Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee), Portland, ME – April 21, 2014
My work day is never the same, can always expect something different. However, I can always rely on my co-workers to help me when the department becomes really busy. My job has many challenging aspects I must overcome on a regular basis to perform my job effectively. I love working in the Emergency Department.
Inpatient Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Portland, ME – April 4, 2014
A typical day as a pharmacy technician includes running medications to patient specific locations as well as filling pyxis machines. Days include answering phone calls from nurses and fulfilling requests in a timely fashion, Management is friendly and treats employees with respect when employees do what ever is necessary to care for patients including – more... showing up on time and working efficiently throughout shift. Co-workers are very personable and do most of the training of new employees.They are always there to answer any questions and provide a helping hand when needed. The hardest part of the job is the physical aspect of the job. There is a lot of walking and back and forth from the pharmacy to the floors. The most enjoyable part of the job is being a part of a team. Everyone is very respectful of part each person takes in the care of the patient. – less
Finance/Registration Representative (Former Employee), Portland, Maine – January 28, 2014
In a fast paced environment with patient satisfaction as the core values, it is imperative for a worker to have attention to detail and a characteristic to work under pressure. With a diverse patient base, clear and effective communication skills are necessary.
Nursing Unit Assistant (Former Employee), Portland, ME – December 27, 2013
Pros: learning new things everyday.
Cons: over night hours are brutal.
Working in a hospital you dont know what to expect so a typical day would be to make sure eveything is ready to go and organized incase of an emergency. Management is good and the co-workers are good for the most part. Hardest part of the job would be working over night and trying to keep busy. If your coming from a nursing home or assisted living it – more... will be very different. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new things and seeing things you wouldnt normally see anywhere else. – less
CERIFIY NURSES ASSISTANT (Former Employee), portland, Maine – December 1, 2013
Pros: nurses would be helpful in any question that you may have in order to care for the patient.
Cons: tring to work with so many personalities with in the nurses, some where more aggressive then others you would try to satisfy them
having the opportunity to learn from futher education thru the unit educator the changes for patient care, received a certifcate for upgrading in charge cna this entitles setting up signed assingments for the night or day cna's shift, checking from time to time through out the day how each of the cna's are doing by asking how they are doing if they – more... need help with other patients, occationally check on how many patients are going home and how many are coming, in order to reset the assignment if nessary so it would be even for all the cna's on the floor. the most hardest part was there was alot of different personalities within the unit that you had to comfort with. the most i enjoyed was taking care of the patients making sure that they were comfortable I would to my appility make sure they there stay was to there expertation some needed that extra care as other did not but I always took the time for each of the patient's needs. It was always satisfation that when I went home for the day that I did my upmost care for the unit. – less
Nutrition Care Representative (Former Employee), Portland, Maine – November 30, 2013
Cons: it's in cold maine
This place is truly your second family. Your boss is actually interested in you as an employee. And your satisfaction is highly required and it truly reflects on your performance. You see people who are actually enjoying their work just because the fact that people care. Your advance and progress is encouraged and sponsored. And you are paid fairly – more... for work you provide. When I think of this place and people there I can't help but have a smile on my face. – less
Central Services Transportation Aide (Former Employee), Portland, ME – September 19, 2013
Pros: being able to assist in the "health care" and "well fare" of the patients
Cons: time drags on the late shift
My shift began at 11pm. Generally there would be two Transportation Aide on duty, one on the phones and the other transporting, patients from the O.R. recovery ward to the assigned floor and room. Or to transport hospital equipment or supplies to the assigned floor. The shift would begin with updating the primary Code Cart in case of an emergency on – more... any of the floors. On the weekends we would assist the Emergency Room if their Transporters were under staffed. We would transport to the Cat-Scan, or to the MRI department and then return the individual to the Emergency Room. We would also perform our duties in the highest professional manner around the patients, their families, and other hospital staff. And the highest respect towards the deceased that were delivered to the Morgue. – less