A joy working in a truly community hospital. Truly patient centered care & not like the nearby larger systems that say they are patient centered as they Park you or your loved one in the hallway. Union is a honor to work where different disciplines collaborate for what is best for the patient’s wellbeing, taking the entire patient’s needs in consideration. I’m proud to work for this organization. Just wish the pay & PTO were more compatible.
Experienced, caring staff that works great together. More like a family
PTO shouldn’t be maxed out as it is, very slow to acquire.
I love working at union but i want to find a full time job that is a 9 am to 5 pm work it just work better with my schedule. I will stay at union PRN. I have learned a lot from union it has made me want to become a nurse. But i also enjoy working with kids.
Working in the ED can be challenging. If you are assigned to work with those that have a different work ethic then your own it can be a long painful shift. Many personalities to deal with. Your nursing techs are a God send and the relationship you have with them can make or break your shift. Respect, communication and collaboration are key.
Overall, great place to work! A lot of people stay for long periods of time and the down side is that some bad habits are developed and cultured (in a sense). Besides that, I loved it! I am very interested in growth and advancement and sometimes; there was a lot of push back when change was initiated. Once the pharmacy-nursing bridge was cultured, my job became a lot easier. I learned a lot about their processes and they learned a lot about mine, I think it helped me be a great pharmacist. My fellow pharmacists are phenomenal, we definitely worked well to get initiatives off the ground.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Elkton, MD – October 15, 2017
Management does't find it necessary to train you. They rely on other employees to show you everything but if you don't learn procedures correctly it's a problem. The phlebotomy department sits in the back room gossiping while they throw all the work onto one worker. The supervisor is always taking "personal calls" in which family members even call through the phlebotomy line demanding to talk. Teamwork is severely lacking as well. Communication sucks there and I would never recommend even considering Union Hospital. Too much drama.
I felt like my co-workers were family. We support and encourage individual as well as team efforts. The hours are flexible which is a huge benefit and not often found with employers. A very relaxed and enjoyable work environment.
UHCC supports and provides continuing education. Great coworkers that put patient safety as a priority.The most enjoyable part of my job was to know that I had made a difference in the lives of the new mothers and babies that I cared for.
Medical Assistant/ Phlebotomy (Current Employee) – Elkton, MD – June 28, 2015
The typical day at work is usually very busy, I learned that if a patient is upset they are not upset with because they are upset with the pain.The management was decent. My co-workers are fun to work with. The hardest thing about my job is dealing with frozen computers. The most enjoyable thing about my job is being able to serve the patients.
Working at UHCC is like being with family every day. Everyone knows everyone. We develop relationships. We cry together. We laugh together. We cheer each other on. We are sad when someone leaves and moves on. It is truly a great place to work.
Ice Cream Day first Tuesday of the month, supplies at cost from bulk stores
Worked 3-11 shift, performed every aspect of nursing along with being Team Leader. Responsible for all patients and their care, took doctor's orders, worked with all ancillary employees. Enjoyed working at Union Hospital. Hardest part of job was keeping ER running smoothly and pacifying irrate patients.