Medstar National Rehabilitation Network Employee Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Medstar National Rehabilitation Network
Job Work/Life Balance
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Washington, DC – March 4, 2014
Pros: approachable doctors, parties
Cons: poorly functioning management, weak work culture, poor and inconsistent staffing
NRH will always hold a special place in my heart, but there are many things that they need to work on. Job culture is not very supportive. Many older nurses who are just worn out and resistant to change. – more... Evidence of seniority and favoritism everywhere; the old eat the young. Really needs an overhaul: Lazy, non-effective nurses need to be let go, administration should focus on improving work climate, improving staffing, and providing a clear clinical ladder for staff. Scheduling used to be flexible, but new management is coming in, so that may change. – less
Registered Nurse (Clinical Nurse) (Current Employee), Washington DC – October 4, 2015
Pros: healthcare, benefits
Cons: unable to make once schedule
A typical day is to assist patient to get back to their normal life routine or near to normal. The nurse- patient ratio is at most 1:7 and the least ratio is 1:4 when the census is low. Your co-workers – more... are very understanding and cooperative most of the time. The hardest part of the job is when your patients refuses care and their is nothing you can do to convince them to get the care they need. The most enjoyable part of the job is to see a patients who were incapacitated on admission, walk and do things for themselves that they were unable to do on admission. – less
Environmental Services Aide (Former Employee), Washington, DC – October 2, 2015
Cleaning and making sure projects was taking care of before the end of the night. Management was lazy couldve been better, no help at all. The hardest part of my job is when we was short staffed and everything still needed to get completed
Medical Interpreter (Current Employee), Whashington, DC – September 10, 2015
It us a very exciting place working in multicultural environment make the day go fast, they have a big gym and observing all different physical and occupational therapy give me an idea to how to deal with patients with disabilities
Office Assistant (Current Employee), Bethesda, Md – September 8, 2015
I currently work at the Bethesda location. Fun atmosphere, but VERY BUSY Location. The patients are friendly at times, I'm real close with certain co workers. Great company since it has a lot of locations – more... in the area for patients that can't be seen or anything.
Management sucks, no room for advancement. You have to know someone to move up or be the right "color" if you know what I mean.
Pay is average. Benefits are awesome.
Your off on major holidays. Wish we would close early on Fridays like normal doctor offices would and also receive free lunch, don't see why we can't. – less
Secretary (Former Employee), Washington, DC – August 6, 2015
NRH is not the greatest place to work. The energy is off it was not easy to work in a environment where people do not say hi. I would say patients are given great rehabilitation activities to assist with recovery. Over all it was not a healthy place to be a employee
Very diverse, I love working and interacting with people from all walks of life
Clinical Assistant (Current Employee), Clinton,Md – June 11, 2015
I something different everyday in reference to Medstars spirit value and procedures as well as a typical day seeing between 75-100 patients which keeps us busy The hardest part of the job s standing on my feet for such long periods of time. The most enjoyable part are the patients because everyday is never the same.
Physical Therapy Aide (Current Employee), Washington, DC – May 29, 2015
This is a great position for those who are looking into becoming a physical therapist. You will get tons of direct patient care experience that will make you very comfortable being alone with patients. The flexi pool position is a sacrifice of Saturdays but it requires sacrifice to get where you would like to be in life.
Physical Therapy Aide (Former Employee), Washington, DC – February 5, 2015
Pros: great management, extremely organized, amazing employees
Cons: strenuous, emotionally draining at times
Within The National Rehabilitation Hospital, I learned a tremendous amount working alongside patients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cardiac patients, stroke victims, amputees, and – more... more. In this setting, I learned how to transfer patients, check vital signs, and operate rehabilitation equipment. I also learned how to perform therapeutic exercises, construct wheelchairs, and create patient feedback forms for inpatients. The hardest part of my job was learning how to efficiently work with patients who suffered from cognitive deficiencies, and working through language barriers. The most enjoyable part of my job was being exposed to so much knowledge and innovation within one setting. I loved the positive environment of The National Rehabilitation Hospital and all of the amazing people within it. – less
Everyone is friendly, the management is top-notch.
The best part about working at medstar is the company culture. They do a great job of having orientations and parties for the employees and you really feel like a part of something bigger and better than just a out-patient clinic.
Special Police Officer (Current Employee), Washington, DC – December 14, 2014
I have been with Medstar for 10 years now. a typical day is coming to work, securing the building no problems. The one thing I have learned is expect the unexpected. The management is great. they are good – more... people to work for. My coworkers make it so you wanna come to work. The hardest part of my job is getting close to the patients and they end up leaving, weither its thru death or just leaving the hospital. The most enjoyable part of my job is watching patients come threw the doors not walking or talking but after intense therpy they leave the facility walking and talking. – less
Rehabilitation Care Technician (Former Employee), Washington, DC – December 10, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule, decent pay, great experience for nursing students.
Cons: poor communication skills of managerial staff.
A typical day at NRH involves patient care of patients who partially or completely dependent of staff. It requires patience, compassion, and teamwork. I learned that even when the staff does not recognize – more... your worth or work ethic, the patients definitely see it. It is important to work as a team to complete some of your harder tasks - such as lifting a patient.
The hardest part of the job, is not being appreciated for the work that you have to put in every time you come into work. However, the best part of work is having a patient thank you for helping them when they needed it most. Sometimes all our patients may want is a warm blanket, a glass of water, or to be turned in their bed.
It is moments like these that make you continue to work at an establishment. – less
Travel Agency Clinical Nurse II (Former Employee), Washington DC – July 16, 2014
Perform independent health assessments of individuals and families by evaluating their physical, mental, social and environmental health status; and provide nursing intervention based on need of assessment.