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Saint Alphonsus Health System

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January - April 2020 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I really enjoyed working along side an internal medicine doctor. They have such a broad set of skills and knowledge that I loved to be able to learn and understand.

What I wish was different

Definitely the pay. Being a Scribe, I feel like we put in so much work for such little pay.

Advice

Learn everything you can and ask questions.
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Talent Acuisition -WorkU Program

January - May 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

-Found candidates to fill positions in the Saint Alphonsus health system. -Participated in resume screenings, phone interviews, creating job offers, and sourcing candidates that matched the required criteria. -Attended recruiting events at various location across the Treasure Valley I loved job shadowing the real life of a recruiter to see if I could see myself doing it. It was one of the most impactful experiences of undergraduate school.

What I wish was different

It was unpaid, but I loved the experience. I was hired directly after the internship!

Advice

Treat internships like one long interview. Show up on time, ask questions, be present, and build relationships with all who you encounter because those relationships will help you as you build your career.
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Certified Nurse Aide

May 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I love the experience I gained along with meeting a lot of new people.

What I wish was different

I don't have anything I wished could be different!

Advice

I would say that it's helpful for people to really pay attention and don't be too hard on yourself. Learning and experience take time.
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Patient and equipment transporter

February 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I am a nursing major and it has allowed me to see a lot in the hospital and make connections.

What I wish was different

I don’t have much I would change.

Advice

I highly recommended anyone wanting to be in healthcare to consider doing this position. You get to interact with all members of the health care team and see how the hospital works.
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Patient Safety Attendent

November 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Good people to work with and good benefits.

What I wish was different

Less boring

Advice

Easy going job no hard work is done
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ER Scribe

April 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Love all the experience I get. I get to see everything and work with amazing people.

What I wish was different

More consistent hours.

Advice

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Patient Access

June 2019 • Ontario, OR

What I liked

The pay and benefits are amazing!

What I wish was different

The overall morale of the hospital isn't great, so it can be difficult to work with your fellow coworkers.

Advice

It is a great job to make some extra money quickly, but it is definitely high stress. I would recommend another job option if possible.
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Nurse Apprentice

January 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Good experience.

What I wish was different

Reallocation in finances, specific to floors in need of equipment upgrade or improvements.

Advice

Stick with it.
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Physical Therapy Aide

March 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

My colleagues took the time to train me and educate me as often as possible. They are always trying to help me learn new concepts and explain things to me. It has been an excellent environment for learning.

What I wish was different

I wish going into the job I knew more about the position and the role I would have, I did not know it was inpatient acute rehab, I thought it was at a clinic. I don’t mind, and I love the job, but would’ve liked to know before the job interview.

Advice

This has been the best learning experience of my life, and will be an experience I build on and utilize for the rest of my education and career path. I highly recommend a career here, everyone has taken a great amount of time to help me learn more every day.
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Recruiting Internship

September - December 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

everything

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

great networking opportunity
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CNA

June 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

The experience, bed side care, time with patients.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Certified Medical Assistant

March 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Volunteering at the medical tent at Boise Music Festival and Garth Brooks!

What I wish was different

Advice

Wear appropriate attire and get there early :)
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Physical Therapy Aide

May 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

The interaction with all of the physical therapists and getting the opportunity to learn from each and everyone one of them.

What I wish was different

More patient contact, as aides, we just get to do set ups with the patients.

Advice

Get to know the staff. they are all super welcoming and fun. plan things outside of work and get to know your coworkers and build a personal relationship with them.
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Patient Service Representative

May 2016 • Eagle, ID

What I liked

The job pays well, great benefits and they work with my school schedule (three 12hour shifts)

What I wish was different

It is hard balancing a full time job with full time school. So I wish I went part-time.

Advice

It was a great experience, I am still working there and it has been about 2 1/2 years. My only advice would be to make sure you can handle full-time work and school.
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Certified Medical Assistant

January - August 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Working with patients and professionals

What I wish was different

More flexibility with hours

Advice

Great experience to learn about healthcare.
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HR - Recruiting Intern

May - September 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Overall, it was a great experience! I was able to work with an amazing team and had knowledgeable mentors to learn from.

What I wish was different

Advice

Do not be afraid to put yourself out there for these opportunities. Never stop trying to better yourself and go for it!
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Certified Nursing Assistant

July 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

It is a good way to gain experience in the healthcare field and meet people who are willing to help you further your education. They also have provided me with volunteer and shadowing expereince to further enhance my education.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Be willing to put yourself out there and meet new people.
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Health Alliance Intern

May - August 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

The ability to share my skills with an employer and complete a useful project.

What I wish was different

I wish that the project had a more clear idea.

Advice

To ask questions and try and learn from masters in the field as well as try and be as busy as possible it sends a great impression to your work ethic.
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Health Informatics and Info Mgmt Internship

September 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Having the diversity to learn how to process, scan and validate medical records, coding, and birth certificates.

What I wish was different

Nothing. This is a really great experience to be a part of.

Advice

Always stay busy and take initiative.
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