A typical day was pretty busy, starting with receiving report from the previous nurse. We processed new admissions as they came in from the ED. We established baselines on current patients and provided thorough assessments on them. Administering medications that were scheduled or as needed, along with prepping patients for ultra sounds/CT's/CAT scans, and surgical procedures. This is a job where you never stop learning, each patient is individualized in their care. Management was ok, but they are new and need more exposure to the floor. Hardest part of the job is time management and juggling more challenging patients. The most enjoyable part of the job is the comradery and team work on the floor with the staffing. We all worked really well together and had each others' backs.
Oncology (Former Employee) – Titusville, FL – December 16, 2017
Management is absolutely incompetent. There is no solid schedule. One day you work one site and the next another but you aren't told until AFTER you have gone home for the day. Policies are constantly being "changed" to fit the agenda of management. The rules only apply to certain people. There is zero HR support in regards to employee relations. There is no accountability. Employees are spoken to in the most derogatory and condescending manner possible with zero repercussion.
Mule ESB Developer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 9, 2017
It was a good experience TRUST the people they work for; Have PRIDE in what they do; and ENJOY the people they work with. ACHIEVE ORGANISATIONAL OBJECTIVES; With employees who GIVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST; and WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM / FAMILY in an environment of TRUST
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Merritt Island, FL – November 1, 2017
I, along with many other friends, work for health first. Location is everything though and so are your co-workers. Staff is usually pretty friendly, doctors amazing, and benefits pretty decent. Manager very workable and helpful.
Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Florida – October 29, 2017
The job is a little easier at night, you will have time to collect your thoughts and chart between the hours of 12pm and 4am. Unfortunately, you will have12-13 patients (18 if someone calls out) and that can be very overwhelming at times. The shifts are 12 hours, but expect to be there for 13, and the shift isn’t anything to write home about. Luckily, you make a shift differential at night. The biggest issue is the nurses don’t help nearly as much as they should. They will call you to come into a room to change a patient they were just giving me a to instead of doing it themselves, despite already being in the middle of something.
Discount on scrubs through Health first, good benefits
Low pay, stressful, heavy patient load, useless staff
CNA/HUC (Current Employee) – Viera, FL – October 24, 2017
You get paid tragically low for the hours worked and for the things you have to do. You also have to take trash out at end of shift as if you're the house keeping staff. Very unlikely that management will improve. They do not tend to bend to well with your schedule.
Health unit coordinator (Former Employee) – Melbourne, FL – October 16, 2017
I loved working for health first but I was only per diem which means that I didn't get any benefits and I was working at the hospital so at that time they didn't have any positions for me. So I had to go else where to look for full time. But the opportunities where great here I hated to leave.
Management (Current Employee) – Brevard Conty – October 15, 2017
The Medical Group cares more about making a dollar than they do about their employees. Upper Management has zero leadership! They tell you that you can ask questions but when you do you'll get counciled on it. Work life balance was good but no room for advancement. The doctors run the show, not the leadership. They do what they want and nothing happens to them, not all but most... the staff were excellent but no they are indispensable, which brings moral down. Managers run multi million dollar practices and most barely make $50k/yr, very sad for the stress they have. Do not recommend this place at all..CEO was pretty cool.
Upper leadership, low pay, most doctors think they are God!
Manager (Former Employee) – Rockledge, FL – October 11, 2017
A deep sense of community and focus on what is important to consumers is at the heart of what it takes to be a successful organization. The people who make up the Health First organization, and culture, take into account the well being of the community through access, service, and re-investment in local needs.
Certified Nurse Assistant (Former Employee) – Palm Bay, FL – September 30, 2017
Working in the hospital was very rewarding. At times it was difficult but only because we are not God and seeing people sick is hurtful, but we try to give some quality of life back to them. So if we put a smile on their faces then that was a lot