A typical day at work was, providing care to rehab patients. Being able to see patients upgrade throughout facility, then discharge to home. I learned to monitor telemetry, peritoneal dialysis, and to draw blood from PICC lines for labs. My supervisor was understanding and approachable. My co-workers were friendly and we all worked as a team. The hardest – more... part of the job would be losing a patient or having a sick patient with no family. Finally, the most enjoying part of the job was making a difference in your patients life, making sure you made their stay enjoyable and worry free. – less
Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Wallingford, CT – June 9, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job was to come in contact with all different types of people every day and knowing that I can put a smile on their faces by just helping them with a simple task. The hardest part of the job was learning how to say goodbye to the patients whom I grew attached to and then eventually had to provide end of life care.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Wallingford, CT – December 8, 2012
Pros: team work atmosphere, good hourly wage, supported supervisors
Cons: medical benefits
Gaylord Hospital is a very very good place to work. Atmosphere is very supportive and warm and fuzzy. Pay is excellent compared to competetors. Managers are very accomodating with schedule. Very supportive if you furthering your education. Though it is becoming more and more acute it is a nice middle area somewhere between fast paced acute care and – more... rehabilitation. Free parking too. Gaylord is not recognized for what it is LTAC. Many think of it as a slow pace rehab snf like facility, it is not!! It is fast paced, acute care. I reccomend to all titles to work here. The only weekness is the medical benefits and shift differentials are outdated, but we can thank the economy for this...its happening in most facilities. – less