Great place to work with coworkers but stressfull place.
ER Admissions Coordinator (Current Employee) – Sparks Regional Medical Center – August 16, 2017
Enjoy working at this hospital for the fast pace environment, great coworkers to work with, decent benefits. You are constantly on your feet, having very little short breaks. Supervisor I have is great and easy to work with. Staffing could be improved but since its a fast paced environment it is not suitable for everyone. If you expect pay increases quarterly please do not expect it as you rarely get a pay increase.
Unit Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – June 8, 2017
When i worked there i was almost always the only aide on the floor. That i s 21 patients all by myself. My nurses were helpful when i needed it but it was still overwhelming. I would only work there again as a last resort.
My first job 40 years ago, and since returned and its bigger hospital now.
Staff RN ICU/CCU (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – May 2, 2017
Excellent first job, allowed for learning curve, supported needing new information and then respected as grew in the role of RN. Stayed for move to new ICU and then left to teach, which was fully prepared for in my role at the hospital then.
Small college atmosphere
Now bigger, more competitive in University setting.
employees work a minimum of 60 hours per week and most holidays and weekends
Director (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR 72903 – January 3, 2017
Culture of hostility from administration to staff at bedside. Demanded to work overtime every week and at home. Salaried staff work over 40 hours in 3-4 days and when taking off the 5th day of the week, PTO time is deducted. A lot of dishonesty from the top. Not at all what they advertise.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – December 16, 2016
I do love my job, every job in my opinion has it's ups and downs. Clinic days are rewarding because it let's you give great pt care, i've learned so much about the specialty in which i assist my physician with. My co-workers are what takes the cake! The atmosphere in which i work in makes me keep coming to work everyday. The hardest part about my job in the forever change in the medical field.
Staff Nurse - ICU/Home Health (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – July 8, 2016
When I was employed; there were multiple attempts at selling the facility. It has been many years ago. This is a critical need in this community and I had a tremendous clinical experience there as an RN.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – July 7, 2016
Helped pharmacist pull medications. Helped nurses with kiosks and fill them with medication. Maintained records in patient folders. Ensured medication availability and delivered medication to patients and departments. Helped maintain clean and safe pharmacy. The employees were very nice and worked very hard and quickly to take care of patients.
Administrative Division Assistant (Current Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – November 18, 2015
Sparks Medical center has a great team. It is a place to learn while having fun learning. The team members I personally work with are fun, professional and enjoy life while working. We celebrate birthdays and others' successes in personal and work life. Everyday presents an opportunity to learn, and it is up to me to take the initiative to learn from the moment set before me.
Radiologic/CT Technologist (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – August 19, 2015
Sparks is a great hospital to work for. It's busy enough to learn a lot, no matter what field you are in. The people are definitely the best part of the job. The hardest part would be the long hours - but having a company that will work with you when you need off more than makes up for that!
Phlebotomist/ CPT (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – September 2, 2014
I worked seven days on and seven days off. The hours were from 7pm to 7am. I loved learning multiple techniques from wonderful nurses. It had a feel of teamwork and concern for one another as well as the patients. I always felt like I had made a difference with my days activities.
continued education - teamwork - feeling as part of a family
having to leave there employment when I moved out of state