Clinical DTR Intern, Food Service Intern (Former Employee), Norwalk, CT – April 5, 2014
Pros: free sodas, lots to learn from being there
I was lucky enough to be able to intern on both sides of the nutrition department at Norwalk Hospital - both in food service and in clinical. Given that is a 313 bed hospital, I learned quite a lot there. In food service, I learned very quickly how fast paced it is when half the hospital orders lunch at the same time. I enjoyed learning what it was – more... like to work in that kind of a kitchen, and putting the things I learned in school into practice. I got to do purchase orders, inventory, sanitation audits and the head chef and I worked together to release a line of products for sale in the main cafeteria. On the clinical side of things, I got to see a lot more patient interaction. I learned to read medical charts, and fill out dietary concerns charts. I got lots of practice in writing diagnoses and with interviewing, assessing and educating patients. Overall, it was a great experience. – less
Psychiatric Technician (Current Employee), Norwalk, CT – February 14, 2014
I have grown and learned so much while working at Norwalk Hospital. I have been able to work with an amazing team who is supportive and always there for me. Working here has shaped the person and the counselor I am.
The most enjoyable part of my day is making someone happy who is very, very ill. The hardest part of my job when a patient thinks it's the end of the world when they get sutures, but in the room next door the patient is dying of cancer.
ED Tech (Former Employee), Norwalk, CT – September 25, 2013
I very much enjoyed working at Norwalk Hospital mainly because: 1) I always felt supported by my fellow co-workers including management 2) mostly everyone at work was quite friendly and fun-loving 3) safety of the environment for patients and employees alike
The hardest part of the job was, well, being in the medical field many can relate, being on – more... our feet all of the time, but that comes with the territory! – less
Cons: financial cutbacks due to government cutbacks
Typical day: Prepare weekly reports. Run processes to transfer data from the financial system to another to the reporting system. Develop SQL code to incorporate the data in the Earnings_Data table into the FTE report. Learned: SSMS, SSIS, Access, Eclipsys, McKesson. Management: Considerate, committed, thoughtful Co-workers: diligent, friendly, helpful Hardest – more... part: absorbing the new technology while still continuing to be productive. Most enjoyable part: that, in some small way, I am helping my community. – less
Great Place to work, but be mindful of Merger with Danbury
Finance/Business (Former Employee), Norwalk CT – April 13, 2013
This is a great place to work, but if you are applying for a non clinIcal position, realize they have recently merged with Danbury Hospital, and the ultimate fate of jobs that are not vital to be on location is still unclear
Manager - Grace Cole Jones Gift Shop (Current Employee), Norwalk, CT – April 1, 2013
Pros: excellent benefits, flexible hours.
Cons: depending which department you are in, there is not much room for advancement.
Norwalk Hospital is a great place to work. It has been a tremendous learning experience for me. I loved working with the employees and volunteers and met some truly wonderful people that I will keep in touch with always.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST (Former Employee), Norwalk, CT – March 21, 2013
Pros: work ethics, flexibility, 45 min lunch and only 30 min taken out.
Cons: driving distance.
I loved working at Norwalk Hospital for approximately 9 years. I had a wonderful supervisor who was very flexible and she made working there very enjoyable. I was laid off due to outsourcing of medical transcription.
Staff RN (Current Employee), Norwalk hospital – March 15, 2013
Pros: easily accessible from highways, occasional lunch voucher for $5.00, docs are friendly, nurses eat their young
Cons: management is a mess, hospital units have clicks which management feeds into, extreme back stabbing re nurses, staffing issues
Community based hospital with minimally diverse staff( most employees Live local and Norwalk boasts that its "on the water" but that's about the most the area has as its claim to fame . Employee longevity does exist which may appear to be a bonus but if your looking for advancement good luck as VERY few other area hospitals to move on to. Major error – more... in hiring from within as a staff RN should never be advanced to manage their department for the obvious favoritism reasons – less