Peri-operative Nursing Technician (Former Employee) – Bel Air MD. – September 22, 2015
A typical day was to prepare IV fluids for the incoming patients in the Out Patient Surgi-Center for which I was a peri-operative Nursing Tech.,vital signs,IV starts,getting the patient changed into hospital attire,securing thier valuables,assisting with recovery room care of the post operative patient,assist with bedside procedures,and discharging patients at the end of his or her stay.
Upper Chesapeake was my first job experience, though, I was only a volunteer so my tasks were very limited. Still, I was able to try a few different departments which kept my time there interesting and enabled me to meet various people.
the unit coordinator as well as staff spend too much time on cell phones rather then patient care. because of this, patients are not tended to. one confused patient was left in a geri chair and unobserved. she feel directly on her face and broke her nose. pt,s nurse was found 10 minutes after the incident
Registered Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) – Bel Air Maryland – June 16, 2014
Always short staffed, especially with RN's. The pay is not competitive and the benefits are less than mediocre. AN employees commitment is not appreciated, nor returned. You are reprimanded for not taking a 30 minute lunch break, although one would be greatly appreciated. I've worked for this organization for many years and hoped it would get better, but with no raise in 3 years and only given one recently because there is a hiring freeze and they know the staffing will only get worse, they want their dedicated employees to remain on staff. There is absolutely no work/life balance. The only pro is that it is the only middle sized healthcare facility within a 30 mile radius to where I live.
UPMC PROVIDED ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND MY KNOWLEDGE BASE AND EXPERIENCES BY SENDING ME TO GENEVA FOR THE WORLD CANCER IN 2008 AND I MADE A PALLIATIVE CARE PRESENTATION. AND, IN 2012 AT MONTREAL WORLD CANCER I PRESENTATED A SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM.
Medical Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Bel Air, MD – December 19, 2013
Everyday was a learning day for me. I have learned communication skills, Administrative duties including mail, invoices, supplies, working on excel, making payrolls, sheets, drafts and designing etc. Schedules conference calls. Learned how to prepare reports and presentations for supervisors. Assisted with Counseling of Employees with tracking and documentation. Administrative Assistant experienced at registering patients, scheduling appointments, recording and filing patient medical records. Enters orders and information quickly and accurately. Strong attention to detail and extensive knowledge of medical terminology. Experienced in records dictation, transcription, and exam room prep. Highly efficient in keeping files updated and accessible which involves computing and electronic record keeping.
There was always some excitement going on, from woman in labor to car accidents coming through the emergency room. Never a dull moment. Also kept me on my feet. Co-workers were okay, but def had clicks that I didn't like and not very friendly toward new faces. Management was good.
hospital benefits, discounted lunches in the cafeteria
Certified Medical Assist/Certified Phlebotomy Tech (Current Employee) – Havre de Grace, MD – October 30, 2013
A typical work day here begins at 6:30am and goes until about 5:30pm or until the last patient leaves. I am typically the first person in the parking lot and the last person to leave it. It's very hard to pin point certain things I've learned here since I've learned so much. I guess one thing would be the NextGen EMR System. This system handles our patient charting and the flow through the office. I've also learned the front office operations and checking patients in and out as well as tracking them through the office flow. The Management here seems to care about your experience and how you are doing. My practice manager is very enthusiastic, she really seems to take pride in her job and this trickles down to our staff. My co-workers here are my family and like family we have our disagreement but we always seem to come together and take care of our patients. The hardest part of my job is the loss of a patient, I hate to see a Sympathy card on my desk. The most enjoyable part of my job is my job itself. I know it sounds corny but I love my job and the challenges it brings me everyday. I love working with my patients and my co-workers.
Applied for Hostess (Former Employee) – Cafeteria – September 17, 2013
When I was interviewed for Hostess, they seemed to be concerned that I follow the rules, to the letter. They also seemed quite offended when I pointed out to them that this is food services, in a hospital; if the rules are not followed to the letter, sick people could become even sicker, or worse. Their attitude bothers me tremendously.
3 West was the WORST place, I repeat the WORST place I have ever worked. The Female RN's and the evening unit clerk on that unit, lie on new RN's assigned to the unit. They tell all kinds of untrue statements to get you terminated. They run to the nurse manager, who should be more professional and do her research before acting on their lies. If the RN's on the unit don't like you, they will do down right DIRTY tricks to get you terminated. If you are an Afro-American and get offered a position on 3 West, my advise is RUN, don't take it.
you have a job.
the staff are the worse including the nurse manager, staff rn's, and unit clerk
pt acct rep (Former Employee) – Upper Chesapeake health – September 8, 2013
They say all the right things in public but behind close doors it is a cat fight. The management style encourages grade school tattle-tale behaviors instead of focusing on quality training and actual oversight of work. The atmosphere is tense with fear of reprimand. The different departments do not communicate well and the work suffers for it. I felt stifled. They do not want any one to speak up about the problems there.