Respiratory Care Practitioner (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – November 12, 2012
The first start of vent weaning unit. Heavy patient care work load, but very satisfying to know we weaned so many and sent many home vent free. The hardest part was call outs by fellow respiratory staff, be cause the work load was so heavy. There were days when two respiratory staff would have the vent unit, ER and medical floors to cover and delivery neb treatments, arterial blood gases would need to be drawn and ran and results given to physician. Changing out of equipment per protocol and chart auditing and orders taken and written for physicians. I became a team leader while working there and had a great relationship with the pulmnologists. They relied upon my recommendations of weaning per patient and trusted my judgement. The most enjoyable part was the satisfaction of helping the respiratory patient get some quality of life back after all the hard work of weaning.
weaning patients and interacting on a postive scale with the pulmonoligist.
short staffed, temp staffing, and turn overs in staff.
Meetings are organized and told ahead of time to prepare. There is lots of committees and education programs for learning and advancement. They offer tuition reimbursement and opportunities for salary raise annually. Always offer free educational information online and accessible libraries onsite of use
Management has no concept of patient safety. Patients are left waiting for days in a hallway sharing bathrooms with 30+ sick people. ER waiting room always has 20+ pts waiting for 4+ hrs. That's how they treat pts., imagine how they treat employees.
I was hired as a surgical assistant but I am treated as a surgical tech. I am not allowed the opportunity to advance in the CVOR.I was told I would be trained in Endo Vein Harvesting and have not been and it has been 2 years. In the main OR I am treated as an assistant but I am only in that department occasionally.
Communications Coordinator (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – June 3, 2018
As an employee at Doctors I was encouraged to take on extra responsibilities and learn new things. Examples of this were taking over the schedule for five switchboard employees, creating an excel spreadsheet to tract movie ticket and White Water ticket sales.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that we can make a tremendous "difference" in the lives of our patients by working with patients and their families through patient education. Our main goal was to provide the best possible treatment outcomes at the hospital and at home.
Was surrounded by exceptional employees and able to mentor. Promoted several from within and created new departments to promote two others. CFO was new to position, created issues within the departments he managed.
LPN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Augusta, GA – May 1, 2018
A typical day on med/surg unit at doctors hospital is a very busy and educational day. Team work has inproved over the past few years due to the new manager. I truly enjoyed working with her and the new team she built. I will miss working with her and my old team.
great team work, excellent floor management, very educational
if you consider being busy every day a con its the only one that i can think of, however i like staying busy.