Great fun place to work. Very supportive co-workers. Great benefits
Level 1 Trauma Team Nurse (Former Employee), Joliet, IL – March 3, 2013
Pros: great nurse manager & co-workers.
Cons: when patients died.
Loved being an ER Trauma Nurse at a Trauma Level I hospital. Had a great group of co-workers and a super nurse manager. Worked 12 hour shifts. Learned to be a nurse preceptor and teaching new nurses. Very hard when your patient died even thou everyone did everything possible to save them.
What I liked about working at St. Joseph Medical Center
Hospital Educator (Former Employee), Houston, TX – January 18, 2013
Pros: the employees were a family
Cons: benefits very not compatible with community
I most enjoyed mentoring and training employees . The employees treated each other like family. I enjoyed coordinating the clinical rotations for colleges and universities and preparing contracts and providing follow up until documents were signed and executed. I enjoyed the responsibility of overseeing the renewals and compliance of contracts.
I also – more... enjoyed writing and coordinating grants for hospital workforce development initiatives. – less
PCA (Patient Care Assistant) (Former Employee), Charter Township of Clinton, MI – December 14, 2012
Pros: knowing that the patients that were in your care were well taken care of.
Cons: codes, death of a patient
A typical day at work at St. Joseph's Mercy of Macomb consisted of 6:00 recieving patient care reports from midnight PCA's (Patient Care Assistants) and RN (Registered Nurse) on current history of patients. Loging into computer system to attrive lab draws for each current patient, making sure STAT draws have been done for post op patients. Continue – more... with bedding changes and patient care such as, am blood draws, vitals assureing all patients were comfortable and accountable for. I learned all of my experiences through this time of being a (PCA), I had a wounderful manager and great co-workers on my unit. I enjoyed being transfered when needed to Cardiac Care floors, ER, and my faviorte was the ICU (Intensive Care Units) where the care for our patients was more critical and one on one. I loved my job at the hospital and wish to futher my sucess through one of my local hospitals in the Metro Detroit Area. – less
High potential for advancement in Medical Industry.
Student Nurse R.N. A.D.N (Former Employee), Stockton, CA – October 11, 2012
Pros: i was given the opportunity to work while i was going to school.
Cons: too much work at times.
A typical day at work consist of patient care in the Hospital floor. I worked as Float Pool member, meaning I can end up working at any department of the Hospital where they needed me most. Everyday is unpredictable. Management was flexible, however, not so understanding at times. As a Nursing student I was learning a lot. Sometimes too much that I – more... had hard times assimilating everything that I needed at times. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting and helping people. – less
Lots of hours, great co-workers, and good benefits.
Inventory control coordinator (Current Employee), Bellingham WA – October 6, 2012
Pros: good benefits and good pay
Cons: early mornings
Putting lots of boxes away, and ordering 500 cases of food in an 8 hour day. I learned to joggle many tasks at the same time and still get them all done in a timely manner. The managers are really good at there job. I really enjoyed working with all my co-workers. Hardest part is working at 5 am but you get use to it. I enjoyed working with a lot of – more... people and helping people find what they are looking for. – less
Clinical Nurse (Former Employee), Towson, MD – October 2, 2012
I worked in the ICU, CCU, and over-flow for the Open Heart Surgery patients. I was a nurse precetor, charge nurse, and on Educational commitee for the unit. I enjoyed working at ST. Joseph Medical Center.
Cog in the wheel (Former Employee), ED; Behavioral Health Bldg – September 25, 2012
Pros: salary wasn't bad. the doctors were busy but listened to the staff. made some good friends.
Cons: problem staff allowed to remain due to seniority, mid-management overwhelmed and unable to function; bullies allowed to cow the other patients.
I enjoyed most of the staff in behavioral health and working with the patients however if a problem ever appeared management did not address it. The patient spaces were filthy. Very obvious odor entering the unit. The rest of the hospital avoided behavioral health and appeared to dislike working with the patients, especially the emergency department.. – more... People looking for a free meal and a bed were admitted when they did not really meet the criteria for admission. The assessment process for admission is really flawed. When one of the floors of the building was renovated we were overstaffed due to the floor closure and were forced to use our PTOs until they were gone. Exempt employees were then forced to take unpaid time off. I was not sorry to be laid off with the other 300+ people when the hospital was sold and I would not return. Little effort was made to ensure continuity of care and avoid treatment failure and readmission by the same patients. – less
Nurse (Former Employee), Telemetry – August 4, 2012
Pros: job security because they will always need staff
Cons: staff turnover, workload, no teamwork, management useless, bad staff morale and work ethics
unsafe assignments. inadequate training. management does not address concerns. favoritism. very heavy politics. some directors are very weak. lazy coworkers. no time for breaks. ER staff are mostly new grads and trained inadequately. bad work ethics. suboptimal infection prevention practices. errors are likely to occur. pharmacy makes errors. will not – more... recommend to family and friends. salary is not really competitive unless you work weekends. don't let this hospital fool you, whatever the cons are, it's not worth it. staff have been in the ER for job stress. new nurses preceptoring newer nurses. new employees precepting each other???!!!!! – less