Team Lead (Former Employee), Front Royal, VA – August 9, 2013
Pros: making patients happy/ schedule
Cons: management/filing system
Work day consisted of filing paper work, setting up patients breakfast, lunch, and dinner trays. Team Leads were also responsible for changing patients diet orders and ensuring proper safety and sanitation was being practiced in the kitchen. We also set up the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch service as well as set up and closed down the registers. – more... Management was somewhat unorganized and had little resolve for working conditions. The hardest part of the job would be sitting for long periods of time and trying to understand the filing system/paper work. The most enjoyable parts were the interactions amongst patients. – less
July 2007 as a cook / aide and supervisor (Former Employee), front royal, va – May 8, 2013
Depending on what job I was assigned when I showed up I could do anything from cleaning the entire kitchen and dishwashing throughout the day to Managing the night shift cooks and serving to the patients and residents directly.
Management doesn't hire within but within a circle of personal outside acquaintances
Patient Access Specialist (Former Employee), ER Registration – August 4, 2012
Pros: the pay with the differential was decent.
Cons: see above
You can give 200% as a per diem employee on the job, but when it comes to a part time or full time position, it's not who you are but who you know. It's not who commits (10) years of service to their position, but hiring members of the supervisor's congregation with little or no experience. I see so many vacancies in the Valley Health System that makes – more... me believe there are issues with treating their loyal employees. I have seen first hand how, trying to adhere to the protocol for conflict, does absolutely nothing and this includes the president of the facility. I faithfully went well beyond the call of duty to cover for a team members who were sick and couldn't come to work, worked 16 hr shifts because of no coverage, I came in early and stayed late. I was a phone call away to cover at the last minute. I was praised for "I always can count on you", and yet when I wanted the opportunity to become full time, I was avoided like the plague. This has been over a year, yet every time I think about it I can't seem to get rid of the lump in my throat. – less
Easy environment to work in if you like small community hospital, friendly staff.
Registered Nurse; Nursing Supervisor (Current Employee), Front Royal, VA – June 1, 2012
Small comfortable environment, don't have that big company feel eventhough part of a larger health system. Can get to know everyone quickly and everyone works well as a team and cares about each other and their patients.
Southwest Airlines type of culture where individuals can easily make a big difference in the lives of patients and Residents of Friend Manor LTC
CEO (Current Employee), Friend, NE – April 10, 2012
Each day brings an opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life. Management has an open door policy and roll up their sleeves to assist in any way needed. The hardest part of the job is finding financial resources to keep improving the facility, but visitors always comment about how clean the environment is. The most enjoyable part of – more... the job include random acts of kindness and helpfulness to our elders who live among us and to patients stressed due to accidents and illness. – less