Very busy place to work and learn loads of knowledge and increase skills. The schedule made it difficult to balance real life with work life. The job was very demanding and taxing to say the least. There was and has been a lot of turnover with staff and management. Heart Hospital was my family for 5 years and I was glad to be a part of it. The staff and employees take care of patients very well.
The Heart Hospital of Austin is a unique environment with a high nurse/patient ratio. The clinical care is excellent with fantastic outcomes. I rounded twice a week, providing sensitive care to a diverse population. My role was humanistic support to the clinical side of the hospital - communicating that the Heart Hospital was concerned for the whole person.
Imaging Director (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – January 29, 2017
I learned a lot due to the many hats you wear. A lot of responsibility to handle for one person. This is because the director covers all levels of Imaging management and their associated responsibilities.
I enjoyed this job, but my manager at the time knew less about my role than me. Which created a lot of issues. The rest of my coworkers were great, and the hospital overall is a wonderful working environment.
Provides a full range of cardiovascular services and wellness to patients
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – November 2, 2016
Great experience and benefits of devoted cardiovascular care. This is an incredible environment to work in. As an employee, I feel highly engaged and appreciated. Several programs are in place to allow employees to voice their concerns, and get feedback from upper management.
Staff and services have grown. They offer more services.
They do not care about you or paying you. If you are lazy, like to call in a lot and not a team player this is the place for you. They are always short staffed. The ones that are faithful and come to work everyday will always get used ( not in a good way) and treated like badly.
Hostile work environment, weird staff, rigidly hierarchical
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – August 22, 2016
It's an HCA facility, so you know that physicians are going to be treated as demigods while nurses and techs are constantly reminded of their disposability. At Heart Hospital there's a LOT of really weird staff members, or at least were when I worked there. If you work there you'll hear lots of horror stories about physicians yelling at nurses on day shift, or how people are writing each other up all the time behind each others' backs. Management is virtually absent, and things really don't get changed there. You're paired up (one nurse and one tech takes on up to 6 patients) in pods. Staff there have this dead look on their faces all the time, they look miserable to be there. Nobody will ever say 'thank you' for hard work done.
HCA gives great gifts like umbrellas and phone chargers
Techs are reminded theyre at the bottom of the totem pole, workers arent treated with dignity or respect
I could not get the stars to change to rate management and job culture. On a regular day at 1800 we get report and at that time transfers and admissions start or the cath lab is bringing up pt's and/or the pts are calling for pain med or they want to go to the br. We start out running. then about 10pm we have gotten most the fires put ot and the meds have been passed. some of us have started charting or in the middle. Sometimes we have a tasker that stays until 2000 to help discharge if there are late discharges or help do admit history. Most of the time the nurses are helping ea. other. If there is a code going on or a pt with chest pain or resp. distress we are there for each other also the PCT. I have learned to take advice from newer nurses and the old way is not always the right way and how the doctors are different from the 90's new procedures how we keep the family more informed and that we get them to participate and new equipment,(ex. the cadio mems. the hardest part of the job for me is losing a pt. the most enjoyable is working with my friends,seeing a pt that we worried about surviving and then they get to go home and enjoying what I do. We have nights we bring food and eat and sometimes administration buys especially if we are working a busy night and there are pt's waiting in the ED hallways to be seen and they need to be admitted asap. Management will also come in and help if the night is that busy
pt to nurse ratio is good, the people I work with are very good at there jobs and we are recognized for that
The night shift is short changed sometimes when it come to inservices
MLS (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – September 14, 2015
This is an incredible environment to work in. As an employee, I feel highly engaged and appreciated. Several programs are in place to allow employees to voice their concerns, and get feedback from upper management.