Pros: Respectful and fun environment
Cons: Long work hours
A typical day in the Office of Research Administration allowed me to interact with hospital staff in the disciplines of Research; contact Pharmaceutical companies to negotiate our research contract terms; electronically organize and enter in data relating to the research process; and interact with ORA staff (i.e. meetings, fun events, work-related discussions, planning, brainstorming ideas, luncheons, and other daily tasks). Management at FH is one of the highest levels of professionalism I've ever experienced. Management also enjoy planning educational growth for their employees as well as fun events to celebrate their accomplishments (departments & hospital wide). Co-workers at FH are encouraged and expected to be team players and to utilize their opportunities to seek improvements for their departments as well as enter 'hospital suggestions' for improvements. The hardest part of my job was changing our electronic process to use a different dedicated data base program. The most enjoyable was hearing the accounts from Physicians & staff that another research drug improved or saved the lives of patients who otherwise would have had a different outcome. The environment at FH is elegant, serene, and beautiful! I learned that I can enjoy my job and daily environment!