffic is terrible making it difficult to get to work. parking is impossible on day shift, and you have to pay to park.
After 30 years in Radiology/Imaging, at six different hospitals, from large to small, I can say that hospital work is pretty much all the same, what makes the difference is management. At OHSU I encountered the worst management team imaginable. I now understand while they are the only hospital in the area that is always hiring. TURNOVER. Their management – more... style seems perpetuate a culture of backstabbing and mistrust. It is a toxic work environment. and will not be a comfortable place to work until there is a top to bottom change in management. Until then, stay away. – less
Great pay, benefits, hours, extremely difficult unit, minimal management support
RN on Neurosciences Unit, 10K (Former Employee), Portland, OR – July 7, 2014
Pros: pay, benefits, flexible scheduling, night staff can park for free
Cons: difficult culture for new grads (almost like boot camp), short or no breaks, only 1 cna at night
Very high acuity patients with conditions consisting primarily of strokes, seizures, head and neck free tissue flaps, trachs, spinal surgery recovery. Many require q2h turns and incontinence care. Typically 4 patients per RN on a 30 bed unit.
Co-workers agreeable, but culture is made somewhat difficult for new grad nurses. Not a lot of support from – more... management and very high expectations. – less
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Portland, OR – June 2, 2014
Pros: educational experience
Cons: busy environment and difficult to get a lunch break
I cared for a variety of medical and surgical patients. I assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated their care. I worked 12 hour night shifts. I then switched to 12 hour day shifts for about a month. Collaborated with coworkers including case management, physical and occupational therapists, CNAs and fellow nurses. Two hard parts of the job were – more... the long shifts and the night shifts. I enjoyed learning about new illnesses as well as caring for the patients in any and all areas that they needed care. – less
Medical Laboratory Scientist (Current Employee), Portland, OR – May 20, 2014
Excellent techs, management. Generalist working in Chemistry, Hematology, Coag, Urinalysis and Body Fluids. Union Job has it's pro's and con's Excellent hours and benefits. Brand new lab with state of the art technology and only automated line on West Coast.
Transportation Aid / Lift Team (Former Employee), Portland, OR – May 7, 2014
Pros: active, friendly environment, great coworkers, great management.
Cons: slow advancement
This was a great job for a time. I got to interact almost constantly with patients, nurses, doctors, and family members. Coordinating appointments between departments, giving directions, and creating bonds with the patients I moved. The hardest part was seeing them pass. Dealing with the stillborns, or worst of all the children. I learned to accept – more... emergent patients from both the ER or the helipad, to take in the chaos and facilitate order. I got to help make people more comfortable, help them get better, help the nurses with their tasks and duties, and help people feel less fear. Helping was by far the BEST part of the job. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Portland, OR – April 29, 2014
Pros: all of the above.
Cons: often working alone, low wages.
I enjoyed working with doctors and researchers. I had the opportunity to look up journal articles for them and did their manuscript revisions. A bit hectic getting grants and manuscripts pushed through by deadlines, but all in all, a great environment.
Analyst (Former Employee), Portland, OR – April 14, 2014
Pros: work life balance, health programs, co-workers, ...
Cons: not a cohesive mission, unbalanced administration
In the non-patient area, the work is challenging but to get approval to do your work is what makes it dissatisfying. In my humble opinion, the value of empowerment is not in the culture unless you're in a management level.
Credentialing Coordinator (Former Employee), Portland, OR – March 12, 2014
The work its self is great due to the fact that I have done it for years. However, when it comes to management is seems as though the political pecking order of high school comes back into play. There is poor managerial skills, completely unprofessional, does not adhere to the Union Contract and so forth.
If you do not play the game you do not get – more... very far. This of course is true for many facilities but it seems even more so at OHSU. What a shame too. It was viewed when I had first started as such a wonderful place to work. Since deciding to leave, I can say there are far better places to put my skills to use. – less