Phlebotomy Specialist (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – August 25, 2017
This was my first formal phlebotomy position, and I really loved it! At first I was at the main hospital, but eventually I moved over to the urgent care setting. The hospital itself was a lot more fast paced, and a lot more stressful. Unless you're confident in a medical setting, prepare yourself emotionally. There was also a lot of push and shove with some drama between employees who were dating. (Essentially you never knew when you'd get your lunch, since there were people in charge of scheduling who wanted to make sure they got lunch with their crushes, etc.)
The urgent care was run a lot better, with a lot less drama. I would have continued there had I not gotten ill and relocated to another state. Things were much more organized, and I didn't have to worry about taking a lunch at the same time as the guy someone liked and causing a stir.
Patient Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – July 18, 2017
I really enjoyed working with the medical staff and the patients. I worked the overnight shift so it could be exhausting especially since I was pregnant. I had my son two months early so I had to leave to care for him.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – July 5, 2017
I worked with this hospital for roughly a year and had a wonderful experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. There were many opportunities to expand your skill set and education. I would most definitely recommend Saratoga Hospital to a friend.
Patient Safety and Activities Companion (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – June 1, 2017
The work is challenging but however, your co workers are always happy to help and provide any needed assistance to make the job easier, The bosses and higher management always communicate with the workers about any on going or about to surface situations.
Positive work field, good compensation and benefits, great communication in the work feild.
Patient Access Representative (Former Employee) – Saratoga, NY – June 1, 2017
Greet clients, verify and/or update insurance information, profile information, be sure all applicable forms are signed. Input information into data base. Complete all incoming request from faxes or phone calls.
Kitchen Expeditor (Current Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – April 5, 2017
Compensation, benefits, and choice of hours are excellent, management is very poor and the drama of co-workers is very high. The workplace is clean, and safe, but job duties vary depending on the supervisor on duty, every supervisor has different rules and regulations depending on their own personal choice.
Shadowing Volunteer (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – March 19, 2017
I learned a lot from the doctor I shadowed, who was so helpful in answering my questions and explaining concepts to me. All the staff at Saratoga Hospital were very friendly to me during my experience as well.
Patient Access Representative (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – February 18, 2017
If you're looking for an employer who cares about their employees this hospital is not one. They do not support their employees and care about what may be happening in their lives. While working there I did not feel supported. Not good training. They need a stronger management team if they wish to be competitive with other local hospitals. They pay was just above minimum wage for over 10yrs experience.
Central Sterile Processing Tech 1 (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – January 3, 2017
This job had a lot more work load in my opinion. Their cases were also much larger as well where Glens Falls would have a lot of vascular cases as their priority and Saratoga had bigger cases as their priority such as a spine case and running around was about equal to both places for add-on cases. This job is what molded me and I learned everything from the beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed the work environment and the people and the bosses. Everybody worked together and especially when I first started I never felt lost because there was always someone willing to teach me or answer whatever questions I had. The hardest part of this job was I was just starting out so it was a learning process for me. I again really enjoy cleaning the scopes and processing them and running them in the medivator's which were alcohol base to clean the scopes to the best of its ability. The difference was mainly the scopes I processed were colonoscopy scopes and once in awhile the OR would drop off a scope for me to process.