Staff RN (Former Employee), Palos Heights, IL – September 9, 2014
Pros: a lift that is in the ceiling and new beds
Cons: work very short all of the time, hard to get help from co-workers and we were isolated due to the setup of the rooms.
Get your assignment listen to huddle notes/information. Get report and depending on who you follow can make for a rough night or good night. Meet patients do your patient assessment and care. Pass meds, bathe, give blood products when needed call doctor's as need arises. Take patient for emergent tests as need arises, most importantly listen to the – more... patient and his/her needs. Reassure patient and family when needed, Always be compassionate. Learned to be more independent than I already am. Management is wishy washy at times. If she came in mad you would have a real bad day. Enjoyed the majority of my co-workers we had to depend on each other a lot because we were always short staffed. Hardest part of job was needing help and not being able to receive it. I love to work so overtime was abundant and meeting such nice patients and families. – less
great nursing environment for improving skills and learning
Staff Nurse -Special Procedures (Former Employee), Palos Heights, IL – June 18, 2014
Pros: very dedicated and professional staff that are great to work with
Cons: lack of support by management
lack of support from management able to float to different departments to increase nursing potential and feeling of being able to help more patients by exercising more nursing skills great doctor/nurse cowering environment
Data Entry (Former Employee), Palos Heights, IL – May 25, 2014
I really enjoyed this job because the hours were extremely flexible. I was attending college at the time and my employer basically let me choose my work schedule each week. My three coworkers were really nice and helpful. Whenever I would come across a medical term I did not know they would easily assist me. There was no downside to this job.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Palos Heights, IL – January 20, 2014
A typical day at work would be managing time sheets, employee tardiness, scheduling, and figuring out unit-based assignments. I learned how to effectively manage a work-group that catered to team-wok and professionalism. My co-workers were fun, knowledgeable people who brought a lot of diversity to a work group. The most difficult part of the job was – more... giving negative criticism is a positive way. The most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction that I made a difference in the lives of others. – less
Electrician I / Maintenance I (Former Employee), Palos Heights, IL – June 17, 2013
There was always something new every day to do. If they kept you going with work orders all day, it was great. If you sat all day, it made for a long day and to think what patients had to pay to be there they deserved better services by us. The people were great but our management needed to be better at keeping us busy like some of the other departments.
Hskp Asst II/Team Leader, Registration Clerk (Current Employee), Palos Heights, IL – May 11, 2013
Pros: attractive looking with new rennovations
Cons: bad attitudes, unfair work loads, being sent home early w/no pay
Palos Hospital used to be a very nice place to work but with the current mess with our health care system, things have really changed. Employees are not happy and it shows in the way they treat each other and with how they treat the patients. The hospital is trying to survive, which is understandable, but it can't run efficiently if its employees are – more... not happy. – less
Laboratory/Pathology Clerk (Current Employee), Palos Heights, IL – April 13, 2013
Pros: new lab, good pay
Cons: no opportunity to advance
I am a client services represtative. Our main responsibility is to assist everyone in the lab and the people who enter our alcove area which is the area all specimens get dropped off. In this position, we adminster all general office duties such as answering the telephones and assisting patients, doctor's offices with lab results, faxing,filing, and – more... processing registrations for blood and surgical specimens we receive. Our main goal is to maintain patient confidentiality and accuracy as we enter very important information in the computer system. The hardest part of the job is making sure that we identify all specimens with the correct patient information. The most enjoyable part of this position is being such a great part of the lab and being in the center we get a piece of everything so there is always something different to deal with. My co-workers that I work with are a really great group. We all communicate well and get along with one another very well and work as a great team. – less
Clinical Laboratory Technician (Current Employee), Palos Heights, IL – April 11, 2013
A typical day at work consists of gathering all the supplies needed for the work schedule. Throw in a break and lunch and the day is the work day is complete.
Each day something new is learned. Whether is be a bacteria we identified that we never encountered or a simple task that yielded some new found results that can be shared with my co-workers.
I – more... try to keep an open mind about management. I understand that the newly opened building on campus has been very stressful on everyone. However they need to keep in mind that it is the people behind the scenes that are the biggest asset and are who and what keeps the place running efficiently.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the friends and "family" I have grown to love. I spend more time with my co-workers than I do with my own family. I will take those friendships with me wherever I end up in my career. – less