OR-Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – May 22, 2017
It's challenging kind of work using nursing knowledge and practice.Everyday we have different OR cases. We do assessment before we start our case and communication to the patient, family, and the whole medical and surgical team are very important part of the success of the procedure. Our practice in nursing in the OR is safety to the patient and the team making sure that everything is followed according to the standard and policy of the hospital.We have a good working relationship in our department and we have great opportunity to learn in each case.Most our cases is unique in it's own way, and we manage to finish on time with great success. I enjoyed a lot while working in the unit though we have some minimal problems and difficulties encountered along the way. If we met some problems while working, we have lots of resources wherein we could ask for to help us out solving our problems. I know it's hard at the start,but as I continue to work I was able to build confidence in my job knowing that everyday there is always a challenge encountered..The hardest part of the job I encountered is the first month of the training but the good thing is i have also a good preceptor which help me a lot to learn everything.
productive , you will always learn something new there
Data Entry (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 25, 2017
you will always learn something new everyday , the people there are always nice when i get in there and start pulling charts some of my co worker will help me with if they notice when there is a large volume of records waiting for me to analyze. i also have to fax records out to doctor office as. then my next step is to help doctor pull there records to by sign and log in record. the best part of my job is when i can get a doctor that has a large amount of records to get off our pending, that can also be the hardest part of my job too.
RN (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – August 24, 2016
Working on the 7th floor of Chipenham with the kids was amazing. Truly the most rewarding job in my life. The staff of that particular floor is phenomenal. You will not find better co-workers. They are there to support you in your work and life. The kids of course are always my favorite to take care of. It's very rewarding making a difference in a child and families life. This job allows for that.
The co-workers, physicians, staff, management are amazing.
Long hours, little support from the hospital because Peds is not a " money maker"
Productive and a fun place to work at. I've learned so much.
Internship (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 7, 2016
Usually I would first go tot Volunteer services to sign myself in and possibly do a few errands such as discharging patients, giving out urine tests, delivering flowers, etc. Then I would go down to HR and help out at the front desk taking appointments, filing, using the telephone, doing insurance and providing the patients information. I would also organize files and make name tags for the new employees. Faxing and Scanning things were things I would do most of the time. The people I worked with very positive and very friendly.
Mental Health (Current Employee) – Tucker Pavilion – March 25, 2016
The morale at Chippenham/Tucker Pavilion is very poor. Staff are dropping like flies and complaints are rampant about not having enough staffing for it to be safe for patients and employees. Management is unhelpful and don't appear to care about morale, employee development or safety. Pay scale is poor and there is a lot of turnover.
Pharmacy Automation Technician (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – March 22, 2016
Working at Chippenham for eight years and in this role for the past four years requires a lot of time and energy. Management at Chippenham pharmacy was very difficult to work with in this role and they had no consideration for your time. You will work a lot of hours in this role so if you have a family please consider this. I was responsible for 100% of the automation role even though I worked in the role 50% of the time and the other time I staffed because we didn't have anyone.A lot of people have left the company and a lot were let go. It's a roller coaster ride that I'm so happy I was able to get off.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – November 21, 2014
Our workdays usually consisted of shifts ranging between 13-15 hours. We also stayed very busy during our shifts and because of this I learned to prioritize and excellent time management skills. The co-workers at Chippenham would consistently help with case loads because our floor was very intense. The hardest part of the job was to leave work at work and not bring it home. The best part of my job was when I was able to help patients smile while in the hospital.