Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Iowa City, IA – February 23, 2014
Every day consists of similar experiences. I work at a nursing and rehab facility which consists of residents who are there for rehab purposes or for long-term. Some of our long-term residents have dementia and have many needs. I learned how to manage my time, mostly since I usually work as an only nurse on 3rd shift; therefore, when residents need something from me, I have to choose which case is the most important. We don't have separate units, we have six hallways, where all the residents are dispersed - whether they are skilled, have dementia, are hospice, or are there due to advanced age. This is probably the hardest part of my job, especially when I have residents with behaviors and resident's who are passing away or any sort of needs that require immediate attention. On the rare days that I do work with another nurse, all the nurses on 3rd shift are hard-working, efficient, and very pleasant. Along with the resident's and the CNAs, they are probably what make the job that much better.
Informatics Clinical Analyst (Current Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – February 3, 2018
Working for a healthcare company like Care Initiatives is rewarding because it allows me to help clinical staff complete their job duties more efficiently thus allowing them more time with the resident. The company is dedicated to soliciting feedback on areas of opportunity from all staff members and unlike most companies, actually strives to implement ideas to continually provide a positive work environment and safe, loving environment for elderly Iowans to live.
Dietary Aide (Former Employee) – Chariton, IA – January 16, 2018
I loved working with the residents at Care Initiatives, and thoroughly enjoyed my hours as well as my job description. One coworker was lazy and waited until the end of her shift to complete most of her job duties and always wanted me to do them for her. When it was snowing hard one night, she wanted me to do them for her and when i said no, she slightly pushed me out of the way and went to the kitchen. Her boyfriend came to the nursing home and started yelling at me through the locked kitchen door. The cops were then called. My coworker told the cop that i pushed her. I didn't push her but there were no cameras in the kitchen to prove this fact. Both her and i lost our jobs.
loved the residents, loved my job description
no cameras in the kitchen to prove i didn't push a coworker, rude staff