Fast paced, culturally diverse environment, with opportunity to grow.
I am an honored member of the Maimonides Medical Center team of Recreational Assistants in the children's department. It is a prestigious position, and I am proud to be one of this amazing team.A typical day at the hospital in my department is quite fast paced and full of things to do. It includes visiting with patients in their rooms and performing one-on-one sessions at their bedside, just to talk or play a game. This helps the child take their mind off the pain and worry they may be experiencing. In addition, we staff the playroom where patients can come and play, or select a toy/game to take back to their room. At the end of the day, it is our responsibility to clean the toys in a proper fashion in a safe way.The management is very connected to the employees and volunteers, and we know that there is always someone to turn to when we have a question or concern. The staff is really culturally diverse, which is a huge plus and a great benefit, as it helps to prepare us for what the real world out there is all about.The hardest part of the job sometimes, is seeing the young children in pain or crying, with their weak bodies and big eyes... But it is at those moments when we are most needed. We are taught to separate our emotions and to behave proactively, jumping in to save a child from pain and to help him or her through the tough experience. And doing that is definitely the very best part of being on the Maimonides Medical Center team of Recreational Assistants.
Enjoyed small case loads, and gained experience in working in the medical field
Worked with patients to design discharge plans and deal with physical and psychological needs of patients both while in the medical unit and after discharge. Learned a lot of case management and referral skills.
A typical day on the job consisted of keeping patients' records up to date (on the computer) and confidential, admitting and assigning patients to rooms, and ensuring that identifications are visible on patients' wrists and on the door to their room. Additionally, answering patients' call bells and informing nurses of patients' needs.Learned a lot about patient's care and medication.Management was effective, co-workers hard-working and very pleasant. the hardest part of the job was when there were empty beds, and admissions came in one after the other from ER.The most enjoyable part of the job was the patients' recovery and discharged.
Patients are over booked and forced to wait over 4hrs to see a resident who doesn't have a clue. Management is pathetic all equipment is antiquated and the few rooms they do have to see the 100's of patients on the schedule are sooooo small no bigger then a broom closet. Everything is a always a great big mess. If you worked hard for and value you license beware!
All encompasing care at a major medical center. Educated me in many aspects of Pharmaceutical care beyond the reatail setting. Including devolopment and implementing physician order entry of pharmacy supplies and all other departments providing patient care.