A typical day at work involves dealing with many different types of people. This is both rewarding and challenging. I think that I learned a great deal about working with the public, and I'd be confident in most any customer service role as a result. I was also able to work in various areas within the department, and gained experience in several areas of the hospital. I had a wonderful group of coworkers here, and made several lifelong friends. Management underwent several changes during my time there. That, and just overall changes to the department as a whole have probably been the hardest thing about the job. Overall, though, I'd say that it was a great place to work.
great work environment, great people to work with
cuts in department funds, cuts to employee benefits
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN – April 6, 2016
I was officially hired, went to orientation, and after 4 days of that, they decided to not take me on as an employee. It was a scam, I know one of the instructors didn't care for me, and I found out the manager that initially hired me, resigned also at this time, thee was BS going on behind closed doors, don't recommend working there.
Typical day at work, scheduling patients for injection, calling the insurance companies for authorizations for the injection. Work close with the nurses and physicians. I learned all the different types of injection that the physician can give to patient to help the pain. I also learned how to do intake. The management was friendly. My co-workers were friendly and willing to help you. The hardest part of the job was getting the authorization from the insurance companies to cover the injections. The most enjoyable part of my job was knowing I helped many patients get pain relief by getting their insurance to cover the bill.
Being able to multi task and work with the nurses and phyiscians
Shadowing physicians and allied health professionals made easy by Fairview staff. Very flexible with opportunity and allow you to engage in a variety of difference areas to engage in the healthcare field.
CST (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – February 8, 2016
I am casual and have been for the past 5 years. I enjoy the flexibilty of working in many different areas. I usually work almost full time hours and am a very dedicated employee with a positive and up beat attitude.
CD Counselor II (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – January 6, 2016
Had been a good place to work, but after director Jeff Powers retired the current management is floundering. Lots of staff changes in the past 6 months. Too top heavy and changes take too long. Counselors go out of their way to get the job done and serve the clients in the best ways they can. Unfortunately management doesn't seem to care about the client experience and it's largely "filling beds" and "don't rock the boat" mentality leaving staff between a rock and a hard place. Also no one knows about the program unless it's word of mouth. There apparently is no way to get an advertising budget. Web presence is largely non-existent. Sad.
The employees had very nice break rooms with vending machines, several microwaves, a couple of refrigerators, and a small library of paper back books. The building had 3 floors and each floor had a break room like this.
Was allowed 2 breaks a day along with a 30 minute lunch.
Pay wasn't the best but at the time I was there the benefits were good.
A scheduler does more then just schedule appointments for patients. Schedulers also take phone calls to leave messages to Doctors, enter demographic information, verify insurance information and transfers calls where needed
Like working for Fairview. Would like to increase wages and work closer to home. However, I need a more challenging position and more variety. I Like working with Patients and Insurance Companies and getting the information they need to support their up-coming procedures and getting that prior authorization. This makes me feel a real sense of accomplishment and utilizes my clinical background
Always a campaign / fund raiser going on, creating some special activties
Too far to drive, too many monotonous accounts to work, would like more interesting cases.
nurse (Current Employee) – Oxboro, Bloomington,MN – November 3, 2015
Used to be a nice clinic to work at. New and always changing leadership who do not care, has resulted in a major loss of good employees and what seems to be impossible at getting and keeping new employees. Turn over is high and morale is at an all time low.
Co wokers and MD's are nice
Always work short, get pulled to dept regardless of training, no breaks, always leaving late, supervisors who are cold and uncaring
Culture of Fairview has declined due to the creation of the North, South and Central Regions
Quality Analyst (Former Employee) – North Region – October 13, 2015
Worked for Fairview for 15+ years. Had a excellent experience when working in clinic setting as well as the first seven years of quality department. Fairview systems changed to regions and the new north region quality department leadership is not desirable. The number one reason people leave a job is due to management.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Brooklyn Park, MN – October 13, 2015
A typical day at work is busy daily work while rooming patients, giving shots and doing PA's/ Refills. I learn how to multitask on a busy day. Work with providers and teammates. Managment was supportive. Some listen and some didn't. my cowokers were easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job was sometime working short. the most enjoyable part of the job was working with patients.
interacting with patients and getting to know them
Cutting Edge Healthcare System in partnership with the University of Minnesota
Human Resources-Workforce Consultant (Current Employee) – Minneapolis-St. Paul MN – October 9, 2015
Supportive, fun workplace with great people who are innovative and have expertise in their field. Healthcare is constantly changing, so you must be a person who embraces change and can adapt easily to the change to work here.
It's a fun place to be at, just be ready too hit the ground running from the second you clock in to the second you clock out. The residents are always fun to be around though, even if they do have their little quirks here and there and they can be a handful at times, even when you don't work with them directly.