Former RN - extended care. Other nurses were very professional and competent and great to work with. As my first RN job, they were patient and willing to teach. Good continuation of care from shift to shift. DON responsive to concerns, listened to ideas, and willing to work the floor if needed. Patient's well being was the priority for everyone. I held off 5 stars because that would be perfection. My reason for leaving had nothing to do with the job.
co-workers skilled, caring, and supportive. patients were #1
town is remote if you have family in other states to see frequently
Admin/Clerk (Current Employee) – Glendive, MT – March 9, 2013
I enjoy working at Glendive Medical Center because it is not your typical rural health care facility. We are constantly evolving in technology, equipment and culture. I believe that GMC is visionary and focused on what the community and region needs of a medical center in a world of uncertainty with the changes in health care that are to come. I like to work at a place where what I do makes a difference and a direct impact on the organization. I also like to work with and amongst the diversity of specialists that healthcare and GMC offers. Since I’m non-clinical I enjoy sitting in meetings with clinical professionals and hearing their view and perspective. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work; my job has not only introduced me to individuals but also activities and avenues that I can put my talents to work "at work" but also, in making Glendive a better community to live in.
Employees are not a priority and HR is not an advocate for staff. Jobs are filled without following the proper policy. HR isn't knowledgeable about their jobs with little or no education on benefits and poor leadership that doesn't lead by example. They care more about impressing the CEO than doing the right thing. People are afraid to report issues because the director lacks the ability to handle problems with tact. Retaliation for telling the truth and reporting illegal HR actions.
Travel RN (Former Employee) – Eastern Montana Veteran's Home – December 14, 2013
They have recorded report. If there's a question with something the charge nurse said when she recorded it, she refers you to someone else. There was no education/CEU provided. There was minimal orientation to routine but not to residents' diseases nor to where supplies are stored. Management operates via favoritism without investigating allegations of erroneous acts. All night shift personnel are travelers, staff takes the day shifts. Other travelers are generally friendly, suffer together but even with travelers, there are certain favorites whose word is gospel there. Be careful to report to several others every move you make. Day shift nurses are unhappy about something to do with their work conditions. I didn't get much info about that. One resident liked to sit up w/coffee early and watch day shift arrive, called it counting grouches. Hardest part of the job was figuring out where supplies were, what was every resident's disease, and being pleasant to the favorite. Management stayed away from actual nursing aside from an email or staff meeting. They really did not know much about night shift. The most enjoyable part of the job was coworkers in general.
free dinner for night shift
no bnenfits, low pay, unpleasant housing, bad management
staff member (Current Employee) – Glendive, Montana – May 7, 2013
After leaving the Midwest and all its problems (crime, layoffs, unemployment, high taxes) we have found Glendive Medical Center to be a great employer. The core values of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence are evident. The community is generous and the staff are conscientious. Small town life, if that's what you are looking for, can be found in Glendive, Montana.