This institution has been struggling to survive. I was employed there while the company was seeking to be bought out, which fell through. Employees of 15 to 20 years were being walked off the job. I decided to seek a more stable work environment. However I am eternally grateful for my time there, and the steps that lead me to my current position.
The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that your patients were satisfied with their care. That not only you but the other staff worked and communicated well with each other to help the patient.
The staff were wonderful to work with, they felt like family.
It was very hard to pull yourself away to take a lunch break.
At Manchester Memorial you in counter different challenges week by week do the all the patient had different mental illnesses. You had to be careful how you talk and use body language. All ways be ready to act quickly to protect your self and co-workers. Co- worker and management where great.
I spent many hours working at this hospital and I learned a lot during those years. I also met and worked with wonderful co-workers. The co-workers, the manager and the Director of Nurses were very supportive. I enjoyed my work on the med/surg floors; and then I transferred to BHU--and I also enjoyed my work on the psychiatric unit. I faced many challenges during my 42 yrs of employment at MMH and am able to say that I have no regrets spending all those years there.
Great co-workers and a supportive manager.
At times the politics on the unit were difficult to deal with.
Get report, assess the patients, administer medications and perform prescribed treatments, reassess patients as needed, collaborate with other disciplines on patients' care. Co-workers are great team players. Upper-management are the people with all the power and they only care about their bottom line. Hardest part of the job is not having enough licensed staff, the nurse to patient ratio is very high 1 to 6 up to 8 patients on days when we get short staffed and 1-6 on average. Most enjoyable part of the job is working with the patients and meeting their needs and working with a dedicated team of professionals.
productive and fun workplace especially if you enjoy working in a fast paced environment
Parent Development Educator (Current Employee) – Manchester, CT – September 10, 2013
Days can be stressful at times, but co-workers are very supportive of each other and the department as a whole. Teamwork, Respect and Communication is a positive component of the workplace. We really work together to provide the best quality care. The management supports the departments and the decisions of their workers. It may be difficult at times when meeting the needs of the individuals you are working with. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the positive impact I have made on individual's lives.
benefits available (retirement, medical, dental, vision, vacation days), opportunities for promotions and grow within company
Patient Access Clerk (Current Employee) – Manchester, KY – June 22, 2013
I work as a registration clerk in the emergency room, which means I register patients who come to see the physician. I have learned much about treating people with professionalism; the hardest part of the job is learning to never lose that professionalism, no matter the situation. I really enjoyed this position because of the constantly changing cases that come in, and the family atmosphere between my coworkers.
Registered Nurse - Emergency Department (Former Employee) – Manchester, CT – March 13, 2013
12 hour shifts with infrequent Bathroom or meal breaks. Many new Graduates. The hardest part was taking care of criitically ill Loved ones of Friends. It is still a relatively small community with close ties to Fire/EMS. The best part was making a difference by being a Patient advocate and continued education
no breaks, changes in charge nurses with less experience.