Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – February 9, 2016
A typical day is coming in and working a 12.5 hour shift, and on the move almost the entire day. I learned alot from working with a diverse group of staff and patients. I learned how to value life more as I was the bereavement coordinator for our hospital, and dealt with many families who had a baby die. The hardest part of my job was not being able to chart during my shift on a constant basis until the end. I absolutely loved the patient population. I think being there for people after surgery, after having a baby, having a loss, is something I was great at. I enjoyed seeing the positive effects seen with the patients.
Patient Service Representative (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 13, 2016
Working in a very busy clinic creates very interesting days and no two days are ever the same. Compassion is a big part of my day and it is enjoyable working with a great team. One of the best parts of the job is seeing patients smile when they are discharged from care knowing they had the best possible care.
Human Resource Assistant (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 12, 2016
Working in the hospital was an amazing experience and I enjoyed the patients and the co workers. I had an amazing time working in the various departments even being in the leadership role. I was very well respected.
patient access representative (Former Employee) – West Allis, WI – December 11, 2015
My training for the position was decent, but also half assed at the most. There were some parts of the training that I had solid and other parts of the training not so much. Because of that my work suffered where as they expected me to know everything. Also the "Seniors" are supposed to help you when you have questions and think nothing of it, in my case every type of question I asked was reported back to the manager. Let's not talk about the gossip either, it's ridiculous, no reason why there's a high turnover rate.
Public Relations Intern (Former Employee) – Waterloo, IA – December 9, 2015
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is made up of a team who will go above and beyond in order to provide the community with the best healthcare system. Working hard at all times to accomplish their goals and get the name of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare out there.
rn (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – December 9, 2015
Compensation for position is not equal to academic background even though minimum standards are required. Salaried employees expected to "make up" every minute absent from work. Hardest part of job is to continue high standards of job performance with very limited if zero assist.. Organization does not always practice Catholic vision and ideas in every day to day circumstances.
Patient Registration (Current Employee) – Racine, WI – November 13, 2015
Wheaton Franciscan provides a variety of healthcare needs including being a Level 2 Trauma Center and a top ranking Cardiovascular center for SE Wisconsin. Staffing in healthcare is at a shortage, therefore hiring is constant. Opportunities for incoming nurses, CNA, and physicians are plentiful. The volunteers who work with the organization provide numerous opportunities for staff and patients to get great deals on a variety of goods and services. The atmosphere is pleasant, the building and interior are beautiful and well kept. The staff is pleasant and company policy of meeting everyone with a smile and a hello brings a lot of compassion to all.
Reduced meals and excellent dining, benefits, many openings
short staffed, very busy areas of service, high burn out
Med Jockey (Former Employee) – Wheaton, IL – November 4, 2015
Wheaton location. Any skill sets accrued through the years will be taken behind the barn and killed off. Your nothing but a butt kisser to the patients families and management who do not follow plans of care but rather follow what the families want.
Beware the second floor manager. She is a head hunter. Be afraid...very afraid. Will take you down in a heartbeat to earn accolades for herself.
Maintenance Mechanic III (Former Employee) – Wheaton, IL – September 15, 2015
Worked on various equipment, Jack of all traits. Prepared and completed PM's, on boilers and air handlers. Operated various Equipment, Daily mechanical rounds, and work order completion. Great co-workers, at times I was required to replace 400lb, boilers header valves with a manual hoist and lift. This would take place in extremely hot boiler rooms. I truly enjoy applying my skills to various task.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Cudahy, WI – September 7, 2015
A typical day at work was coming in to find a load of paperwork on my desk and at least 10 new phone calls. There would be at least two patients already checked in. My co-workers and I helped each other. This made our jobs easier to do and our days would go smoother. The hardest part of the job was receiving news that a patient passed away. I enjoyed everyday the direct contact and interaction with the patients.