I thoroughly enjoyed working at SOMC. It was hard work and required maximum dedication. I learned patience and I stayed focus driven, and how to set goals and achieve them. Management was nice for the most part. Always answered any questions I had. The work environment was very fun and exciting. I enjoyed going to work everyday.
Intern at SOMC L.I.F.E. Center (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – December 30, 2015
As an intern, I was responsible for helping to maintain a clean facility, assisting in the cardiopulmonary rehab department, and providing a helping hand for PEC (performance enhancement center). My tasks included the following: cleaning machines, taking blood pressure/RPE/oxygen saturation rates, running fitness activities for athletes, sweeping floors, folding towels, and working at the front desk. It was a little bit of everything. The co-workers were nice and easy to confront. I enjoyed socializing with the L.I.F.E. Center members as well as the cardiopulmonary patients. I never had a problems with any of the members I was helping to serve. However, there were several spells of boredom as I interned at the facility. I would oftentimes find myself folding more towels than necessary since there was nothing left for me to do. This may also be due to the fact that two other interns were stationed at the same time as me. Our times were poorly planned and inconvenient more times than not.
Most of my learning was in the cardiopulmonary rehab department. This is where I gained essential skills, such as blood pressure readings, oxygen saturation readings, and rate of perceived exertion. I had to closely monitor patients and ensure their safety during workout sessions. It was an enlightening experience!
Call Center Clerk/Ambassador (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – May 26, 2015
A typical day at work would include visiting patients rooms and taking their breakfast and lunch orders, delivering their meals and assisting them with their food tray setup. Also, after they eat I would collect their trays and record their food and drink intake. What I have learned from this job is time management and also patience. My managers for this job worked exceptionally well with their employees to ensure that we understood our positions and what was expected from us.
My job duties are many. I interact with all physicians and other medical staff, as well as other areas of the hospital. Case managememt, Performance improvement, Risk managemint, Quality control, all areas depend and rely on what I see in the chart and deem as a codable diagnosis. My job is very challenging and exciting at the same time. I love what I do and I have learned a lot and wish to continue to learn and grow. I am grateful for all I have learned at the facility and I have been able to expand my nursing knowledge to a whole new area.
learning new things everyday
overwhelming work load, not enough cdi's to handle the work load.
I have worked there in various capacities since graduating with my degree. I have seen many changes-both good and bad. I have continued to work there to supplement my school job income while keeping my skills current
Call Center Ambassador (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – August 16, 2013
Typical day began very early in the morning servicing hospital patients with their nutritional needs. Hardest part of the job was physically challenging (I lost 40 pounds in few months I worked there from all the walking!) Most enjoyable part of the job was knowing I provided a necessary, and usually appreciated, service to those in need.
meeting many people and helping them with their nutritional needs.
only part-time and i desired/needed full-time position.
I work termopary schedule as Morning or Evening. Morning work for breakfast and short Lunch. Evening to work for Lunch and Dinner then shut down the Dishwasher machine to let cool down for Overnight. Work real hard as teammate. Wash a lot of trays and dishes to finish for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
I have l earned how to refill the Dishwasher washer and use Supplies to clean and wash itself.
discount price for kitchen staff.
short break for 15 minutes. 30 minutes for lunch break.
I have advanced my career at Southern Ohio Medical Center from a novice nurse assistant on a Medical Surgical unit to an expert nurse in the ED. However, Physician recruitment has been less than helpful as far as recruiting myself into my new role as FNP-BC.
Working as a dietitian for SOMC was a great experience!! The job was very flexible and the coworkers are amazing!! I also had a wonderful boss who was very helpful and understanding! The job had great variety and I was able to do many different things, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed!! The only reason I left is because I moved out of state.
Cardiac First Assistant (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – October 13, 2013
SOMC is a nice enough place to work. They have state of the art equipment and services. But when you agree to work here you have to keep in mind that there are no opportunities to enrich your life outside of work. Very small minded community. Keep in mind this is Appalachia country. The closest metropolitan city is two hours away.