I worked at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Oregon) (More than a year)
Great position for future imaging technology students. Provides up-close-and-personal experience in the Radiology department. For students seeking career in imaging (xray, nuc med, mri, ultrasound, ct) it provides a great opportunity to network (read: score great recommendation letters if you work hard). Great inside-look into the health world, without needing a degree. Perfect for people who are "on the fence" when it comes to career-path. Also perfect to get rid of those who aren't cut out for that type of work.
Environment can be catty. There is a lot of gossip and immaturity throughout department. Personally, I was never on the receiving end of this, but felt bad for those who were. The gossip could get down-right cruel, and the supervisor's were known to partake in the gossip. Some tech aides are lazy and ignore their phones, creating more work for other tech aides. A few notable grouchy technologists, whom are extremely difficult to work with and talk down to the tech aides. Constant Nursing staff vs Radiology battles were annoying. Really, really unprofessional remarks and jokes made against patients, who are at their most vulnerable state.
Advice to Management
Nip the gossip in the bud. Don't let tech aides slack off and sit around while others pick up the slack. Recognize the efforts of the tech aides with a can-do attitude and get rid of those who don't. Patients come FIRST. Quit talking bad about them---a little compassion goes a long way!
Competitive pay and continuing education.
Culturally incompetence. Work relationship violation.
GSRMC provides free health coverage, this is a nice benefit although the coverage is horrible. We have a $500 deductible before the insurance will pay. They also have good retirement options and education benefits. They will pay up to 70% of 18 credits a year at Oregon State University.
It is a very stressful work environment, which tends to make most employees grumpy and disrespectful to others. You will get no recognition for a good job, and we are constantly understaffed. All nursing staff, CNA's, and unit secretaries are part of the union. Some of the unions are successful such as the nursing union, others such as the unit secretaries are horrible. The union has given me a 3% raise each year for the 2 year contract. After I calculate the amount of money my raise gives me over the two years, and deduct the amount of money I am required to pay to the union each month for the two year period I end up losing about $250 each year to the union. The union is a crock and a scam and there is no way around it, either you pay your dues or you forfeit the money that would go to the union and donate it to a charity, so either way you are out of your hard earned money every pay period.
Advice to Management
All employees are important and needed; all should be respected, not just the doc's.
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