Volunteer Work/Community Service (Former Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – August 3, 2016
Security officers and other workers were extremely loving. They reached out to young volunteers like me when I looked like I was struggling or need help with something. I learned so much to the point that a hospital work isn't just something you do because you have to do it but because is something you love. It's like taking care of your family.
EKG Tech (Former Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – July 13, 2016
Being an EKG Tech. was a very busy job. Our team would handle all EKG's for inpatients, outpatients and the ER Department. I learned many new skills: customer relations, working with 3 different soft ware computer systems. Our team was well organized and could handle all situations on our own with little help from supervisors. We communicated well with each other as well as the nurses and Doctors. The hardest part of the job was knowing how to handle very stressful situations with the Stats that would come in. We needed to balance and organize our time in an efficient manor. The most enjoyable part of the job was working in a team environment and of course working with all the patients.
Very productive, multi tasking and energetic workplace.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Palos Hills, IL – June 23, 2016
The beautiful day starts of by selling/giving out newspapers to the sick and elderly. Following that we would give out flowers to patients whos families ordered them for them. After all of that was completed, my coworker and I walked through the hospital and gave out surveys to patients. The hospital wanted the best for them therefore the surveys were very important to them. Volunteering at the hospital taught me a lot about patience and how delicate life is.
You can learn alot but some of the senior employees on the job make it hard for new comers to stay or not get discharged.
Surgical Technologist (Former Employee) – Palos Hills, IL – April 4, 2016
You would already know from the day before what you duty were that day. I did learn a lot in my field of study by some good people. Management was not fair to all employees unless you were there for a long time. All voices would not be heard and mgmt. would allow some employees to be disrespectful to others. Most of the co-workers that I had were great to work with. The hardest part of the job was to ignore the disrespectful attitudes of some employees. The most enjoyable is that everyone was disrespectful. Majority of people would help and assist you without any problems. They worked as team players.
Benefits were spectacular and the cafeteria was phenomenal.
Student-Field Support Technician (Former Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – November 16, 2015
I started my IT career at PCH as a Student-Field Support Tech. I had the best mentors who not only taught me a few things but also helped me move in my career by trusting with tough projects. Pretty nice to put on a resume.
execellent teammates, great exercise walking around the hospital
PCH was a fast past hospital. Oncology Med/Surg unit very busy and no downtown.
Flex RN (Former Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – September 6, 2015
I worked 7am-3:30pm. It was the busiest time to be on floors in the hospital. Took care of 5-7 pt's at a time. Oncology patients are very heavy patients requiring would care, tube feeding, tracy care, IV therapy, blood transfusions and pain meds. VEry busy/fast days.
Management on this unit was good and helpful.
all aspects of nursing on these units/keeping my skills current
Scheduling Coordinator (Current Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – September 27, 2015
Palos Community Hospital has taught me a lot. I have had the opportunity to work with a great team of people who work well together and genuinely care about patient outcomes. Communication could be better between management and employee's. Overall, a good company to work for.
Social Worker/Registry (Current Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – October 8, 2015
Then most enjoyable part of the job is working with the patients. Being able to provide patients with resources and equipment that is needed at the time of discharge can be very rewarding. Also the staff is great to work with.
PCH is not a very patient focused facility and they do not seem to care much about there employees.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – June 28, 2015
On a typical day we could see 100+ patients in the emergency room. While I love the fast pace and how much I learn working in the emergency room, It is difficult to find that enjoyment when your manager and coworkers do not work as a team at all. There is a very obvious impression of " I'm the nurse you're the tech, this is not my job" and it is very disappointing. PCH seemed to be more focused on getting as many in and out as quickly as possible rather than concentrating on the patient well being and their satisfaction. While they did make their brand new emergency room beautiful, it is not functional for true emergency patients,
Gained ER experience, Obtained new skills, and learned a lot
Lack of teamwork, obvious favoritism, Poor management
cna (Former Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – May 25, 2015
Management, overall is unprofessional. Homecare department. I was a very professional, certified nursing assisted, enjoy caring people. Nurses are very professional. Supervisor,has no respects, for cna. I worked, in field, along with charge nurse. Teamwork,was very, important, which, I think was respectfully, I truly,enjoy working,for this organization.
Customer Service Clerk Business Office (Current Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – August 23, 2015
This place has taught me so much in one year from customer service, collector, cashier, recovery specialist, billing and much more. I am so grateful for this job. I've learn so much that I am so surprise that I have learn so much in just a little time.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – January 30, 2015
A typical day required receiving report from previous shift. Then checking all blood work and tests completed and note those outstanding. Meeting and assessing patients, passing medications and providing comfort. Time management was required as well as excellent social skills with the patients and their families as we all as any of the auxiliary departments working with the patients.