Pros: team atmosphere. studor philosophy for customer service
Cons: self-insured. no match 403b
Wilson Medical Center is a small community hospital with a staff of committed employees that are very proud and conscientious regarding the healthcare of their community. I was recruited by this hospital to create a float pool for the nursing department to help facilitate the staffing of the hospital during high census and as the hospital was growing – more... in its services.
From the moment that I walked into this facility, the warmth of the employee team from housekeeper to administration was evident of quality customer service. I accepted the position as a two year assignment that was offered with the understanding that once the program was in place, I had the option of staying or leaving. I chose to leave when the program was well established and I felt the new manager was very capable of continuing successfully.
I enjoyed the time I was with this facility. However, this was a 100 mile round trip each day and the drive was becoming more difficult for me due to my need for cataract surgery. The hospital was self-insured and I therefore would have to drop my current physicians and have the surgery there to have insured coverage. So with that in mind and after so many years of working with my physicians, I opted to take retirement when the program was stable. I have since had my surgery and my vision is now beyond my greatest expectations.
I am a young at heart retiree that enjoys projects and details that help others to understand issues and how to resolve problems. Through my work with the education dept. at Wilson, I developed an orientation program for new employees that was adopted by other departments in the hospital to assure employee understanding of the job and behavior expectations.
As with many hospitals, managers wear many "hats." I was also in charge of the Bed Placement to facilitate efficient flow of patients from the emergency department to inpatient admission. This became a project that later evolved into a Six Sigma project that continues to this day as improvement is recognized throughout the process. It is a challenging process and touches everyone from Physicians and staff to families. Obviously, something that requires continual attention to detail.
I was also in charge of the morgue. This was truly a new experience for me as I was never aware of all the legal implications of a county morgue. When I assumed the role, it was not being well monitored. I simply implemented all the rules that were supposed to be followed and took away the many sets of keys that were "floating" around the hospital and EMS group. Housekeeping, maintenance and lab were all opening the door and allowing body drop-off/pick-up without signing in or out making it difficult to track coroner cases appropriately.
All in all, I did a lot of walking, talking, teaching of staff and patients while monitoring my new staff or checking off skill competency. I wrote the Standard of Care for the Clinical Resource Unit (float pool), interviewed staff nurses and nursing assistants for the pool and made rounds daily. About once per month I tried to meet as many night or evening staff to remain visible and available to my staff. Working with the other nurse managers was always a pleasure and I value their professional opinions and friendship to this day. – less
CNA ll (Former Employee), Wilson, NC – September 7, 2013
Pros: cnas bonded and helped each other; travel rns rocked
Cons: lazy rns, high turnover, discrimination
Terrible place to work! All CNA I & II get treated like unfair! Most of the RN are lazy! All they do is give medication and sit down and talk and play computer games! Most of the time late night the CNA's are up working and the NURSES are sleeping! I have captured several pictures of charge nurses sleeping like a baby! CNA's can't get any help what – more... so ever! The best nurses to ever come through and actually work and believe in helping were the TRAVEL NURSES! The 3rd floor(3west) and the 5th floor(5east) are the most terrible floors in the hospital! Turn over rate is very high on those floors they go thru managers and CNAs like crazy! And fire, suspend or discharge the CNAs for stupid things and dont realize that CNAs do majority of the work there! That hospital without great CNAs would be a tragic because we did all of patient care! I was a CNA who spoke up about things that wont right! I believe in defending myself! I was discharged for not being able to return to work when they needed me. Medically my MD gave me restrictions but said I could return but they wouldn't allow me to come and help where I could help them because of tiny restrictions. I was hurt on the job and denied workers compensation and after not being able to return so soon they sent me certified mail that I was no longer a employee. They called me for everything else they could have called me to tell me I was no longer a employee instead of avoiding me and sending mail. I was a very hard worker pulling and turning over 300lb patient alone asking for help and couldn't get it and this results in me getting hurt for not having help! I would not recommend anyone to work here! If you are not part if management or a RN you are nobody to them! – less
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Neodesha, KS – June 21, 2013
A typical day at work should include feeling like you made a difference in somebodies life. I look to have a freindly inviornment with co-workeres and encourage team work. I enjoy feeling like I've made a differance in the lives of others or feeling like I have successfully helped someone. I like to complete all tasks given to me prpperly. The hardest – more... part of work includes when problems occure and trying to find a stratagy to fix the problem within a timely mannor. – less
Pros: excellent salary comparable with surrounding hospitals. pediatricians are excellent to work with
Cons: unsure about job security
Excellent place to work. Excellent place to learn new skills. Management cares about the employees. Hardest part of job is not knowing about job security. Most enjoyable is working with the moms and babies.A typical day/night at work is come on-duty, receive report, assess your patient. Provide care of client. Pediatricians are excellent to work with.
The evening started with shift change report, meet patients & check on their needs, rounding every 2hrs, charting, taking vitals, prepare patients for surgery or procedures I had a great manager, very caring.Many of the nursing staff wouldn't hesitate to answer questions or walk you through a technique. The hardest part of the job was sometimes being – more... under staffed, but we got through it! Needless to say the best part was being able to bring comfort to someone during a tough time. – less
Run away! Do not apply for this job! Until Managment changes, stay away!
Former employee (Former Employee), Hospice – October 7, 2012
Cons: long hours, micromanagement, little compensation, tense working environment, high turnover, stress, negative work enviroment
Wilson Medical as a company is a wonderful place to work. Hospice as a department is a hellish place to work. Manager is not a nice person. She is very mean and cruel to employees. There is very high turnover and she bullies employees into leaving. You will work very looonnnnng hours with little compensation. I was there for a few years and watched – more... how she treated all employees. People are afraid of her. Employees try to avoid her at all costs. They stay away from her office, sneak up back stairs and hallways, and try not to talk to her at any means. The company is out of compliance with regulations as well. You will be walking into a mess. Be aware! – less