Benefits Coordinator (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – December 9, 2018
Working at CHRISTUS gave me much experience and knowledge that has since carried me throughout my career. We attended many workshops, training meetings, conferences and educational classes. Unfortunately the company went through restructuring and caused a large layoff due to reduction in work force
Patient Access Representative II (Former Employee) – Beaumont, TX – December 8, 2018
I would say the hardest part of the job was to see the people in so much pain. I would also say it was hard to treat the true emergency patients from the routine patients that refuse to go to their primary care physicians.
Patient Relations Manager (Former Employee) – Alexandria, LA – December 4, 2018
This position encompassed many roles. Management always expects more with less catapulting leaders to utilize teams in new and improved ways. The culture is faith filled driven by a powerful mission but the day to day tasks of this role was daunting.
Patient Access Representative (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – November 22, 2018
I worked in ER and it taught me that life is really short and no one is promised tomorrow. I used to keep a wheelchair near my desk, so a very sick person can sit down while looking for their identification, insurance card(s) and pay their co-payments.
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 17, 2018
The work place is very understaffed on nurses and cna. Might be a good place for a cna to work since all they ever did was sit around on their phones. They really don't help with anything and when asked they just give attitude. Work as a RN was good, just too demanding since there is no help from any of the cna. we had up to 7 patients at a time each.
Member of multiple committees, ICU staff nurse (Current Employee) – Longview, TX – November 16, 2018
we are still in the process of transitioning from Good Shepherd Medical Center as an independent facility to Christus corporate policies, plans and procedures. Multiple changes in patient ratios, department division and job responsibilities are currently occurring. Management has primarily transitioned to corporate from previous upper management positions. Within the ICU multiple changes are occurring which increases staff nurse workload without assistance of ancillary staff in our area to assist with these additional job responsibilities. This is issue is currently being addressed by management. I value and sincerely appreciate my coworkers who function as an amazingly fluid team. At the end of the day I am so proud to call these team members close friends.
High nurse-patient ratio. Supposed off-clock lunch period, but nurses were required to stay on unit and remain available to take calls to patient rooms during this time. Charge nurse frequently hostile, unfriendly, unavailable and unsupportive to new nurses.
I am truly fortunate and blessed to be part of such an incredible organization, where our culture creates a fun, inclusive and engaging environment. My favorite part of working at Christus is the strong faith in God which dictates and governs everything we do from the manner in which we communicate with others, to the true reason why we exist, which is to take care of those in need. It’s refreshing to see these core values still being upheld at such a high level, even though it’s diminishing in our society. Our leaders continuously inspires and challenges us to be the best we can be, which positively impacts all interactions within our close knitted community.