Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – McComb, MS – February 23, 2013
As the charge nurse of the cardiac unit, my day begins ensuring staff assignments and patient acuity; along with the care of the patients I have received. In a typical day, you tend to use skills that you have accumulated over the span of being a nurse, However, every patient is different and you adjust your care to accommodate the new patient and treatments they will receive. Every day is a learning process of how to better help your patients and further advance your nursing career. At Southwest, persons in management are your coworkers. We all work together as a cohesive staff to accomplish the goal of bettering care for the patient. I would say the hardest part of the job would be that these critical patients lives are in my hands, with them and their families depending on me, and the outcome of which is sometimes out of your control. The best part of my job is seeing a patient being able to leave and go home with their families in better health than which they came.
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Waynesburg, PA – March 18, 2016
Floated to different floors according to staffing needs. Performed patient care in acute cardiac care, intensive care, emergency, medical/surgical, psychiatric, oncology, obstetrics/gynecology, hospice, and acute rehab units. Duties include assessing patients, passing medication, vitals, and other related duties as assigned in specialty units. EMR documentation super user on Meditech electronic medical documentation system
good place to work relaxed atmosphere good job security
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Waynesburg, PA – October 27, 2015
this was a great hospital to work for the place has a very friendly environment and patient first attitude. all department strived to work together for the good of our patients. it is a great benefit for a small town to have a hoptial.
fruendly staff and hospital well run
short staffed in some areas at times but infrequent
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Waynesburg, PA – October 5, 2015
My day starts before I arrive at work and lasts long after I leave. The day may not go as planned, but it starts with planned goals and tasks. I'm always prepared to accept new responsibilities because the tasks are not the same anymore, I'm no longer sitting at a desk being an assistant anymore. I'm in charge of projects, reports and other things. There is a lot of variety in what I do everyday.
Hospital closed due to financial hardship. Prior to this, the face-to-face aspect with all staff was great. Too much change in ownership and management. This led to chaos at times, but the hospital was put in a deep hole from county ownership years ago.
Once a Top 100 hospital I was honored to help this hospital through very troubled times with closure being the outcome due to significant financial difficulties that could not be overcome by the latest ownership. I am very proud of them for their efforts.
Director of Wound Care/Employee Health & Clinical Education
Dir Wound Care, Emp Health & Clinical Education (Former Employee) – Georgetown, Ohio – October 30, 2014
1. Business from time in until time out. Multiple issues to work out as the hospital struggled the entire time in which I was employed. 2. I learned MANY things about rules/regulations as well as Joint Commission Standards. 3. I worked directly under the Chief Nursing Officer 4. Co-Workers were superb 5. Hardest part was the financial struggle of the company. It is now closed :( 6. My co-workers and peers were the best part followed by the diverse population of patients.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Waynesburgh PA – May 14, 2014
I am trained to draw blood, venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection, from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. I am trained to do drug testing for various companies and rapid tox screens, bleeding times, heel sticks and finger sticks. I am also trained in the front office, Microsoft and Excel, Acess to patient information, putting in lab orders and searching for certain tests and tubes.
ER Nurse (Current Employee) – Georgetown Ohio – April 9, 2014
Small country setting with nice and polite co workers. Manager is great and tries to accommodate all employees. Slow start to the majority of mornings in the ER but takes off and rooms get filled and it is normally a busy afternoon