Volunteer (Former Employee) – Hoffman Estates, IL – August 26, 2015
A typical day could consist of anything from answering phone calls and assisting guests, to running errands for doctors and nurses around the hospital. Even as a volunteer, sometimes you would feel the stress of the other hospital employees.
Very kind and considerate co-workers, we worked well as a team !
Patient Care Technician (PCT) Senior Care Center (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 2, 2015
A typical start of a day would include a report from the technician on all of the patients we would have including any special needs the patients might have. I learned to be more patient with people that have psychiatric needs. Management would always be on hand for direction at a moments notice. Co-workers, those nurse are some of the best ! Very helpful and always team players ! The hardest part would be when a patient would become physically aggressive toward staff and having to institute the hospital safety team approach to handle crisis of sort. The most enjoyable part of the job would be to see a patient coming into the hospital for help in a "Bad State", and eventually being discharged thinking clearly and the patient actually recognizing you and thanking you for helping them when they where not doing well mentally ! That was very meaningful !
Lab Information Sys Mgr (Former Employee) – St. Louis, Mo. – July 6, 2015
When Tenet owned South Pointe Hospital, the atmosphere was enjoyable and employee appreciation was high. I enjoyed every minute working in the lab with a great group on technicians. But, when Tenet sold the hospital, moral dipped and lay-offs.
Dietary Aide (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 22, 2015
Fast paced work environment with very little down time. The establishment kept high standards with cleanliness and focused on patient well being from care from the nurses to proper dietary need with the cooks.
Charge nurse (Former Employee) – Hoffman Estates, IL – June 19, 2015
Very fast paced. No support from management. Too much work overload, short staffed. Don't feel appreciated. No recognition for doing good or going out of way. No job security. Poor benefits. Hardest part of job is keeping everybody happy. Best part is the co-workers.
PCT (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 6, 2014
I would help the nurses out any way I could and vise versa. Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with and get along with. They had the necessary equipment for the job so it made things easier. The hardest part of the job was doing post mortem care. The most enjoyable part of the job is watching a patients progress and seeing them go home.
employee (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 18, 2013
St. Alexius is a city hospital, with a low income clientele. The employees here are wonderful. The executive management is very out of touch. CEO does not live in St. Louis, he commutes and doesn't even work full weeks. CNO does the same. Most employees and managers are mostly long time people struggling to get by and keep the hospital open.