Assuming that this review is about my clinical experience at Lake Health- Tripoint Medical Center... It was a wonderful experience! I had heard nothing but negative rumors prior to my clinical experience at Tripoint Medical Center. After working there, I can attest that you will be happy and taken care of at Lake Health as either an employee or as a – more... patient. It was the cleanest, friendliest, most caring hospital I have ever set foot in. Communication among patients, multidisciplinary staff members, and management was unbelievable. Everyone at Lake Health truly cares about not only providing high quality compassionate care, but also about being the best healthcare employer. Like there motto: They "...get it." I wish I could get a job there! – less
Medical Assistant - 303 Pediatrics Urgent Care (Former Employee), Toronto – March 18, 2014
Crazy amount of work, but very enjoyable. The staff was very helpful, physicians loved to teach, learned about medicine. Hardest part was seeing sick children, best part was treating them and putting a smile on their face.
Classroom Instructor (Former Employee), Phillipines, and Santa Ana California – February 13, 2014
Pros: teaching students basic procedures
Cons: short time to let all students do their assigned task or procedure
I start early, get morning reports and proceed with the duties for the day which last for 8 hours They call me 2 hours before my work starts to tell me what hospital I am going to at that particular day. I meet with my students then assigned patients to them according to the task the classroom instructor wants them to know, the level of student's proficiency – more... and experience, the status of the patient, and the attending RN's permission. If they need to know a certain procedure in order to pass a course, I explain the procedure 3x and do it in front of them 3x in practice. I do not do it in front of the patient. I coordinate with the nurses caring for the patient if they are willing to let us do a procedure to their patient. The nurse usually checks the students knowledge of the techniques in executing the procedure and will allow it if attending RN thinks the student is ready. I am the clinical instructor so 80 % of the time I perform the procedure first with the attending RN and all the students are watching. In that 8 hour clinical rotation most of the student can perform the task for that day. If not they will continue the next time we will meet in addition to the assigned task for the next time. – less
Surgical Coordinator (Current Employee), Lawrenceville, GA – September 25, 2013
Putting patients first is the most important aspect of my job. Thru care, information, follow up and reliability. Having a patient tell you thank you for what you do or that you made a difference in a difficult time such as spine surgery is very rewarding. I have learned so much about spine as well as all aspects of a medical practice that I hope to – more... continue to use my knowledge and skills for the benefit of another practice or business. – less
Administrator and Director of Nursing (Former Employee), Palm Springs, CA – September 4, 2013
Pros: was not micromanaged.
Cons: no budget for paying the rent, supporting nurses, or companions.
I would like to clarify that this is first time I've ever reviewed a company where I worked. What is interesting is this is also the first time where such unusual conditions existed.
Unknown to any of the employees, the company's owner was cash strapped when he purchased the Home Health Care facility. He failed to realize the company did not have any – more... certifications or licenses. This put a major hole in his budget. Immediately, he quickly began to lay off every employee with the exception of the HR Director and my position as Administrator, DCS, DOR, Infection Control, Admissions, Orientation and field nurse. As each employee was let go my job titles rapidly grew.
Otherwise, it was an excellent working environment. The only other employee was the HR director and she was a boon to keeping the contract labor available for the respective clients.
The first thing that had to be done was create from scratch a complete set of Policy and Procedures and supporting documentation. Next was preparing the facility to meet Department of Health Services for inspection and licensing. We passed the initial inspection with zero squawks and received our license. Next was preparing for Medicare. Because money was not available we had to wait until the owner had 20,000 for the CHAP's. A key element for Medicare is there be adequate employees to meet certification. Owner did not want to hire the necessary employees to meet their requirements.
Typical day began with unlocking the facility, evaluating the upcoming day's work, filing and going out to client's homes. Twice a week infection inspections were conducted in the facility and at client's homes. Also, prescriptions were evaluated to confirm client was not using medication improperly and they were up to date. Additionally, a survey was conducted every two months to assure the client didn't develop any unexpected medical problems. Periodically, the survey would discover misdiagnoses by physicians. A quick phone call usually resolved the problem. This ranged from sprains that were actually broken bones to fainting that was discovered to be medication interaction.
The most difficult part of the job was discovering we would not have the money to meet payroll and satisfy certification requirements. At this point I cannot continue to detail just how serious the problems were As it turned out, this was an excellent teaching experience about how to do the most with the least.
There were days of pure joy when a client found their sense of Independence and ability to get around had improved due to close monitoring of their health. – less