Learned a tremendous amount of medicine. Great people to work with. The most enjoyable part of the job was being of service.
Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – February 3, 2014
Pros: meet lots of people.
Cons: when a patient died.
There was no "typical" day at work. In addition to doing transcription I worked with numerous doctors, both in the departments I worked in and from many other departments. Talked with patients, i.e. a woman whose husband was dying and his father was in denial and his mother distraught. His wife called me many times simply because she had no one else – more... to talk with. I worked with the patients of the doctor that I worked for. I had great co-workers. The hardest part of the job was when a very young child, with a brain tumor, died. The most enjoyable part of the job was the patient whose life improved. – less
Lab Assistant II (Former Employee), Oklahoma City – January 31, 2014
Cons: 30 min lunch, no bonuses, had to work every holiday, no employee appreciation
I worked the 1045pm to 7am shift. Staff was very grump. Hours between samples too long. No mental stimulation for the job. Limited access to education related material not allowed despite being a biology/chemistry major. Reading of educational material not allowed, but fictional books were. Management was quick to blame staff and took no responsibility – more... for lack of training. – less
Secure job with reasonable management on the floor I work. Very nice coworkers.
RN at Obstetrical Special Care Unit (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – December 1, 2013
Taking care of expecting mothers with difficult pregnancies. Work load is very reasonable. Coworkers are supportive as is immediate management on nights. It is a great learning experience for a new nurse. The most enjoyable part of the job is interaction with patients and coworkers. Hardest part of job is schedule (working nights, 2 weekends a month – more... and 24hrs of call a month) – less
Health Unit Coordinator - NICU (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – November 15, 2013
Pros: we always got a 30 minute lunch break.
Cons: very underappreciated and under paid for how much work we would put in as a team.
A typical day as a Health Unit Coordinator in the NICU consisted of many things! All of which are listed on my resume. I have learned a lot from this job. Things such as how to deal with threatening situations to dealing with comforting families in need. I have learned more than I ever thought I would about xerox machines and how to repair them! The – more... list of things I have learned here could go on for days. The management always varied..it seemed to change every six months which I believe is not a good way to keep up with a good work enviornment, but they did the best they could! I loved my co-workers. A lot of easy going people that I got along with wonderfully. I would have to say the hardest part of my job was dealing with the new managers that did not understand our position and it is very hard to work at a place that makes you feel you are not useful when I know I am very helpful to all of the nurses because they made sure to tell me everyday! That was one of the most enjoyable part of my job! Knowing that I contribute to a great thing and the nurses knowing too! – less
Coworkers felt like family. Really enjoyed the work it was different each day.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – September 16, 2013
Pros: very interesting every day
Cons: some really late nights
Each day was different. We had the area divided in 3 different areas. You never knew each day till you got there which area you would work in. I often worked in the Cardiology area because I was rated to pull cardiac sheaths. I worked with Nephrology pt after neph tubes were placed or changed. Many different diagnostic procedure pt.s and GI patient – more... after more complicated procedures like stent placement to liver and choley areas. I was offered early retirement because of need to reduce staff. I took that but find I need to go back to work. – less
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – September 4, 2013
Pros: excellent learning environment
Cons: really fast paced, no breaks, difficult even to get to lunch.
A typical day started at 0645. Typically it was a very fast paced floor. one started with report and assessment of pts. Checked computer for orders and started meds by 0800. Did head totoe assessment on patients while doing medication run. A big part of the medications was providing good pain management. In general it was my goal to check the pts every – more... hour to try to meet their needs proactively. I learned a lot about stroke care as that field was newer to me. My coworkers were the best. The hardest part of the job fpr me was the documentation and long hours. I enjoy the interaction with patients and the opportunity to teach them about their health. Management for the most part was good with good support for the nurses. – less
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – August 27, 2013
I worked at OU right out of school and it was one of the best places because you see such varying cases from day to day. My department (Respiratory) was very good about working around what kind of schedule I needed (long commute and new mom) and also very supportive about giving me a place and adequate time for pumping (again, new mom). If we were to – more... move back to that area I would definitely consider working there again. However, heads up it is a VERY busy hospital and you will have a big workload. For this reason, they have a very high turnover rate and so the shifts were often short a couple people at least. To make up for it though, everyone is really great about helping their peers and always available to answer any questions you might have! – less
I worked at OU for many years. Devoted most of my family life and believed management when they said they wanted to move me up in the company. However this was untrue. And all was backstabbing in the longrun. There are many late nights, endless phone calls and feelings that you are being watched by managment. Management is consistent throughout the – more... system and will give you false promises. – less
Busy pharmacy, poor technician pay and busy, stressful work environment
pharmacy technician (Former Employee), pharmacy – May 4, 2013
Pros: nice co-workers, good teamwork, great educational experience
Cons: parking, overtime, and they will work you to death
Busy pharmacy with more work than you can finish in an eight hour shift. Benefits are comparable to other facilities, however everything else is inconvenient including having to take a shuttle from the parking area that adds about 45 minutes to the work day. Always short of employees and overtime is never ending. You accrue a lot of time off, but you – more... never get to use it so you have to cash it in at 70% of pay. High employee turnover so you are always training a new employee who will leave in a few months and go to another hospital for more pay and benefits. There are no opportunities for job growth or advancement of pay. – less
RN-Labor and Delivery (Former Employee), Okc, OK – April 28, 2013
Pros: co-workers, diversity of patients
Cons: horrible, uncaring management, no work/home-life balance, always understaffed, you have to take too much call every schedule, unsafe work environment
This is truly the worst place to work. Our unit was constantly understaffed and safe patient care became an issue. AWHONN standards were set but Women's Services could never meet them as their turn-over rate is so high. Management has no regard for staff nurses and staff are always "walking on eggshells" for fear of getting written up. It seems their – more... focus is on punitive processes instead of trying to find out why employees are unhappy. The new director stated in a staff meeting, after an employee stated the morale was low on her unit, that she (director) was not responsible for anyone's morale. Basically, the leadership team has zero accountability for unit morale. This should tell you they don't care about the staff. BEWARE when you apply for a position within Women's Services!! I would highly discourage it and encourage you to look into other organizations before applying here. Please know, I'm not disgruntled. I loved my co-workers and taking care of the patients but I work to live and Women's Services motto is live to work. They don't care about your work/home balance like they'll claim. Good Luck!! – less