Same Day Services Chart Coordinator (BA) (Former Employee) – Ridgewood, NJ – September 2, 2016
In general, TVH is a great place to work. I thoroughly enjoyed working with colleagues, medical staff and patients on a day to day basis.
I was fortunate to have two wonderful managers; a third was overly critical and very politically motivated. However, experience has taught me to go with the flow and devise a way to work with everyone for the good of the team and our patients.
40 Hour Bi-weekly Schedule, Colleagues, Benefits
Stress factors working with medical personnel & patients; sometimes expectations unrealistic, given time constraints
Days are very busy and intense. Management style is Authortarian. Physicians and Nurse are very good and hands on. Difficult to keep up with heaving amount of charting and limited areas where charing can be done. Nurses often feel that they are not able to spend enough time with patient's. Assignments are heaving and nurse to patient ratio can been heavy at times, although they try to balance it out for the nurses as best that can. We are seeing increasing number of complications. Thankfully, really good protocols in place. High energy job.
free coffee and water
lunch room is painted a chaotic red is also in amidst of traffic
A good hospital to work for. I enjoy working in the Same Day Surgery Unit in the Operating Room, located in the Luckow Pavilion. My coworkers are great and everyone works together. My Nurse Manager is hard working and fair. The down side to my job is that I have a per diem position and it has been difficult to get a part or full time position.
CALL CENTER AGENT-HOSPITAL ANSWERING SERVICE (Former Employee) – Ridgewood, NJ – May 31, 2012
A typical day at work I answered upwards of 100 calls and transferred them to their requested extension or department. I learned to utilize the automated "Answer with a Smile", the computer system and the phone system working closely with co-workers to deliver a seamless answering service. The hardest part of the job was during emergency situations dispatching overhead "Code Calls" and thier documentation that took precidence over any other call which usually occurred during the crush hours when the Physician's Answering Service were taking closing contact instructions. Management always helped to make the job fun while keeping everyone on task. The most enjoyable part of this job was the comaraderie through it all.
excellent health benefits
extremely high call volumes, no time to breath between calls
Patient Transport Aide (Former Employee) – Ridgewood, NJ – February 3, 2015
Working at valley has benefited me so much. They have great benefits, they help you through college, and they offer flexible work hours. The staff is very compassionate towards patients, visitors, and fellow coworkers.
Help pay for school, flexible work hours, room for improvement, substantial growth.
Business Associate (Radiation Oncology) (Former Employee) – Paramus, NJ – February 20, 2014
Over worked, underpaid, misunderstood by mangement. Valley offers its employees amazing benefits and incentives but unfortnately management does not tend to the needs and or changes requested by employees "lay people"
Patient Care Technician II (Former Employee) – Ridgewood, NJ – June 30, 2012
I had a wonderful experience working for the Valley Hospital. The values and ethics of the hospital are excellent. They hire the most experienced and respectable staff. Overall they are an amazing place to work and you cant beat the benefits.
I started my career as a nurse at The Valley Hospital in December 1999. I suffered a brain aneursym requiring a craniotomy in May 2012. As a result I was terminated, as my boss said she did not believe I would be able to work to full capacity. I was promised job security and was still "let go." I gave so many hours to this hospital being a charge nurse, preceptor, directing QI/QA teams, working 12-16 hour shifts when I was pregant and this is the worst form of punishment anyone could receive. I am truly devastated. I received many awards for excellence in nursing.
The Valley Hospital Pharmacy Residency program has taught me how to work closely with all members of the healthcare team. It has taught me how to learn and adapt to a variety of environments and settings. Everyone has a different teaching style, and I have been able to learn how to use my skills to learn to my full capacity. I really enjoy working with the rest of the pharmacy team, and I especially enjoy working with the team. The hardest part of the residency is fitting several experiences in a short 12 months. Other than that, I do not have any complains. I have been exposed to many different areas of the pharmacy such as practice management, education, medication safety, and pharmacy practice. I really enjoy working in a multidisciplinary setting and collaborating to provide the best patient care possible.
Great hospital with a patient's best interest in mind.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST (Current Employee) – Ridgewood, NJ – October 7, 2015
Fun work environment with coworkers who have stayed for 25+ years. Lots of knowledge to be passed down. Lots of personalities coming from the TriState area. Tuition reimbursement is a plus. Only con is not having a phlebotomy team. This makes specimen integrity a real problem.
Morning coffee break and lunch break, good health insurance packages