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Whitehall Of Deerfield Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Nurse in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Whitehall Of Deerfield (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly staff

    Cons

    Not many Cons, would highly recommend place to work

    Advice to Management

    /might want to be more approachable but overall very understanding for most part


  2. "Occupational therapy"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Evanston, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Whitehall Of Deerfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Therapy department has great work culture, patient centered and therapist are supportive of each other. Therapy director is supportive of patients and staff.

    Cons

    Nursing care leaves something to be desired.


  3. "PTA"

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    Former Employee - PTA in Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - PTA in Wheeling, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Whitehall Of Deerfield (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good co workers, free lunches,

    Cons

    terrible bosses, especially PATTY BANK

    Advice to Management

    treat your workers better and they will perform better for you


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  5. "Great therapy team"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Therapy Assistant in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapy Assistant in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Whitehall Of Deerfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership good job ethics and morals

    Cons

    Commute fro the City of Chicago was extensive with heavy traffic

    Advice to Management

    Coach and instruction was well given


  6. "Being a RN is satisfying when the RN's heart is centered on who they are serving and not who their employer is."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Although the nurse/patient ratio is high, it is no higher than anywhere else that is "for profit". If you love people and love taking care of them to the best of your abilities and to the best of who you are; this place it better than any I have worked (and I have worked a bunch of them. The DON has been there > 30 years and is an "in-your-face" director but she is absolutely fair. She supports her nurses and defends the critical thinking of a good nurse even if it clashes with the MDs or the "Whitehall Way". She is also quick to pull the trigger on termination if someone knowingly violates the code of conduct; becomes a rogue individualist; or betrays the responsibility of their assigned duties. The colleagues are genuine and professional. Most of the CNAs are caring and protective of their patients.

    Cons

    The patient ratio is high in all areas and higher in others. But, it is manageable and gratifying once the routine is understood and the patients needs can be anticipated. The patients can be demanding as the area of Whitehall's location and patient earning history suggests. Patients are demanding by nature due to the reason for their being there (since no one is at their best when ill or in pain) but there is a sense of entitlement that is specific to the patients at Whitehall. Administration, excluding nursing administrators, seems to be on "witch hunts" at times and therefore, good people get terminated while those that know how to "work the system" remain employed.

    While there are many employees who have worked at Whitehall for many years, and that is a good sign; those same employees (Nursing Administrators included) do not budge when new ways of thinking are introduced by new employees or by those with extensive education. The long-timers can be petty and territorial with regards to teams, practice, where someone sits, and/or rearranging med carts.
    Parking for the day and evening shifts is absolutely horrible. Administration is unwilling to rectify the situation to help employees who have to commit to leaving home 20 minutes early just to park once they reach the campus. While that problem loses its bite in the summer, it makes for much angst when the weather turns cold and snowy. Parking spaces are worth a bag of gold when -20 degree wind-chills pummel the employees on their way to the building after they have parked at the restaurant next door.

    Advice to Management

    Former president of Cornell University, Frank H. T. Rhodes (1977-1995), thought that Donald T. Phillips' book, "Lincoln on Leadership", did a superlative job of interweaving the lessons of leadership that Lincoln personified with the best of modern thought on the subject. It would be worth my expense to have all the administrators have this book in their libraries so they can understand that leadership is something that takes a monumental amount of patience and maturity, is not easily provoked, and is earned by showing outrageous acts of charity because of who "they" are. Not because of how much they earn or where their chair is at a company banquet.

    Take all the "or your will be terminated" endings off of all the requests from higher up. Understand that I will do what you request because I love what I do. Not because I am threatened.

    I would like them to read Lincoln's book. Twice!


  7. "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay and overall friendly staff

    Cons

    As a nurse you become a pill pusher and a write of TOs, POS, and MAR. Nurse to patient ratio can go anywhere from 13 to 30 depending on where you work. I get over 25 on average.

    Advice to Management

    I think they do a decent job since money management is their main priority. From a nursing perspective there can always be more Nurses and CNA's.


  8. "WHD"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance
    Former Employee - Maintenance
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Whitehall Of Deerfield full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome maintenance manager to work under

    Cons

    The schedule isn't as flexible there like bigger companies, due to size of the maintenance team


  9. "Certified Nursing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Whitehall Of Deerfield part-time

    Pros

    Clean working environment
    Residents are great

    Cons

    Team work was not present
    Did not feel welcomed to ask questions

    Advice to Management

    Try to emphasize teamwork to provide the best resident care, CNA's are assigned 8 residents but they should all help each other when it is needed.


  10. "Good place to work if in long term care"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at Whitehall Of Deerfield full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is comparable or better to same position other places (to start)
    Floor staff all friendly and practice good teamwork
    Administrators were approachable when there was a problem

    Cons

    While initial pay was competitive, few raises were seen over 8 years there.
    Very hectic environment, almost a hospital.
    Tons of paperwork, less face time with patients
    Expensive insurance
    North Shore population (the patients and families) can be very demanding and rude


  11. "PTA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great therapy team. Decent gyms.

    Cons

    No raises. The good therapists left.


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