Busy, demanding work environment with a lot of responsibility.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Peru, IL – November 13, 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job is all of the people that you meet including co-workers. Everyone works together but management lacks the knowledge of what happens on other shifts except the day shift. The toughest part of the job is getting everything done within your scheduled working hours but no overtime is given unless you are over your 40 hours each week, Breaks and meals are not always possible. The majority of the physicians are easy to work and communicate with even after hours.
Horrible Scheduling/ Horrible management, Horrible Team work, No Help, No breaks, unorganized, No cautious with Contact Percation, Just Horrible!!
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – 2nd/3rd MeD Surgical floor – October 18, 2018
I just started working at the Hospital, My first day at work someone called off I had to work alone with 15 patients, I did not get no break and lack of Help. Nurses are busy all time. Unit Clark complains about helping. So I work again and I get Low Cencis all the time. I go in and be stressed out and no break there no balance. The management is Horriable. I worked one night, all by my self. A Nurse comes yelling in my room and starts saying I need to set her up and move on she come from home she can set her up, while I’m standing there assisting her with Night Care and helping her change her Gown and Bed because she spilled ice cream. She yelling st me in front of a patient because she was behind and she can’t keep answering call lights. So I took my time. She was so busy I come out and she’s on the cpu sitting drinking her coffee trying to give me advice on how I should be doing this and I said that’s why they need Two AIDS. I walked away I almost in tears. The one night I came in only 8 patients not bad but it got up to 14 , 7 of them need sugars and I need Q2 turns and Q4 turns and I/O. I walk out of a room and the same nurse from the other night tells me the other nurse needs me to help her, while she sits there on the cpu Coffee next to her. I said I have sugar and a lot other stuff to do can you help her? She wants to make a comment no I’m waiting for admit to come up and I said okay, well I have to get Q2/Q4 She said patients come first and I said exactly so why when the nurse ask for help your still sitting there in the computer not helping your coworker. I had themore... unit clerk said there saying I’m slow. I made a comment like well now I see why your hospital has a high Turn over rate. She made comment about someone working there for 17 years and I said that Board is a lie it says I work there for more then I have..Sorry I don’t rush in patients room. I take the TIME to help them and comfort them as possible. I’m over getting treated like nothing, I get treated Horriable from the bosses I don’t like management. Some nurses are amazing and help a lot but some won’t or yell at you. I wouldn’t recommend working there, Short Staff, Under paid, CNA have Horriable attuides. No breaks at time, Bad communication, Horriable Team work. They think it’s okay to leave CNA with 10 or More patients alone. They are Horrible with Patient Contact Preceders, they don’t gown up. They don’t bag anything and walk out in the hallway with it. They don’t have caution bin. A lot CNA don’t gown up or use precautions when entry in room. Walk out in hallways with gloves on. I’m over working there. I will run from this place. I have never worked somewhere that was so disrespectful and unorganized about scheduling and disrespectful. CNA Have attuides like they hate there Jobs, it reflects on the patients. Management don’t listen if you approach a problem. They think your the problem. There material is stained and gowns don’t fit right. Bugs in rooms. They just say they will fix it and don’t. I’m over feeling unappreciated. I would stay away from this Job. Maybe a big change will wipe over it. I hope this is no one else’s experience and maybe it will get betterless
No break, No Team, Rude Nurses, unorganized, scheduling is Horriable, Mangment have Horriable attuides, always understaffed. Communication Horrible.
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.