HIM Student Placement (Current Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 4 July 2017
As I have just recently started my student placement at Pembroke Regional Hospital, I do not feel educated enough about their organization. However, what I have experienced so far is easy going staff who are willing to teach and answer questions.
Past employee (Former Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 4 April 2018
Poor morale....often hear staff openly complaining about work environment and management. Policies on sick days before or after long weekend were very discouraging especially if attendance was exceptional for remainder of the year.
Very little room for advancement, tends to hire from outside rather than providing advancement opportunities for current staff
Clinical rotation (Former Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 8 October 2016
I am a student PNS3 and currently on the rehab floor. i am learning new skills to properly keep care of patents. the nurses have been great and show much patience when i am not sure of some things. the hardest part of this placement is watching patients in pain and not being able to take it away. the most enjoyable part of my job is putting a smile on my patient's face, knowing that i have contributed a little bit to their recovery.
learning skills to job properly
not understanding some medical terms as good as i want to yet
GEM Nurse-Geriatric Emergency Management (Former Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 19 November 2015
Performed Geriatric Patient assessments of physical and cognitive-mental functioning or the frail elderly as they presented to the ED with a medical issue. Developed a plan of care utilizing available community resources, and referrals for further assessment in order to assist the elderly to remain as functioning as possible in their own homes.
Geriatrics is fascinating and complex, much education is required to understand and intervene for this group of our society Management is supportive in supplying ongoing education to meet advancing senior's issues
ongoing learning to assist seniors
bureaucratic restraints=inadequate supports for seniors
R.P.N (Former Employee) – Pembroke ON – 14 May 2014
Caring for my patients needs whether it was a bath, meds, dressings, feeding or taking them for tests. I learned that R.P.N.s did most of the work. Some co-workers spent more time at the desk talking about non job related things. While the good staff answered bells for all the patients even though it was primary nursing. The hardest part about the job was speaking up for the patient when your voice seemed to fall on deaf ears no matter how hard you tried to advocate for the patient. At times the patients paid the price. The most enjoyable part was my patient connections.
working with good staff
having work that was not yours being downloaded on youwhen you had enough of your own work.
Great office work experience in professional environment.
Patient Information/Medical Records Clerk (Former Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 3 July 2013
At this position I performed data entry, file purging and organization of patient records. I learned about using organizational software such as Microsoft Access, and how to organize and purge patient files. My workers were helpful and professional. The hardest part of this job was going through thousands of patient files over the summer. The most enjoyable part of the job was the helpful and professional environment.
Student Nurse (Current Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 14 March 2013
As a student nurse, I would go in to work on Thursdays and Fridays. All the nurses there were very willing to take on student nurses and to help us if needed. We would provide all the care for two or three clients for the whole day and have a conference with our teacher at the end of the day to discuss any issues, concerns or celebrations of that day.