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
I felt that everything I did was extremely important to the care of our patients and employees. Much of what I did was confidential in nature and as such carried a level of stress. My co workers were very professional and always helpful. I enjoyed doing my job especially when I got to see the end results. Before working at the hospital I never realized how much the community, state and federal government had to do with healthcare.
Management doesn't care if you have the resources to do your job. Do not point out a problem or patient care issue you will be punished. It was a great place to work about 2 years ago, now it just strange. Management by people who have no background in your service, if you choose to work there know your place and shut up.
Former employee (Supervisor) (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – March 16, 2015
If you are a supervisor, you are basically a glorified babysitter. Your manager is unapproachable and does not take the time to help you. You are left out to float. Do not recommend the supervisor for admitting. Run from this position
Per Diem Registered Nurse, BSN (Current Employee) – Lewiston, ME – December 28, 2013
I work on a unit that demonstrates team work and good communication skills. I have learned many hands on skills for many types of patients that I otherwise feel I would not have gained with out being on the Medical/ Surgical floor. A typical day can range from 3-5 patients per nurse ranging in acuity. The most enjoyable part to working here is the sense of community and the ability to make a difference in someones life and being recognized after being a patient advocate.
Material Management Employee (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – June 11, 2012
The day starts with organizing and planning how you will restock all the supplies in the hospital from the report sheet. The manager will go over what is urgent and what to look out for. It's very fast paced because it is a busy hospital. Sometimes I am with 2 partners, and sometimes just by myself. It requires a lot of things to memorize, to have sense of urgency, and good telephone and face to face communications to work efficiently. The best part of the job is knowing that you did a good honest day of work, and being recognized for it by other staff.
challenging, improve communication skills, fast paced
My experience as an employee at Saint Mary's has been educational and life-changing. The places I worked were family oriented and supportive. I worked with my coworkers cohesively to get the job done effectively and professionally. The hardest part of the job is when we've done all we can and have to say 'goodbye' to patients. The most enjoyable part of the job is when I saw patients get better.
the benefits of working at saint mary's and the people i meet.
Medical records processor (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – October 21, 2012
Short staffed, favortism with a capital "F". If you weren't liked by your managers or director you were told "NO" to everything you asked for to help you succeed in your position. There is ALOT of dead weight through out that dept that holds it back and the administration knows who they are. Medical records needs a good clean sweep of people who have been there longer than 20 years.
Executive Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – October 8, 2012
This company allowed me the feeling of helping those in need. The work force was wonderful and we all had a common goal of giving the patient and each other the best we had to offer. I enjoyed working with the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Nursing Officer and the VP of Mission Integration. All wonderful and intelligent individuals.