I did my clinical rotations for nursing school along side one charge nurse for the entire year of nursing school. I was hired on as a registered nurse after finishing school and receiving my license. I learned so much working on a medical surgical unit about different disease processes and illnesses. It was a great place to start my career where I was able to gain a broad knowledge base.
Patient Access Representative (Former Employee) – Harker Heights, TX – January 5, 2016
Seton offers entry level opportunities and the pay is not very competitive. They are not focused on pay for performance or promotion. Training and support needs improvement. Overall, It's a good place to work and learn.
A typical day at SMCH from the ICU to The ED. The patient range from acutely ill to chronically ill. While working at SMCH I was able to get a lot more hands with patient care including: invasive procedure like ABG's or even manipulating mechanical ventilator. I rarely got the opportunity to interact with management, but my co-workers interact was invaluable. We worked as a team to support each other challenging case while managing individual patient care.
My fellow RNs there are the best. They care deeply for the patients and the floor team. Seton's mission is excellent and the floor staff lives up to it.
Management is horrible. They will sound like they care, but nothing gets done about the terrible working conditions. They constantly point out all the things the RNs and CAs need to improve on, piling on more and more expectations, but rarely respond to us being understaffed, having broken equipment everywhere, and facilities that are literally falling apart.
I gave Job Security 5 stars, NOT Advancement. If you can handle the high physical and emotional stress and relatively low pay, you will have a job for a LONG time.
Great boot camp for new grads though. If you can manage a couple of years on a med/surg floor here, you can about handle anything.
Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Daly City, CA – October 13, 2015
I enjoyed my position as file clerk working at San Mateo Orthopedic Medical Center. I was employed at SMOMG for about 2 years. While working there I got to show patients to their exam rooms and prepare them for their physical therapy appointments. I found Orthopedic medicine to be very exciting and fulfilling work at SMOMG so much, I chose Orthopedics as my specialty rotation at Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco while in the Radiology Program. I still carry pride in myself, as a seasoned Radiologic Technologist specializing in Orthopedics.
It was a great experience to work with all different types of patients. I learned several different things including EKG's, splint and casting as well as different disease processes. Management is always actively involved in patient care as well as employee well being. Coworkers are mostly helpful and are an excellent team. The hardest part of the job is the high volume of patients seen. The most enjoyable part of the job is the relationships built with patients in a limited time period.
Registered Nurse II (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – March 24, 2015
Seton Medical Center is mission-driven, but has lost most of its nurse voice. In the nine years I've worked here, there has been a significant culture shift. Where nursing once felt valued, now feels like a means to an end-- patient satisfaction is now the value. While important, patient satisfaction is not the end-all, be-all, and morale is down on the nursing units. Seton once offered flexible hours with 4-, 8-, and 12-hour shift options, but as of summer 2014 there are only 12-hour shifts which is a hardship and, I believe, dangerous. The nursing care provided here is top-notch, and there is a big push for ADN nurses to complete their BSN.
Sterile Processing Technician II (Former Employee) – Daly City, CA – October 14, 2015
Learned a lot for my externship here. Staff was helpful and eager to help me learn necessary skills for all areas of disinfection and sterilization. Would recommend students to get hands on experience here.
Seton Medical Center workplace provided opportunity for healthy social connection. I am very pleased with the team of workers i was involved with. Working together for the common goal of the hospital patrons.
CLINICAL ASSISTANT II (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – February 14, 2015
It's a great place for a job when team work is important! Good insurance benefits for part time and full time. Lot's of over time opportunities. Good location. The hardest part of the job for me is the bodily fluids and being on my feet all day. Works well with school schedules.
One of the best hospital dealing with cardiac problems
RN I (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 7, 2015
Seton is one of the best experience I had in hospital settings. They deal with a lot of critical cardiac patients. Staffs are very knowledgeable and caring. This is the best place to develop nursing skills because everyday is a learning process.
PER DIEM STAFF PHARMACIST (Current Employee) – Daly City, CA – May 13, 2015
Seton is a community hospital with a very elderly clientele that does a significant service for the surrounding area. The hospital has been running a significant deficit for a number of years. It is seeking buyers for the 6 hospital Daughters of Charity hospital system.
i work per diem so I'm not fully emerged in the culture
RN Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Daly City, CA – April 21, 2015
work with a fabulous staff in radiology learn so much about Interventional procedures most of my co workers are fabulous typical day is working with other nurses , radiology techs, and radiologist to give our patients great outcomes and satisfaction communication in general is good, but could improve