University of Alabama at Birmingham Reviews

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Operating Room (OR)

Very educational

PROS:

Diverse services and so much to see and learn with it being a teaching hospital and level one trauma center.

CONS:

Travelers are singled out a lot.

PACU (Post-Anasthesia, Recovery Room, PAR)

28 years nursing experience in PACU @ UAB

PROS:

Excellent teaching facility with multiple specialties that cater to most any nurses' interest. Accredited nursing school affiliated with hospital (hospital provides funding for educational assistance.

CONS:

Large urban facility with limit parking and high crime rate in surrounding area.

Medical-Surgical (MS, Med-Surg)

RN

PROS:

Teamwork, state of the art technology, opportunity for growth, numerous continuing education opportunities, competitive pay for area, and great benefits.

CONS:

Often short staffed, parking

Ambulatory Care

RN

PROS:

Third highest paying hospital in Ala. Four to six patient ratio for floor nursing. Two for a ICU. Three to four for a step down unit. Magnet hospital. Self schedule for some areas.

CONS:

No longer TRS retirement. A LLC retirement.

Medical-Surgical (MS, Med-Surg)

Registered Nurse

PROS:

Top hospital in the south with Magnet certification, educational opportunities, top of the line doctors, best nursing, very high quality rooms on most units

CONS:

High turnover due to other opportunities and staff leaving for school, sometimes bad staff to patient ratio

Step-down

Great

PROS:

Pay and benefits are very good. Very up to date technology and treatment. I would recommend working here for anyone.

CONS:

None

Medical-Surgical (MS, Med-Surg)

Rn

PROS:

Good benefits for stationery people. Different floors help you schedule to your needs to suite what's best for you and your family

CONS:

Not enough pay

Trauma Burn ICU (BICU)

Excellent

PROS:

Great pay, excellent staffing, easy commute, great residency program for new nurses, great doctors and nurses and comminication. Paid education and a lot of opportunity for continuing education offered within the hospital.

CONS:

Sometimes disorganized management, sometimes under staffing

Ambulatory Care

very well

PROS:

fair I have worked here about 36 years...Worked in er 30 years and gi .and pacu same day surgery about 6 years

CONS:

Worked a lot of shifts about 12 to 16 hours and sometimes very busy and not getting lunch at times....but then getting break.....

Orthopedics

Great staff. Great patient to nurse ratio

PROS:

Coworkers are great. Everyone works as a team. Management is very supportive of nurses. Magnet hospital. I would recommend this hospital.

CONS:

None

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