This is going to be short because my review is from 2000. As a registered nurse you were in charge of at least one or 2 halls, depending on the acuity. You had techs and LPNs working with you. Years ago most people stayed for a while because the pay was good and you became close to the residents. Management was fair and knew the employees. The hardest part was if you had to work an area you weren't familiar with. I really enjoyed getting to know the residents and it was a great way to learn my basics in nursing communication skills.
Continuity of care
Too many residents for 1 nurse on more independent areas.
Computer Operations Clerk (Former Employee) – Edgewood, KY – August 9, 2017
Management team was wonderful. I worked 3rd shift and anytime I needed to call a manager they were always there. Always knew what was expected of me. Taught me a lot on how to solve computer and printer issues.
Medical Staff Assistant (Former Employee) – Utica, NY – July 11, 2017
The organization made patients the priority and upheld their moral and ethical responsibilities. While a larger company, you still felt like everyone was there to reach the same goals and everyone looked out for each other.
STAFF RN (OR,CTOR) (Current Employee) – Utica, NY – July 9, 2017
My current department is a very small group of strong individuals. We function independently and are motivated learners. It is a demanding job with huge responsibilities. We consider ourselves family. We have been without a true department manager for a year now and remain strong despite the lack of management support with departmental issues. That is currently the hardest part of the job. Saving lives is the most enjoyable!
Digital Media Clerk (Former Employee) – Edgewood, KY – June 25, 2017
The only bad thing i would have to say is that the pay isn't great. They would hire people on after me (and I was there for a few years) and they would start out making more money than I did. Even new employees that came from outside companies.
Hemodialysis Nurse (Former Employee) – Edgewood, KY – June 2, 2017
In my department the work schedule changed at a moment's notice and the staff had to adjust and rebalance the patient load and work setting. We staffed the hemodialysis department at three different hospitals, and although you may start your work day at one location, you would have to be flexible enough to leave one site and go to another, sometimes in the middle of a treatment. I was an "on call" nurse, and my setting was primarily the ICU, taking care of the acutely ill patient. I would be called to take care of one patient, but if needed, I would stay to treat two, three or even four patients, as staffing demanded. We received orders from a team of seven nephrologists and had to adapt to the specifics demanded by each doctor. This was challenging but provided for the best possible patient outcomes.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Edgewood, KY 41017 – May 12, 2017
PTO policy is barbaric. To work in a hospital surrounded by sick people and only get 3 days off a year is ridiculous. Plus the 5-1 pt to nurse ratio on a TCU floor is insane. We can't keep nurses because they are burning out in less than 1yr.
amazing group of nurses
5-1 pt nurse ratio on a TCU floor is terrible. They are guaranteeing burnout
Clinical OR Manager (Current Employee) – Brighton, MA – May 1, 2017
St. Elizabeth is an overall great place to work. Nice people to work for and a hospital who cares for their patients. The Management works well together. The hardest part is the fast-paced environment. The most enjoyable part for me is the people. I am a people person and I like the people here.
Registered Nurse - Operating Room (Current Employee) – Edgewood, KY – April 8, 2017
My day in the operating varies greatly. I don't feel I get support from my managers. The benefits are fair, but our yearly bonus is made each year to be more and more difficult to achieve. It is very frustrating, it is very difficult to make very sick people happy, and we truly try our best, but sometimes it feels like an uphill battle.
Certified Phlebotomist (Current Employee) – Edgewood, KY – February 15, 2016
I have learned from working at St. Elizabeth is excellent customer service and strive to make sure all the patients/ customers needs are met. The management is behind the worker 100% and tries to keep up morale.