RN (Current Employee), Knoxville, TN – July 16, 2014
Pros: positive and respectful relationships between md's and nurses.
Cons: bsn required for new hires or to transfer departments.
The five years I've spent at UT have been both rewarding and challenging. As a teaching hospital, a large focus is placed on continuing education, work committees to evaluate standards of care and safe practice, and providing all departments and staff with a positive experience. I highly recommend UT for any nurse looking to further their career in – more... an acute care setting. – less
Staff Nurse, Team Leader (Former Employee), Knoxville, TN – April 24, 2014
Very busy and fast paced. We had verbal reports from one shift to another and from one unit to another. Good team and management. Hardest part of the job was time management to make sure patients received the best care possible and still getting all the charting, meetings, etc completed as expected.
The University of Tennessee was exiting as well as on the forefront of medical advances and technologies. I enjoyed my time there because I got the opportunity to become extremely skilled by working exclusively for the Neurosurgical Team. We were a smaller group but that is what made us work more efficiently together which allowed us faster turn overs – more... as well as having a working knowledge of one another. Co-Workers were always willing to share knowledge as well as personal experiences which allows you to be somewhat prepared if you should ever find yourself in a similar situation. Unfortunately I did not know much about the management, nor the team members that worked with management due to the fact that the OR suite at this location was very large. – less
Very nice and helpful coworkers. Superv isors very helpful with aiding in home life.
Security Officer (Current Employee), Knoxville, TN – December 30, 2013
Typical day includes walking around the campus and maintaining safety for all. I also have the ability to stop and socialize with visitors and staff for much of the day, as long as there are no calls to be answered. My supervisors are very willing to help but truly seem to want the employees o work on their own, without micromanaging. The hardest part – more... of the job is having to see some of the pain that patients and visitors are under (simply due to it being a hospital and people tend not to go to a hospital unless they have to.) The best part is being able to help people, even if it is just saying hi to someone and making seeing if there is anything I can do for them. – less
Surgical Technologist (Former Employee), Knoxville, TN – November 5, 2013
Pros: helping people in need
Cons: being treated like an outcast for being young and from out of town
A day could be hectic and full of emergencies or slow with no surgeries to do. I learned more about the medical environment and how to deal with emergency situations. My co-workers seem to always be in the older group and I was always treated like a kid, which was the hardest part for me. I loved being able to help others with creating life or giving – more... to those in need. – less
Overall I feel the University of Tennessee Medical Center is a great place to work! Very fast paced atmosphere as a nurse at the bedside, but are highly respected and a great interdisciplinary team approach for patients. Great people work there and is one of the major reasons I have stayed at the facility for so long.