Clinical Support Associate (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – March 21, 2019
I truly enjoyed working nights at ST. Vincents all the night staff was very nice to me when ever I could not figure out a doctors hand written order the nurses would help me even if that meant calling the doctor at 2:00 am to help me figure out what the order said instead telling me wait until 6am then I will call the doctor for you. I learned that it is always good be good to other people and they will be good to you and to be a great team player. we also had great night nursing supervisors that would always bring us snacks in. I like that no matter what department I worked in everyone was so loving and kind to me.The hardest part of my job was getting to know a patient then all sudden that patient dies it was always so hard to lose a pt. The most thing that I Loved about my Job was knowing that I helping people in need of help.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Lincoln, AL – February 6, 2019
The nurse manager there is a lunatic. If you’re not her friend then she fires you. If you don’t tail on everybody in the facility she fires you. If you’re friends with people she doesn’t like she fires you. Run!!!!!
I have been a security officer at this site for 7 months. I only work there part-time on the weekend, so I still enjoy it. Each weekend is different because patients are admitted and discharged daily so there are always different personalities to encounter. If you are looking for a challenging and ever changing environment then this is the place to work.
Breaks are mandatory, but you technically work through them
The variety of surgical services is wide. There is great encouragement to learn as much as possible. I am typically very busy every work day. The amount of cases I have varies on the surgical service I am assigned to day-to-day.
It was very scary how unorganized IT at a hospital was. Job description that I was giving by the recruiter was not that same as what was done at the job. The team lead was never at the location and was very difficult to get a hold of when you needed him. Possibilities of being hired on full time was very low. No reason to stay.
Lack of orgainzation, Inconsistent job responsibilities
The catholic organization is a great place to work, always putting patient needs above the dollar. Flexible shifts, great tuition reimbursement program that encourages employees to further their education.
Medical Secretary/ Nurse Assistant (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – June 13, 2018
I worked the morning shift. Its usually busy. Everyone works together to go up and beyond for patients. We give good quality care. Management always worked well with us. if we had an issue they hear us out and try to resolve it.
Before working for Ascension, I was warned against applying by other people that I knew who worked there previously. I wanted Hospital experience and I applied regardless. I was hired in May 2017 and only stayed there for a few months for personal reasons. My time there was very monotonous and mundane. There was a lot of rude behavior and back stabbing by other nurses ans co workers.. The environment was toxic so my decision to leave was an easy one.
Ignorant behavior from co workers, demeaning Management, low morale, very few smiles
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – May 18, 2018
I enjoyed conversing with patients in the emergency room setting, something I had never experienced before. I got to talk to other healthcare staff such as doctors, nurses, and PAs, which was a nice interaction for someone pursuing a career in healthcare.
St. Vincents Hospital has been a great opportunity to grow and learn. However, with my position there isn't much room for growth. Each floor has a team and everyone works their hardest to make sure patients are comfortable and feel at ease with their stay at St. Vincents.
People looking to work for a charitable hospital may find something here, those individuals who are looking for a second job, or a "retirement job" where they can help the community might also find something here. I want a job that will pay my bills. Saint Vincent's failed to provide that.