Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Paramedic (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – February 28, 2018
Transport Team is a good learning opportunity for most paramedics, who are almost always lacking in meaningful neonatal/pediatric care experience. This job provides such opportunities for hands-on child and infant patient care on a routine basis, something rarely experienced in the field. This unique clinical experience translates well back into the field though, so public safety is benefitted by having better pediatric providers responding to 911 calls.
Good team with a long service history, good sense of mission
Paramedic role is not as critical as in years past, more like an "ambulance driver" these days
Data Coordinator (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – December 28, 2017
A typical day is driven by deliverable deadlines. Tracking and following up on actions items to that end. Collecting data for daily, weekly, monthly reports for ongoing quality improvement measures. Assisting in the development of Patient Safety initiatives. I've learned a great deal about Toyota Production System tools.
The culture is very good at analyzing data but it is challenged with initiating the actions need to drive change and in driving sustainability.
The hardest part of the job is the challenges in collaborating and communications to effect change.
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – December 6, 2017
Flexible work days, variety of duties, progressively increasing responsibilities, family-oriented department, business-minded culture with emphasis on meeting the needs of patients. It is difficult when there is no room for growth for those who work in certain positions. It is enjoyable learning new things and meeting the needs of patients as well as supporting coworkers and colleagues.
Cafe meal discount, outside company discounts, paid time off, interactive
Some salaries are not competitive enough dependent upon the role, difficulty for some to get interviews or feedback
Hospital Staff (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – November 8, 2017
I enjoy working for this company. I have learned alot of valuable information working for CHKD. The workplace culture is supportive. Hardest part of the job would be watching the children suffer at times. The most enjoyable part is when a child completely recovers and goes home. It is so rewarding to see the care we put into our children benefit them to a place of healing.
Great Benefits and reasonably priced; salary could be higher though
Patient Access Tech II - ER Administration (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – October 16, 2017
CHKD was a learning experience . I was able to work with various positions in the medical field. I enjoyed my employment with CHKD however the hours were long and the pay was not enough for the work that was expected to be done. The commitment to the children and my coworkers is what kept me there for so long. It is truly a family work environment.
Medical Transcriptionist/Editor (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – September 21, 2017
CHKD is a wonderful hospital. I love doing pediatric transcription. The hardest part of the job is seeing so many children who are sick. The best part of the job is the compassion that all of the staff have for the kids.
Scheduling Coordinator (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – September 5, 2017
We had a great team in the Pulmonary/Rheumatology clinic. I enjoyed answering phones, insurance verification and prior authorizations. It was important to me to make sure our patients received the testing the doctors were ordering and making sure their insurance was on board to pay for that testing.
Lead Network Engineer (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 1, 2017
I have worked here for 6yrs and if I leave it will only be because I am not a big fan of Virginia. I love this company and have never had any issues. They treat their employees great the Benefits could be cheaper but its probably that way everywhere. I will miss this place.
Patient Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – June 26, 2017
The Follow Up department had a supervisor that was new and she had no clue how to manage. She relied on those that had been in that department for years. Not to be negative towards her, but I feel she should have had more knowledge of her own instead of depending on staff to lead her.In return you were reprimanded on things that were not directed to you by management.
Pediatric MRI Technologist F/T (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – May 24, 2017
Working with kids doing MRI is a gift to me. Its never a dull moment, you are grateful leaving work and being blessed with good health. The work family is irreplaceable, everyone loves working with kids and helping them get better. Its an amazing place, full of hope, some sadness but mostly joy getting kids healthy.
Job security, happy atmosphere, interesting work
very busy, lower pay than other facilities, poor cafeteria
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.