RN (Current Employee) – East Orange, NJ – June 5, 2014
typical day: everyone that comes in complains. if they come in on time. pharmacy never delivers medications. doctors and staff are mean. run around a lot because of disorganization and lack of support. understaffed. high nurse to patient ratio. no support. no replacements for call outs. it's known that all nurses leave. and when they do, you envy them. doctors don't call back. if they do, they yell at you or maybe tell you that you are stupid. most things are hush hush. alot of contradiction. no structure. the lab in non existent. you do your own bloodwork unless you want doctors yelling at you because the lab doesn't do their job. they do hire anyone because nobody in their right mind would want to work there. or if they get hired, they do not stay unless they are desperate and can keep quiet. everyone is miserable.
cheap cafeteria, some staff members are really nice, it's quite the learning experience
just about everything else you could possibly think of
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – East Orange, NJ – October 8, 2015
Fun place to work, with supportive management. Under new management with the usual red tape politics, but this is to be expected. The most enjoyable part of my job ia working with my colleagues and serving the community on the daily basis.
Low pay, manager power tripping, overwork of staff
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – East Orange, NJ – September 29, 2015
This facility is for nurses and others who cannot find employment any where else. Although there are some competent employees there is a high turnover rate due to management and overall bad working conditions. Consistently have issues with computer system, rude employees in most departments, and staff who generally seem to not care. Tuition reimbursement is shameful, no bonus for pay for performance, certification, etc. Advancement not an option unless you are liked, and only allowed to those who don't have the education or seniority required for the position. Here you find people "managing" others with higher credentials than themselves and "newbies" being given higher positions. Always short staffed of nurses because although there's no staffing ratio in NJ, the consensus among administration is that it's ok to give nurses 8, 9, and at times more patients. Run don't walk away from here, not worth the stress.
Ability to gain some experience
Almost non existent breaks, low pay, no advancement
THE JOB KEPT US INVOLVED IN DIFRENT TYPES OF PARADES WHICH WAS FUN TO DO SO WE CAN BE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee) – East Orange, NJ – September 25, 2015
IT WAS A VERY HAPPY ENVIROMENT FRIENDLY AND EVERYONE WAS HELPFUL.. IT WAS VERY EXCITING WORKING THERE IT REALLY PASS THE TIME AWAY. MY PARTNER WAS VERY NICE TO WORK WE BOTH KEPT GOOD COMUNICATION WITH EACH OTHER
Essential health care facility in support of a community in need of immediately available health care services
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) (Former Employee) – East Orange, NJ – September 4, 2015
-review of management and census report from the preceding day and take appropriate action -department head huddle to update problems and offer solutions -Multidisciplinary rounds for review of patient care status; discharge planning, average length of stay(ALOS) reduction planning -review of managed care admission and concurrent medical necessity denials -speak to managed care medical directors to appeal medical necessity denials and seek approvals -handle complaints from patients, visitors about medical staff members behaviors -handle complaints from the hospital staff and management about medical staff behaviors -handle medical staff member complaints about hospital staff performance and facility barriers to carrying out patient care -calls to medical staff members regarding delinquent medical records completion, excess resource utilization issues, ALOS excesses -answer requests for approval to perform restricted diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, OR and endoscopy scheduling conflicts -attend multiple hospital meetings -attend, support or deliver Continuing Medical Education lecture -answer up to one hundred emails
**speak directly to patients, nurses and physicians to help foster communication and resolve their barriers- the most enjoyable part of the job
hard working hospital staff, some of the voluntary medical staff members are dedicated
resource constrained, great need for updated technology, all voluntary medical staff
Human Resources Clerk (Former Employee) – East Orange, NJ – August 14, 2015
A very comfortable and friendly place to work. Their is room for advancement both professionally and financially. The smiles greetings and professionalism of the staff not only from the Doctors and Nurses but also Maintenance all the way up to the CEO of the company. All the staff members are very supportive.
Specialty Purchaser Buyer (Current Employee) – East Orange, NJ – August 7, 2015
Typical day at work would consist of emails, phone calls to reps and vendors. Processing out of stock products on a daily basis. Speaking with my manager to improve the ordering process. My co-workers are friendly and very courteous. The hardest part of the job is just maintaining the inventory at status quo. Most enjoyable part is just the people and speaking with new people everyday.
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – East Orange, NJ – June 2, 2015
• Staff Nurse Act as the charge or staff nurse as required in the Forensic Unit caring for both Medical and/or Psychiatric patients admitted to the hospital in the custody of law enforcement agencies. In addition to applying the nursing process for the care of the patients, coordinate of roles and responsibilities with the law enforcement officers onsite. Also coordinate among the physicians, hospital and law enforcement agency for the discharge and transportation of the patient while ensuring the rights and needs of the patients are met at all times.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – East Orange, NJ – April 2, 2015
Every day is a busy day at East Orange General Hospital, what I learned is that working together is the key for better patient care and for a workload relief. Management in general is trying to create safe and better environment for employees though there some lack of communication between management and employees. I enjoy going to work because of my coworkers, we are like a family. Working twelve hours without taking a break is very hard but that is like a usual routine at East Orange General Hospital. Most of enjoyable part of my job is to be able to make a different in someone's life through providing safe and appropriate nursing care by collaborating with physicians, coworkers and patients and families.
Going through some changes but we are trying to adjust and make it work
patient sitter (Current Employee) – orane new jersey – April 2, 2015
The hardest part of the day at work is trying to please everyone because sometimes you do not have all the answers. The best part however is hearing patients and their families thanking you for all your help or even by just giving a smile , they appreciate that. I've learned how to multi task . I thought I was a pro but a busy day on the floor showed me I wasn't as good as I thought. Our population is diverse which allows us to appreciate and value our differences. I enjoy most about my floor when we decided to work together to make sure our work gets done.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – East Orange, NJ – March 17, 2015
The actual work was very interesting and fun to do, I loved learning and getting everything done at the end of the day but between supervisors not handling certain issues correctly, letting personal their personal life affect working decisions, racial comments throughout the hospital and treating others unfairly because they are beneath them in ranking and making them feel uncomfortable I will never return to this hospital.