Nurse practitioner, primarily in gastroenterology and preop setting
Nurse Practitioner (Current Employee) – Alexandria, LA – June 6, 2016
Most enjoyable - patients. Hardest - federal government rules/regulatioins. Typical day - 14 patient load for H&P exams, risk stratification, answer consults. Interact with multiple people and departments. Management - case manager for FOB nurse Learned how much I don't know.
Enjoyed helping the vetarans with care they deserved!
Staff nurse (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – April 20, 2016
I had a nice nurse manager, my co-workers were pleasant to work with. I enjoyed the day working with physicians and other nurses to improve client care and meeting their needs. I acquired additional nursing skills, always to continue nursing education..
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Salem, VA – November 12, 2015
What you see in the media about the VA is true. It is soaked with bureaucracy that protects poor performers and policy violators.
I worked with a lot of good people who fortunately hold themselves accountable to their actions. I also worked with several people who would have been fired in the private sector employment. Poor performers and policy violators. Some of these poor performers are leaders not truly held accountable for their actions others are employees protected by union red tape.
This all creates a culture of mediocracy and complacency that ends up burning out good employees and in turn affecting the veterans we serve as you see in the news.
Social Work Program Manager, Medicine (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – October 17, 2015
I enjoy my position which involves leading and mentoring employees. My position allows for creativity regarding improvements or adjustments in my area. I have the opportunity to be involved in clinical work as well as consultation on challenging situations. I perceive my role as a member of the team rather than solely a leader. I do not hesitate to roll up my sleeves to accomplish team goals.
Mentoring, educating, trouble shooting, problem solving, creativity, clinical
Advanced Medical Support Assistant/ADPAC (Current Employee) – Salem, VA – September 20, 2015
My qualities attributes help me to deal with multiple, competing demands. It shows initiative in seeking solutions to problems. I avoid hasty decisions and weighs alternative decisions before making commitments when navigating limited enrollment activity. I am able to assist patients using Register Once for new transient enrollee's.
I have the ability to speak with my co-workers and teammates (internal customers) and encourage constructive actions by employees by promoting harmony and teamwork. I am able to share the VA's vision which earns the respect and loyalty of my peers and subordinates. My uplifted ability helps motivate others by generating enthusiasm.
I believe in my role of fostering a culter of respect, equal opportunity, innovation and accountability.
Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 9, 2015
Productive work environment with staff that enjoy taking care of America's veterans. Management works well with lower level staff and the ability to advance is highly capable if you put forth your best effort. I enjoy working in this atmosphere and I wish every job was as motivating and self satisfying as my job.
Always something different,Vets are our only mission.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Decatur, GA – July 14, 2015
Report is shared from off-going personnel; medications are given, admissions and discharges are throughout the day, nursing assessments and progress notes are done on each Vet, the interdisciplinary team meets to form a treatment plan, rounds are made on all Vets, emergency situations are handled swiftly and competently. Reports are given to the on-coming shift.
I like all aspects of my job; it is never the same and certainly never dull. The Vets are always interesting and their experiences are unique.
VA Nurses are giving back to those who have suffered, we have excellent benefits and working place.
Takes a long time to get things changed, lots of red tape, the Vets have to go through years getting their benefits and are very frustrated.
Great organization with positive people everywhere. Many opportunities for advancement. I recently received my award for 30 years of Federal Service. I would recommend working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to anyone seeking a rewarding career.
Very educating place to work, with wonderful and helpful people at your side.
Coder (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – June 1, 2015
A typical day at work, a greeting to and from all fellow co-workers first thing in the morning. Settling down to a wonderful job, I learned how to help others whenever possible. Most all management in this facility were great people, very helpful and compassionate. The hardest part of this job was working with the veterans and knowing what they have gone through, and the most enjoyable part of this job was also the veterans, helping was a great joy.
Pharmacy Tech & Procurement Budget Tech (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – May 3, 2015
This was a smaller hospital and the best place I've ever worked. Not only did the pharmacy staff get along during work, but we also enjoyed each others company away from work. It wasn't only the pharmacy, but we got along great with other departments. This is one place where everyone helped each other out and you were treated with respect just like the pharmacists or anyone else with a higher degree. Most enjoyable was working along side the many volunteers we had. They were the best!
Physician (Former Employee) – Pineville, LA – April 27, 2015
My VAMC was good experience to learn and work. My typical day evaluation and treatment patient; if the patient needed to be admitted immediately consult the Physician on call to discuss case and admitted. Evaluated and admitted psychiatrics patients after the Psychiatry evaluated and determine needed to be admitted. Learn about differents veteran's diseases and pathologies and the correct therapy. Enjoy the patient's and relatives approach;very confidence,cooperatives:good experience. In my experience no founded hardest situation,we had all available services to work together and resolve any situation:good staff. Most enjoyable part:learn about health,security,computarized system and good relationship with the peers.