Senior Cardiac Monitor Technician (Current Employee) – Leesburg, VA – March 30, 2016
I have been fortunate to have had support to advance from the patient care technician to the cardiac monitor technician, since I had been trained as an EMT-CT/P. This enabled the hospital to expand their telemetry section and have a full-time monitor technician on duty without having to send someone for outside training.
As time progressed, and the unit grew, I was able to train prospective CMT's for future positions. Many personnel have been trained over the years with success.
Over the years the unit has gone from 1 CMT to 2; from a minimum of 8 patients to a maximum of 76.
Okay for Nurses, not for other healthcare professionals
Physical Therapist (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – January 16, 2013
Well, the positives are that there are a lot of different patient populations that you can work with.
However, there is little accountability for management, and while they talk a lot about holding low performers accountable, they don't really follow through with people with a lot of seniority.
The biggest issue is that they have recently taken rehab leaders out of executive leadership and made the highest position a manager that is lower than the nursing leadership. If you are a professional that is not a nurse, you will not have career advancement outside of directly supervising your peers. Positions that, really, should not require a nursing degree, do require one for the purposes of the organization.
Intelectually stimulating and enjoyable every day.
Pathology Assistant/Medical Technologist (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – March 5, 2016
Great job! Pathology team like family. Everyone worked together, helping each other, all with the same goal of helping the patients. Grossing specimens is extremely interesting, and I learned new and exciting things daily.
Spanish Medical Interpreter (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – February 19, 2016
The medical interpreting team at IMVH in Alexandria is well managed and works together seamlessly. The advanced langauge skills necessary to perform as a communication conduit in medical appointments are obvious and apparent among the talented team members at this hospital.
Clerk (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – August 13, 2012
Working at Inova Health System has taught me not to put all eggs in one basket. Management has allowed people to work and build up Inova to the facility it is today only to outsource many of the jobs to save money. Salaries are different per facility and they cheat many employees at the Mt Vernon site with non raises and no upward movement. The coworkers are the best which make many stay on-board. The hardest part of this job is that it requires a lot of mandatory surveys and when they received low scores through Gallup, they make management have meetings with staff when the issue is really they dont listen and are poor upper managers.
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – December 27, 2013
I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity provided to me by Inova. I began working there about 3 years ago, and I've learned a great deal about how to perform as a professional within one of the busiest areas in the country, Northern Virginia.
A typical day at work involves an extreme workload and plenty of interaction with incoming clientele. I contend with reporting requests from upper management as well as the constant tasking of ensuring accuracy with our appointments. Each day I attain a great deal of experience from both the executive staff and my co-workers about personal growth and development while providing excellent service to different agencies and organizations. My responsibilities provide both a challenging work environment, and a good deal of personal satisfaction as its very important to me to feel as though I'm making a difference at the organization professionally.
Inova is a dynamic and challenging company to become a part of.
Patient Care Navigator/Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Falls Church, VA – August 26, 2013
I have always worked hard for Inova. I felt valued as a member of the team both on staff and in management. Over the years I learned many valuable things, was exposed to different tactics to increase safety, patient satisfaction and physician satisfaction.
Working for Inova is challenging and rewarding. As in all healthcare institutions, many changes have to be made. Inova is endeavoring to keep the pace and continue to be a safety net in the communities it serves.
Focus on teamwork was my favorite part of working for Inova. I also appreciate the focus on innovation and better ways to do things. As a member of the staff, you are made to feel that your opinions and experience matter and count.
CT Technologist (Former Employee) – Falls Church, VA – February 22, 2016
Inova was a great place to work. I worked with a lot of diverse people. I learned a lot while I worked there. I worked the night shift Friday and Saturday night. It was very fast paced given the fact that Inova Fairfax is a level I trauma center.
Registered Nurse, Medical and Oncology Unit (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – October 21, 2013
On a typical day one RN will have 4 patients if doing primary care or 6 patients with a tech. Most likely one RN will have multiple isolation rooms. There is a lot to be learned on the medical/oncology unit with a wide variety of diagnoses. RNs will perform IVs, foleys, NG tubes, EKGs, wound care/dressing changes, including wound vacs, and care for chest tubes; techs may perform some of these responsibilities. Management is helpful depending on what the need is, but is not very flexible with scheduling. Management is very encouraging with RNs to advance. The co-workers are all very kind and willing to help. The hardest part and most enjoyable part of the job is caring for the patients.