Medication Reconciliation Technician (Current Employee), Langhorne, PA – April 25, 2013
Upon admission from the Emergency department to an observation or in-patient status, I review patient allergies and reactions as well as prescription and OTC medications taken by the patient with the patient and/or family members/care givers. In some cases review with the patients pharmacy and physicians are necessary to maintain patient safety in the – more... event a patient is unsure of medication name, frequency or dose. Once the medication reconciliation is complete, the admitting physician can properly medicate the patient and change medications and dosages as needed. St. Mary Medical Center created this position to ensure patient safety and continuity of care from home to hospital. – less
Laboratory Transport Aide (Current Employee), Hobart, IN – February 24, 2013
Pros: willing to work with your schedule, pto, benifits package
Cons: bad weather
My typical day consists of transporting bio hazardous specimens to the hospitals in our healthcare network. I also have direct contact with clients who work with our hospital lab and help them with any questions they may have. I've learned how to be a more defensive driver as well as how to utilize my time in a more effective manner. I have also learned – more... how to effectively deal with bio hazardous materials and keep in compliance with the rules and regulations of the HIPPA laws set in place. Management are effective and efficient with workflow in the company. They are also very helpful in understanding personal life outside of work and try to help us out in anyway they can. My co-workers are very personal able they are like a second family. To me there is no hard part about my job other than inclement weather because it is a transportation type job. the most enjoyable part of my job is that it helps me further my education I am able to attend school while I work and also receive tuition reimbursement in the process. Also everyone typically gets along and it is a close group at more than just my on hospital I have mad close friends and acquaintances in other areas as well. – less
Productive since I learned a lot of nursing techniques considering that I was new in the U.S.
MED/SURG Staff RN (Former Employee), Long Beach, CA – February 15, 2013
A typical day was working with a team of 3 nurses wherein we had a ratio of 1:5 and we work together with our patients. This hospital was a busy hospital that we did not have time to deal with our coworkers. Poor working relationship with coworkers because of the work overload.
Patient Access Representative (Former Employee), Hobart, IN – December 28, 2012
Pros: overall good place to work
I was able to demonstrate excellent customer service with an elderly patient. He need to schedule an appointment for a scheduled test.. I called for the patient and the appointment was made.She was happy.
Office Coordinator (Former Employee), Langhorne, PA – December 4, 2012
Pros: great benefits
peers were like family, everyone helped, new and appreciated you. Very fast paced, great working conditions, learned work ethic, values, and treating everyone with respect. co-workers were like brothers to me hardest part was leaving job was fun
Patient Care Coordinator (Former Employee), Long Beach, CA – November 5, 2012
8 hours work in a med/srg unit with some patients on ventilators. How to manage time when caring for high volume patients. Management supportive of staff. Co workers are helpful and hadworking. Has to work double time whenthere is short staffing. Consistent work schedule. Has Christian philosophy with dealing with staff, MDs and staff.
Transporter/Emergency Room Technician (Former Employee), Long Beach, CA – October 19, 2012
I worked as a transporter to get my foot in the door in a healthcare setting. I was enrolled in a E.M.T. class at the time, as son as I was finished and became certified I was able to transfer to the E.R. I picked up all my healthcare experience here. It was busy all the time, I learned a lot about Trauma,and I had a great team of healthcare professionals.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Long Beach, CA – October 11, 2012
I started in SMMC as a preceptee in the Telemetry floor. The manager offered me a position while I was still a student, which I was very grateful for. I have learned a lot and have seen so many learning opportunities for the past 5 years. Telemetry is a very busy floor, but having colleagues that behave like family, makes it all worthwhile.
Medical Center part of the Catholic Healthcare West system
Health Care Administration Intern (Former Employee), Long Beach, CA – August 14, 2012
As an intern, I would work on quality assurance measures with the QA director.
Hospital administration, especially QA, requires significant communication and foot travel around the medical facilities. Clinical knowledge is almost necessary to complete assurance measures effectively. Continuous medical education also play a pivotal role in policy improvement – more... for the administrative staff.
Management is very well educated in each of their fields and that the only impeding factor for the medical center is the lack of adequate funds to budget into their equipment and services.
Co-workers are a pleasure to work with. Both blue collar and white collar staff are very pleasant, but it goes the same for all businesses - there are exceptions as well.
The hardest part of the internship was the lack of the amount of learning experiences being presented to undergraduate students.
The most enjoyable part of the job were the words that were exchange with my preceptor who was charged for mentoring me in my time with the hospital. – less
A great place to intern and learn, not so great to stay and be employed
Health Care Administration Intern (Former Employee), Long Beach, CA – August 8, 2012
Pros: free lunches, experience, choosing where you would like to work
Cons: no job opportunities
As a health care administration intern, I was able to choose which departments I wanted to try to see if I liked them. Some of my duties included: providing support for the administrators, making phone calls, spreadsheets, flyers; attending meetings, taking minutes, attending and setting up health fairs. The hardest part of this "job" was that I was – more... here 20-30 hours a week, unpaid. However, the most enjoyable part of the job was getting the experience in different aspects of health care administration. – less
Emergency Room Technician (Current Employee), Langhorne, PA – July 17, 2012
Working in an ER requires quick thinking, excellent time management and prioritizing skills, all of which I have learned without a doubt. Day to day is unknown and the fast paced enviroment keeps me on my toes. Having a great team to work with is vital to getting things done and done right.
Professional yet comfortable and pleasant work place.
Computer Operations Coordinator (Former Employee), Long Beach, CA – June 5, 2012
Pros: day off, extra break, whatever is needed as long as it does not interfer with produtivity
Cons: everything really is what it is, nothing in this world is perfect, we have to fix what we can and except things we have no control over
Doing customer care is a busy, productive, and fast paced environment which is always a must to ensure that patient care is received at the highest level of priority. I learned to listen with a very attentive ear to customer helpdesk problems. Management plays a very important role. Must hold a good level of comfort between employee and manager. This – more... is key to create a great work environment. Co-workers are all individual people with different personalities that I must know how to communicate with professionally on a daily basis, and at the same time, get the job done. The hardest part of the job is keeping my customers, co-workers, and management happy. Must have balance and know that at the end of day, must meet customer needs. The most pleasant part of my job is knowing that I have done my absolute best to serve our clients and make them happy. My motto is " say what I do and do what I say". – less
Medical Social Worker - PRN (Former Employee), Hobart, IN – May 24, 2012
Pros: working with my co-workers and patients
Cons: no consistent hours
This position was demanding during the on-call hours. I enjoyed working with the medical staff and in the medical setting. I worked with a diverse team and learned a great deal from each team member. The most challenging aspect of this position was overseeing the on-call schedule and ensuring appropriate coverage. I found working with patients and their – more... families to be very rewarding. – less