Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – August 4, 2017
Great place to plant roots. Staff members always friendly and willing to help. Most managers are great, loved the time I spent there. Only left to expand my clinical skills in order to relocate, if I was going to stay in the area I would have stayed put.
Cook (Current Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – September 27, 2017
Management is not what I would say sufficient. They do not care for their employees, once so ever. Continuously short staffed, and underappreciated. The amount of ignorance in employees, and visitors is absurd.
No guaranteed breaks, scheduled changed minutes prior to leaving
good benefits but every year they cut people because of budget cuts
Mechanic Engineer II (Former Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – June 4, 2017
good benefits but your constantly on edge about if they are going to lay you off because of budget cuts. The maintenance staff is pretty good but they are just undermaned and dont get approved to hire people permanantly much.
Registered Nurse, Obstetrics /NICU Level I (Former Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – May 26, 2017
Short staffing is an issue, occasional mandating. However, I feel that they paid fairly , more than other hospitals within in the area. I would like to have seen 12hr shifts offered in my department, but to my knowledge that is currently a work in progress.
I was hired by Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Did all my paperwork,drug test, background check...all good. Gave my current employer a 2 week notice, bought $50 worth of scrubs that I cant even take back. Got a call right before my start date from HR stating that they saw I was a previous employee 3 years ago ...WBGH said I worked there for 5 days...(I was there for 1 overnight shift and decided it was not for me) immediately told the supervisor my reason for not staying. HR claimed I needed to give a 2 week notice and on my application that stated I lied about never being an employee. I have applied for many positions at WBGH and always put down on my application that I worked there. When you already have an account,and apply to jobs at WBGH, the application process is already filled out. So I did not realize that the question asking if I was a previous employee said "NO". All this was ...was an accidental error. They told me I "FALSIFIED" my application and made me feel like a liar. Now I have no job at all. Considering legal action.
Excellent experiences by working throughtout the hospital.
REGISTERED NURSE (Former Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – December 30, 2014
Patient care, med pass, teaching, IV therapy. Learned from many seasoned nurses over the years on their experiences. Management was tough but fair. Co-workers, for the most part were all team players. The hardest part was being short staffed. The most enjoyable was that I made friends for a lifetime and we all learned and grew from one another's knowledge.
PC Technician (Current Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – November 29, 2014
Work volume and requirements are manageable. Not a very challenging job. Many poor performers who maintain their jobs, there is little turn over. This is problem for me. I need more challenging work and co-workers that have the skills to perform at a higher level. You do not have this there.
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is a leader in local healthcare with loyal employees and a family work environment.
Executive Secretary to the CEO and CMO (Current Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764 – August 27, 2014
A typical day at work includes so many different aspects of a career. It is a fast paced environment where anything can happen at anytime. Senior management can be found circulating throughout the building engaging employees and patients in an attempt to make every experience the best it can be.
Unit Secretary Clinical Services/ Med-Surgical (Former Employee) – throughout hospital – February 12, 2014
A very productive and fast paced environment. Worked between In-patient and Out-patient services. Worked with all departments with in facility and outside facility. Worked along side: Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Techs all the way through the list to Environmental services. Customer Service was key at this facility. Worked with patients and family members on daily basis. Computers, software and phones were highly used for a means of communication. Charting and filing are some other aspects of what I did there as an employee. I have learned how to manage my time efficiently and learned to prioritize my work in a excellent manner during all types of situations, such as: Post op patients coming back from major surgeries, codes, pt family visiting times, "STAT" calls etc. My co-workers is what built a team. We all worked together, communicated to each other and got the job done by working together as a unit/team.