Registered Nurse in Intensive Care Unit (Current Employee) – Parma, OH – October 26, 2015
With UH taking over Parma Hospital, there has been tons of advancement in ways to learn and in ways to develop new skills. We now can work with residents, other healthcare personnel, and we have the option of beoing rewarded for advancing our education and career. We have more than just local patients coming to us now as well. Working in the ICU has helped me to grow in multiple ways as a nurse. I learned how to work well with other hospital personnel, be a true advocate for my patient, speak to patients and their loved ones regarding their plan of care and to work independently in managing a patient's goal of health. The hardest part of the job was working short staffed. Those days, some times its not necessarily the fact that we were short on nursing staff, but the acuity of the patients was high. That helped me to learn how to focus and time manage and to deal with stress. The most enjoable part of my job was being able to see a patient be happy and comfortable.
I truly loved my job there,management is disrespectful to their staff and makes it very hard to do your job.
LPN (Former Employee) – Parma, OH – January 28, 2014
Typical day at Parma can be harrowing,very busy and lots to do but truly enjoyable.I learned many new skills while at Parma Including IV therapy.Management is very disrespectful to their staff and does not follow their own policies of RBC.If you question anything you are instantly harassed and bullied by management. The co-workers are pleasant and fantastic to work with although there are some clicks. The hardest part of the job for me was working nights and the lack of understanding from others on the day,evening shifts.Studies show you loose 10 years off your life working nights.But those of us who choose to work nights are working them for a reason and are not available to work during the day.The enjoyable part of the job was the patients and utilizing the education you learned and aquiring new knowledge.
nice to be able to care for and help patients get better. hard to see not all patients get well,but that is part of life. you just try to keep patients as comfortable as possible and give them the best care you can. it can be very hard work and stressful, but you can take pride in your work.
help people get good care and work with nice people
Department Secretary (Former Employee) – Parma, OH – April 27, 2012
Management leaves a lot to be desired. Used to be a great place to work. Everyone was happy, friendly and content. Those days are LONG over and gone. So sad. So many changes, not for the good of the little guy.
Working in an ER is a very fast/ busy place. Each and everyday you learn something, staff members have to work together to get the job done. Management for the most part is there to help. Have to get along with co-workers to get the job done on a daily basis. Hardest part of the job in the ER being fast enough, most enjoyable is being able to help the patients.
In Patient Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Cleveland, Ohio – May 30, 2012
Did direct in patient care. Learned to work with varied chronic disease entities. Management and coworkers were very supportive. Hardest part of the day was saying good bye to a pt who had been on unit for a long time. Most enjoyable part of the day was bringing a smile to the face of a geriatric pt.
I have over 25 year of hospital experience, get along with my co workers and while is a very busy work place, helping each other and doing the job well done is what I strive for. I have learned that everyone has a different need and they all deserve the same respect, care,acknowledge and help in a timely manner. I beleive there's no hard part in the job I perform because I'm willing to learn, always a positive attitude is the key to open doors. Knowing that I have done a well job done and that is completed at the end of the day if my most enjoyable part of my job. Satifaction.
In the ER you have to be quick on your feet and on the keyboard. You have to type the patients information in fast and correctly. They could be there for multiple reasons minor or major. I learned how to be quick and efficient. I learned how to type faster and how to deal with high stress situations. My co-workers were pretty nice. When you're busy you're pretty much by yourself. I was good at my job and loved it just the stress was too much after awhile.
I had the opportunity to work in many areas of Parma Hospital. Starting in dietary, working my way through nursing school in central supply and finally gaining experience on the nursing divisions. I enjoyed working at the hospital, had the opportunity to make a lot of friends, and gained valuable experince in all areas worked.
Very happy with my responsibilities at my job. A great place to work and very good people to work with. Currently PCGH is going through a big change financially and not sure of my future there at this point.
love what i do and close to home.
accounting dept is located offsite, making it difficult to commute back and forth to the main campus for functions.