Clinical floor nurse on PCU (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – March 3, 2017
Management provided 2 weeks orientation for new graduate nurses and encouraged new graduate nurses to be on their own after that point. There were a few "bully" nurses that would not help the new nurses. Unfair patient assignments.
Patient Care Technician/Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – February 8, 2017
My day would be greeting the patients each morning and getting them ready for the day. Than i would start my clerical duties answer the phones front dest computer enter charger into computer and attend to all in need.
PCU Student Nurse, Nursing Support, PCT, Sitter (Current Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – November 4, 2016
Overall satisfied with the opportunity that the staff over at St. Pete General Hospital has offered me. It was a tremendous learning period . I welcome any chance to continue to work for HCA hospitals.
Clinical Pharmacist (PRN) (Current Employee) – st. petersburg – October 12, 2015
Good place to work. I enjoy working in the pharmacy and since this is a teaching hospital, I have the opportunity to work with technicians, nurses and several doctors. All these experiences have made me a well balanced clinician.
Paramedic (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – September 10, 2015
Great place to learn and grow with a great amount of experience and use of current skills and assessments. I work with a dedicated staff that looks forward to treating each and every patient with empathy and professionalism. I am always looking for ways to grow and to learn as an individual through experience and higher education.
Staff Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – November 18, 2014
St. Petersburg General Hospital is a medical/surgical hospital that is medium sized and a pleasure to work at. Evelyn McCullough is one of the best managers I've ever had the pleasure of working for. Thoroughly enjoyed my co-workers. At meal time the cafeteria food is something that the employees look forward to, it's varied and tasty.
Ultrasound Technologist (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – June 30, 2014
Techs are supportive, helpful, and great to work with. Radiologist are approachable and easy to work with. Management listens to concerns and is always trying to improve things for the employees and pateints.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – August 22, 2013
Typical day has you getting and assignment and then being pretty much on your own.there was not a lot of help among staffers.with each other Most were concerned with texting or working on their laptop computers unfortunately there was a very clickish atmosphere and the charge nurse was often off the unit.I learned and refined all of my skills during the 17years I worked there but in the last 2 years administration changes and the hospital was less upfront with the LPNs working in ICU. THEN we were told that we had a limited time to get an Rn or transfer to floor work. The time frame would require full time coarse work and none of us ( ages 55-61) felt we could do. We had been lead to believe we would stay in ICU until outted by illness or retirement.. .Work became a hard place to want to go to do to the people but I always loved patient care and working with the patients.
no place but unit lounge for breaks and always called out to help someone else
Overall good place to work with excellant benefits
LPN (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – September 25, 2012
Busy hospital setting taking care of patients. I learned and fine tuned my skills in years past. Management has had it's ups and downs. We had a period when we were so micro managed that morale was sooooo low and tension so high you could cut it with a knife. Fortunately for us there was a complete change of managers with changes which made alot of difference. People felt happier and more at ease. Co-workers for the most part help each other when needed and after working with and getting to know each other for a while (my case a long time) It's like your work family-sharing in the good times of your life and at times listening or sharing an unhappy or sad event in your co-workers personal life or your own. Of course, the more people you have the more different personalities you have and once in awhile you'll have someone you really don't want to work with, but being the professional that we are, getting along is a must. The hardest part would be since we are in healthcare we see other peoples loved ones not doing well with unfavorable diagnosis' and all we have to give is a comforting word and you feel so helpless. As a nurse, being short staffed makes your job harder to give the care that patients deserve.It's sometimes hard to get management to see the difference between quality and quantity. Adequate and exceptional staffing produces quality, AND customer satisfaction, which is the number 1 concern these days to companies. Most enjoyable would be working with the coworkers that make you feel comfortable and give you support when you need it. Also that one patient who wasmore... so sick and possibly near death that has a full miraculas recovery and goes home to WALK back into you unit to thank you all for her good care. Also for the free meals on holidays and other employee recognition benefits( even though they been scaled back due to economy financial reasons)less
I worked night shift and so was not included in activities for the hospital.
Charge Nurse on Med/Surg Floor (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – August 10, 2012
I would start my shift by getting report on all the patients of the floor. Following that would return to the nursing station to start taking doctors orders off of charts and make sure duties was being performed by staff and call a huddle to discuss problems and procedures patients was going to be having. The rest of the shift was to do paper work and prepare patients for procedures for the following morning. Then to prepare paper work for day shift. I learned how to communicate with nurses in many situations (bad and good). The management meetings we would have was really not inspiring. They would ask our opionon but it really did not go any furthur than that. I loved working with all of my co-workers we had a great group of nurses and we worked very well together like a well oiled clock. We was a team and was always there to help each other. I would say the hardest part of my job was trying to let one of the LPN's know what her limitations and job descriptions was. It was hard because I did not have the backing of my director. The most enjoyable part of my job was going to work every night and taking care of the patients. I loved going in and talking with each patient and getting to know them and helping them get better or to the point where they could help themselves and seeing the look on their faces when they made those first steps or lifted their spoon. It could make you very humble.
once every 6 months the hospital would feed us as a thank you.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – August 6, 2012
the pharmacists inside are great people to work with the technicians that have been there forever will not train you right and make working difficult. The prn pay is excellent value but the full time rate is below par and a insult to anyone who went to school.