Welcome to nursing at The Woodland where we believe your job is a way of life. At our beautiful facility in the heart of Farmville, Virginia, you will be surrounded by other dedicated, caring nurses and staff who are committed to helping you succeed. The Woodland offers great benefits, competitive pay and a fulfilling career providing excellent care to our residents. We invite you to join our team and find out what The Woodland Way of living is all about.
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When Sharon Little first came to The Woodland, she had recently lost her job after 18 years. Unsure if it would be a good fit, she began on a part-time basis. Twenty one years later, she is an LPN and loves each day she spends on the halls of her unit.
“When I get up in the morning, I am happy to come to work. When I see the buildings, I get a smile on my face. I enjoy coming here,” she says. “Sometimes I’ll come singing in through the hallway and I’ll hear one of the residents joining in. I love the laughter that’s here,” Sharon adds.
For Sharon, the supportive work environment of The Woodland is one of the key reasons she is so passionate about her job.
“The employees work well together. If something needs to be done and one person can’t get to it, someone else will jump in to help. People lift each other up here,” Sharon says. “Your fellow nurses and coworkers want you to succeed, because if you succeed, we succeed.”
Janet Gilbert, a Unit Secretary and CNA at The Woodland, is proud to call the facility her work home. “I love The Woodland,” she says. “It’s a great place to work. Everyone here is like a big family.”
Even after fourteen years with The Woodland, the spacious rooms, wide halls and array of amenities offered continue to impress Janet, who says it’s all about the residents. “Everything here at The Woodland is beautiful and top of the line. It’s clean and nice. And all of it is here for the residents, especially us. They are our number one priority,” she says. Janet, who spent 12 years as a CNA before transitioning to the unit secretary role, says she wouldn’t consider going anywhere else.
“They’ve always been very fair to me here and treated me well. I definitely wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
Formerly a legal assistant, Shelley Immekus switched careers to enter nursing school in 2010. She completed her clinicals at The Woodland and began working there after graduation.
“I’ve always loved nursing but I got really interested in it when my mom passed away,” says Shelley. Caring for her mother gave Shelley a passion for the tender care she provides her residents at The Woodland every day.
“If you are caring and compassionate, this is where you need to be. I treat the residents like I would want my parents to be treated,” Shelley says.
“I know that I’m making a difference because I am able to ensure that the residents are feeling well, happy and taken care of.” Shelley values that making a difference is a goal shared by her fellow nurses and staff. “We are team players and everyone works well together,” says Shelley.
The Woodland provides carefree, active living in a dynamic retirement neighborhood with both assisted living and independent living apartments at affordable prices.
Located in Farmville, The Woodland is nestled in the Heart of Virginia. Our full continuum of health care gives residents the freedom and security to enjoy a carefree, active lifestyle. Due to the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff, residents experience a warm, family atmosphere and an extraordinary variety of recreational activities and programs, both within The Woodland neighborhood and in the vibrant, two-college town of Farmville.
Originally opened as Holly Manor March of 1970, The Woodland's Mission Statement is “Quality Rehabilitation Services, Skilled Nursing Care and Retirement Living at Affordable Costs.Visit The Woodland
During her 14 years at The Woodland, Margaret Jennings has learned a lot. “When I first came, I didn’t have any concept of what assisted living was. I didn’t know anything. But the people here have been interested in helping me learn and grow,” she says. Today in addition to being a CNA, Margaret also works as a restorative aide.“I have been challenged here at The Woodland and I have grown professionally by leaps and bounds,” Margaret says.
Moving her patients’ lives forward, as well as her own, has been a highlight for Margaret. “I love taking care of the residents and watching their improvements from day to day. I am proud of how much I have learned and how much I’ve grown since coming here.”
Her fellow nurses have been eager to help her on her path and Margaret says working at The Woodland has felt like family to her. “The skilled nursing field can be a challenge but if you’re up for it, it’s definitely rewarding.”
Christine Gee has spent her entire nursing career at The Woodland. During those four-and-a-half years one simple objective has guided everything she’s done: providing the best possible care for each resident.
“They are all so uniquely different. I have found that you really have to get to know each one in order to offer them the highest level of care because ultimately it is so individualized,” Christine says.
Christine, who is now an RN, was always drawn towards caring for the aging. “I love working with the residents. I enjoy their stories, their background-their history. Just taking time to listen is a key part of what I do here,” she adds.
Christine says her love for the residents is shared by her fellow nurses at The Woodland, who work as one to provide the best possible care for them. “It’s like a big family. We get through as a team. We pull together as a team to make it through each day. “
Erica Davis began her journey at The Woodland as a cook. When one special resident took a particular liking to Erica’s sausage biscuits,
something special happened.
“I started getting attached to my residents, even working in the kitchen. The Woodland offered a CNA class. I took it and I’ve been here ever since,” says Erica, who is now a unit secretary.
“I connect with all my residents. Even as a unit secretary, they still come to me for everything. I always remember that the residents here are someone’s mother, father, grandmother or grandfather and as such should be treated with great care and respect. Skilled nursing is a field that requires you to have great compassion for people,” she adds.
Erica says the care and respect for the residents is mirrored by her fellow nursing staff. “I have made friends here, personal and professional relationships that have really enriched my life. We couldn’t take care of the residents if we weren’t taking care of each other. The teamwork is great here.”