Pediatric PLN (Former Employee), Hammond, LA – March 23, 2015
Pediatric Health Choice is based in another state where they only seem to be interested in MONEY. I have worked in other Pediatric clinics that have the patients best intrest in mind . This company has the practice of grouping all there patents together in one large room .It is like a zoo, where everything is mayhem and this is dangerous for the more fragile patients . I have witnessed patients pulling out other patients G. Tubes ,and Vent tubing . I have seen management put on a "Dog and Pony Show " (That is what Management called it. ) for prospective patients family. They would have someone reading to a group. Others doing organized physical activities and such ,but the only time I saw this was when " someone was coming to check us out". My Nursing License is very important ,and so are my patients . I will not work somewhere that constantly endangers there patients and does not really care .
RN (Former Employee), Daytona Beach, FL – February 16, 2015
Cons: no breaks and horrible corporate office.
Basically a day care for children with medical problems, but the children are not cared for. When children come in with massive bruising you are told you cannot do anything. I went into this job with such a positive attitude and ran away as fast as I could when I saw what went on there. Horrible place.
Don't waste your time. It's true they do have roaches crawling. They care nothing about the children welfare. When the aids do not do there job the nurse is responsible. We change crib sheets, we get the kids on and off the bus, we feed them. If the kids leave a item in the center the nurse has to take it to there house. If the parents are not home during the time of drop off they return the kid to the center and the nurse has to stay until the parent picks them up. If it's not enough kids for the day a nurse is sent home without pay. You could have up to eight kids. Paper work, paper work, paper work. There are kids who should be in school and they refuse to move them on and educate the families. All about the Benjamin's.
CNA (Current Employee), Saint Petersburg, FL – November 26, 2014
Pros: this place has the potential to be the dream job it's only have to write management
this job has the potential to be a great job if only have the right management in place on fortunately the administrator is very unstable and very unprofessional she thrive off rumors and drama, you never know which personality you're going to run into or expect from day to day which makes doing your job and a trusting issues on the job very difficult. The ADON is no better she's very narcissistic and allows her a thority to go to her head she's also very spiteful and petty if you develop a great sweetheart look out she's going to do her best to get you back! As for the CNA's and nurses a lot of the CNA's tensed gossip whisper behind your back and they love to tell every little thing in order to look good in the eyes of the administrator or the nurse manager, I'm a joy to have investors are very lazy and don't want to do anything outside of paperwork. If you choose to work here consider yourself WARNED you will be you devalued and underappreciated, they will lie to you at a drop of a hat just to suit their own needs they are very self serving
I get to work and immediatly start cooking breakfast for all the children. Feed the ones who do not know how to feed themselves , wash dishes, clean kitchen , then follow up with circle time teaching the children there letters and colors. Then immediatly after cook lunch feed the ones who cannot feed themselves clean up wash dishes put children down for nap. The hardest part of my job is witnessing the needs of the children ages ranging from 1-20 the most enjoyable part is knowing I have a impact on these children and can teach them something.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Tampa, FL. – October 15, 2013
I was responsible for providing a variety and indirect care/non-nursing services essential to daily center maintenance under the supervision of the Charge Nurse/Registered Nurse. • Assists team in the delivery of routine child care activities. • Phlebotomy 3-5 draws per day • Assists nursing staff with treatments/procedures as requested. • Recognizes the need for and initiates CPR as needed. • Reports to designated Charge Nurse/Registered Nurse any specific patient/family issues, signs and symptoms, concerns or problems requiring further assessment, communication, investigation, and/or intervention. • Labels and maintains stock/individual child food/formula supply; stores open food/formula in labeled/sealed/closed containers; check expiration dates and disposes of accordingly; performs weekly disposal of all opened perishable items, shops for meal plan as directed. • Cleansing suction canisters/connecting tubing daily with vinegar solution and air dries if used. • Change suction connecting tubing weekly if used • Change feeding tubes, bulb syringes and nebulizer units monthly
Learning and helping others to learn to improve lives.
Home Health Care LPN (Current Employee), Tampa, FL – March 25, 2013
Pros: versital time scedual
Meeting many new people, getting to learn new jobs and have new experiances, having opertunities to learn, working with people of all different age groups and being able to help people with dissabilitys and thier families, working with theropys of all different kinds to improve peoples lives.
home health nurse and in the medical day facility (Former Employee), tampa, fl – October 9, 2012
Pros: the children
Cons: the pay is horrible. the managment is aweful.
Does not pay well. Can make more working in home health taking care of one patient compared to the amount of patients they have you care for. Managment is aweful. Worried more about bringing money in than they are about patient care.
Enjoyed working with disabled children, great homebound teacher.
Staff LPN (Former Employee), Daytona Beach, FL – October 2, 2012
Pros: holidays and weekends off.
Cons: kids who need speech therapy should be reffered out due to speech therapy not available at center.
Enjoyed working with disabled children and coworkers. However the observation of management is less than honorable.! The nurse patient ratio is not always state regulated and the manager is skillful to disguise it.