Receptionist (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – March 9, 2018
I enjoyed working at North Carolina Baptist Hospital for many years a typical day would be answer a multi-phone phones, Greet patients in a friendly manner,and direct patients,and family to the department where they needed to be..I have learn so much over the years from the hospital for 1.Always put yourself in someone else shoes treat the patient as you would a loved one 2.Be Respectful its so many just to name a couple.Management has changed for the better more caring, understanding but still effective work place.The hardest part of my job was being short staff..I'm a people person who enjoy putting smiles on faces
Not a good place to work. Large patient loads, Benefits not good. Management not good. Seems to be popular because of name. Does not give AA Nurses a chance, have to be a BSN or become a BSN nurse to be employed.
Total Joint Replacement Team Leader (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – July 22, 2017
Typical day at work is to clock in and make sure everything is ready for the surgical day by checking to see if there are any changes to surgical schedule. Then run the day to day operation of a 40 bed OR .
Part Time Float Medical/Surgical Nurse (Current Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – June 3, 2017
No job is perfect, but overall Baptist is a good hospital to be a nurse in. Currently nurses are in very short supply. For the past year staffing has been borderline unsafe. Administration says they are trying to change that, and I believe them. However, what would really fix it is making pay and benefits more competitive. Currently there is a bit of a vicious circle. Meaning, floors are short staffed with nurses, so the nurses there are unhappy and leave, so the staffing gets worse, creating even more unhappiness. However some managers are fixing this by hiring travel nurses, this causes staff to be happy. New nurses stay on the properly staffed units and a good solid permeant staff is formed. However travel nurses are expensive and so most managers are working their existing nurses to the bone. With all that being said, I really have yet to find an acute care setting that is not in the same boat.
For the most part the job was easy. Too many co-workers who did not speak English nor did they understand our culture. The management was more inclined to hire other nationalities than American workers/nurses.
CENTRAL PROCESSING SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – May 20, 2016
Making sure that the operating room and other clinics have what they need for the next day. Have learned how to process different scopes and probes,do evaulations.The hardest part is when we are short staffed..The best part is doing a good job and .
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – February 2, 2016
My typical day was very busy admitting patients to our unit, and transcribing doctors orders. You would see the same people because they would always come from nursing homes. My co workers were great we were always helping each other out, they were friendly and easy to get along with. We were always short staffed on nurses and CNA;s so the nurses would bring patients to my desk to watch them because the were hard to handle, so I got burned out.
My day started at 10:pm and ended at 8:30 am. I did artery blood pressure charge and put out stock in the unit. I work with the Bio-Med guy on pump and other equipment that they needed help on. What ever was ask of me I did. Shipping and receiving. Answer the phone.
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Winston Salem, NC – September 7, 2013
A typical day at North Carolina Baptist Hospital was very busy. I greeted patients and their families, scheduled appointments, answered the telephones, and transcribed doctors orders. I learned how to deal with a different culture of people on a daily basis. Management was very fair minded and easy to work with. The co-workers were team players and easy to work with. The entire job was challenging. The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with people on a daily basis.
Excellent benefits, salary, and working conditions.