A typical day at work was arriving on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 am and working long hours for little pay, no benefits, and no recognition. I really enjoyed working with the nurses and other staff at St. Mary's however I think that management needs to work towards communication with employees, recognition, and sufficient monetary compensation.
low pay, poor communication between staff and management
Environmental Services Technician (Current Employee) – Russellville, AR – May 20, 2017
The pay is good for what you do. Insurance is pretty good, cheap. Management is only good in a few areas, but not for this department. Short handed most days resulting in being over worked. The turn over rate is awful because people don't like to clean up after people. If you come in, do your job right, and don't start drama, then it's actually a very easy and nice job.
Benefits, full-time, raises, shift differential, set shift
Management, turn over rate, messy patients and staff
Great place for advancement opportunities and competitive pay
Buyer/Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) – Russellville, AR – May 17, 2017
Was given the opportunity to learn and grow off of what I already knew. They encourage you to learn new things and to grow as a person as well as professionally. The hardest part of the job here is definitely realizing that you can't make everyone happy 100% of the time.
staff thanks you for working in thier units. Very friendly and helpful staff members
Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse (Current Employee) – Reno, NV – February 20, 2017
The staff thanks people for working in their units. Staff is friendly and helpful to other staff. They train staff well, and don't require staff to float everywhere in hospital, only selected place. Work can be hard but is fulfilling, and staff works directly with patients and parents in NICU, informing them of changes in care and involving them in care of neonate.
Distribution technician (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – February 3, 2017
Overall the distribution tech positionwas very fun to learn and im glad i was able to have that experience thought it could have been better. Training more, more people to work with. Rarely any respect from the rest of the departments . They didnt make the schedule fair either. The new person is all alone on the weekends supplying thewhole hospital while doing other errands as well as the daily duties needed. Stressful environment. Glad i had the chance to work as a distribution tech, but on to the next!!
Learning all the tools in the hospital.
Solo work most of the time, not much help from the rest of the crew. You worked on your lunch. 'Teachers pet'
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Russellville, AR – January 11, 2017
Why would you need a credit check for a job unless they think that people with bad credit are also thieves? Not to mention that it's just for a receptionist position. You should be worried about customer service.
Preparation and negotiation of purchasing contracts. I set and maintained stock levels for purchasing departments. Prepared Capital acquisitions. I learned the challenges that a hospital is up against. How to balance budget cuts while maintaining excellent patient care. I worked with at great team that was very supportive of each other.
St Mary's was a great place to work until the company got sold. New management came in and restructured the entire hospital, laying off multiple long time employees. My co-workers were amazing, but the management did not encourage a good job work/life balance. Simple things such as drinking water was discouraged, security constantly watched us from video cameras and took still shots and passed them around the hospital. I didn't learn much of anything because management did not include us in the daily advancements of the department
I was given such an amazing and exciting opportunity to work for Saint Mary's. A typical day at work was always busy with patient registration. I learned so many new things about how the hospital works, and how the department was run. Co-workers were always so nice and friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job was when insurances wouldn't run in the system and you had to manually call to verify it.
Big turnover in the lab...phlebotimist do not get paid enough
phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Russellville, AR – January 23, 2016
some days are busier than others, but when it is busy it's only one phlebotomist for the whole hospital this includes: ER (you are always called down to draw ER patients when there is like 5 nurses down there that can draw patient) 4th floor, ICU, Women and Children, Labor and Delivery, Rehab, Psych, Cancer Center at times when the patient can easily walk over to outpatient and get blood drawn so this means phlebotomist can have 6 noon draws but has to find a way to go and get that draw as well. Management in the Lab seems to care but it is stressful at times and when you bring up issues, the issues don't really ever get solved. You walk a lot you can walk up to 6 miles on a 12 hour shift or more. The pay is not enough maybe that is why there is a high turn over rate, and when you get a raise it is not even enough or not worth it. It's like a slap in the face.
Working with patients and closely with surgeons and other staff to keep the flow with in the operating room to protect and make sure the operation run smoothly and safely for the patient and all crew that is involved.
keeps you involved and busy all day
potiential to have conflict with staff if you do noot stay out of gossip