The most important part of the job is patient care and knowing that there is value in the work that you perform. The hardest part of the job is managing all the other aspects of the job such as meetings, paperwork, and politics.
Days could vary from fast pace to slow. They really do care about their patients and some areas care about their employees. It seems like they pick and choose management. Earning a management position is based on politics.
Doing something positive in the community and patient satisfaction
Senior Medical Technologist-Blood Bank (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 24, 2017
Texas Children's Hospital is a fast paced teaching hospital that provides an atmosphere in which one can grow and advance in their field. Would recommend this laboratory to either an entry level or experienced technologist.
The shifts are not staffed properly and it is much room for error, due to the pressure of the work. Favoritism is shown, it's all about who you know. It's very unorganized and they are not in support of continuing education. The shifts are never covered and if you're part time, managers will expect you to stay overtime and work double shifts. Pay is not based on experience. Make sure to document complaints, keep emails, and record any audio or videos that they plan to use against you. They alter/edit videos to avoid paying unemployment.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – PACU – April 15, 2017
This hospital really supported its nursing staff. They provided lots of continuing education and tuition assistance. The management worked well with staffing. There was lots of opportunity for patient teaching and develop critical care nursing skills.
Lots of rare pediatric conditions were treated
Only reason for leaving was to return to florida and family
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 14, 2017
Texas Childrens Hospital overall is a great place to work. I was given the opportunity to work at TCH a little over three years ago. Just moving here from another state and getting the hospital job that I have always wanted felt great.
I should have never left there, it was a great place to work and was vary challenging. I wish I could have done more to learn more in other departments, I hope I can get the chance. Texas Childrens is a wonderful place for the children, it has excellant care and the physicians and employees strive to do the vary best in helping them. The work was the easy part. The heart was tugged by the patients and all there problems. It was a good feeling to help them and hopefylly i can get another chance to be appart of the team there.
In a days work, you are faced with challenging situations that help you expand your knowledge in nursing as well as create great life lessons. It is a multicultural place in which you are able to create and establish great relationships. management is constantly changing in the newborn center/ nicu.
Great place to work with more amazing people. Great place to work with great core values and nursing and physician staff that are the very best in the industry. I've learned what servant leadership is.
Intern (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – March 21, 2017
Interning at the Texas Children's Hospital was an incredible experience because it taught me many methods to obtain excellent result during recovery. Here, I had intern at their physical therapy facility and helped children with their physical therapy exercises.