Southwestern Medical Center

3/5
8 Reviews
2013
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Southwestern Medical Center

Details

Number of Beds 160
Walkthrough State NO
Compact State NO
State License Fee $85
License Wait Time 14 days
Temporary License $10
License Website www.ok.gov/nursing/
State Hourly $26.99 (non-traveler)
State Annual $57,840 (non-traveler)
National Hourly $33.23
National Annual $69,110
County

Comanche

Population
114,996
Rent-Studio
$487
1 Bedroom
$526
2 Bedrooms
$649
Temperature info
City

Lawton

Population
92,025
Homicides (per 10,000)
0
Rapes (per 10,000)
7
Assaults (per 10,000)
71
Robberies (per 10,000)
12
Average commute times
Average age

5602 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505

(580) 531-4700

http://www.swmconline.com

Reviews

3/5

by

i

Got to work with previous staff and physician

staff was great, meeting some former patients was awesome, not having enough staff was challenging at times
4/5

by

i

It was a fun and good place to have experince

On a typical day, I do floor runs to all nurse station every hour picking up providers prescriptions to pharmacy department. At this place, I learnt how to do admixtures. Co-workers were helpful in teaching on how to do hospital work. I enjoyed doing floor runs.
3/5

by

i

Intensive Care Department

Worked in the Intensive Care Department for 5 months with a temporary contract. Management always willing to work with nurses to provide a safe environment to work in.
4/5

by

i

This was an opportunity to use the education and training that I had had. Professional atmosphere and close co-workers.

Typical day at work usually had scheduled assessments. I would met with each family and assessment their possible need for in patient mental health care or not. I would meet with the psychiatrist to discuss the assessment and then assist patient with the admission process is necessary or give them other referrals if not. I called insurance companies for the pre-approval for admission as needed. I would also go to main hospital for doctor recommended consults or to the emergency room if doctor felt a patient needed a psychiatric assessment. I also would go to nursing homes to assess geriatric patients if director believed that there was a mental health problem. Doctor would be notified and I followed through on their recommedations. At times I would help cover on call hours over nights and weekends.I learned much about mental health and diagnosis. I worked with ages 4 through geriatric. We also handled soldiers who have served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. My co-workers were dedicated to doing their best and showed compassion for the patients and their situations. Hardest part of the job was on call hours. Most enjoyable was working with families who truly needed some help and being able to make a difference.
2/5

by

i

Small Hosp environment with many roles expanded

Since this is a small facility, many roles are expanded to include a lot more than listed in job description. Management lacks nursing knowledge. Loved my co-workers and patients. Hardest part of working here was the expectation of doing much more with same staff or much less.
5/5

by

i

Excellent facility

Super management team. Consistently excellent Joint Commission reports and one of the friendliest places to work.
2/5

by

i

Terrible place to work

Terrible place to work. Employee satisfaction is very low. I had to quit because I was in school and they changed my schedule.
5/5

by

i

productive, rewarding

Supportive in education advancement , flexible hours, excellent training, high patient satisfaction scores,

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