Productive and technical and also occasionally fun place to work.
Integrations Analyst III (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – September 21, 2018
Review issue or new request related tickets, call requester to gather more information and discuss requirements and deliverables. Research, design, develop report's partial or entire section. Attend meetings if any.
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – September 16, 2018
I accepted a position in Environmental Services when I was hired. There was not sufficient training per say for my actual job that I was hired to do. Yes, there was general orientation which I participated in. Once I was put in my department, it was a rat race. I feel like we were really pushed to our limits everyday. We had to hurry...hurry to get our patient rooms, waiting areas, nursing stations, trauma room, and nursery done. And I took pride in my job so I wanted to clean the appropriate way according to Hospital standards and practices. But everyday while trying to get my job done in a timely manner and to avoid overtime, it never failed that I would get beeped to leave my floor and go clean other rooms. That was stressful because I still had to go back and finish my rooms while pushing myself to avoid overtime. And what was disappointing was I was only making $8.00/hour. And EVS is a hard job. On a positive note, I enjoyed working with my Manager and co-workers. And when I did hurt my back at work, Erlanger went above and beyond to make sure that I got the medical care and physical therapy required.
I had a Great Manager
Heavy workload, not enough help, and the pay was barely enough to survive.
I am speaking only for the inpatient role. I agree with others who say that the role Is not valued by the establishment. For the most part, inpatient practitioners are barely more than scribes, not practicing to their full scope. While I do feel loved and appreciated by my supervising physicians and my direct manager, the upper management and physician leadership is a whole different story . The practitioners used to have access to the physicians lounge, this is no longer available. I can only assume it is because being in the company of mid-level providers makes it difficult for them to enjoy their meal. We were stripped of designated parking privileges without notice and then punished for parking in the garage. The very modest extra pay for overtime was stopped, yet we are pressured to work extra days when they have a staffing shortage for no extra money. I could go on and on. The facility is extremely busy, nearly unmanageable for the amount of staff. The salary is very low for the area, at least for the inpatient practitioners. There is no bonus structure, no holiday pay, no overtime for extra days worked.
Decent benefits package
Absolutely no appreciation of advanced practice providers by management and physician leadership
Respiratory Care Practitioner (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – August 9, 2018
Some areas of the hospital are well staffed, others are not. Nursing is, of course, stressful, but there is a great system in place to attempt to give adequate staffing. In my department, concern about holding down costs leads to unreasonable workloads frequently and forces staff to make decisions which lead to either omitted care or poorly administered care.
Pt Service Rep (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – July 29, 2018
I think the company is great and the reason I choose this one, since I'm new to the area, is because they are growing and expanding all around the metropolitan area. So, even if I moved I could probably have stayed with the company. However, I'm not sure how thier policies really work, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of room for human errors or mistakes. That concerns me considering they are a teaching hospital. I've worked at a teaching hospital before and trust me I know about errors the student physicians make, but guess what that is how they learn, I get that, but the same principles should also be extended to the staff. We are all working together as a team, to accomplish the same goal, but even the quarterback fumbles occasionally. Overall it's about the level of care and the quality of service we provide that makes us stand out from the rest.
Not having to work on weekend, het to spend time with my family.
Partner (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – July 23, 2018
Everyone works very well together, pay ranges could be more competitive, insurance package could be a little bit better as it was before. Overall, everywhere will have good and bad, for the most part Erlanger is a decent place to be.
Work days are mostly busy, some days are steady Employees work together, good teamwork I have learned it is hard to loose someone I have learned is great to take care of someone and get them back to health. to see them go home. Try to keep the workplace clean I have not seen any racism Hardest part of job- moving heavy equipment, beds , lifting heavy patients. Hardest part of job not getting to sit down during whole shift Most enjoyable part of job nursing patients back to health
Erlanger has excellent opportunity for learning and different experiences. However, having adequate staffing is a constant battle. Working without enough staff causes stress and poor quality of work due to lack of time
I would possible work at Erlanger on different type unit .
Medical Unit RN (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – June 28, 2018
The unit I worked on was very hard ,no support from the staff most of the nurse was very young and was all about themselves and they formed clicks . No team work and they thought they knew everything about nursing and bedside manners . No diversity at Erlanger now ,no people of color or experience in charge .
Received a towel for nurses day .Small discount in cafeteria
Sometimes 2 10 minutes break and 30 minute lunch break per shift
Anesthesia Lead Analyst (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – June 22, 2018
Don't really understand the cost of implementing an EMR, we have struggled with getting the necessary equipment since go-live. We still have several areas on paper and really need to get them the appropriate equipment.