Ocean Medical Center has been a bitter experience for me. The main issue I have with this hospital is that there are no doctors in the critical care unit during nightshift, despite residents being present everywhere else in the hospital. This leads to a major concern of the patients' outcomes. Certain times, there are procedures, such as putting a line in, which should take place right away, however doctors tend to ignore these issues and delay this until morning, which can lead to patients' suffering and overall poor outcomes. The nurses have to call doctors on night shift, and when doctors have called me back which sometimes can take hours, personally; I have received mostly nothing but rudeness on their end. Up to the point a doctor once told me "What are you nurses good for, if you can't even draw blood?" on a patient that was a difficult stick. I strongly believe that no matter where you work, or what unit you work in, the most imperative thing is to have doctors and nurses working together to get the overall best outcome for patients, and that is something I didn't sense or experience at Ocean Medical Center. I would not recommend working here or coming as a patient! Even for what the pay that was provided, it is not worth your peace of mind.
over worked underpaid ER nurse
the health benefits are great and it also seems like a much less punative environment than other health systems that I have worked in.
3 12 hour shifts is a good schedule.
day and evening staff are pleasant to work with the pay is horrible, not even comparable to north jersey, south jersey or NYC/Philly. the staffing is deplorable. i have 6 patients in the ER. unacceptable. i don't even get a meal break until 7 hours into my shift.
most of the night shift staff is bitter, rude to non-nightstaff, expects staff to stay late and help them almost every night and than they don't reciprocate.