Pediatric Intensive Care Unit RN (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – April 6, 2017
Management is decent, tends to turnover quickly; same with staff. I believe it is the nature of the area. Norfolk has an incredibly high concentration of military. There is also a large healthcare presence. Unfortunately, rather than making salaries more competitive, salaries are actually driven down by high turnover and RN abundance. Best part is that the hospital is 100% pediatrics and the whole culture is geared towards that. Sometimes its isolation in the region leaves it behind on the most current and up to date methods of patient care and medical advances. Overall, not a bad place to work. I enjoyed my time here but wasn't broken up when it was time to move on.
Surgical Technologist (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – February 6, 2017
I loved working at CHKD. The people are what makes it so amazing. leaving was extremely hard, and not an option due to military needs. management is pretty understanding and the hours are there most of the time. Summer is the busiest time of the year, but who doesn't want OT here and there?
Patient Account Technician II - Follow Up (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 5, 2017
Ok place to work, would go back, but once you leave, its hard to get back in. Co workers for the most part are friendly. To many departments with no room for advancement. The pay could be better in comparison to competitor.
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 3, 2017
Fast-paced workplace. Before you know it, it is time to go home. Always something to do. Management is very understanding and sensitive to employees needs. Co-workers are team players, willing to help out.
A fun place to work with co workers and working with different Doctors.
Patient Account Tech (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – October 24, 2016
a typical day is always busy scheduling patients for Labs, x-rays, and different departments. I have really learned a lot working for the company for 8 years, I enjoyed the patients, co-workers and the job as a whole was a great learning experience.
Clinical Social Worker (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 30, 2016
long hours, a lot of learning opportunities, co workers have a team approach, hardest part of job is kids dying, most enjoyable part is that staff makes it a fun place to work, a lot of eating engagements
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 30, 2016
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the children. I enjoyed working in the operating room and correcting defects in the children. Also enjoyed working with many of the surgeons. A great learning experience.
A normal day involved cleaning and sterilizing toys and bikes for the patients. I also maintained supplies for equipment and ordered food when needed based on therapists request. I was also able to work alongside of therapists to assist in therapy sessions when need.