Collect medical bills and get tribal members out of collections.
Temporary Employee (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – August 2, 2017
PTHA was a great place to work, I just wish I could have worked there longer. They take good care of their employees and work with them when they have personal issues. They are more like a family than an institution.
The take care of their employees.
Tribal members do not trust people outside the tribe with good reason.
Welcome Center Representative (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – December 22, 2016
A Native American Medical Clinic that provides Medical; Dental; Pharmacy; Alcohol/Drug and Mental Health Counseling, Security and many other health benefits for Enrolled Native Americans. This is a beautiful facility located above the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. It is a warm and friendly environment that welcomes patients and guests with compassion and respect.The Clinic provides a beautiful break room with a top of line coffee dispenser free for employees 24/7. The Puyallup Tribal Clinic has an annual Staff Retreat and provides a day of fun and cultural experiences in a beautiful Native American Resort in Poulsbo and provides transportation to and from the Retreat. If you would like to work in a Cultural environment with Native Americans, this is the place to work.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Puyallup, WA – June 17, 2015
I cant speak for other departments in the clinic, but I can speak for pharmacy. There is no such thing as over time, even if you stay late to assist the management after hours. "You wont turn into a pumpkin if you aren't out of here on time". The technician supervisor, Pharmacy manager and... well a pharmacist who is in close enough with both of those two and seems to think she is management, will talk about other technicians and pharmacists if you are there late with them. High favoritism among the technicians with no real standard of a valuable employee vs a bad employee (ie a technician that NEVER came to work but was regarded rather highly among the management). Do not expect to actually balance your actual life with this job, should you have an unexpected emergency or hardship it will be documented and mentioned in your evaluation as a means of improvement. It will be like clock work that you recieve an inch thick packet of insurance claims that you did incorrectly, usually dating back at least 3-5 months from a pharmacist that doesnt do any actual pharmacist work, but just sits in the back of the pharmacy eating and chatting on her phone while creating said packets. As a technician you will be given the cold shoulder if you do something unfavorable, dont expect the treament to stop until someone else does something unfavorable as well, if you're lucky, you might get a 3 page letter pointing out each and every discrepancy that was made. The pharmacy manager and technician supervisor will put forth policies for you to follow, then not back you up when you go to enforce suchmore... a policy and make it look as if you are giving the patient a hard time on purpose. Death, divorce and life threatening illnesses are not a reason to call out, face lifts and plastic surgery are just peachy with management however. If you arent a Puyallup Native, do not bother going to HR, they will pretend to be concerned and out you to managment if you bring up anything concerning. Be prepared to break pharmacy laws and endager your license just to please a tribal member as well. The pay was not DOE, it depended on who was liked the most. All in all, hands down one of the worst places I have ever worked, with the worst management I have ever dealt with, my God be with you if you work in THIS pharmacy.less
A good place to get fat
A good place to lose your job, self esteem, self worth etc..
Referral Coordinator/Managed Care (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – March 7, 2013
After assisting perhaps 60 patients in a day made one feel fulfilled. The clients were always appreciative of our help. They helped me to appreciate life daily. My co-workers were all very dependable, happy to be in there. Hardest part was for me personally the long drive home. Most enjoyable part of the job were helping the children and the elderly.
PTHA is a place of healing. A majority of people who come here leave in better condition than when they came.
Human Resources Director (Current Employee) – Tacoma, Washington – February 17, 2012
The Puyallup Tribal Health Authority is a entitiy of the Puyallup Tribe. It's function is to provide health care for Native Americans in Pierce County. It has done this with a dedication to quality and sensitivity to Native American Culture.
Employees here truly care about the Native American community they serve. The approximatly 200 employees are from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds. The complany values diversity and respects the value of individual contribution.
it is generally a friendly, family oriented place to work.
deals with disease; mental defects, poor health habits, draining.