Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Paterson, NJ – September 6, 2018
My experience at saint Josephs was amazing to say the least . i learned so much about myself and the healthcare system. it was a very diverse place to work so i also got to learn a lot about different cultures. the hardest part of my job were the hours. i worked 11 pm- 730 am yet i enjoyed it very much. the most enjoyable part of my job was helping the patients , watching them get better and better everyday, and also my co workers , they were amazing !
EVS Housekeeping (Current Employee) – Plymouth, IN – July 30, 2018
I loved working in all the different departments that we had to clean in evs. Nursing staff and support staff were always amazing to be around. However the evs staff and manager are very disrespectful towards one another. Lots of favoritism. No teamwork. Lots of gossiping.
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse (Current Employee) – Mishawaka, IN – July 25, 2018
I started at Saint Joseph Health System as a new graduate nurse in 2003. I was trained by one of the best nurses, and women I have ever known. She let me do things and let me learn at my own pace. I credit her with much of my success and confidence. I now am a lead preceptor for new employees and try to train them the way she trained me. I love being on the elevator on the way to the sixth floor where I work, every time the door opens, I see someone that I know from some other department and we always exchange a hello and a smile. It is like a large family and I love that about Saint Joseph Health System. They have given me a second home, a place to grow and develop my skills and talents. I am constantly encouraged by my co-workers and leaders to push myself to be better and to create a better experience for my patients. I love that I can call my co-workers and leaders friends. People care about each other outside of the hospital as well as inside. We cheer one another on and feel each others defeats and hurts. I would recommend this employer to anyone and I am only choosing to leave it for relocation reasons. I will always cherish the relationships and experiences I have had a Saint Joseph Health System.
Family Environment, competitive wages, great leadership, perfect size to work for.
Shortage of nurses at times, located in area where there is not a lot of competition for jobs
I.T. Specialist (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – July 20, 2018
My favorite part of the job by far is the interaction with patients and their families when we are called at bedside. No matter how much pressure I'm under or how bad my day has gone up to that point, being able to make a patient smile always brightens my day.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Plymouth, IN – January 31, 2018
There is no structure. Management is worthless and unavailable. They don't care about their patients or their staff. They hire only new RNs so that the poor souls no nothing different and then try to make them believe that the horrible things that they do are "normal."
Non-management employee (Current Employee) – South Bend, IN – December 29, 2017
Culture is very top-down. Suggestions for improvement from non-management level people is not encouraged or accepted. If you like to keep your opinions to yourself and just do what you're told then this is the place for you.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Mishawaka, IN – August 25, 2017
Faith based care is real, and it is what has kept me there for so long. The culture is changing though. The newer nurses think the nurses station is where they work like it is home base, they run in the room and do a task and run back out to the desk to be with their friends. Nurses are hired to care for patients. Patients are generally in their beds in the rooms. This might be happening at other hospitals too, could be a generational thing. But stronger management would help to keep nurses at the bedside caring for the patients as they are being paid to do.
We are not given break time to enjoy the beautiful grounds.