RCF Staff Educator/Evening Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Cortland, NY – July 28, 2015
CRMC is part hospital with a SNF attached. It is a great place to work, with benefits that are comparable to other facilities. It is a small hospital and SNF which allows you to know most anybody. I was challenged and encouraged to learn new skills.
upward mobility not as forward thinking as other facilities
Float Nurse to ICU and Emergency Room (Former Employee) – Cortland, NY – July 19, 2015
I came to Cortland Regional Hospital to work closer to home. I was working on a Adult/Pediatric Med Surgical floor. I would have 8-10 patients to care for depending on the day. I was also asked to work 12-16 hr. days when the other staff may call off. The best part of my job was helping the patient get better and to send them home. I enjoyed the looks of gratitude especially from the elderly. It made me feel good about my job. I knee after a while that hospital nursing was a hard job on the body and I wanted to experience other parts of nursing.
Information System Intern (Current Employee) – Cortland, NY – March 8, 2015
I interned at CRMC and I am glad I had the opportunity. The people were all very nice and I never met one person that wasn't willing to teach me something new. The department I reported to had just experienced a change in management, and the new manager was very smart and attentive to everybody's needs.
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Cortland, NY – June 5, 2014
A typical day at work is answering the phones, setting up trays for the patients. I also have experience in serving food for customers and running the cash register. I am also in charge of helping the dish room move smoothly. The most enjoyable part of my job is making patients and customers satisfied.
Rehab Manager (Former Employee) – Cortland, NY – April 24, 2014
I enjoyed the work and experience I have gained here, however I am seeing that nursing is a demanding and exhausting experience. I need to get to my passion of seeing the work completed and this is difficult to see in the nursing field.
I was working evenings 1500 to 2330 on the medical/surgical unit. I would get anywhere from 5 to 8 patient's. I believe beening responsible for 8 patient's is to much. I found out that a nurse is amazing person, the things that she must know, how to trouble shoot, critical think, save lives, deal with families, dealing with co-workers, dealing with the patient who is manipulative, evil, scared, drug seeker, the list goes on. I like my manager, she listens. The co-worker were good people, they like to socialize more than work. That bothered me a lot. I have worked for the hospital since 1994, in different capacities. The nurses treated me as if I should know every thing, I had to remind them often that I'm a new nurse. I have been insulted many times, good thing I have tough skin. The hardest part of the job as a new nurse was organization and completing all the task that were required from me and still be committed to the patient's feeling. The most enjoyable part of the job is the patient, many have great stories. I also enjoy the body and how wonderfullly it is made. When I was in nursing school I was able to witness open heart surgery, Wow that was great!!! I have been moved off the med/surg floor to telemetry. I started on this floor on 11/04/13. I was placed on nights, 3 tweleve hours shifts. The hospital know I was moving to Kentucky. I believed I was veiwed as an inconveniency and not an assets, I decided to cut my losses and move on.
i have a job in nursing. i like nursing and i enjoy people. however, some people can be difficult to deal with.
i feel their is a lack of support, lack of encouragement and appreciation.
Med/Surg Pediatric Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Cortland, NY – August 12, 2013
Direct patient care in an acute care setting (hospital) given to approximately 5-7 patients. Skills developed include: patient care, communication (patient, staff, physician), and teamwork. Management is accommodating and available. Coworkers are warm and helpful. Patient pain and loss is the more difficult aspect of the job. While, helping patients' in their time of distress the more rewarding.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Cortland, NY – July 26, 2013
You get up early, you work you rear end off for low pay, you try and improve the technique of cleaning and getting stuff done and reporting it to your boss and they don't hear you. When you have a disability they won't give you accommodations for it.
lunch parties for awards
per diems don't get any benefits and get used and abused
Unit Secretary/Observation Technician (Current Employee) – Cortland, NY – January 9, 2013
Family environment, always a good group of people. Typical work day is fast paced. Hardest part of the job is staying organized and on top of orders. Most enjoyable is seeing the patients get better and go home
Medical Surgical Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Cortland NY – January 1, 2013
Nurses should not "eat their young" Instead they should be nurtured and taught and encouraged... while there are some excellent staff members, there are far too many people that are selfish and inconsiderate of the people they work with. The benefits and holidays and vacation time is great, if they will ever let you use them.