high stress- moving an OR to computerized charting and billing
Surgical Information Systems Manager (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD 21218 – July 5, 2016
This started as a consultant job for CSC to move the operating rooms of the 6 MedStar hospitals to computerized charting and billing. When the project was complete Union Memorial offered me a job managing the scheduling and billing office of the OR. We had block scheduling and this too was computerized under PICIS( computerized charting system) Supplies used and ICD-9 codes were incorporated into the billing system. I was responsible for any reports needed concerning the operating room. OR utilization and utilization data by surgeon, utilization by room, were just some of the reports. The most enjoyable part was training the staff on the new computer system, and working with block scheduling and billing. The job was high stress due to time constraints and revenues.
Medical Technologist (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – February 8, 2016
Typical laboratory. Co workers are great and easy to get along with. Management is very helpful and caring, they are considerate about you as an employee and growth. There isn't anything hard about this job that you won't see in another laboratory. I enjoy the flexibility of my supervisors.
Started working the admitting office loved it learned how to admit patients and send them where they were required. Learned so much as Security Secretary about meeting and dealing with the public also worked in our parking office where I met most of the employees who worked at the hospital. Made so many friends Learned about insurance and collections in the billing and collection office Finally went to work in Department of Medicine as student coordinator. Enjoyed meeting the medical students who rotated for their medicine rotations from all over the world
Met so many interesting people. Learned how to deal with the public
Can't say I really had any cons. Loved all of my jobs
I have worked with good co-workers. We are a good team. We can count on each other to help get the job done in time. When one cannot come in to work for personal reason, we always help out by covering his/her shift so we can have the job done on time. Management is in full support with their staff.
A typical day of work for me is generally very busy. I am a permanent charge nurse in the operating room. I am not part of management, however, I do have to make a lot of managerial decisions. I love working with patients and other customers, however, political issues tend to impede my abilities sometimes. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting to care for my patients. The hardest part of my job is dealing with difficult staff personalities. Since, I have been a nurse for over 16 years, I must say I have learned many things. I must say my biggest lesson that I have learned is to accept those things that you can not change and continue giving my patient's 100%.
Job pay was excellent and so was scheduling, for you created your own schedule. However, you sit in a room with a patient for 12 hours with just a tv. Overnight shift is the worse because the patient is more than likely sleep and you have to try hard to stay awake with all the lights off. I became sleep deprived. But the worse part about the job is that although you are hired as full-time, your shifts can get canceled up to the start of your shift.
Admitting Rep/ Patient Registration (Current Employee) – Terre Haute, IN – April 4, 2015
The Emergency room is intense and fast pace. I have learned how to work under stress and pressure. The management is outstanding, and my co-workers are enjoyable to be around. The most difficult part of my job is time management, however, I have learned the skills that I need in order to accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently. The most enjoyable aspect of my job is the ability to work closely with patients and patient's family members in the registration and insurance process.
Fast pase environment and interaction multiple patients.
Not having enough time with the patients, also lack of staffing in the Admitting department.
Great working environment but poor training skills.
registered respiratory therapist (Former Employee) – Terre Haute, IN – April 29, 2015
I loved working at Union Hospital for two years. The hospital is very nice and I had access to everything that I needed to fulfill my work duties. I liked my co-workers, they were very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, I disagree with their training of new employees. I was misinformed about documentation when I first started by a fellow employee who had also been misinformed. Because of this lack of appropriate training, I lost my job at Union Hospital.
Great work environment, nice employees, good compensation
Registered Nurse, Same Day Surgery/Recovery Room (Former Employee) – Elkton, MD – July 22, 2015
Lost my second family. I worked there for 13 years. typical day there was busy. I started my career there as unit clerk and put myself through nursing school. did do intern/externship through here . Was pediatrics nurse, med/surg nurse, then same day surgery and recovery nurse.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Lynn, MA – November 14, 2014
Some days are slow and other days enough work to have the day go by fast. I have learned an abundance of knowledge through extensive trainings how to manage different mood levels of individuals. Working with management was great very understanding of ones needs, co-workers very team oriented. The hardest part of the job is seeing the disadvantage of supports that are out there for people that are looking for help. The most rewarding part of the job is seeing an individual succeed and become successful in maintaing there issues.
My mistake was working nights . Too difficult with a high acuity of very ill patients on the hight shift.
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – 200 E University Pkwy, Baltimore, MD – September 5, 2014
At that time, 1986 there was a nursing shortage and as a new nurse on nights I struggled with my first nursing job. It was short lived and I almost left nursing due to my difficult time there. I still learned a lot and moved on to Keswick, where my career in nursing was saved. I gained more confidence and realized I needed to move on .At Union Memorial I had attended Johnston School of Practical Nursing 1985-1986 and ended with high marks.
Good hospital training, learend much about many nursing protocols / proceedures, earning a reasonable income for my family.
High patient acuity, very little help on nights, a few difficult codes.