RN (Former Employee) – Foley, AL – October 27, 2017
great place to work, but all of a sudden they encouraged us to not only report major issues , but even little issues that effected nothing. Then management would use these little no big deal things to write people up and we didn't know we were hurting each other. In all my years of nursing an error like you used the last sticker in a chart and didn't print more and put them in a chart always said to me "man, that person was busy and didn't have time for this, i have time i will do it now" NOT "let's make a nurse take 5 minutes to refill a chart and take her away from patient care OR write her up!" p.s.- write ups are forever in your personnel record.
I worked in a very small unit, so when something came up in life it was hard to get my shifts covered
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Foley, AL – May 12, 2017
Worked at the lab for 5 years, some of the worst coworkers you'll ever work for. Lab director will treat you terrible and never help with issues of other people not working. Be prepared to receive no gratitude and low pay when you work here.
Always work your 40 hours, insurance not bad
Lab director needs to go. Coworkers always late and dont work.
Fast pace, enjoyable environment, great staff and management
RN Cath Lab (Former Employee) – Foley, AL – May 10, 2017
Work usually began about 0630, rooms would need to be prepared dependent upon what type of procedures were scheduled for the day. My job entailed the pre-op and post-op care for outpatient cardiac interventions, pain procedures (epidural blocks, ablation, etc.), IV's, health assessments, hemodynamic monitoring, sheath pulling and assistant with any procedures at bedside such as cardioversion, trans esophageal echocardiograms, and bronchoscopes. Medication administration and report to staff nurses should patient require extended stays.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Foley, AL 36535 – April 24, 2017
The most difficult part of this job was that there were never enough resources or man power in order to run the hospital floors adequately. It was a disorganized mess, which is quite scary when you mix such a setting in with health care.
OR scrub tech (Former Employee) – Foley, AL – October 27, 2016
This was my first job in the operating room. I got a basic orientation in all of the specialties that they offer. They were behind the times in a lot of ways while I was there, but they made it work. It was a very different environment being that they are such a small hospital.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Foley, AL – August 5, 2016
I worked in the lab as phlebotomist the director talk down to you she is very rude and also get into screaming and cursing matches with her employees if you are new she will put you on the floor by yourself then get upset when you dont do things on time..And yes the pay is super low for the workload. You hardly ever get a break and its a high turnover rate in the lab..By far the worst job experience i have ever had.!!!! Even if you report it to human resources which it has been reported several times nothing will be done about it.
Do not bother to apply at South Baldwin, unless you have a spouse, sibling, lover or parent working at that hospital!! Favoritism and nepotism is the norm in all departments! Upper management is without a doubt; the worst I have ever dealt with in my career!! I accepted a full-time position in nursing (Crosby/Observation unit). At the time of my numerous interviews with management, they failed to tell me that this unit was nothing more than a overflow unit for the hospital. I very seldom received my full-time hours during the week and if I did it was because I worked in another department. Trust me, it did not take me very long to catch on to management at this hospital!
Occasional free lunches.
No breaks, short lunches ( if you were able to take). Patient to employee ratio horrible!
LPN (Former Employee) – Foley, AL – December 23, 2014
It was a good place to work. Rewarding, felt like you made a difference when teaching new mothers how to care for their infants. Co-workers highly skilled and pleasant to work with. Hardest part of the job: When a newborn dies. Most enjoyable part of job. Caring for the newborn.