Greeter (Former Employee), Jamaica Plain, MA – November 11, 2014
Pros: earned time off.
Cons: being around sick people.
A day in the ER can be busy one minute and very slow the next. I learned how to deal with stress. Management was okay and I liked most of my coworkers. The hardest part was to deal with patients who were upset with the waiting times. The most enjoyable part was when things would run smooth and no one had long wait times.
Great department to work in with numerous opportunities to work with and support patients and staff.
Temporary secretary in Department of Psychiatry (Former Employee), Boston, MA – April 14, 2014
Pros: meeting with people and helping them confront their fears and issues
On a typical day in the Outpatient Addiction Recovery program would see me arriving at work by 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The first hour of every day was spent greeting returning participants in the Dual Diagnosis program and registering and orienting new patients into the program. After that, the majority of my day was spent on the telephone. – more... During these calls, I answered questions from prospective clients and health professionals about all of the outpatient addiction programs; interacted with other hospital departments such as the laboratory, medical records and registration. Additionally, I set appointments for the co-medical directors and all of the counseling staff maintaining their calendars.
Among the things I learned during this experience was how to work with insurance companies to verify coverage and obtain authorizations for care. Additionally, I became very adept at screening this complicated population of patients to determine the level of care they required and setting assessment interviews with the appropriate clinical staff.
The people I worked with are among the most compassionate and supportive individuals I have ever known and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with them and to count many of them among my best friends.
I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked and become educated in the field of addiction medicine and dually diagnosed patients. I learned to be alert for patient crises and how to deal appropriately with unexpected behavior and events. That may have also been the hardest part of the job - that fine line between compassion and empathy.
I look forward to having the opportunity to discuss my skills with you in person and finding out about the position of Scheduling Coordinator. – less
PNCA ( Dietary assiant) (Current Employee), Jamicia Plain, MA – July 3, 2013
Pros: nice place to work
Cons: no place for advancement
I Insert All Patients Orders. The Meal Orders That Have Not Yet To Be Taken I Call And Get . I Have To Make Sure That I Stay With In The Dietary Restiction Depending On Their Diet. I Go Visit Patients That Cant Answer The phone Or Hard Of Hearing Etc..
Medical Records Assistant (Former Employee), Jamaica Plain, MA – April 24, 2013
Pros: free lunch
Cons: didnt like me
filed medical records, made new records but the ladies working there were older and didn't seem to like me much. hardest part of the job was not being able to access records on the computer. the most enjoyable part of the job was lunch hour.
A very productive place to work and learning new things
PCA II PACU (Former Employee), Boston, MA – February 7, 2013
I would go in check with nurses of any update of patients,stock,transport if needed,make patients comfortable when out of surgery,remove IV'S,dressing,drain chest tubes,empty foley bag,give snack to patients,discharge patient to family when ready to
Central Sterile Evening Supervisor (Former Employee), Jamaica Plain, MA – January 21, 2013
Pros: management & coworkers here really know their trade, it shows!
Cons: pay is much less than the boston hospitals, no parking.
Very busy operating rooms 35 -50 cases on a typical day from 7am to 11pm. There were even a few days when we did 72 cases before 11pm. Many great surgeons practice here. Very experienced Central Sterile processing techs on the 2nd shift see the bulk of the kits and complete them. As the evening supervisor I was proud of the amount of case carts & instrument – more... kits sterilized making for quick turnover time. The pay was on the low side, however many perks, health insurance, movie tickets, mobile discounts etc. – less
Food & Nutrition Assistant (Former Employee), Jamaica Plain, MA – January 10, 2013
I loved working for faulkner, as I stated in the last review. That experience for me was life changing. I started off voulnteering then was offered the position as an food and nutrition staff member. And i wish so much I could go back working there I loved the envorinment and the staff was amazing!
Food and Nutrition (Current Employee), Boston, MA – December 17, 2012
Come in make to see if anything extra need to be done. Do my usual work, if I have extra time I will go around and see if anyone need any help with a project. I usually don't ask mangers for extra work, I always find something to do.
various titles (Former Employee), Jamaica Plain, MA – July 20, 2012
Pros: very friendly people to work with
Cons: bad management in nursing and respiratory. no proactivity to move ahead.
Although I liked most of the people I worked with, management prevents you getting ahead since they avoid suggestions for change. There are no protocols, or efforts to keep up with science based practice, etc. It's a hospital of the 70's. This is sad in Boston--the Hospital Mecca. At Faulkner, most of the RNs don't have Bachelor degrees. A few substandard – more... respiratory therapists were hired, and protected for the sole reason that they're a warm body that will work. Corrupt pay scales. The hardest part of the job was having to stay an addition 12 hours because of lack of staffing. Working a 24 hour shift is not safe. – less