Health Scholar (Former Employee) – California – January 10, 2017
There is a ridiculous amount of hoops you need to get through just to apply. I spent way too much money just getting vaccinated and getting my CPR certification. You're better off volunteering with the hospital directly. I know it varies which site you train, but contacting anyone in the program is difficult. I had to email four different people and make two phone calls before I could even get a hold of someone.
Rotations among different floors. Good for college students interested in the medical field
Contacting admin takes forever, expensive application and "tuition"
Clinical Care Extender (Volunteer) (Current Employee) – West Covina, CA – September 7, 2012
If you are a student and is seeking for an experience in the health field, this is the company you want to apply to. They jump start your career and will spawn a lot of opportunities. I like how you could choose the departments you can volunteer in. A typical 4-hour shift varies day to day and in departments you chose. I have harnessed my skills as a CNA because the medical staff are continuously asking for help, which is good. The hardest part of the job is I would say nothing, you will be trained for 3 days before you throw you in to the floor. I enjoy that you have direct patient contact and there is a lot to learn in every department!
no breaks in 4hour shifts, sometimes the department could be inflexible with your time.
Committed to growth and success of employees; great compensation and benefits
Regional Director, Health Care Talent Innovations (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 20, 2013
COPE Health Solutions is a fast-paced company committed to employee growth and success. The company offers a variety of management opportunities (consulting projects, service lines, and project management skills). You are continuously surrounded by seasoned professionals available for mentorship and guidance. The company culture is fun and engaging - the CEO is very encouraging of including family in all company events. Work is rewarding and successes are always recognized!
Clinical Care Extender (CCE) (Former Employee) – Van Nuys, CA – July 24, 2012
This was a volunteer internship so the majority of what CCEs do is to assist the nurses. Some of this may be administrative type work but most of the time it is actual interaction and patient care. Often depending on the department you get to observe hospital or surgical procedures. The hours are not bad and the scheduling is pretty flexible and I got a great amount of time with patients and working with hospital staff who can be great references. It's really good for pre-health students who are looking for a career in this field because at this point it's hard to find something where you are so hands on. The staff was really friendly and most would be happy to teach you. As to be expected, a hospital environment can be fast paced and hectic but it is so rewarding.
Very great way to increase hands-on experience with patients
Clinical Care Extender Intern (Current Employee) – Glendale Adventist Medical Center – February 24, 2014
I have just started shadowing a current intern and the typical day at work was busy, but manageable. I learned a lot about bedside manner, where supplies are stored, and the overall ambience and daily routines of those who work in the hospital. The management is great and it is always ensured that everyone in the workplace is doing their job right and making sure that patients are comfortable and taken care of. My co-workers are very helpful and knowledgeable. The hardest part of the job would have to be the sudden changes in plans as to which patient to take care of next due to new patients coming in or sudden emergencies that need attention. The most enjoyable part of the job is just being in the hospital where I see myself in the future.
Work as a CCE prepared me for clinical and hospital work
Clinical Career Extender (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – December 16, 2013
Working for COPE was a fundamental first step which got my feet wet for the hospital field. It allowed me to experience a new working environment, full of day to day experiences from communication to Patients, Nurses, and families of the patients. The management was very stern, making sure all COPE employees followed hospital protocol by the books, ensuring that both the patients and employees were well taken care of and safe. Employees were responsible mainly for assisting the RN and CNA nurses on the floor but were also responsible for strong patient care: assisting, feeding and cleaning patients. Patient-employee interaction and communication bridged any gaps between the patients and the hospital that were not already covered by the nurses.
Biased management which rewards only favorites, not progress or competency
Department Coordinator (Former Employee) – Glendale – March 16, 2014
To start off, COPE Health solutions is a health consulting company that provides trained interns (Clinical Care Extenders) to hospitals. The intern program is really well done. However, everything else about the company is filled with lack of compassion.
The company provides an opportunity to join "Leadership Team" which is run by a manager. However, the company does no checks and balances if managers are actually doing their work or not. For example, my manager would delegate EVERYTHING to the "Leadership Team" and would barely talk to hospital staff. This manager was so poor she would often ask others what her meetings with hospital directors was about and to prepare her presentations.
Sadly, incompetence was not her only strong point. She also completely disregarded the well-being of interns. She would force leadership team members to work without breaks past 5 hours. Her version of disciplining people was "so I heard people talking that you were not doing your job" when in reality that was her own thoughts. This led to distrust among everyone. Furthermore, if she loved you, you could do absolutely and be an outstanding worker. On the other hand, if she disliked you even a little bit, you could do everything right and you would still be in trouble.
Sadly, this person was promoted while multiple managers whom were around longer, more qualified, and friendly were not. Many of them quit. This person was promoted due to the extreme favoritism that runs throughout the company.
There is nothing to gain by trying to move up in this company unless you are a brown-noser.more... Just stick with the Clinical Care Extender and avoid everything else.less
Clinical Care Extender Program is a great experience
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