Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Employer Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Job Work/Life Balance
Very interesting work in university hospital setting with desirably diverse culture.
Clinical Nurse (Former Employee), OB/GYN/REI; Chicago, IL – February 18, 2014
Pros: cutting edge medical research and practice
Cons: many enormous egos; lack of adequate true representation for nurses such as employees' unions.
Provided pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care to women undergoing certain surgical procedures with focus on assisted conception for infertility clients.
Patient population was diverse, and caring for and interacting with them was very rewarding in innumerable ways.
As in almost any workplace, one's experience is largely dependent – more... on one's attitude and ability to filter through the valuable: i.e. lessons learned, positive differences made, and the less useful political and personality dramas that inevitably take place.
There are many very talented people at Northwestern but the culture for nurses is still regressive compared to that of a medical setting in which nurses have adequate representation as in the state of California. – less
Contract Compliance Auditor (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – July 14, 2013
Pros: holiday party
As a contract compliance auditor, I was able to work with a variety of departments within the organization to assist in technological issues within the billing operating system as well as work collaboratively and collectively together to resolve claims not paid according to contract. More importantly, I had the pleasure in working and meeting with a – more... variety of provider relations representatives from various insurance companies to resolve contract disputes. – less
Administrative Secretary (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – February 16, 2013
Pros: interesting campus
Cons: stress from volume of work
Northwestern Memorial Hospital was the most interesting, most stimulating position in my career. I worked for three Hepatologists who prepared patients for liver transplant and three support nurses who kept weekly and monthly track of their conditions. I learned a lot about how hospitals functioned. Management was a little loose, leaving me to solve – more... problems on my own, which enabled me to use a lot of my skills independently. The hardest part of the job was the volume of work produced by six people. The most enjoyable part of the job was being in an exciting medical environment. There was always something happening! – less
Medical assistant (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – December 17, 2012
Pros: drug rep lunches and dinners. office parties and hr long luch with many places in the area to enjoy
Cons: no early days at work, always off at 5 or later. also wknd hrs.
a typical day at work would be a consistent patient flow, rooming patients and entering their history in to the EMR system. working with your assigned physician and covering to ensure everyone gets a break for lunch. I learned how to utilize the EMR system which will soon become prevalent and necessary in all offices. I also learned how to work under – more... pressure because we'd sometimes have to work with 2 or 3 physicians at once, which made for a very hectic day.Unfortunately management was not great! we had one excellent manager who left to pursue other goals and new management was quite unfair.The hardest part of the job was having to deal with irate patients who were unhappy due to differing factors and also the many personalities of so many female employees! The best part is when we could all happily work together to achieve a common goal, having a successful work day. Also having close and personal friendly relationships with our providers and making establishing lasting friendships with patients as well as fellow employees. – less
Medical Assistant/Phlebotmist (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – October 5, 2012
Pros: one hour lunch is a good day starting on time.
Cons: taking a lunch for only 30mins. and it's late in the day
A typical day at work is making sure all doctors, nurses and clinical staff have enough exam room and procedure room for patient visits. What I learned is excellent communicative and interpersonal skills is a must to have at NMFF. Management should always be open for meeting with co-workers individually and group session services to keep the moral balanced. – more... Co-workers should always keep an open mind for communication together as a team no matter how busy a department get, that will help the flow for the clinic. The hardest part of the job is commnunication, the most enjoyable part of the job is making sure the patient have a productive and satisfied visit. – less