Surgery Scheduler/Receptionist (Current Employee) – Peru, IL – April 26, 2018
Ivch is overall a good place to work. I have enjoyed almost every position I have held here. The management is one thing that has kept me here, being that there are higher paying healthcare facilities within range of IVCH. Good management is not something that is easy to let go.
ICU a terrible place to work, med/surg floors a wonderful place to work
Staff RN (Former Employee) – Peru, IL – April 1, 2018
The staff in ICU are clannish, lazy and unprofessional, however a move to the med/surg floors was an entirely different world. Iwould be extremely wary of taking a positionin ICU, but highly recommend the other 2 floors. It is a quick paced work environment (what nursing position is not?), but the support is great, and everyone helps everyone else.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Illinois – December 17, 2017
I learned a lot working in the lab at IVCH. It was usually busy. Drawing labs for the emergency and obstetrics departments was the most exciting in my opinion. The hardest part was being understaffed and the most enjoyable part was learning new things and working alongside doctors and other departments in the hospital.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – IL – October 31, 2015
Fast past working environment Got to meet different people from different backgrounds that had different needs. I learned many different things and was able to observe nursing staff do various tasks that would prepare me for nursing school. I obtained vitals on patients, set them up for meals, assisted with toileting and any requests and/or concerns they may have.
Certified Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee) – Peru, IL – September 4, 2013
Co workers are great we truely have a great team here.Managment listens to all concerns and developes a plan to help in best way possible. Most enjoyable parts of my job is the relationships you not only build with staff but also the patients and community involved.
Surgical Certified Nurse Aide (Former Employee) – Peru, IL – September 3, 2013
I worked in different departments, so it would depend on what department i was working for that day. I worked in the OR and that was very exciting. Helping people get ready for their surgeries. Being there to help transfer patients. I loved my job, the people there were really good to work with. Hardest part of my job was trying to calm patients down before surgery and thats where my soft skill training really helped me.
working days and being home for my kids
When other co-workers would hve bad days and take them out on me
Medical Laboratory Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Peru, IL – May 23, 2013
A typical day at IVCH can vary. I have learned alot over the years at IVCH being a phlebotomist. All of my coworkers are good people and are like family to me. I know that I can go to them and ask anything of them. The hardest part of my job is drawing the very sick. They are already in much pain and having to stick them over and over again, breaks my heart. But I know in my heart I am helping them in some way. I have always enjoyed caring for people and I will continue to help people the best I can.
Its close to home and the people I work with are wonderful.
management keeps cutting employees, patient care is not being upheld, more mistakes get made this way I feel, its a small hospital with little movement up the ladder.
I loved working with the patient population, but work environment was not the greatest.
Registered Nurse/Emergency Department (Former Employee) – Peru, IL – May 8, 2012
My typical day at work consisted of triaging patients and providing physician prescribed orders. I learned a lot about patient-care and dealing with stressful situations. The management was lacking training experience. I was to be provided orientation, but was not given a proper orientation period. Several attempts to speak to management about the lack of training was met with reassurance things would change, but they did not. There were other situations of unethical and unprofessional conduct of ER physicians asking me to do or not do certain things concerning patients that would be considered wrong. These situations were also discussed with management and pushed aside. A few weeks prior to the end of my 90 day probational period, I missed two elective days of training due to a child's illness and then I missed a few more days due to myself having pneumonia. It was at this time I was asked to resign my position. The part I enjoyed most about my job was interacting with patients and providing care to them when they needed it most.