A great position that provided work-life balance while offering an opportunity for growth and increased knowledge base.
Pros: great management team and co-workers; great benefits; great opportunity for growth
Cons: crime in the baltimore metro area surrounding the hospital
I definitely loved working for Johns Hopkins Hospital. I worked four 10 hour days per week and rotated between the Employee Health and Wellness Center and Occupational Health. I learned a great deal while working at this hospital and caring for the employees there. I learned more in my 2+ years with Johns Hopkins than I ever could have imagined. I diagnosed and treated employees for URIs, sprained ankles, shingles, and other acute illnesses, as well as, minor, non-work related injuries. I learned about the role of Occupational Health and thinking about how a person's health will impact his or her ability to perform a job- it is a completely different, but important angle on healthcare.
The most challenging part of the position was dealing with unhappy or difficult employees who did not want to be dealing with Occupational Health- especially those called for a Fitness-for-duty evaluation.
The most enjoyable part of the position was educating and treating employees to help them get and stay well. I enjoyed working with my department and establishing connections with the people I cared for and worked with.