See my previous review for this hospital. I would recommend my family and friends to go to any St Davids facility. When my husband had spine surgery, we went to St Davids in Round Rock and they took excellent care of him.
I was recruited to my position at St. David's based on my reputation and awards received for my work at another area hospital. It was a good experience at first, but intra-department drama, cliques, gossip, and singling out employees for bullying are not uncommon here. If you ask for help from supervisors or HR, you will be criticized and punished for bothering them. Department management seems to be in constant turf-wars with other departments. Management is more concerned with avoiding problems affecting patient care than they are with dealing with them. Go along to get along is the unofficial policy at St. Davids, even if it means patients suffer. Don't speak up, whatever you do. Pay is lower than other hospitals in area and there is zero opportunity for advancement or transfer to other departments. I don't think all departments are like this, and clearly some of the staff is really great and try hard to make it a good place, but they are few and far between.
Nice facilities, a few really great people
Cliques, bullying, lack of professional support, no room to grow, low pay
I really enjoyed working at St. David's Medical Center. There is a great working culture. The director of the department always insured we were taken care of and asked if we needed anything. We had meeting with the director from time to time to keep us all in the loop. The department had very little supervision, so the meetings were great. We were tight staffed and there were times when overtime was required to cover shifts. I would have never left if I didn't move away. My department even threw me a going away party when I was leaving. We still keep in touch. Great people.
Evs (Former Employee) – Round Rock, TX – January 19, 2016
Under the supervision of the Director, acquired all materials, equipment, and supplies. Stocked and restocked linen throughout twelve departments. Maintained current inventory records for materials and supplies. Within approved criteria, made open market purchases of special items of a general procurement nature and items to fulfill emergency requirements. Provided superb customer service with patients, nurses, doctors, vendors, and guests.
I love my patients and the people I get to work with
rn nurse (Current Employee) – Round Rock, TX – November 23, 2015
IMC is a 12 bed stepdown unit. Our patient to nurse ratio is 3-1. There are days when it can be 4-1. Our patients are all on telemetry and need a lot of care. We have no PCT so it is total patient care. From medication management, watching labs, wound care, blood transfusions to giving daily baths, we do it all! I love the people I get to work with as a team everyday and really value that we help eachother out as much as we do.
pharmacy (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – November 7, 2015
I dont envy anyone working for St David's, maybe the ICU nurses, but working in the pharmacy was a joke. The management was very new and had unrealistic expectations or would rely on me to do all the work but take all of the credit. you'd get, "talked to," about not clocking out for a break when in reality you never got a break. Just not a good place to work for if you don't like being taken advantage of and overworked.
Working for St. David's was a true pleasure during my tenure with the organization. I learned so much from the very knowledgeable Pharmacists and Technicians that were very eager to share their information so willingly.
Registrar in emergency room (Former Employee) – austin tx – August 25, 2015
Horrible management here at the Main location which is why they are always hiring and firing. They take advantage of you and will overwork you and not even care. Only do what benefits them and that is it.
Patient Care Tech II (Former Employee) – Austin TX – August 1, 2015
They retaliate against you for doing the right thing don't work here to many bad things to list but they work you like a dog and don't give proper breaks as they should but they take out your check for them
Everything low pay hard work they try to push you to the limit, they don't care about you
Everyone loves working here! People are always nice and helpful. Multitasking and having astute attention to detail is important. Management is usually understanding and willing to work with you. You must be punctual to work here. Time clock is a drag, but free ice cream for employees on payday. Cafeteria could be a little better, but not bad overall. Responsibility is important here. People that call in aren't liked very well and usually get pressured to quit.
NICU Staff RN (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 17, 2015
I was "green" when I got hired at St. Davids in NICU. I am thankful they gave me the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of preemie care. SDMC will always be my "home". I will miss it dearly. Management is awesome. Especially because they were bedside nurses right along side of us years ago and I think that makes a great team. Co-workers are friendly, willing to help you anytime. I will miss my peers the most. The most enjoyable part of my job was getting to sit and help a preemie learn to take a bottle! Babies are amazing! The doctors and NNP's are also very respectful and friendly and trust the nurses. I never had an issue with a doctor in the 10yrs I worked there.
Friendly staff, management willing to work with you