Clinical Nurse II (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – April 20, 2013
Pros: the "name" on the resume
Cons: stress, politics, abusive management
Started in the ER as a new nurse. Working here looks great on the resume but its a very busy and political place to work. Pay is OK and management is OK. Best part about working here is running into occasional celebrities and the "name". Managers can be very abusive to underlings and the MDs can be impossible and egotistical.
Assisting the RN (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – April 14, 2013
Assisting the RN, cleaning the patient, bed bathing, bed making, dressing and undressing, hair care, shaving, oral hygiene, toileting, cleaning personal equipment, take care the belongings, incontinence care, routine skin care, Prevention of pressure ulcers, perineal care, transfer the patient, discharge the patient, answering the call light, assist – more... the patient of what he/she needs. Hourly rounding routine to assist her / him. Knowing and checking the equipments. – less
Clinical care partner (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – April 10, 2013
Cons: all they care about is they name and keeping there magnet title.
This job is good if you want to say you work for a big name. The pay here is good but it is very political and its about who you know not what you know. certain floors are good with management but a lot of the floors are ran by employees like the RN's. the hardest part is being mistreated by patients and not being backed up by your supervisor. the pay – more... here is good but not worth all the mistreatment your going to receive. there is no room for growth here. bad cafeteria 40$ for parking. no good union here. – less
Telecommunications Operator II (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – April 7, 2013
Pros: good benefits and hours/flexible
Cons: short breaks
At Cedars I was an Telecommunications Operator a position I loved for nearly 11 years. My typical day was spent answering all the incoming calls into the medical center in a timely and always professional manner. I worked with physicians programming their pagers when needed and paging departments and hospital peronnel alike. My co-workers were all venterans – more... when I came aboard and they showed me the rope and I learned a great deal from each person I worked with. The hardest part of the job was at times dealing with the Codes a hospital setting has such as code blue,code pink etc. The most enjoyable part was working with the group of people I grew to call me friends and not just co-workers. – less
TCAB Volunteer (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – April 5, 2013
Pros: staff comfort and interaction
Cons: long shifts
A typical day at work consists of completing patient rounds (i.e. visiting patients in the spine unit of the hospital and ensuring that they are comfortable and safe at al times.) Aside from being an enjoyable experience because of constant positive reinforcement presented to employees and the cheerful, friendly environment that my coworkers create, – more... it is a learning experience as well. I have the opportunity of shadowing the nurses in my unit once I've completed my rounds, so that I can learn and observe all aspects of the nursing profession and decide if it is the right career for me. Working at any hospital can get tiring sometimes because of the long hospital shift hours. The most enjoyable part of my job is the co-worker and patient interaction that I get. – less
Productive and intense work place in helping to save peoples lives.
Nursing Communication Technician (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – April 4, 2013
Pros: its a constant learning environment.
Cons: never enough time to get things done.
A Typical Day At Work: Helping patients What I learned: as a team we experience good and bad days when helping patients. Management: there are several management teams. Co-Workers: they are always teaching. Hardest part of the job: when we can not save a life. The most enjoyable part of the job: when you see a smile on the patients face.
Awful place to work with anyone accessible to the children from the street, adult pts. mixed in with children(including psychotic adults being placed on 51/50 holds accessible to children), non secured, including adults walking through unit to an outpt. EEG lab at the back of the kids ward. Adults exposing their behinds(rear ends) to the children from – more... openings in their pt. gowns,as they try to ambulate on the pediatric unit. False security alarms go off a minium of 10 times per 12 hr. shift. They have nurses there giving chemotherapy that are not certified.Rarely get lunch breaks. If you are not a favorite of management you have no job security. PICU is a joke/pretend, most RNs in PICU not even passing the CCRN and have the pediatric staff go to PICU and NICU to administer chemotherapy. Brand new staff rather pay new grads then experienced RNs.Theft is very heavy on unit including personal I Phones/Pads, purses, wallets, books, and stethascopes.Department of health called in multiple times since my employment.I learned this institution has nothing going for them, employees have to pay over 40.00 dollars per mo. just to park their cars, no employee discount for nurses at cafeteria. Public outcry from families,visitors, and staff to remove a disgusting/distasteful bad carnival monster blob of a mural to greet you as you enter the unit. – less
CNIII Medical and Respiratory ICU (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – January 17, 2013
As a teaching hospital, it was difficult at first to get used to taking orders from intern or resident medical students who had less experience as most of the nurses in the unit. However, I became a member of the MD/RN collaboration committee and we made changes in the way that all team members communicated which made our unit work more cohesively. – more... I had a great CNIV and mentor who was very supportive and always made herself available. I have also had great experiences with my Nurse Manager who is also very supportive. – less
Senior level nurse (Current Employee), Los Angeles – November 27, 2012
Pros: benefits and salary
Cons: very political environment
The doctors are excellent, and there are some good managers; however, there are many top level people who lack the skill set, but happen to know the right people for advancement. The Culture and Values are not enforced. At Cedars, it's all about "who you know" instead of what you know. Very unfortunate.
Medical Records Clerk III (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – October 19, 2012
Pros: yearly bonus and good benefits and 45 minutes lunch
Cons: do not take into consideration the level of skills, which leads to favoritism.
there is a good paying job and offers good benefits; I love working for the Hospital, Unfortunately management is not stable therefore is under a constant change, there is no continuity on everything what is to be done because every manager brings his or her own agenda and there is when the stress on the employees gets carried out and a different feeling – more... begins to take place; What has been a work place and a good environment turns into a slave camp and makes you feel that everyday you are going to face a fire-squad; maybe that is the price to pay for those good benefits and fair pay. – less
Senior Administrative Services Associate (Former Employee), 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90048 – October 14, 2012
There is no better place on the planet. I enjoyed the excellence provided to patient care, patient safety and the quality of care provided. You are in superior hands if you seek services and/or employment here.