Operating Room Surgical Assistant (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – August 14, 2012
Working with patients has always been a rewarding career. Good days or bad days you know the end result is caring about the patient and assuring them you are there to help them. Compassion for their needs and concerns and assisting them along with team work. Without the help of co workers, we would not be able to provide efficiently for the patient.
Patient Care Assistant (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – December 2, 2013
The floor and building I worked on/in was defiantly not the most favorable in the reading hospital. The work load was heavy and very busy. The people I worked with some were great others were quick to stab you in the back. Management when I was that was very poor; the didn't want to listen to what you had to says. There was definitely no team work unless – more... you were in one of the "clicks". I loved what I did but not the location of the hospital I was in. – less
Medical records clerk (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – November 5, 2013
Pros: room for advancement
Cons: the department i worked in was very unorganized
The Reading Hospital is the largest employer in Berks County. This was my first job out of high school, and it was a very good one to have at that. The only reason I left was to go back to college. There are various wonderful departments to work in. However, the one I worked in at the time just happened to be very unorganized. I found it odd that in – more... the year 2000 they were still using hard copy medical records verses electronic medical records, and being the largest employer in Berks County it was very overwhelming....lots of paper records...too much! – less
Medical Transcriptionist/Editor (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – October 24, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: loosing to speech recognition
I loved this job. It was challenging, interesting, and I was constantly learning. We had good leadership in our director who kept us well informed and up to date in technology and training. Co-workers were terrific and hard working, and we always helped each other. The hardest part of the job were doctors who could not conform to formats only because – more... there were 600 of them. That is a lot to learn if everyone wants to make changes but again, working with an experienced team made it all possible. – less
unemployed (Former Employee), Reading,PA – October 2, 2013
Cons: long unpayed hours
recently they have exposed themselves as having no respect for their own employees, people that have been dedictated workers and made the hospital a real home experience have been let go through various ways some not at all ethical. never mentioning retraining just got rid of them because they were important and knew more than the ones above them. this – more... is not a hospital i want to find myself when i need care, for what will they do to me....get rid of me? there are many wonderful people and doctors with this hospital. the administrators are in it for the money and no cares about staff or the people who need them its about the dollar and expansion to enhance a name. – less
Housekeeper, PA (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – September 27, 2013
Pros: pay wasn't too bad
Cons: generally sad or depressed co-workers, practice of promoting within also caused favoritism and destructive co-worker competition
I worked this during a summer break while i was attending college. The job is exactly what it sounds like, cleaning a hospital. I didn't really learn or experience much, it is one of the most basic jobs in the world. Perhaps the most important thing to take away from it, was learning from people who were, generally, on the down and out. Plus how to – more... work in a place which understandably has fairly low moral. – less
Many policies are anti-employee and there is an over-riding sense of them against us. Management is always worried about a union coming in. If they learned how to value their employees this wouldn't be a concern because employees wouldn't want a union. Most senior leadership is not trustworthy. Hard working employees (most of them are) have to pick – more... up the load for dead wood that has been there forever. – less
Diagnostic Technician (Former Employee), Reading, PA – September 2, 2013
Pros: hour flexibility
Cons: short supplies
A typical day at the job would be organizing my surroundings with making sure my supplies were stocked and in order. As the day progresses I begin to register patients in the computer system ,after that I begin to tend to my patients whether that is doing EKG or drawing their blood.
dish room worker/ porter/ pot washer (Former Employee), West Reading, PA – August 21, 2013
Pros: there was great leadership.
Cons: at times there wasn't enough employees
clock in , put on hairnets, and start serving dining room . after serving the dining room we began tray line which consisted of setting up trays to send out to the rooms. A little after service we would wait about 15 minute before collecting food carts from the units. In the kitchen there was three of us one would scrape, the other send dishes through – more... the machine, as the another put the dishes away. At the end we cleaned our areas and then went home.
Management was very organized and had everything running smooth, and co-workers were very team oriented. one thing i loved the most was that we interacted with the residents. – less
a traditional Hospital system working through major cultural change
Medical Division Director, Nursing Administration (Former Employee), Reading, PA – August 13, 2013
I loved the challenge of making a change from top-down to bottom up organization. They still have a way to go, but there is a bright future. The hospital is on a beautiful campus and the people are very friendly.