Concerned about patient care.
Pros: learning the medical field
Cons: not having enough operating instruments, short staffed, not paid enough for responsibility
What I found most impressive about St. John's Hospital, as an employee, was their strong commitment to patient care and privacy. Employees were required to complete training modules regularly to keep up with new regulations, policies or just to refresh the commitment they made when becoming an employee of St. John's Hospital.
I learned everything that – more... went into preparing for an operation; from the time the used surgical instruments came into our department, thru decontamination, assembly (by operation type and sometimes doctor preference) and sterilization. There were several checks from the time our department sterilized the instruments and the time they went into the operating room to make sure they were properly sterilized. I felt very good about this triple check system because it instilled St. John's commitment to their patients.
The hardest part of my job was that we didn't have the equipment to complete operating room surgical trays. Some trays had to be assembled with instruments missing. In addition, because this job only paid entry level almost all of my co-workers were young, and in my opinion did not have a strong work ethic. I believed that this hampered the efficiency and integrity of our department. – less