Technician (Current Employee) – Pottstown, PA 19464 – February 12, 2017
I decline to review since I am still an employee. I will say that most of the employees are good people, although, unfortunately, there are some bad apples that continue to cause issues in some departments.
reasonable pay for ancillary staff
Union is not helpful. Certain departments are not as helpful as they could be, especially to those currently employed by the hospital. Favoritism can be a problem.
ICU/CCU Nurse (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – March 14, 2017
Most of my peers were great to work with and had a team player mentality. However, the upper management made our job as nurses difficult. The facility was understaffed and there was a high turn around rate with nurse. They did hire some agency nurses but they were equally appalled by the lack of moral that was present throughout the hospital and unfair wages.
Lab (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA 19464 – December 7, 2016
A typical day at the hospital is very busy. The departments such as the ER and other floors were very nice. The co workers or management in the Lab is HORRIBLE they are not that nice or polite. The hardest part working for the hospital was working in the lab because the supervisors played favorites. They are the worst department I ever worked for.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – September 25, 2016
I volunteered and enjoyed meeting the patients and having small conversations with the workers and the visitors. I learned a lot about confidentiality. I enjoyed sending flowers to the patients room and seeing the smile on their face. Seeing a sick a person smile and be a happy over he simplest things really make my day. Discharging patients on wheelchairs was also enjoyable. They were very cheery and excited to go back home and reunite with their loving family.
Seeing smiling faces. Helping out those who need help. Free voucher meals.
Per Diem Radiation Therapist (Current Employee) – Phoenixville, PA – September 6, 2016
I enjoy working at PMMC. They are flexible with my work schedule and give me plenty of notice for when they have me scheduled. No matter how much the has passed since my last shift, my fellow coworkers always fill me in on new procedures and any news or changes with our patients,
Administrative Supervisor (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – September 28, 2015
Loved the job of problem solving and interaction with all levels of staff and management. Insured appropriate staffing for all units of the hospital, morgue management, assisted on a clinical level to units that needed help in crisis.
Use of leadership and clinical skills
Hospital went from non-profit to profit status. Focus was on finances and moved away from quality
Certified Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – September 12, 2015
I worked as a CMA in a physician's office and it was not a good experience. If you made yourself part of the clique, you were good. Don't go against what the physicians say and you'll be fine... regardless of whether or not it is ethical. Backstabbing was a daily occurrence. I often found myself in the middle of physician/management disagreements and guess who got let go? You guessed it...
This company (and it is quite large and not locally owned any more) really needs to look at management and weed out those that make everyone else's lives difficult. They need to train those in charge and look at those currently in management positions. It's quite obvious that this company is not concerned with the welfare of its employees.
Expert (Current Employee) – Pottstown, PA – November 12, 2015
Good to get experience in the field. Not something great to do long term. No room for pay raise in the position. Can make own schedule as per diem and most days I can choose what department I want to work in.
CNA (Current Employee) – Pottstown, PA – September 3, 2014
You are on the go from the time you get in there till the time you leave. You never know how your day is going to be, it's much different then a LTC setting. In LTC your day is pretty much the same routine. I have learned alot of different area's by working at the hospital, area's you aren't aloud to do in a nursing home setting. The staff for the most part work's together. The hardest part of the job is the not knowing how the day will be, what kind of pt's will be arriving on the floor that day. I enjoy going to work and helping people on there ways to recovery.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Pottstown, PA – August 22, 2014
I work in the Center for Behavioral Medicine. Daily Ups & Downs like any nursing position. Heavy drug and alcohol abuse population. I work with some very skilled and experienced staff. Our immediate Manager is amazing. VERY knowledgeable but very busy. He always makes time to stop what he is doing to talk if you ask but he is rarely on the floor due to meetings. Upper management is often switching. We've had 4 CNO's in 4 years. Hoping the current one stays. No nursing union. Service workers are in a union. Constantly cutting support staff. Low turn over in our department. Too few per Diem to pick up time or cover short staffing. All in all one of the better places I've worked.
Enjoy challenges and changes that come with the healthcare field
Registration Trainer (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – August 17, 2013
Overall, I enjoyed my position. I was laid off which is why I am currently seeking employment Healthcare is constantly changing and I truly enjoyed the challenges that I came across on a daily basis. Becoming a lead/supervisor and then becoming the trainer allowed me to enhance my skills even more with taking all the components of a department I lead to implementing them in the core of the training program that our department needed. It allowed me to also grow not only stronger relationships with new employees but with retraining, I gained a strong network with the employees in the department and satellite locations as well.
Hospital Pharmacist (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – February 11, 2013
A usual work day consists of large volumes of data entry. Review medications being prepared for delivery to Pyxis machines. Answer phone calls from Physicians and Nurses for Compatibility, availabilty and interaction potentials for medications. Co-workers were great. Everybody had to hustle and usually did. Our Director worked diligently to make the pharmacy function well. The most difficult part of the job was simply volume vs slow computer system and trying to close by 23:30. The most enjoyable part of the job was interaction with co-workers. I discovered I didn't care for 2nd shift and working as the only Pharmacist every Sunday evening.
Endoscopy Volunteer (Current Employee) – Pottstown, PA – June 12, 2013
Transport discharged patients by wheelchairs upon leaving to and from the hospital Safely handled and delivered patient samples between laboratories and directed hospital departments Managed medical supply inventory for patient quarters and nurses stations Gathered patient consent forms of Anesthesia and Admission Procedure forms Daily use of Universal Safety Precautions of disinfecting medical equipment
Unit Secretary (Current Employee) – Pottstown, PA – May 20, 2014
Everyday is different when you walk into an emergency room, this emergency room is very busy which is great, and it is lead by a group of excellent physicians. The most enjoyable part of of the day is at the end of your shift everything is done, patients are where they need to be and I can walk away knowing that I played a small role in the overall operation of the unit.
COLLECTION CLERK (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – December 5, 2013
Office of approximately 20 females that all got along with each other and helped each other with our daily responsibilities. Our bosses were very easy to talk to and open to our concerns and suggestions. We all worked together as a team. The biggest roadblocks were human errors by other departments.
Staff Sonographer (Current Employee) – Pottstown,PA – May 12, 2012
The people I work with are hard workers, no one slacks and everyone tries to accomodate each other in the best way possible. Each person is not afraid to teach another their tricks of the trade and learn from one another. Our lead tech is fair and hard-working and the best part is that we get along and have fun at work which I consider to be a lucky asset.
Medical Technologist (Current Employee) – Pottstown, PA – May 8, 2015
Stressful and short staffed, managerial intimidation, low moral, no room for advancement, poor working conditions, all this yet I have the most dedicated co-workers and we do the best job and never forget the patient.