The dedication you give this hospital is not recognized
RN (Former Employee) – Palatka, FL – January 30, 2016
Place is in disarray and needs serious renovations. After many years of service, decided I deserved to be treated better than I was. Would not advise any nurse to waste years of her career in a hospital that doesn't have any respect for it's employees. Pay is below average.
Send you home when patient census is low. No compensation for lost wages.
Typically 12-14 hour night shifts. I learned to work harder but smarter and to manage my time effectively.Throughout my years there I learned a lot of new skills medically as well as how to deal with the public during their time of stress. I worked with a great team o co-workers who relied on each other for each other. Being in ICU there were a lot of hard parts, sometimes time management was the hardest. But the most enjoyable part was also the hard parts. Learning every day was an important part of the job. And every day was a learning experience.
Working with a great team of nurses, learning a lot
Short-staffed often, no "official" breaks at night
Busy, fast paced with numerous patient interactions.
Registration Team Lead/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Palatka, Fl – June 3, 2015
The work day is busy with continuous assistance of patients. I have learned how to efficiently multi-task and manage my team. Management is supportive and willing to assist. My coworkers are willing to assist wherever needed. The hardest part of the job is collecting balances from patients that refuse to pay. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with patients.
PCMC is a great place to work and i am currently looking to gain additional employment to supplement my income. i am very busy on a typical day at PCMC treating patients in all phases of respiratory care in all hospital settings i;e floor therapy ICU, ER, OB CARDIO/PULMONARY
Pharmacy (Current Employee) – Palatka, FL – June 25, 2015
This is a small community hospital and overall a good place to work. Like any workplace, politics abound but I find that as long as you do your job well and treat others with respect you will have a good experience. My current manager is one of the most competent and well-rounded individuals I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
Director (Current Employee) – Palatka, FL – June 19, 2015
Nice place to work accountable and dependable employees. Upper management team is engaged. Limitied speciality services, but new CEO and CFO are committed to bringing in new services to the community. 99 bed, only hospital in community of 75,000. Next closest facility 45 miles away.
Typical day would include doing rounds in report from previous shift. Checking on the patients status. I would check blood pressures, check for incontinence, distribute snacks, check blood sugar. If there was a new admission I would set the room up and assist the nurse in admission process. I learned how to chart on their Meditech system and also some medical procedures. Management and coworkers was satisfactory in rating. The hardest part about the job would be being understaffed, this caused a lot of division among the company. The most enjoyable part would be the patients, I love helping others.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Palatka – April 11, 2015
Typical morning draw begins early in a Hospital setting. I learned how to perfect my blood drawing abilities here, as I had no experience in the field before working here. Exposure to a variety of patients with age, culture, and difficulty of sticking. The staff is very friendly. This is a small hospital so it is easy to become familiar with everyone working here.
Working closely with Patient's, Management, and their families.
Clerical Support/ Business Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Palatka, FL – June 18, 2012
My daily tasks included ordering office supplies, locating patient files for Insurance billers and collectors, as well as providing daily updates to Business Office Manager about charity cases, and their disposition.