Nurse Manager (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – January 3, 2018
UW Health has a great deal to offer. As such a large corporation there are many opportunities for change and advancement. I have had great leadership examples for which to model my professional career.
Valet Driver (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – November 21, 2017
Great Place to work sometime it can be stressful constantly learning and receiving on the job training as well. Very diversity enjoy working with patients on daily basis sometimes it is hard to schedule pt if they do not answer their phone
Fast-paced, high responsibility job with little room for upward movement
SRT for Surgical Pathology (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – November 14, 2017
Working for surgical pathology has been a great learning experience to an extent. Unfortunately there is little room for upward movement within the lab unless you are committing a career to them. If you want to go back to school such as pursuing medical school within a few years, they only allow you an entry-level position with minimal pay. They won't allow for moving to a histology position that you are well qualified for if you aren't planning to stay for 10+ years. Despite this, I have made wonderful connections with doctors and I have learned a lot from them. I also love being a part of patient diagnosis in any way I can until I become a doctor.
Operating Room Supply Clerk (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – November 3, 2017
I worked in Central Services at UW Hospital and it was a very fast paced environement, but my coworkers always made it fun. It introduced to what it's like to work in a healthcare facility which I enjoyed. I would definitely recommend working there.
Fun and professional place to work with great coworkers
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – May 2, 2017
I worked 3rd shift. Some nights were busy and some were slow but my coworkers were great to work with. Everyone helped eachother out. In this job I grew in patience, inter-personal skills, time management, and organization skills. This job has given me great work experience and I would recommend working here to anyone. My favorite part of the job was getting to work with all different types of people from their age to their diagnosis. I was in the float pool so I went around the whole hospital. I was in a different unit each time I worked, from pediatrics to transplant to the ED.
Scheduler Associate (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – June 26, 2016
This was my first job right after I graduated and I gained so much knowledge and experience there which I am thankful for. Great place that helps others and teach people how to save lives and how to care for others. Due to the union barging rights we all lost our jobs but amazing place to work.
Sterile reprocessing tech (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – July 27, 2015
put my scrubs on and go into my section sterile reprocessing unit and start my day cleaning equipment. Great coworkers great management. The hardest part of my job was getting backed up due to machine failure. I loved my job
I like the varity of my small general med unit, but the most difficult part of my job is dealing with patients with end stage dementia, delerium, they are not able to commuinicate their needs, makes it difficult sometimes to do your job. Coworkers are easy to work with, teaching students is a lot of fun. Would like to be a traveling clinical instructor, go to warm places in the winter. Sick of Wisconsin Winters
Health Unit Coordinator-Senior (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – April 21, 2015
I currently work on a smaller unit with less than 20 employees. We are super busy different days of the week ie MWF (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) and our workload is getting bigger and bigger. It is nice when we have some "downtime" as it can be very chaotic and stressful.
I start at 0700 am until 1530 pm, Monday-Friday, I don't work weekends or holidays.
The good thing is, is that we have closer relationships with our attendings, fellows and residents. We are able to have a little fun no and then with them and that is unheard of in this hospital.
Our patients are regularly scheduled with their units ie MWF or TTS so we get to know them pretty well when they come in for hospital visits.
Corporate discounts, no weekends or holidays
Parking isn't included, food is expensive (no sodas served anymore)
UWHC Scheduler, Objective - APC (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – April 18, 2015
An overall great place to work. Decent enough pay, but being able to obtain great health insurance working part-time (60%) makes up for any deficiencies in wages.
The new employee training provided by the hospital was helpful; however, I found the departmental training (in 2 different departments) to be lacking in written documention of work processes.
With only a few exceptions, I found my co-workers pleasant to work with. During my UWHC experience, I believe I learned to be a better listener and gleaned better communication skills in an environment where both qualities are important in achieving a quality patient experience and outcome.
I love having an opportunity to be a small part of the fantastic, compassionate care offered to patients who come to UWHC. It is a privilege to be a "bright spot" in the day of someone who is needing a bit of cheer in the midst of physical trials.
benefits for .60 FTE, free bus passes/shuttle, nice facility
Valet Services (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – October 31, 2014
Greatly enjoyed working here as a student. Got to pick hours that worked for me and they pay more than they have to for the job. Fairly relaxed but efficient work environment. Can be stressful during busy times but coworkers are held to respectable standards (if someone isn't holding up their end they are reassigned or let go.)
Decent pay/hours for what it is.
Can be slow for change to happen through hospital bureaucracy