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GOOD SAMARITAN Employer Reviews

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Busy, Busy, Busy
ER Supervisor/Disaster Coordinator (Former Employee), Los AngelesJuly 8, 2014
Pros: good relationships
Cons: very busy er
I worked at Good Sam for 18 years and developed good friendships over the years. I worked closely with the doctors and enjoyed the learning experience they provided. Due to the location of the hospital our cliental was interesting and colorful. As the old cliché says "Never a dull moment"
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Difficult to work in the enviroment
Nursing Assistant/ Trained Medication Aide (Former Employee), New Hope, MNJuly 3, 2014
Cons: very poor communication with management
Very difficult to have meeting with managers. Scheduling is disorganized.

Patients were wonderful.

Staff did not work as a team.
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Productive and safe workplace.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee), Saint Croix Falls, WIJune 24, 2014
A day at work includes caring for residents and helping with ADL's. I learned that you work hard and safe no matter the circumstances. Management and co workers are wonderful to work with and very helpful. The hardest part of my job is when alzheimer's residents cry and I can not help them. The most enjoyable part of my job is going home knowing that – more... I helped someone live another safe day of life. – less
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Volunteer work
Volunteer (Former Employee), Santa Maria, CAJune 21, 2014
All I did there was volunteer when i was a kid.
I wrapped presents and talked to kids, I wasn't that old to actually "work" there.
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Vital Signs, Catheter Care, Patient Care (Baths, Glucose, Make Beds, Nursing Reports, Nursing Diagnosis)
LPN Student (Former Employee), West Palm Beach, FLJune 18, 2014
CLINICAL SKILLS:
Phlebotomy, injections, vital signs, EKG’s, and first aid. General laboratory techniques, centrifuge operation, hemoglobin, hematocrits and sterilization procedures. Familiar with OSHA and CLIA regulations. Basic knowledge of general medications, basic triaging skills and patient preparation. Knowledge of body systems and medical and
anatomical – more... terminology. – less
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I have had a medical career spanning over 20 years and have learned many skills
Medical Records Clerk (Current Employee), New Hope, MNJune 17, 2014
Pros: co workers constantly strive for service up and beyond the call of duty
Cons: i am having difficulty achieving financial stability
Skill sets I have acquired include forging positive relationships with clients and their families, co-workers and supervisors
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stressful working environment as they lack the right amount of employees
Universal Worker (Current Employee), Redwood Falls, MNMay 10, 2014
Pros: residents are awesome
Cons: no raise in two years, except for state regulated ones, impossible to get vacation time as they never have enough employees.
There is a lot of politics in this company and they tend to do what makes them money instead of what is best for the residents. They forget that the residents pay for everything there including their salaries. They should have the power to make decisions. Most decisions are solely up to the administrator instead of the residents. They spend money on – more... things like birds that cost a lot of money to care for and then wont let the residents have a water cooler. They claim cost yet they purchase expensive napkins of different colors instead of things that the residents would like. Some of the residents are afraid to speak up about a couple of the workers there as they fear retaliation from them and even people higher up. They run it like a business instead of a home for the residents. They need to remember that the residents do not live at our work but we work in their homes. I want a job I can be proud of and it is not here. I would love to work for any of the other facilities in town and have my applications out there as we speak, I know that I am not the only one. I have also been asked to break privacy agreement regarding the residents which I refused. I should never have even been asked to do so. They need totally new managers there and administration. Their policy is that if the next shift does not show up then you have to stay, I have had to do this many times which is hard when you have a family. Also one of the employees that has only been there a short time makes significantly more money than the rest of us because of some experience which has nothing to do with what we do, we all do the same job there and should be given raises according to years we have worked there, this person does not have a nursing degree either. This should be investigated. There are laws that protect employees yet no one gets protection here. – less
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Good Facility, Activities,Chapel,Restortive Aide,Food, their care, we were all about our Residents,,That is there home,,
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Hot Springs Village, ARMarch 24, 2014
Pros: employees were treated to special treats, gift cards at christmas
Cons: some times a employee may just quit, and we worked short till they got us someone else, but we did o.k. we were good teamplayers
Dressing, Bathing, Beauty Shop, Meals,Activities, Chapel Days,,Family Comes,Personal Care,For Incontinent,And Continent Residents,,Snacks, You Always Learn new things,,Management,Always seen we had supplies to work with,The hardest part of the job is loosing a Resident,,every day was Enjoyable the Residents become like your Family,,
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Getting to make peoples day better
Lunch server (Current Employee), Decatur, ILMarch 13, 2014
The most enjoyable part of the job- As your serving lunch to the less fortunate people, you have a change to make their day a little bit better.
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taught me a new aspect of customer service
Dietary Assistant (Former Employee), Greeley, COMarch 5, 2014
Clock in pick you charts, get water pitchers, set up dining room, serve breakfast and clean up after. chart the meal, do the dishes and set back up for the next meal.
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fun place to work
Qualified Medication Assistant Personnel (Former Employee), Loveland, COFebruary 20, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: worked nights
It was ok. I enjoyed the work but management was very disorganized.
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I love the people there they are great.
Chaplain (Current Employee), Belington, WVFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: no pay
I Love the people they are great. I have a flexible schedule. The benefits are also great. We have a good time singing and worshipping the Lord and receiving from his word.
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Productive and proffesional workplace
Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (Former Employee), Puyallup, WAJanuary 8, 2014
Great quality healthcare and professional staff, quality patient care
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Resposibility
Deliver (Former Employee), YerevanDecember 24, 2013
Pros: 70% off on grocery
Cons: small salary
In all time workinng there, worst part was waking up at 5 a.m. But when we drive grocery though shops all over city it was very fun. Physiclly hardest part were carring, such as bread from beakery. It was heavy but very fun.
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In Transition
LPN (Current Employee), Hot Springs Village, ARDecember 17, 2013
Pros: teamwork amoung nursing staff
Cons: pay scale
My overall experience at Good Sam's has been favorable. I have grown there as a nurse and a person.
There are still issues there with administration in transition of a new administrator coming in. Keeping administration staff apparently has been a challenge for them.
I feel confident that this facility is headed in the right direction. But they will – more... undoubtedly face some growing pains during transition. – less
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working around patients and other multicare employees
House Keeper (Former Employee), Puyallup, WANovember 8, 2013
I would do it all over again to help out the care for all patients.
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charge nurse
Charge Nurse /Nurse Supervisor (Current Employee), Avon, OHNovember 8, 2013
Charge nurse. Day to day operations of one or to halls, as needed per census.
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NONE AT THIS TIME
Senior Radiology Technologist (Current Employee), San Jose, CAOctober 31, 2013
I WORK A 12 HOUR SHIFT THREE DAYS A WEEK. I HAVE WORKED IN SURGERY , EMERGENCY ROOM, FLUOROSCOPY INPATIENTS AND EMERGENCY ROOM PATIENTS.
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EDUCATIONAL AND ON THE JOB TRAINING
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (Former Employee), 325 S. SEAGRAVE STREET, DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114September 28, 2013
Cons: needed more help
A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK WAS TRYING TO GIVE MY RESIDENTS THE CARE LIKE THEY COULD RECEIVE AT HOME. IT WAS HARD TO DO WHEN AT TIMES YOU HAD AIDES THAT NEVER BOTHER TO SHOW UP HALF THE TIME. HOME WAS UNDER STAFF FOR THE RESIDENTS THAT THEY HAD. THE ENJOYABLE PART OF THE JOB WAS TO SEE HOW GLAD THAT THEY WERE WHEN I CAME TO WORK.

I RESIGNED THIS JOB TO TAKE – more... CARE OF MY HUSBAND'S PARENTS HEALTH PROBLEMS. – less
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Day work
Medication Aide (Current Employee), Hastings, NESeptember 15, 2013
Pros: love my residents
Cons: poor staffing
We check to see where we are to work. When I work on the floor I get water pictures ready to pass to the resident. I get the snacks out that are given to the at risk resident. After that is passed and charted we get residents cleaned up. Change their brief, make sure clothes are clean, if not change them. We help them get up and take them to the dining – more... area. We answer call lights and help resident that need to go to the rest room. We serve supper and help set up food so residents that can feed them selves are able. Those that can't feed themselves we feed them. After supper we do meal check to chart what they have ate. We help those back to their room and help them get ready for bed. Those that need help getting ready for bed we take their clothes off, wash them up and put a new brief on them. We help make sure they are comfortable and then pass HS snacks. We chart our cares on our resident and answer call lights all while doing cares on the other residents. If I am on the med cart I go to report, set up my meds cart and check my supplies on the cart. I pass the meds in a timely manner. I make sure I give them with the 5 rights in minds. – less

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