Mechanic II PRN - Plant Operations (Former Employee) – Sanford, FL – May 6, 2018
Great friendly people. Orientation meetings first 15-20 minutes of mornings. Assignment of duties needed to be addressed for the day. Routine walks and checks for maintenance and repairs. Fulfill work orders that come in for repairs or assembly. Assist security when needed.
One of the things involved in there Mission Statement was Quality patient care, patient advocacy, & Patient 1st but that never seemed to be the case 100 %% each & everyday.
WHY?? We were short staffed most days. Patient load per person was 1 CNA to 13-16 patients or 1 RN to 6-7 or 8 patients including discharges & admissions.
Therefore, if you do not have the proper amount of Nurse's, CNA'S, or other Medical Professionals needed to operate on every unit the patients do not get the Quality one on one care that they deserve on a daily basis while admitted in the hospital
I start by getting report from the night shift, then introduce myself to my patients, and ask them what they would like to see happening today. By including to patients to the plan of care, they are more likely to participate. I continue by checking the labs and ordering replacement for those that need replacement. I have to make phone calls to Doctors as needs for consults, patients complications like changes in the health status, The day goes on with medication administration and other patients'needs, like water, bed changes, baths, wound care if applied. the hardest part of the job is to find time for a decent break. The most enjoyable part of my job is to see a smile in my patient after a job well done.
CFRH is far from the best place to work. The management there only cares about the bottom line. They focus more on the budget that anything else. They're always staffed wrong and never have the supplies needed to care for patients.
All around terrible place to work. Faulty equipment, incompetent employees, understaffed, and dirty. The 401k is garbage, along with the unaffordable health care benefits. Really stinks that this is the closest hospital.
Twelve hour days working with usually five patients. Managing all aspects of care; medications, diet, physical assessments, pain.. Integration of other specialties. Cooperation and delegation of assignments or tasks. Helping people feel better andante well is a very rewarding experience.
Stressful place to work for nurses. Not enough time during the shift to get everything done that was expected of nurses. Beautiful campus though and cafeteria was small but good. Most of the employees and managers that I dealt with were pleasant.
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Sanford, FL – October 9, 2017
This place is a zoo. Always understaffed, Workers licenses are often put at risk, many illegal practices going on. Unsafe especially for patients. The fall rates for patients here is extremely high. The Nurses are incompetent and very uncaring. Visit at night you will see staff constantly on cell phones, shopping on computers, or just sitting while call lights and bells are going off.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – CVICU – September 14, 2017
The CVICU department at Central Florida Regional Hospital is a an environment that focuses on strong team dynamics while caring for the highest acuity patient population possible. It is often referred to as "the Hilton" not just for the environment of care perceived by the patients, but also for the proficiency and professionalism of the employees that work there.
As a CVICU RN, you will use all of your skills, both nursing and personality, to provide top notch care to the patients you serve. The director of CVICU is one of the most likeable, patient, giving, professional, and knowledgeable nurses I have every had the pleasure to work for. The combined years of experience of the Charge Nurses alone totals out to over 100 years between 4 individuals.
The most challenging aspect about the CVICU environment is the rate at which the pace changes. Given other dynamics within the organization, the CVICU unit is forced to provide care for patients whose acuity does not warrant CVICU care. As a result, patient turnover/transfer/discharge rates can be quite high resulting in increased assignment turnover rates and greater amounts of time taken away from critically ill patients in order to meet organizational discharge/transfer time goals.
The most enjoyable part of CVICU at CFRH is the staff. It is a close knit group of individuals who welcome others into their mix well (provided those individuals demonstrate competency and the willingness to ask questions or ask for help early). It was an honor to work in CVICU and I would go back to work with that team any day.