Wonderful place to work with children and helping to change to future of medicine relating to children and childhood disease.
Clinical Laboratory Support Representative (Current Employee), Washington, DC – September 11, 2014
Children’s National is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area. Our team of 6,000+ employees provide world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News and World – more... Report. – less
Clinical Operations Representative II (Current Employee), Washington, DC – August 18, 2014
On a typical day we see an average of 150 patients. Over my years I learned how to go above and beyond for the people that I care about. I've known my boss for 6 years and over the years she has supported and encouraged me to do great things. I now know the true meaning of teamwork, my colleagues and I get along very well. The most enjoyable part of – more... my job is being able to turn a frown upside down, I Love making people smile. – less
Productive, Enhancing, Learning and Multi-Cultural Work Place
Clinical Operations Representative II (Former Employee), Washington, DC – June 25, 2014
Pros: room for growth, free training, great benefits
Cons: long commute
A typical day at work was very busy. Fast pace environment. I learned alot of patience in dealing with different personalities. I acquired alot of training for my position. Union based organization so job security and benefits were great. The hardest part of my job was dealing with some insurances and denied request. The best part of my job was helping – more... sick children and their families. – less
Manager, Environmental Services (Current Employee), Washington, DC – June 17, 2014
Pros: learn something new daily; opportunity to make a difference for those seeking care.
Cons: high turnover rate with terminations due to attendance / policy violations.
General managerial duties to include managing different scenarios and staff; scheduling and social-economical challenges for many employees. Resource for staff with EAP and other necessary information to ensure work/life balance. Training, coaching mentoring with rounds, modeling behaviors for staff and supervisors, heavy interaction with customers, – more... patients and families. Consistent interaction with human resources for hiring, corrective action, development plans as needed. Manage outside vendors for contract servcies, i.e. pest control, privacy curtains, sharps and biomedical waste. Great people overall to work with; fast paced environment and high demand.
Monitor customer service results for cleanliness and courtesy from staff and experience; training developed to ensure consistent increase with services and expectations
Licensed Practical Nurse II (Current Employee), Washington, DC – March 9, 2014
Pros: good benefits.
Cons: lack of team work with co-workers, management who may show favortism, assume without waiting for all details to be given, and lack good bettermanagement skills.
A typical day for me would be opening clinic up, making sure rooms were stocked and ready for patients. When patients start to arrive I would room patients promptly and collect all necessary information. It would also include making sure the physician had everything they needed to manage their patient load. I have learned so much over the years, including – more... but not limited to: pediatric orthopaeditic injuries and chronic illnesses, wound care, wound VAC applications, assessing patients for all areas of their health, not necessarily for the reason being seen, setting up sterile procedure trays, assisting physicians with minor office procedures, applying short arm and leg casts, and observing the physicians to meet their next need(s). Management, there are good ones and there are those that need to be open to learning additional management skills. For me, a manager needs to be strong and supportive in ways that I can learn from my mistakes and feel like they stand behind me and recognize my achievements. Co-workers are somewhat similar to management. Co-workers need to be team players, supportive, be approachable when help is needed and be approachable and open minded if you have a concern you would like to talk with them about. The most difficult part of the job for me is when co-workers do not work as a team, are not working at their full capacity, are negative about the job and employer/manager, talk about others behind their backs and deescalate situations that may have been preventable. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with the patients and their families. It gives me such a good feeling when they express their gratefulness for how they were treated and are happy when they leave. – less
Floor Technician (Former Employee), Washington, DC – July 22, 2013
Pros: bonus, time off and vaction with benefits
Cons: old equiptment
my day consisted of insuring that the Sterile Processing Department was well maintained in housekeeping and floor care on a daily basis. Management was responsible for insuring all the departments was satisfied. My co-workers would come together in assisting each to accomplish the task. The hardest part of the day was leaving the job with a with others – more... needs to meet. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that the customers appreciated the facility appearance. – less
STAFF ASSISTANT (Current Employee), Washington, DC – March 11, 2013
Cons: no career advancement
The greatest thing about working at Children's Hospital is the ability to help some of the sickest patient in the world. The opportunity to meet, see and learn new medical advances with what the hospital is presented with on a daily basis is a wonderful experience to anyone who is in the in the medical field. My best experiences working in Children's – more... Hospital was in the NICU and the DCKIDS Program. In these two departments, I've had the ability to interact with patients and family, and develop bond and friendship all while delivering the best patient care as a PCT and a Clinical Service Assistant. It was rewarding, engaging and special all in one and I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. All also have many years of administrative experience and some Junior Management experience and this whole experience in itself has been outstanding. – less