exciting workplace and very rewarding in the healthcare field
Patient Service/ Transporter (Former Employee) – Abington, PA – December 11, 2016
a typical day of work consist of interacting with patients as I transport them to and from their scheduled appointments. I have learned different medical task and skills pertaining to the hospital setting. Management was pleasant. Coworkers are helpful and a pleasure to work with. The hardest part of this job is helping patients cope with some of the tough health issues they may be dealing with. The most enjoyable part of this job is having the chance to be their for patients in need.
Cardiology Technican (Former Employee) – Abington, PA – May 28, 2016
Work days were always very busy in the stress lab. We had to have tested fifteen or more patients a day. I learn t how nuclear medicine works and how to efficiently read ekgs and interpret holter monitors for the doctor. Management was always plesant and fair to workers. I actually enjoyed working with management. The hardest part of the job was when a patient got sick or was lost during a stress test. I enjoyed the work atmosphere, the hospital was strick about the staff having good work ethic.Everyone I came encountered with was very pleasant and helpful to staff and patients.
Home Health Aide (Current Employee) – Abington, PA – May 13, 2016
In a typical day I see about 5 to 6 patients. Abington pays for mileage. My co- workers are nice and friendly and they are team players. The hardest part of my job is when my patients pass way. The most enjoyable part of my job is when my patients are happy and smile. It lets me know I did a great job!
Clinical Student (Former Employee) – Abington, PA – February 1, 2016
One of the best places to learn and to teach in. This was my student clinical site and I did per-diem work for this company for a few years. They improved the infrastructure of the hospital to bring it into the present. Each one of my co-workers was kind and supportive and really cared about each individuals needs. A rich environment where people can grow and form a life that works for the benefit of patients and staff alike.
Registered Nurse, Operating Room (Former Employee) – Abington, PA – December 11, 2015
I enjoyed working here and stil miss this place sometimes. The culture is one of respect for all employees and the administrators are committed to this. Unfortunately, it is not usually very competitive in pay and benefits because they think that it is a privilege to work here.
Chief Of Staff Office Intern (Former Employee) – Abington, PA – October 26, 2015
I had the opportunity to intern in the Chief of Staff Office. Everyday consisted of different projects; however, the main object was preparing for the Joint Commission Surveyor. I would update physician files, print out current licenses, highlight important dates, attend important meetings, create excel worksheets categorizing reports, and many other important functions that pertain to meeting Joint Commission requirements. My manager was absolutely terrific! She encouraged me to make the most of my experience, brought me everywhere she could, and introduced to me some important people at Abington Hospital. The people I worked with were great! They were so nice, warm, and welcoming to me; they truly made me feel like I was apart of the family. The hardest part of the job was not being confident with myself in some of the tasks I was assigned. I would doubt myself and ask a lot of questions if I wasn't sure of something. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I was actually contributing work to the team! That made me feel as if my work mattered and that I was really making a difference.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Abington, PA – October 14, 2015
A typical day on the unit was busy with care of 4-6 patients on a 12 hour day/evening shift. Sometimes, patients assigned were critical and had to be transferred to the unit or specialty floors. Taking care of hospice patients and acute patients was stressful. Stayed sometimes beyond the shift to help co-workers, finished late admission charting and waited for oncoming nurses for report on my patients .I have learned about coordinating care for acute and hospice patients, the importance of assessments for advanced care needs and supporting families who have a loved ones on hospice. The management was not always around to discuss patient concerns. My co-workers were not always supportive, but always asked for my help and validating their concerns regarding patient care. The hardest job was making time for my patients and their families. The enjoyable part of the job was receiving a thank you from patients for relieving their pain, coordinating their care and taking time to teach them about their health issues.
Education opportunities and medical team support
Short or no lunch bteaks and lack of co-worker support.