Technical Partner (Current Employee), Allentown, PA – August 18, 2014
Pros: very good benefits
Cons: often times are short staffed
A typical day at work involves taking care of 10 patients overall needs involving: phlebotomy, specimen collecting, vital signs, catheter care, blood glucose monitoring, wound care, bathing/toileting, physical therapy, and EKGs. I have learned how to present myself in a professional manner, multi-task, and work as a team player. Lehigh Valley Hospital – more... is managed very well, and there are always new changes which are implemented well by our management staff. My co-workers all work very well together. We have developed a team approach and depend on each other to accomplish our tasks as a unit. The hardest part of my job is when we are short staffed. It is a little more difficult to accomplish the tasks that need to be done in a timely manner. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that I am helping people during some of their toughest times. If I am smiling and friendly it helps the patients stay positive and smile. – less
Financial Planning Analyst (Former Employee), Allentown, PA – August 11, 2014
one of those places where 10 hour days are the minimum expected and bringing work home regularly is an assumed duty. All professionals work in tiny cubes in large opened area. Absolute silence is expected, etc. Just horrible.
Professionals working together to provide excellent care...
Registered Nurse in Multi-site Float Pool (Current Employee), Bethlehem, PA – June 21, 2014
Pros: magnet designated
Cons: changing healthcare environment
Rated one of the best places to work in PA for many years in a row as well as highly rated for services provided by US news and Leapfrog. Nurses are well trained and professional, Physicians work well with nurses - CRITICAL in providing excellent care. Many compassionate employees who go above and beyond both for patients and colleagues.
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery (Current Employee), Allentown, PA – May 20, 2014
I like working on the Labor and Delivery unit at Lehigh Valley Health Network. It is a great group of people who work together as a team. We learn something new everyday, and are always challenged at work.
Intern (Former Employee), Allentown, PA – May 4, 2014
Working for the Lehigh Valley Health Netowk was a great experience. It was the first time I worked in an area that was relevant to my career path. I designed workout routines for people based on their goals and medical history. I had the opportunity to shadow multiple areas in the health field including physical therapy and cardiac rehab. In the future – more... it is my dream to work for this hospital. – less
Patient Technical Partner (Former Employee), Allentown, PA – April 29, 2014
Pros: learning something new, working in a new facility, not having to lift patients
Cons: fast paced if your not use to it, commuting, patient satisfaction very big
Working for LVH was a great experience. I wasn't there very long due to life issues. Given that I was coming from a retail background and changing course it gave me the chance to see if I wanted to go ing the medical field. It can be a bit challenging at times if your not from a medical background bit they do try to work with you. It also helped that – more... I had a great group of people both training with me and helping me along the way. I feel that makes a huge impact to.
The hardest part I feel was the having to learn so much in a short amount of time. Again I had never done anything in medical so it took some getting use to and was frustrating but I had a lot of encouragement from my team. I did have a few individuals who I just didn't vibe right with. I guess that happens at all jobs. Overall a had a good experience. – less
Educational and productive student externship experience.
Student Externship (Former Employee), Allentown, PA – April 5, 2014
A typical day at this setting included determining which patients were a priority to see and determining what type of evaluation (swallowing, speech/language, cognitive) they needed. I was independent during these evaluations and treatments. I determined severity ratings of disorders, future goals, and appropriate/safe diets for the patients.
Physical Therapist Assistant (Former Employee), Allentown, PA – April 4, 2014
Pros: education always, variety of patients
Patient list per rotation each morning, and freedom to arrange your movement throughout rotation. I enjoyed the mix of therapy provided with changing rotations every 3-4 months, which also kept skills sharp. Great interdisciplinary communication. Lunchtime meeting daily to assess census, and re-assign therapists to other rotations of needed. Monthly – more... education in staff meetings.
Hardest part.. when patients passed away.
Best part: variety in rotations, community atmosphere in the hospital facilitating interdisciplinary approach, and great people to work with.