OR Circulating Nurse-RN (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – July 3, 2018
Fast pace environment with great support. Love my team/colleagues and management team. Enjoyable place to work. Opportunities for advancement and ability to join sub-groups to further career opportunities. Free CEs and healthcare related classes.
Ultrasound Tech (Former Employee) – Austin – March 12, 2018
Low salary, ultrasound supervisor the worst supervisor I've had in my work history. Bad training in a week they expect you to be ready. Fifteen ultrasounds at night plus a million things.You are not even have time to take your break . As an ultrasound technician they expect you to do everything, vascular, abdomen, OB, gynecology, pediatric, procedures and plus. Old and heavy machines and old and obsolete systems. My worst experience in my professional career.
Radiological Technologist (Former Employee) – South Austin Medical Center – January 31, 2018
Strike this one from your list. Oppressive management, horrible pay, cliquish environment. The commercials are laughable: "The best is here." Actually the new grad right out of school is your ICU nurse, because they can't find anyone to accept the pittance they pay. Same with all departments. For-profit institution, with shareholders the only ones smiling.
If your a nurse this is perfect they scrape the bottom of the barrell for nurses i had some pretty stupid questions from someone responsible for taking care off another human being, and they get treated like royalty because nurses are hard to find with the so called competitive salary. Any other department look else where you will hate it there. The rasies are a joke,they have taken away a perk every year, pretty soon they will charge you to park in their parking lot then fine you if it gets broken in to. This is the thinking process of poor leadership at the hospital. I loved working there but only because it felt like you were in the trenches in ww2 trying to make it to rhe end of shift with only your coworkers as a lifeline.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Laboratory – October 15, 2017
I was hired to work the Lab,firstly management lied about positions and promise opportunity only to have warm bodies on staff,poorly trained, quick ro update schedule routinely and place your availability as theres...very inconsiderate management and have no value of employees...Phlebotomist morale extremely low!! Its a revolving door due to poor management! Dont waste your time if your seriously looking for stable employment.
Co workers great Nurses and ED Staff
Low pay....low appreciation of staff....30 min breaks on 10 hr shift...cant even drink water!!
When I first started working at SAMC I loved it there! The staff was awesome and the culture was great! Since starting we have gotten a new director and a new manager. Neat perks like coffee cards and meal cards are no longer given out and the cafeteria now closes after 7pm, so night shift only has access to vending machines. Definitely seems like they only care about management doctors, and day shift. Staff morale is low and we are now always short staffed due to an inability to fills spots faster then the staff is quitting.
poor pay, poor benefits, no cafeteria and always short staffed
RT (Former Employee) – South Austin, TX – July 4, 2017
I was severely underpaid. We were frighteningly under staffed at all times. The manager was crazy! They posted their old furniture for sale in our department. Management was rude, belittling and out of touch with reality. Management blamed other employees for the high turnover rate. We ran out supplies, blankets, you name it all the time! The nurses were rude and unprofessional. I felt like I put my license on the line every time I clocked in. Various doctors could not practice anywhere else because other hospital had revoked their privileges, yet there they were at SAMC. It was like working in hades.
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – June 19, 2017
Working in the capacity that I did, working 12 hour shifts. Taking 2 buses to get to work made if even more stressful. Not the facilities fault. Overall the experience was just too difficult for me personally.
Management is so out of touch they don't even recognize they have a problem when 75% of the nursing staff quits within a year. They kept blaming it on compensation, but even with that increased the vacancies just keep piling up.
Medic/ED (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – January 16, 2017
As a medic, you have the same job description as RN but make $10-25 less/hr. You get very little positive feedback from anyone and are obscenely underpaid for the amount of work and personal risk you are expected to incur. The hospital is entirely profit-driven and as a caregiver, there is always a tacit push to cut corners in the interest of speed. The employee morale at this place is constantly low, and there is very little sense of family/team among coworkers. St. David's is notorious for underpaying staff at all levels, but the way they exploit medics, especially new/inexperienced ones is shameful. If you're new to the field and you want to see some crazy !$#/# and you don't mind getting underpaid, then by all means go get some notches in your belt. But if you've done your time and you're just looking for a decent job with a decent wage, look elsewhere.
one 30 min break/12 hrs, sub-par cafeteria, your coworkers are mostly newbies
Monitor Technician; Unit Clerk (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – April 23, 2015
Great place to work and flexible hours. Working side by side with co-workers that I got along with. Work consisted of 12 hour shifts 0700-1900 0r 1900-0700 although may seem long it was mandatory and necessary for the care of our patients.
I would highly suggest never taking a PRN job unless you really want to work PRN hours. My experience with SAMC was an unpleasant one I got hired PRN in the beginning. Worked my butt off for a year only to watch other people get full-time shifts. So to summarize this up....if they hire you PRN they'll only think of you as such and there isn't much moving up room.
The labor and delivery unit evolved during my employment. Some of the changes have been for the good. The newest director is more concerned with money than providing excellent patient care. The new director feels that younger nurses are needed for this area. They have nurses there who can and do provide good care. Samc labor and delivery staffing is extremely minimal. Benefits were adaquate and comparible to most hospitals.