CNA (Former Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – September 27, 2018
I worked at SPGH for almost two years as a CNA. Overall, I liked my stay at the hospital. I was a PRN CNA but there was always an opportunity to work. You can be a CNA but can be trained to do so much more like patient sitting, monitor technician, safety technician and etc. Totally, a lot of opportunities available.
As long as you meet your hours, you can always call in the nursing supervisor if they need someone to stay longer to do the next shifts vital signs if they are short staffed with CNAs or ask to work for another 4 hours if they need someone to help out.
Guardian Angel (Float) (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – August 29, 2018
St. pet Gen is a great place to volunteer. I was lucky enough to be apart of their Guardian Angel program which allowed me to be a little more hands on then some volunteers. Being able to float any where in the hospital gave me a chance to help different types of patients and staff members.
Higher learning, different work experience with different levels of care.
RN (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – March 30, 2018
Typical day fun, educational, higher levels of learning with assistance. Multi-cultures and languages with team work to assist with patient care. Most enjoyable day was laughing and sharing with co-workers.
A nice place to start a career in the the medical field
Registrar (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL 33710 – December 4, 2017
It's a fast paced environment from start of shift to end of shift. A good experience in cash/credit handling,how to identify correct health insurance plans for patients,and overall customer service. Not enough support from management when it came to staffing or work environment concerns. The hardest part of working for St Petersburg General Hospital was registering multiple patients at once while competing with the nurses/ doctors/ radiologist techs/ ultra sound techs for time with the patients.Fortunately mostly everyone is cooperative and efficiently manages their time.
RN (Current Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – November 4, 2017
Management does not manage. They listen and do nothing about issues. Staff controls management in my department that are not even nurses.. Management only worried about their bonus . Staff sent home on a daily basis while contract people are working. There was no orientation only 2 days of class and then put on floor like a traveler. Nurses are not respected by physicians!!!! Our department has no coverage for sick time or vacation days. On call is used for scheduled cases rather than emergents
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – September 15, 2017
I was hired for 2days a week. Those 2 days were defined when I was hired, then changed to calling me every afternoon to see if I was going to work the next day or not, It was like I was on call for them everyday. Never could make plans for the next day. The team members were very "team" oriented though and enjoyed working with them.
Clinical Nurse- Medical Surgical ICU (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – August 9, 2017
Work environment stressful good team work payment better very much micromanagement Hectic job clean environment Huge turnover it has been a long time I left facility, so whatever it is now I do not know
Clinical floor nurse on PCU (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – March 3, 2017
Management provided 2 weeks orientation for new graduate nurses and encouraged new graduate nurses to be on their own after that point. There were a few "bully" nurses that would not help the new nurses. Unfair patient assignments.
Patient Care Technician/Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – February 8, 2017
My day would be greeting the patients each morning and getting them ready for the day. Than i would start my clerical duties answer the phones front dest computer enter charger into computer and attend to all in need.
PCU Student Nurse, Nursing Support, PCT, Sitter (Current Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – November 4, 2016
Overall satisfied with the opportunity that the staff over at St. Pete General Hospital has offered me. It was a tremendous learning period . I welcome any chance to continue to work for HCA hospitals.
Manager (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – April 20, 2016
There are some truly wonderful and caring employees there. It takes a special person to thrive in that atmosphere.
Unfortunately, there is a major organizational culture problem starting at the C-Suite and into the Physician leadership of the organization. Senior Leadership is effectively invisible and out of touch with the day to day realities. Outdated equipment and technology is the status quo. Staffing is a major concern and Nurse to patient ratios of 11:1 have happened. A single PCT to a 56 bed unit? That happens too. In a one year span nearly 100% of the Leadership roles turned over, that should tell you something.
Physician engagement is horrifically low and Physicians intimidating or being abusive to staff happens all too often. As a result staff is reluctant to call Physicians with important updates and patients suffer for it.