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Spectrum Health

nurse technician

March 2018 • East Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I like the fact that I could get into the health system and learn more about what it means to take care of patients and work in a health care position. I also got tuition assistance and work along side amazing coworkers

What I wish was different

I wish that the use of PTO was more flexible, but I am able to navigate my way through work and school

Advice

It teaches you a lot, if you are willing to learn. I recommend this for anyone who is interested in getting into the health field. Its a good way to gain some experience, earn some money, and network.
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Certified Surgical Technologist

October 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I enjoy working in the OR and helping patients.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Study hard, learn your stuff and be prepared.
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COTA

September - December 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed working with patients and helping them through their recovery

What I wish was different

I wish I could have applied myself more to patient care and not their newly launched EHR.

Advice

Prepare for 50 hours a week.
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Nutrition Technician

June 2017 - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Experience working with hospital patients, organization/office work, and speaking on the phone

What I wish was different

Less repetition

Advice

Don't be afraid to speak out if you see something wrong, ask questions, and try to help out extra
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Nutrition Technician

November 2014 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Having the opportunity to display my leadership skills by training over ten of my colleagues.

What I wish was different

I wish I had an opportunity to learn more of the newer tasks and jobs in our department.

Advice

Make an effort to get to know the staff you work with on a daily basis.
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Infrastructure development intern

May - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Great experience I learned a lot and got paid!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nurse Tech

May 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I love the work and that it gets me involved in my field. I love the people I work with and the constant challenge of pushing myself to learn more everyday.

What I wish was different

Higher Pay

Advice

It is ok not to know everything, especially in the medical field. One has to have an open mind and be willing to ask for help when they run into something they don't know how to do.
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Administrative Assistant Intern

January - April 2018 • Reed City, MI

What I liked

The staff was amazing they always had work for me to do and supported me if I was on familiar with work.

What I wish was different

I would want to worked more days during the week which would have made it easier to stay in the loop. I only work two days due to the schedule though which made communication difficult.

Advice

I would advise someone to ask as many questions as possible and take advantage of the great experience you get
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Nutrition services technician

June 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved working with people and meeting new people. It is great to invest into their lives and give them recognition by serving them and remembering their names because it matters to them even though it is a hospital where patients are going through so much.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more fairness in treating the employees just because some people work very hard but others dont and there is a lot of favoritism.

Advice

I think it would be very helpful to go into this with a mindset of serving no matter what your job position is. It is a very fast paced job and there is no time to chill. Three hours fly by. Therefore, making the most of it and lastly, getting to know the nurses and other employees. It helps.
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Radiologic Technologist

April 2018 • Greenville, MI

What I liked

The staff

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

Be proactive
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Registered Respiratory Therapist

May 2015 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

I love the people and the families I get to work with on a daily basis.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have taken more time with my family.

Advice

work to live, don't live to work.
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Project manager

August - December 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

They allow you to check out several departments while you are there and also it’s a paid position.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Check out and be involved in as much as you can to figure out what you like or don’t like.
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Rehab Tech

June 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

This closely works in the field that I am interested in pursuing, so I learned a lot.

What I wish was different

I worked a lot of hours

Advice

Do not be afraid of asking questions and be confident.
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Registered Respiratory Therapist

October 2013 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Love my job, working with babies and children.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Behavioral Health Technician

May 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I like being able to utilize the techniques I learned in class. I also liked being able to hands on experience working with people with disorders.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to shadow a psychologist.

Advice

To have the love and passion for helping others. The job can be daunting and even physical but it’s extremely rewarding. You learn a lot from your patients and even make relationships.
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Patient Access Representative

December 2015 - September 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Flexible hours, kind workers.

What I wish was different

More compensation for travels as resource team member.

Advice

Learn as much as you can, grow as much as you can, network and find amazing positions.
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Intern

August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Becoming close with my coworkers and learnin more about my career field

What I wish was different

Advice

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Hospital Aide

May 2016 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

helping others

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

enjoy helping others
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