LPN (Former Employee), Cheyenne Wyo – September 5, 2013
Pros: able to help a vulnerable population
Cons: everything else
I loved my residents. The management had unrealistic expectations, we were chronically short staffed, and I was taking care of as many as 53 people on nights. Very unsafe. Falls, wounds, behaviors, dementia and so much paperwork it was overwhelming. Management writes the staff up for anything. No matter how hard you work it is never enough. Some nurses – more... left when they felt their licenses were at risk. Some when they were told they were too flat, not excited, etc. No safe way to take breaks as the floor was left uncovered. I had never seen anything like it. – less
Overall working for Kindred was fun as long as we all worked together, of course with any job there is un-organization that sometimes has to be generally ignored. But the company as whole is a good one.
Cook/Dietary Aide/Dishwasher/Stock (Former Employee), Nampa, ID – August 30, 2013
Pros: the time flew by
Cons: not enough time to do a proper job
The people I worked with are fantastic people, hardworking, light humored and tempered. The only reason I stayed there so long was because I worked with an excellent crew. the management however falls short, everyone I ever talked to there said you couldn't really go to management for help because they'd "nod there head" but in the end nothing changed. – more... My main concern however was that there wasn't enough time to do your job, everyone in the kitchen had to work off the clock, if not daily then often, to get their job done. Nursing also has this problem though I don't think it was as prevalent. – less
Staff RN (Current Employee), Corpus Christi, TX – August 26, 2013
Pros: night shift gives me free time on days for apointments and such.
Cons: none at moment
A typical night at work is as follows; family is usually leaving. The patients are ready to rest. We get to meet most of the families and get to know the patient a bit better. The things that are to be done for the next day, such as getting patients ready for procedures are done. Consent forms get signed; those patients that are going to dialyze in – more... the morning are weighed. Baths are provided for those requesing it. Antibiotics are administered as they are due. The hardest part of the job is making sure lab work is confirmed and collected and the "now" orders are carried out. The most significant part is making sure our patients are safe. The most enjoyable part is when the nursing team works well with each other as we carry out our nursing duties. At the end of the shift we report to the supervisor any pertinent issue. – less
Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee), Cleveland. OH – August 19, 2013
Prepared New Hire orientation, maintained employee training, updated information in ADP, set up interviews, update and post internal postings, and assisted with updating employee information in Taleo Talent Management system.
Rehabilitation Aide (Former Employee), District Heights, MD – August 15, 2013
Pros: i enjoyed working with the elderly.
Cons: no appreciation from my co-worker.
clean gym, take down water pitcher, copying filing taking take paper work to each unit. Pull patients medical chart put PT, OT, Speech paper work in each section of medical chart. Come back tp gym put PT OT Speech paper work in cabinets and folders. Go back to unit check on residents, making sure they are ready for therapy making they had breakfast – more... and medication. Put them in wheel chair and bring them to gym. Help therapists with the residents. When residents are finish took them back to rooms. Come to gym and clean it up eat lunch, and resume the process over again. Management was okay,same as co-workers. The hardest part my job had no support from therapist. The enjoyable part the residents acknowlege my hard work and said u should be the therapists u do all the work. My joy was putting a smile opn my resisents day that made my job complete – less
Oversight of Quality and risk management activities.
Director Quality Management (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – August 6, 2013
Pros: people interaction
Cons: numerous meetings
Daily interaction with department directors and administrative representatives. Patient contact daily to ensure customer service expectations are being met and to resolve potential issues that might arise. Assurance of clinical quality initiatives including medication safety, fall prevention, prevention of infection in collaboration with line and management – more... staff. Great co-workers who were highly committed. Hardest task : limiting the number of committee meetings. Most enjoyable: Patient and staff interactions. – less