Community Physician Liaison (CPL) (Current Employee), Bronx, Ny – July 7, 2014
At Bronx Lebanon I work in the Psych ER, Where there alot of interesting cases. There never a dull moment in the ER. Everyday i learn something new which for me its great because i build skills and learn everyday. The management are fair with staff. My co-wrkers are the best we always supporting and we are always helping eachother so the workload won't – more... feel heavy on only one person. We share the amount of responsibilty among ourselves. All i can say we do have a great team. The hardest part is trying to make pt keep their appt. The most enjoyable part of my job is listening to the pt & family members and making them feel safe and trusting us. – less
Patient Care Tech (Current Employee), Bronx NY – May 30, 2014
phlebotomy, EKG's, start IV's, basic patient care, assist in procedures, and get LOTS of hands on experience. Love interacting with patients probably the best part of the job helping sick patients feel better and brighten their day.
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee), Bronx, NY – April 29, 2014
A typical day at work is talking with the patients and finding out about their way of life. I've learned that you cannot get attached to the patient's because if something goes wrong you may become too emotional. Management is great, my co-workers are team oriented and great to work with. The hardest part of the job is losing someone younger than you – more... to a disease that they could have prevented if they'd just use protection. The most enjoyable part is having a patient greet you when you come in with a smile. This means they're feeling a lot better. – less
Intern (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – April 16, 2014
Pros: free lunch passes
Cons: patients that would give me an attitude.
I learned that patience and communication skills are mainly what get you through the day. A typical day at this internship was basically me on my feet, helping the patients check in for their appointments and helping the manager release patients, organize files, mail in letters and etc. My co-workers were fun and amazing. They really helped me with – more... anything i needed because i was new but they were also friendly and didnt give me any problems. The hardest part of the job was dealing with patients that were having a bad day and they just lashed out on me BUT I enjoyed working with my co-workers and helping to get everything done as quickly as possible. – less
My work environment is very challenging, stressfull and fast paced. The inservice and training however assist in helping deal with the demands.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Bronx, NY – March 13, 2014
Pros: continuity of care promoted through efforts to ensure nurses' assignments remain consistent
Cons: long working hours (12.5 hrs), not experiencing the positive long term effects of acute care referrals and patient teaching
A typical day at work begins with receiving endorsement from the previous shift, introduction to patients to which I am assigned and assessing and/or asking those patients who are able to demonstrate or voice their needs if there is anything special that that they need. I eyeball my patients and their surroundings to have a general idea of any special – more... needs that need to be addressed. I check with my CNAs and PCTs assigned to my patients and make them aware of any special patient needs that is within their scope of practice or that I need their assistance with. I establish goals for each patient based on endorsement from the previous shift, my assessment and ongoing and possibly changing needs of the patient during the shift. I check patients lab results, doctor orders, and prioritize orders ( e.g. blood transfusions, electrolyte replacement, unusual vital signs and patients pending special procedures). Throughout the shift I pay special attention to making scheduled rounds and having assistant staff do so as well (paying special attention and also alerting my colleagues and posting signs when patients need more frequent round checks, e.g. high fall risk patients). I also update physicians and other interdisciplinary team members (e.g. respiratory therapists) of changing conditions of patients that require intervention and further monitoring. I also ensure that I make accurate documentation so that their is communication to other necessary staff and future shift of the patients existing or changing conditions etc. My job is a learning experience in dealing with each patient (and even colleague) as a unique individual with the ultimate goal of contributing to an environment that promotes the best experience for the patient's overall well being. Good interpersonal relationship is necessary for such a stressful job that requires honesty and corrective action at times. There is a variety of personalities but I generally find that my colleagues recognize that we need to be supportive yet honest with each other in the stressful nature of our job. There is inevitable conflict as exists anywhere else and we have to apply resolution strategies. I have more close communication with my immediate manager, shift supervisors and ANCCs. I find that these levels of management tends to be closely involved in the daily operations. Their are also frequent meetings so feedback can be flow between staff level and upper level management. Health care and nursing is dynamic new ways to improve patient care and adhere to any changing legislature or policies. I see the most difficult part of my job is coordinating all the aspects of care that is important to each patient, using nursing judgment to prioritize and meet each patient's need (e.g. even in the face of a combative patient with impaired judgment). The challenge is to meet as many of the goals set for each patient at the end of the shift. The single most enjoyable and fulfilling aspect of my job is seeing the result of any part of my job result in improvement and patient health, well being and satisfaction. – less
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – March 7, 2014
Pros: free lunches, interesting people
Cons: short breaks, understaffed, unsupervised
This was my first job in the medical field and i loved it. The pay wasn't too good because i was a temp thru an agency. I would go to work and log in to the system Sunrise and see what patients i needed to tend to. There were some days that were very hectic and i couldn't catch a break but the patient comes first and at the same time I did my best. – more... Management was hardly around to witness their workers. Co workers were friendly and helpful and others ignored and looked away from me. The most enjoyable part was putting my certifications to great use. – less
Patient Care Technician/Externship (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – January 31, 2014
• Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician • Record patient’s medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records • Collect blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, – more... and prepare them for testing – less
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – January 5, 2014
The hospital is located in the South Bronx and the area is a bit sketchy.
Working for the marketing, planning and PR department is a joke. It's not a real marketing job unless you want to be a secretary for a VP with OCD.
A Marketing department usually has more than ten people, however this department has less than three people working in it, which – more... is beyond me. There is no learning opportunity, needs new management which will market the hospital in a newer light. – less
Receptionist/ Registrar (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – November 8, 2013
From the minute you walk in to work it was a busy and productive day. I was open minded to learning everything i can. i am a team player. management was okay, the hardest part was getting the program but after a week i got it, and the enjoyable part of the job was helping the patients.