Very active hospital thats fun and work place environment friendly.
Police Officer (Current Employee), Dearborn, MI – April 2, 2014
A typical day usually details my presence providing a sence of security while patroling outside in a vehicle as well as inside the hospital. Often times patients or visitors may become irate or verbally/physcially aggressive to which we use the necessary deescalation method or wosre case scenario the taser that we carry being PA330 certified.
A serious and goal setting organization that caters to their patients.
Ward Secretary (Current Employee), Dearborn, MI – December 16, 2013
Pros: i like having a union. the union ensures we all get fair treatment.
Cons: rules constantly changing and sometimes they do not update employees in a timely fashion.
I enjoy my job and the people I work with. It feels like family since I am there more than I am at home. I love interacting with patients and helping them through their day and being rewarded with a smile. That hardest part of my is job is sometimes it can be overwhelming and very busy, but the best part is leaving at the end of the day being gratified – more... that everything has been accomplished. – less
Ward Secretary (Former Employee), Dearborn, MI – July 31, 2013
Oakwood as a whole is a great place to work. The trick is finding the department that you can work in and get along with your co-workers. I loved working in L&D, I just could not work the shift I was on for personal reasons. If they had an opening on the shift I needed, I would still be working ther.
LPN (Former Employee), Dearborn, MI – July 12, 2013
Pros: employee perks
Cons: no full-time status
A typical day at work consisted of ten straight hours on your feet caring for all different etcnicities with all kinds of illness i was assigned to caring for clients in lock down isolation who nobody wanted to work with which i had compassion they were human beings also and should not be excluded because of their health oroblems i mean thats why i – more... became a nurse. I learned how to manage signs and symptoms that were not taught in nursing school that saved my patient life, i also learned teamwork and unity. The hardest part of a job were not being respected as a hard working nurse because i was a LPN and not an RN. The most enjoyable part of the job were the clients and opportunities to grow in your profession. – less
Cook (Current Employee), Dearborn Mi – July 10, 2013
Pros: meeting people
Cons: i cannot afford the health benafits
A fast pace work day. I have learned to prepare food for a large number of people. and work together as a team. The Managers are helpful and try to keep things organized. The part of the job I would like to change is to be able to work in the department I have the most skills in, witch is the bake shop. I enjoy working with a lot of different people.
Volunteer (Former Employee), Taylor, MI – February 20, 2013
a typical day at work would be transporting patients. I learned not to judge people based on how they look. Management is great. My co-workers were friendly. The hardest part was working on the slow days. The most enjoyable part was talking to the patients making them smile.
Oakwood Hospital Mental Health Adult Sitter (Current Employee), West Bloomfield Township, MI – January 29, 2013
Pros: you get to make your own schedule and pick over time
Cons: disrespectful staff, no benefits, no raises
I've been working for Oakwood Hospital for 3 years and have tried several times to move up in the hospital and was never capable of getting chosen when my foot was already in the door. I currently make 8.69. Never got a raise, no benifits, the position has been contingent and will never be full time, Management is not good at compromising. But always – more... send an email on how good of a job that we are doing and never get rewarded. I wouldnt choose this is a full time job for the position i am working in. Which is a adult sitter. But the position is good for extra money – less
Intern - Phlebotomy Training (Former Employee), Dearborn, MI – December 11, 2012
Pros: professional yet friendly and easy to get along with co workers
Cons: i did not really find any thing negative working there.
Oakwood was a wonderful very professional great place to work.A typical day consisted of working with various ages of people. I worked with a few week old babies to elderly.I would copy insurance cards and fill out paper work for each patient.I think would escort them to the room to draw there blood, ask them there name and to spell it. I then would – more... ask their birth date just to verify I had the right person.After I would label each tube, if a urinalysis was needed I would hand them the tools for it. I would then tube the the specimen and label them. After I would escort them out and answer any questions they needed.I also would stock all rooms with the tools needed on a daily basis.It was a wonderful great place to work. I enjoyed it very much. – less