Medical Laboratory Scientist (Current Employee) – Coeur D Alene, ID – September 9, 2016
the analyzers that I use in the lab are state of the art which helps me perfom my job efficiently. the management always strive to make sure that staffing is adequate while accommodating personal leave and sick leave by other employees.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – August 24, 2016
I worked for Kootenai Health a very short time. I am not interested in healthcare anymore and am switching my studies to engineering instead of nursing. Kootenai is am amazing place to work and they have such good benefits and perks to working there. Wish I still had my drive to be a nurse I would have loved to keep working for Kootenai Health.
Scheduling Clerk (Current Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – June 28, 2016
I have been working at Kootenai Health for almost 4 years. Before I moved to the community I heard great things about Kootenai compared to Spokane based employers. When my family moved here it was my top choice to seek employment. I found several positions I would be qualified for, and ultimately was selected for the one I wanted most.
In my time here I have seen a lot of changes with services offered and even the hospital building. Some changes in this timeframe were not openly accepted at first, but in the long run have been the best for the employees, the company and the community. Kootenai is very open with employee communication which I really appreciate. The CEO meets quarterly with all staff to explain what the current projects and goals are. He along with upper management invites employee feedback and questions openly. It is hard to find such an approachable upper management these days.
My department specifically has had changes too. As mentioned in another review, there have been turnovers with staffing. Most have been due to the employee seeking employment closer to where they live or wanting a different role. There are also changes with the addition of graduating students who did clinicals here and at other facilities but chose to seek employment here due to the positive culture. The majority of the department’s staff have been here for years and are committed to teamwork and the success of fellow employees and departments.
My supervisor meets with me frequently to check in on what needs I may have to be successful in my position and encourages mymore... professional growth. I consider her my mentor and appreciate the constructive criticism and opportunities to expand my knowledge.
Overall I think anyone would be able to find a job here that best suits their qualifications and goals in the medical or professional field.less
Open Communication with management, Room for Professional Growth, Commitment to community needs and employee healt, Full time employees have employer paid insurance premiums
Not often enough review of wages compared to other cities.
The management is corrupt and breaks down the team.
CT/X-Ray Radiological Technologist (Current Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – June 16, 2016
The work is great...the boss horrible. If she can break you down instead of build you up she is happy. Kootenai Health has lost over 13 amazing employees that I have seen leave since I have been here only 4.5 years.
Regulatory Compliance Manager (Former Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – April 19, 2016
Each day was atypical. The people are tremendous, and I still maintain many professional associations there.
Toughest part of the job was not always knowing or understanding the agenda of executive leadership. To see some work and some individuals go unsupported really was puzzling. Personally, I always felt supported and valued by the organization.
The most enjoyable part of the job was having the opportunity to lead the organization from Joint Commission to DNVGL Healthcare accreditation. The positive impact was enormous! I also co-founded and led the North Idaho DNVGL hospital consortium, which is a model being emulated in other parts of the country. This was an accomplishment of which I felt very proud to be a part.
Great area, great people, growing rapidly
organizationally disjointed, significant disconnect between executives and everyone else, the wrong people, more self-interested than organizationally-interested, often were rewarded over others.
non clinical (Former Employee) – hospital – December 8, 2015
There were so many changes with the new management of the Hospital. They only seem to care about "purchasing" new titles. (eg: Trauma certification, Best Place to Work). Moral was very low. People felt as though they were expendable at any time. In the clinical setting it seemed like only the nurses ever got raises. Unless you consider .25 cents a year a raise. No advancement opportunities. Very sad as this use to be a great place to work.
people you work with
short or no breaks, poor management, no incentives, lack of appreciation
Registered nurse with 39 years of experience (Former Employee) – Peds – October 19, 2015
Management was concerned with keeping their jobs and cutting costs at the expense of the patients and nurses. Many mistakes by the hospitalists, especially if the patient was over 80 years old...the old are expendable in this hospital,,,, I wouldn't go there unless it was an emergency and I had no choice. I have worked for Sacred Heart and other large hospitals that put Kootenai to shame.
nurses are great there
too many to count...low pay, treated like you were replaceable at a whim.
Health Unit Coordinator (Current Employee) – Kootenai Health 2South (General Surgery) – September 2, 2015
I love going to work in the mornings and starting my day off on the right track. I always plan ahead and try to prioritize my job functions in a safe and functional setting. I work with the most caring and respectful staff. I absolutely love working for Kootenai Health and can't imagine another facility even comparing to Kootenai Health.
Exceptional customer service that cares for and heals heal the sick or injured.
A great place to work, where emphasis is placed on patient care and safety.
Lab Assistant (Current Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – August 3, 2015
I enjoy being a part of a great team that works together to do a job well done. Each department is a piece of the puzzle and we depend on each other to bridge any gaps. Patient care and safety are primary goals.
A rewarding place to work; working daily towards meeting our mission statement.
Medicare Billing Specialist (Current Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – June 23, 2015
Management really supports the workers in the business office. The work is meaninful and the business office management support us all. It's serious work, taken seriously, and very rewarding. Daily work includes fixing rejected claims, working edits on the electronic claims, verifying claim status, following up on claim denials and payment delays. Goal is to bring A/R days down while adhering to Medicare billing guidelines. Great business office, great employer, great place to work.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – nursing resource team – April 28, 2015
Good place to work, encourages education and works well with you to achieve you education. Good team work with co-workers, while working in the nursing resource team you are welcomed to other units well and they are willing to help you if needed so that yo may provide the best care.
loyality when advancing to a different position by administer of nursing
RN (Current Employee) – Post Falls, ID – September 8, 2014
What I have learned from working with Kootenai is there is no consistency with decisions and policies. Depending on the circumstances work flow changes day by day which creates an enviroment that has no stability and unable to set quality standards to adhere by and makes nursing practice unmanageable.
The staff at Kootenai Health are my favorite part of working here.
Staff RN (Current Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – August 20, 2012
Kootenai is one of the few hospitals that has stayed in the black while adding cardiac and neurological advanced services. The company is progressive and growing rapidly. Financially it is well managed. Many staff members, like myself, have worked for many years at the hospital and like knowing their co-workers and management. We work as a close-knit team and that adds to job satisfaction and encourages accountability for performance. I work with some fine people and staff in all positions. Unfortunately, like many healthcare facilities of recent, they work employees the benefited hours without benefits. A few actually choose this option but overall I believe it to be a new business practice. The most enjoyable part of my job is working directly with the patient and the public. I can make an impact on a persons coping, disease management, and education for a healthy lifestyle, and I can see the results, then that is immensely satisfying for me.