Registration Specialist (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – April 27, 2016
A typical day at work is coming on time knowing what your function is at the company. I would greet patients, register them for their appointment, then explain to them where they need to proceed. When I was there I did not have the greatest experience with management. The co-workers were wonderful to work with. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the management. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the patients.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – July 1, 2016
Everyone works as a team. Some days are harder but in the end we get things done safe.Right now the hardest part of the job is we are changing ways on staffing the floor. A typical day at work is 24 patients with 6 RN's that have 4 patients each and the LPN and CNA could have from 8-12 patients depending on staffing. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to watch the patients go home knowing that we did what we could to help them get back home safe to there loved ones.
Have been here 11 years and have mostly loved it. Just wish they were not always so quick to flip flop things. When they do an improvement project it is as though the end result is already in mind. The project is simply to let the employees feel that they too have voice.
Great staff, awesome leadership, good food
Short breaks, missed messages on what expectarions are, and poor communication
Rn (Former Employee) – AMC, SMC – January 16, 2016
AMC- Loved working here. Staffing was great and appropriate staff:pt ratio. Doctors and nurse worked as a team so everyone was on the same page at all times. Definitely recommend for new nurses as there are a lot of educational experiences and patient doctors. SMC-Expected to be available at all times regardless of FTE status. Supervisor does not put forth effort at effective communication. Doesn't staff for maximum patients, leaving short staffed when super busy. Unable to spend adequate time with patients. Would not recommend.
AMC- See in review, SMC- Good pay, nice co-workers
Flexibile work environment, encouraged work/life balance, culture of continuous improvement
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – July 12, 2015
A typical day at work includes a healthy balance of knowns and unknowns. No one day is exactly like another. I monitor and control tasks, risks and communication needs while creatively responding to issues and concerns. I have learned that anxieties are not personal and that most people want to connect with strong partners in work they love. My management team leverages my strengths and teams me with others who are equally strong in different ways. The hardest part of the job is encouraging new project managers to take calculated risks. The most enjoyable part of my job is fostering growth within team members, both personally and professionally.
clinical tech (Current Employee) – Appleton, wi – August 31, 2015
we start each day with report, how many surgicals there will be, discharges etc. I have learned so much about ortho surgery. I could not ask for better management or co workers.....we work in teams and help each other always.The hardest part is it a fast paced floor....and is also the most enjoyable part too. I love the face paced atmosphere.
Co-workers really work as a team
sometimes short breaks if any some day.....nature of the business.
healthcare provider (Former Employee) – Shawano, WI – April 1, 2014
I previously worked at Shawano ThedaCare. They were extremely nice when trying to hire me but once I was hired, I was not treated well. I was pressured by HR to change from being salaried to being paid hourly. Of course, I knew what HR was trying to do when they were trying to tell me that they only had my welfare at heart.They said, "Oh, you will make more money being hourly since you get paid overtime!" But of course, I knew they were really saying that "Now that we have you alone, we can make you afraid that you will lose your job if you don't change your contract...and you certainly had better not work overtime once you succumb to our pressure tactics!" In addition, managers and HR are quick to point out mistakes but not exceptional work or service. The atmosphere of work has definitely darkened since the hospital has been taken over. Moral has decreased significantly. It's all about making money now. Even the patient surveys are biased. They only ask if patients are seen in a timely manner but they don't ask patients if they feel their care provider spent ENOUGH time with them. So as a worker there, you are not praised for giving your time for patients...only getting them in and out in an assemble-liine fashion. There are so many good and professional people who work there but when you are treated by HR and management as totally disposable and are not to have a mind of your own, only the most robotic of persons could be truly happy in that type of work environment. They even had spies to check if you wash your hands between patients. Any idiot would know that would onlymore... cause enmity among personnel. People will especially report those whom they do not care for and "forget" to report their friends. You know something is not right when a company has to resort to such immature tactics. There are a great many individuals who work at Shawano Medical Center but beware of unethical HR/managerial tactics if you want to work there. Get the best possible contract you can and stipulate that HR can't turn around and then pressure you to take different terms than what you had been initially hired with. Talk with a lawyer in order to protect yourself before you make that final commitment. It's a shame that HR has to stoop to such tactics with such nice, friendly and hard-working staff. Like I said, there are such nice people working at Shawano but management and HR treat you as less than human. Just be prepared legally before signing any contract with them! Best of luck.less
I think Thedacare is a great company to work for. It has great values and compassion for their clients.
Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – New London, WI – August 17, 2013
I really enjoyed working for Thedacare as a whole, at the New London campus. My coworker and other New London campus department coworkers were very friendly, work orientated,and team players. Always willing to guide and lend a supportive network. However; The department I worked in lacked the ability to be supportive and constructive in the management role. Thus, leading to me being terminated for an unnecessary change in a policy. Having worked there for 7 years, I gained the respect and trust for the clients in the community that the Occupational health department served. I believe that I would still be employed with Thedacare if the management in the department I worked in could have been more supportive.
Medical Transcriptionist for Physician Services (Former Employee) – Home based – October 31, 2012
I transcribed dictation from home. This was very beneficial for me because I was watching my grandchild at the time and was able to punch in very early and get my hours in before she came over. I worked 20 hours a week. I had no coworkers and I did miss that about working from home. I found the hardest part of my job was transcribing for a foreign doctor. I thoroughly enjoy typing and so the medical transcription career was a good fit.
medical transcription is being replaced by voice recognition.
Clinical Lead- Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – May 28, 2013
I have worked in the hospital environment for 5 years as a RN. Overall great working environment, but the hours are tiring with little regularity. I work 7a-7p, 7p-7a with every 3rd weekend. Also it is very difficult to get off when you need to and use vacation. They are undergoing a huge project for whole healthcare system for hours, vacation, and hospital staffing which hopefully will help.
technology, working environment, management, continuous improvement
URA (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – April 4, 2014
Management is very sneaky, they play favoritism, nepotism. Can never get approved for vacations, and vacations are not allowed on weekends. They have a horrible medical plan. Their sick policy is horrible. Schedule changes frequently,and they never tell you your schedule changes until they put it out. They are undergoing EPIC changes and no one knows what is going on. Staff are always in the dark. You are treated like a robot. Everyone is burned out. The E.D. is the worse place to work. .
can't get time off, rarely get breaks, schedule changes frequently
Director of Nursing Services (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – October 8, 2014
Learned about tIS and BPS. Was able to utilize these tools/process for the first time. Management was caring and compassionate about their work. A great team to work with. Hardest part of the job was keeping up withthe important clinical duties when outside meetings were added and required. The residenets and fmailies are the most enjoyable parat of the job. Also, being in a position to make quality changes.
Patient Service Representative (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – April 22, 2015
For me there is no typical day at work, I work for the Resource Team which means I float to several clinic locations on a weekly basis. I have a flexible schedule that works well around any commitments I have outside of work. I enjoy traveling to different locations and working with a variety of people/personalities.
Patient Service Representative (Current Employee) – Neenah, WI – September 26, 2014
Busy most days. Love working with the patients. Management is far removed from the process due to being overworked. Training is not as structured as I would hope. Coworkers are friendly and nice with which to work. The most difficult part of the job is dealing with the very few employees taking out-of-context conversations back to management.
Patient Service Representative (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – May 13, 2014
I travel to anyone of our 22 clinics throughout WI. What's great about my job is I have the ability to adapt to different enivornments without feeling threatened and feel as if I am a part of the team even if I'm only there once a month or so. My communication skills are beyond a normal patient service representative as I have to overcome the common struggles of being the new person on a day to day basis. The best part about my job has been the hundreds of employees and doctors I have met throughout the years. I definitely think in the last five years I have learned more about myself and others in any other job or situation that I have encountered.