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Teamwork...isn't here
CP Tech (Current Employee), Central ProcessingAugust 6, 2014
Pros: it's not hard work...and proving people wrong
Cons: management needs to act like what their title suggests
A typical day at Altru consists of a severe lack of teamwork. I have been apart of a team since I was four years old until basically now. I am twenty-four. These ladies, which is the majority of the department, have NO idea what it even means to work as a team, and that makes it so much more difficult to work as a team and communicate as a team. The – more... drama will always be in a workplace so I can overlook that, because that is simply called life. As far as the management goes, everyone notices the favoritism in the department. No one has the nerve to say anything because they think it will do no good. I beg to differ. When I believe strongly in something, I go directly to the person I have an issue with, and I handle it like an adult. This is also an issue in the department. I do get along with a few of my coworkers. I have also been looking for another job since I have realized how this place is ran. The hardest part of the job would be knowing that my degree that I studied and busted by butt for in college is being wasted for a job that requires a simple high school degree. This was failed to be brought to my attention. Also, dealing with coworkers that constantly underestimate me simply because I am "too happy" is absurd. They for some reason sadly confuse ADHD and "stupid" to be the same thing. To hear that I am "incapable" of learning a new position due to its past-pace nature is down-right downgrading because I know that I am capable. Then on my second day of training and I am already doing good enough to be on my own, seeing and hearing the negativity coming from these hateful people is just rude and it brings me down as hard as I try to not let it bother me. Case in point: I feel like I am back in high school, except I don't have my country guy friends to remind me to shake it off. The most enjoyable part of this job is proving people wrong. – less
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Great and Friendly Place to work.
EMS Department Assistant (Current Employee), Grand Forks, NDJuly 3, 2014
I absolutely love my manager. She is great and has always looked out for me. Altru offers great benefits and is a wonderful place to work. My co-workers are amazing and I would recommend Altru care to anyone
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No dull moments.
Surgical Technologist (Current Employee), Grand Forks, NDMay 26, 2014
Pros: friendly environment
Cons: there is no slow period
A well organized hospital. It's open 24/7 . Mostly 32 hour weeks. You learn to track patient movements, when they come in, what room they checked into, what room they transferred to, what treatment they received, and when they were discharged. The most enjoyable part of the job is when a procedure goes smoothly. The hardest part of the job is that you're – more... always busy – less
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great benefits, mostly wonderful people to work with
housekeeping (Former Employee), parkwood placeNovember 7, 2013
general cleaning. team work is very important. i had a couple of great co workers. the best part of my job was seeing my residents smiling faces.!!!
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Fun productive day
Medical Assistant (Former Employee), Grand Forks, NDNovember 5, 2013
Welcomed patients, Prepared patients for health care visit, Places patient in exam room for provider evaluation, Obtained medical history, Verified patient information, Assist providers during examination and treatment, Take vital signs and performs, Performs EKG, injections, blood draws, Dispensed medications and appliances within scope of practice – more... and as ordered by the treating provider and in accordance with state regulations, Applied bandages, dressings and splints as ordered by the treating provider, Completed records, Maintains supplies, cleaned rooms and equipment, and stocked rooms with required supplies, Maintained and operated all clinical equipment, including calibration and record keeping in accordance with current policy and procedures, Maintained safe, secure, and healthy work environment, Conducted business in a service-oriented manner that is attentive, cooperative, sensitive, respectful and kind with dealing with patients, visitors, the public and all colleagues
Assisted in maintaining a neat, clean and orderly appearance in the lobby and overall center throughout the day, ensures preparation for pick-up and shipment to appropriate laboratory, Performs front office clerical duties such as answering telephones, check-in, check-out and record processing, May assist with clerical activities related to appointment scheduling and patient intake, data verification, office communications, and filing of patient records, Performed other duties as assigned, Customer Service skills, Basic knowledge of clinical procedures, medical anatomy and physiology, worked in Fast paced, deadline-oriented clinical office environment. – less
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A great department
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee), Grand Forks, NDSeptember 10, 2013
I really enjoy working at Altru. Our department is great and full of fun people. Everyone is very welcoming and kind.
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Dysfunctional, fractious, clique-filled, Grade-D hospital
Customer Service (Former Employee), Grand Forks, NDAugust 2, 2013
Pros: discount for cafeteria meals
Cons: backstabbing, shunning, supposed to be secular, but overtly catholic, management straight out of the adamms family
Psychotic best describes the environment within Altru. Coworkers are encouraged to play rat, gang up on others and management is a gang of sociopaths within an old boy network. I was even interrupted by my boss while eating in a restaurant outside of work, so I could again be scolded for some bizarre transgressions perceived or created. They wanted – more... me out of there, so I left.

Do not expect respect, recognition for any beyond the call of duty performance or any sort of normal workplace treatment. This hospital recently received a grade of D for good reason. – less
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Great Place to Work
Human Resources Associate (Former Employee), Grand Forks, NDJune 4, 2013
Altru Health System was a great place to work. The co-workers were amazing and the employees are great.
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No recognitions for above and beyond preformance
OPC Urology Nursing (Current Employee), Grand Forks, NDDecember 18, 2012
The most enjoyable part of my job is taking care of patients, because they are number one. Hardest part is working with co-workers that are not teams players. Frustrated with management that will not deal with staff problems.
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My best job ever.
Interventional Cardiology (Former Employee), Grand Forks, NDApril 28, 2012
Pros: excellent cath lab staff, 25 years experience, still growing.
Cons: salary cap.
300 bed hospital, 3 cath labs, 5 interventionalists, 250,000 draw area, 20 procedures a day.