RN, PCU (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – January 5, 2016
Currently utilizing my nursing skills as a Progressive Care Nurse for a 16 room Progressive Care hospital unit. Involved in monitoring cardiac and other critical vital signs and detecting any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. Highly organized in preparing for high pace work environment, administers complex medications that require titration based on patients and protocols. Fosters a “teamwork” environment and have develop processes to ensure proper communication between day and evening shifts. Utilize my management background to assist upper management in assessing and implementing a more structured environment by sharing my ideas.
Licensed Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 12, 2015
I worked in the telemetry department and was expected to care for 7 patients with a daily turn over rate of 2-3 discharges and readmissions. Existing staff were rude, critical and set new nurse hires up for failure at the expense of the patients. Poorly run management. I arrived for work on 2 occasions only to have my preceptor not at work. The director lashed out at me in reference to having poor communication with the preceptor when in fact we had set to meet.
EEG/Cardiac Stress Technician (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 31, 2015
This hospital at the time I was an employee was a great place to learn but the opportunity of advancement wasn't available. Advancement was possible due to a personal relationship with the key leadership must be available being family or direct connection. Again it was a great place to learn new skills and attending school for future advancement elsewhere.
As of today I am not familiar of the culture and the issues which were present during my employment.
Emergency Room Tech (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 24, 2015
Working in the ER has become a way of life. I would never change departments. I love my job and what I do, the things I see and learn. I absolutely love my coworkers. They are my family and who I spend most of my time with in my every day life. Managers come and go, they all have their good points and bad points. The only complaint I truly have is that I work so hard and do so much for my hospital, I'm loyal and have worked here since I got off my extern years ago. I have dedicated my life to this place. But they don't pay me enough to live on. As an ER tech I perform the same jobs as a nurse. I work harder than the nurses in whom are assigned their 4 patients, as I am expected to take care of all the doctors, nurses and their patients, for the entire ER. While keeping the ER up to par for those who work there and the patients who visit. My salary has been my biggest complaint and things have never changed. Financially they do not take care of their loyal employees. Also, their insurance coverage is the worst I've ever had while being costly.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 16, 2015
I enjoyed working at the hospital. Building bonds with patients and co-workers. I felt that I was making a difference. However, for the short amount of time that I worked there I worked nights, weekends, and every holiday.
FT (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 12, 2015
Almost everyday is a typical day cause it's the only hospital on that side of San Antonio. I learned to be more patient and always makes priority. The management is very supportive. Some colleagues doesn't care. The most enjoyable part of my job is that when I did everything without mistake.
STNA (Former Employee) – Middleburg Heights, OH – July 20, 2015
I liked working there, friendly staff and helpful. They were willing to train you for the job you were hired to do. I learned things that the nurses were willing to teach. The nurses there were always willing to help. They would explain things so I was able to learn them in a positive manner.
i feel i wrote my review with the best of my ability
out pt access rep (Current Employee) – Middleburg Heights, OH – April 21, 2015
I have very much enjoyed my job at sw but I just feel its time for me to move on and give my all to other customers at a different enviorment now. my typical day consist of opening a building accepting patients coming in for labs registering them with all there medical information and personal information. getting to know a lot of pts that came in often. making phone calls to follow up with drs ofc. registering pts for cat scans etc. physical therapy. faxing orders to others. I love my time with sw. but just want to move on now and continue to give in other ways.
having early hrs and getting home early to still enjoy my day
Medical Records Specialist (Former Employee) – Middleburg Heights, OH – March 5, 2015
People oriented workplace with good benefits. Filled subpoenas with necessary medical records. I learned what could be released as well as scanning the charts. My coworkers were friendly and we worked together to complete a task.The hardest part of my job was going through the "legal files" and determining which were closed and which were still open. The most enjoyable part of my job was putting the records in order and scanning them into the computer.
helped me quit smoking and aids were free. fully stocked cafeteria. banking machine in the lobby.
Emergency Room Clerk (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 17, 2015
I would register all incoming ER patients also would verify all benefits and collect all co pays and also collect all fees for self pay patients as well. Would also screen all self pay patients for insurance via medicaid or medicare. The hardest part of the this job was being understaff. This help me learn how to multitask to the hightest level of my ability.
Working in a facility that cares about your personal and family needs as well as your work place.
Surgical Tech II (Former Employee) – Surgery – November 10, 2014
Southwest General is a wonderful place to work. Each day you are greeted with compassion. Your peers become your family. Management is tuned into your needs. They are more than happy to help you with more education, and any needs you may need to help get your job done right. The hardest part of my job was to retire.
management going out of their way to help all employees.
Great place to work. I am here only 4-6 hours per week and everyone is great.
EEG Technologist On-Call (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 8, 2014
I come in on the weekends, I check for EEG procedures to be done. On a typical day, I can do between 3 and 4 procedures. I set up my equipment and go and perform the EEG studies. I've met a lot of great people working on the patient floors and the ICU. All the patients are done at the bed side. The patients are either in their room, the intensive care or the emergency center. I enjoy this type of work because of the diversity and the challenge. My co-workers are very nice, everyone gets along and there is no one breathing down your neck. You are responsible for your work as it comes in and everyone does what they have to do. The EEG lab in in the Cardio-Pulmonary area so there are other technical staff which are very nice to talk to. The hardest part of my job is waiting around for EEG orders to come in. the most enjoyable part of my job is the difficult Intensive Care patients. I know I am providing a service for them and sometimes it is challenging because of their condition. I like this, I enjoy taking care of them and doing the best I can under unusual circumstances.
no direct supervision, i know what needs to be done and i do it, everyone is very nice, employee discount in the cafeteria., a relaxed working environment.
location, to far from home, spend too much on gas for a few hours of work.