Transporter (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – August 7, 2014
A typical day for me is the log in to my system receive a job and proceed to the patients room. once at the patients room I explain why I am at the room and let them know where they are going for the text. I then help the patient on the equipment and we proceed to the testing area. I love my job because i love to interact with the patients and just – more... listen to them and let them know somebody is here for them. – less
Loved working here out of all the places I ever worked!
Dialysis Technician (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – June 27, 2014
Pros: many celebrations going on there, family environment, we did potlucks all the time, and really enjoyed helping eachother...a real team atomosphere.
Cons: i can't remember any cons to be perfectly honest.
I worked as a dialysis technician in a hospital setting taking care of CKD patients in the ICUs of the hospital and also serving the chronic unit across the street from the main entrance to the hospital. I monitored patients' statuses after initiating dialysis and reported any changes to the charge RNs on duty. Management was good...we were unionized – more... employees so the pay was pretty good and so were the benefits. My coworkers were fun, thoughtful, appreciative, and respectful - AT ALL TIMES!!!! Very professional, and took pride in what they did for a living, as well as made sure that they were as up-to-date as possible in their duties by pursuing certifications in this field. The hardest part of my job here was leaving. I relocated to another state for work because at that time, I needed to change my cost of living from higher to lower. The most enjoyable part of my job was watching my patients learn about their disease and really try to make as much progress as possible when we were not with them. I also enjoyed being allowed to train staff in this field, since I did have the experience to do so. And I enjoyed knowing that the managers did not tie one person down for this special task, as they had confidence in all of our abilities to train new staff members. – less
This was a teaching facility so residents were always available if needed.
Charge Nurse, NICU (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – October 29, 2013
Pros: excellent salary and benefits.
Cons: hearing gunshots outside when you were leaving work.
I would receive report from night shift. I would then look at the infant's MARs to see when their meds were needed to be given. I would do an assessment on each infant, give meds, suction through the ET Tube PRN, bathe, change linens, and turn the infants. There may be some infants that were not so critical that may have needed NG/po feedings, so I – more... would have fed them. If parents were available, I would ask if they had any questions. If needed, they would speak to the resident or I would help them and if needed and do some education. There may be an admission throughout the day, so I would chart on the infants as soon as possible, so not to get behind. I can not say anything about the management since I worked there so long ago and don't rermember anything. The hardest part of the job was seeing the premies with multiple anomalies and not surviving. The parents were devastated. – less