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The Miriam Hospital Providence Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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  1. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Providence, RI
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Providence, RI
    Recommends

    I worked at The Miriam Hospital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The medical staff and other employees are great to work with, the patients are wonderful, it's a wonderful environment to learn.

    Cons

    The cafeteria closes around mid morning to get ready for the lunch rush, just when you want that second cup of coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain an open door policy so that employees can feel comfortable expressing concerns, problems are better solved when they are minor, rather than when they reach major status


  2. "A mix"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a Lifespan hospital there is a large overhead looking out for employee health etc.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    As a research assistant, the only way to move up is to obtain a higher degree, and even then their might not be a huge financial incentive to stay.
    Small pay increase per year. I only make 1.30/hr more than I did 4 years ago when I started.

  3. "Phlebotomist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    50 different locations to be able to work from. Benefits are pretty good. Room for growth in the company.

    Cons

    It is nearly impossible to get time off approved in the Outreach Lab department. Time off requests need to be submitted way in advance and you do not know of your approval or denial sometimes until its too late; it is impossible to book a family vacation.


  4. "IV Therapist"

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    Current Employee - IVT RN in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - IVT RN in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work flow. Autonomy. Magnet hospital

    Cons

    Only one on for whole hospital at least once per week

    Advice to Management

    Too many part time positions


  5. "Transporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Miriam Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Easy job as long as you enjoy working with sick people

    Cons

    It was an easy job however it takes a told on your body


  6. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Miriam Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Very supportive environment, encouraging interaction among associates from different projects. Invited to presentations by active projects to keep connected to larger research agenda. Great response to need for training or equipment.

    Cons

    The training for the research position was combined with the larger hospital training. Most of what was covered around biohazard its materials, reporting procedures, etc were not relevant, and most of the people at it were based in a different building entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the incredible work supporting research and the progress of your early career staff.


  7. "Miriam Hospital RT"

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    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community hospital to learn at. The staff are friendly and easy to get along with. Exceptional care is given compared to other hospitals in the state, as evidenced by several awards in pulmonary care.

    Cons

    No room for growth as an RT, since it's a relatively small department.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to really listen to their staff members on their concerns when it comes to staffing. Also think twice about what they are doing when it comes to shifting around their critical care units and bringing them to RIH which is making the Miriam Hospital look bad now. That was ultimately why I looked else where for employment and only maintained a per diem position.

  8. "Pharmacy - Decent pay, Flexible scheduling, but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Miriam Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked here for about a year, schedule is mostly flexible, supervisors willing to work with you, pay was decent but still under local average, but great shift differentials. The pharmacy didn't really allow for much room for promotion. almost nothing at all.

    Cons

    Management and supervisors only care about themselves. Working in the pharmacy had employees constantly fear for their jobs. Managers stoop to a "finger-to-point" mentality and only want someone to blame instead improving policies. Co-worked complained all day long about work but would never say anything unless it would get someone else in trouble. A lot of gossip. Technicians are constantly undermined and are treated like garbage compared to pharmacists. Management will not hesitate to continuously write you up or fire you if they feel you're not up to the task.

    Advice to Management

    Actually talk to employees about how they feel with certain policies, and stop pulling people into trouble left and right.


  9. "Hematology lab is stressful, understaffed, and needing a big change..."

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay but if you go out of lifespan service for a procedure or lab work they tack on huge fees. Job stability is there due to massive amount of specimen to process...

    Cons

    Specimen volume for this core lab is huge and continuing to grow yet staffing is always a problem. It is stressful because it's so busy. It really burns you out after some nights to be honest and it's hard to walk away for a dinner break. There should be more staff on second shift to help. Some coworkers are team-driven but there are some who are definitely not, so working with them will really make the night even more stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Need more staffing for such a large volume. Schedule is not flexible and it's tremendously hard to get a weekend off. If a problem shows up between staff management and HR do not do anything until months of this has happened.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Miriam Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits and flexibility, Highly stimulating with many interesting projects happening.

    Cons

    Was a great place, I would say the only downside is that there is so much research going on that it is difficult to know all that it happening. But, can be proactive to learn more.


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