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Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist  in  Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Tampa, FL

I worked at St. Joseph's Hospital

Pros

In this economy having a job at all is a plus.

Cons

The way a hospital is managed to make money and useless but costly procedures being ordered for patients.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to employees who have hands on contact with patients and equipment. The employees are the only ones who knows what works or could be changed for better patient care.

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    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Oncology Nurse; RN  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Oncology Nurse; RN in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at St. Joseph's Hospital

    Pros

    Favorable scheduling of nurses, nice surroundings, good physicians.

    Cons

    Concerns about the profitatility of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management other than to perhaps look into more diversification of services offered at the hospital.

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    The best place to work, for job security in central Wisconsin.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Marshfield, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Marshfield, WI

    I have been working at St. Joseph's Hospital

    Pros

    I like the friendly atmosphere. People work together. Your co-workers become your friends. When you are too busy, short-staffed, ect. you can call your work place friends, & they will come in, pick up a few hours & bail you out. There is always someone who knows the answer to questions. Patients are treated with respect, regardless of economic status. The majority of staff are well trained & do an excellant job. There is extra on the job training available in speciality areas such as ICU/CCU. It's an interesting job. If you want a challenge you can find it. If you want a change, you can move to a different department. It's a teaching hospital with a trauma center. This brings in complicated patients, which are interesting to care for. There are excellant neuro, cardiac, & oncology units to work in. You have a lot to chose from. In addition to regular floor nurseing, ICU, CCU, PICU, NICU, Rehab, there is the ER, Outpatient surgery, Apheresis/Dialysis, & Cath lab. You aren't stuck in one field of nurseing, unless you choose to be. If you are ambitious & want your BSN, MSN, etc. you can work on it, while working. It's a large hospital connected to the well known Marshfield Clinic, in a small city. You can live in the country & still get to work in 15 minutes. Crime is minimal compared to working & living in a large city. You can walk around in the dark at night, & expect to get to your home safely. You can work as many or as few hours per week, as fits into your life. New nurses usually need to work full time to pay bills. Older nurses have hobbies or grandchildren they want to spend time with. You can work 24 hours/wk & qualify for health care insurance.

    Cons

    The benefit package has been decreaseing on a yearly basis. Health insurance premiums keep going up. Early retirement benefits were slashed severly. With the current economic crisis, all pay raises are on hold. Various units go through the "he said, that she said, that he did" routine. For a new employee, it's a good idea to talk to long term employees & find which units are the best to work in, or have the best managers. A good manager means everything. Paperwork & minor tasks required by joint commission have gotten out of hand. A lot of time is spent documenting, filling in countless computer screens, that no one is ever going to look at. If you like big cities, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employee's part of changes. Lost benefits & "no raises" letters aren't the best way to retain employees.

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