Unit Manager/ Administrator I (Volt alkalmazott) – Miami, FL – 2018, szeptember 19.
• Overall service delivery of the office, internal process management and company policy adherence. • Collect, count, and disburse money (when in Travel Dept.) • Coordination of onsite surveys, corrections action plan and compliance strategies. • Collaboration with senior leaders in developing and implementing department changes to comply with regulations and standards. • Resolve customer complaints and answer patient questions regarding policies and procedures. • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving escalated complaints or disputes. Answer telephones, direct calls, and take messages as needed. Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities, business transactions, and other activities. Operate photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems, and computers. Compute, record, and proofread data and other information, such as records or reports. Maintain and update filing, inventory, and mailing and database systems. Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic surgeries as needed. Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff. Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, and forms such as intake and insurance forms as needed. Receive and route messages and documents such as laboratory results to appropriate staff. Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence. Hire, makes recommendation for hire, and evaluates direct reports. Records and distributes minutes of Board of Director meetings (as needed) Ensurestöbb... compliance with all safety standards and regulations.kevesebb
job stability, different duties every day, etc.
the veteran employee ratio was too much and resulted on poor and slow service
Systems Administrator (Contract) (Volt alkalmazott) – Hines, IL – 2018, szeptember 19.
Life for a contractor is different than a tenured government employee. That being said - the individual at the VA isn't really important. This place is full of glad handlers, suck-ups and brown nosing foreigners. I was shocked to learn that this place was like the United Nations in terms of ethnic backgrounds. It was almost to a fault that there is an unusually large population of minorities that work at the VA.
Management is wholly inadequate in terms of vision, talent and leadership. Most of the directors and assistant directors are not even seen. I worked for systems in the IT department, which houses full blown losers that have to sell themselves into this situation due to lack of opportunities in the job market. The software is ancient. The techniques used are laughable. There is however a strict cache of policy and procedure rule to follow and document. The only saving grace is working on enterprise wide networks but most of it won't help your skills nor advance your career.
Pay, benefits, ancient technology, too ethnic, management must be on Zoloft
CAREGIVER (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) – Battle Creek, MI – 2018, szeptember 19.
Although I don't work inside the building, I have grown to learn how bureaucratic this place can truly be. Trying to coordinate care for a veteran, even if it is just with their doctor is like pulling teeth. The time it takes for nurses and doctors to respond to urgent matters is alarming and it leaves you to take it upon yourself to get pushy with other employees to care enough to do their jobs. I enjoy helping veterans, but the VA is a great example of a place that deters people from trying to or wanting to.
Productive place to work. Opportunities for advancement available.
Program Support Assistant GS-6 (Volt alkalmazott) – Washington, DC – 2018, szeptember 19.
Enjoyed time spent working for the Department of Veteran Affairs. The work culture could be tremendously improved. Some employees are not qualified for the positions they hold and demonstrate poor attitudes towards the patients they serve.
With the right attitude a person can succeed at the VA
Claims Assistant (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) – Saint Petersburg, FL – 2018, szeptember 18.
This is a federal job, which provides many benefits, to include paid annual & sick leave, and retirement. With that, comes much stress! The job to be performed is too much for the time, points, & other factors.
Writing and Editing Intern (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) – Gaithersburg, MD – 2018, szeptember 17.
I participated in a digital internship to develop web content for the Veteran Affair's blog. This included research, writing, graphic design, and editing. Very flexible as I could work from anywhere, and the platforms they used for staying in contact were manageable. Learned how to be in constant contact with other interns and supervisors. Culture of the workplace was generally relaxed and friendly. The hardest part of the job was getting the hang of the communication platforms, and the most enjoyable part is by far the ability to work remotely from anywhere.
Working for the Federal Government does not provide extra frills
Senior IRB Analyst (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) – Milwaukee, WI – 2018, szeptember 17.
The Department of VA is a great place to work if you are one for structure with less planning required to do your job. There is a standard within the research field that is followed by all VA facilities, therefore making work within certain guidelines an easier approach to accomplishing goals.
Personal (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) – Personal – 2018, szeptember 16.
Poor management which affects the moral of the good employees. Advancement doesn’t happen unless you know someone and unless you get close to you supervisor, you may not get a good recommendation to move to another area.