Housekeeping Aide (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – August 26, 2016
The harder you work the more they under appreciate you. The pay is too low for the amount of work they need you to do. The manager of the EVS department is unprofessional. If you want to go further in the hospital dont work for him. He doesnt like to see his employees advance.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – August 11, 2016
I worked Noc shift.I did 2hrs checks on all residents.Answered call lights.I learned compassion.Management was very kind to us.We all worked well together.The mornings getting 7 residents up and ready for breakfast within a 1 1/2 time frame.the most enjoyable part was seeing my residents smile when I walked into the room.
Lots of free food.C.E.U, Training when we got off work.
We were so busy some nights we could not take breaks
Former Manager (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – July 26, 2016
So many good people who truly care about providing great care. The place looks better in recent years but it's rotten on the inside because of poor morale from employees being beat down by a dictator-CEO who manages by fear and intimidation. I especially feel for the people that work directly for the CEO.
Art Therapist- PART TIME (Current Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – June 8, 2016
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is a wonderful place to work at. As a vendor for the agency, I enjoy facilitating group therapies with for their clients and they are supportive and very helpful in helping me ensure that the groups run smoothly.
LVN Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – February 4, 2016
Lvn charge nurse typical day was working mostly 12 to 16 hours a day because the couldn't keep any good employees. Other staff members at the long term care likes to make up lies and listen to rumors. There staff is over worked and u derpaid. You always had to wonder what they were going to make up and blame you for on any given day. This is the worst place to work ever
Fear of retaliation under staffed upper management makes up stories. Listen to employee rumors
Clerical (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – September 27, 2015
Working for Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has increased my clerical skills. The hardest part of the job would be meeting deadlines due to the fact that it takes months to train new employees to ensure they follow all procedures and policies correctly. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping patients, I love meeting new people and the customer interactions.
PTO, health and dental benefits
employee turnovers, lack of communication between departments and procedures constantly changing
Student Aide (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – July 15, 2015
This job was volunteer work but I loved it. The people that I worked with saw my interest in certain aspects of the job and saw my potential as an employee. The positions that I was interested in were mostly involved with computer work and less in the medical field. I would love to continue working with computers. The employees here bonded so well and they genuinely seemed to enjoy their jobs.
work environment, computer work, career worthy, great employees
Activity Assistant (Current Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – June 30, 2015
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is fast pace. I learned alot about the residents their and how to individualize their needs. Management was prompt and well organized. Co-workers worked together and new we were there for the samething and that was the well being of the resident, and to maintain a healthy environment for employees and residents. Hardest part of the job is when someone is in critical condition, you cant do anything for them but to comfort them and to make sure they are not alone when they expire.The most enjoyable part of the job is to see them get better, mission accomplished.
Quality Data Specialist (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – April 26, 2015
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is the only hospital in the valley within a 90 mile radius. At this time they are a CAH which limits the number of beds available in the hospital to 25. However since the addition of the TCRU and the purchase of RHC, this hospital fits the community needs.
Travel nurse (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – February 21, 2015
Retaliation by Rehab Director and Charge nurse. When trying to be a patient advocate writing to the director of hospice services about a concern of mine with a patient on hospice on the Rehab floor, I was wrongfully terminated for writing my concern to the Hospice director. In addition, the Rehab director and charge nurse informed the hospital CEO and made a wrongful complaint about me harassing the facility. This did not look good on my part and did not look good with the nursing agency I was employed with at the time.
Very productive atmosphere with the patients at the heart of the hard work.
Student volunteer (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – February 17, 2015
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital was a great place to be a first time volunteer. The nursing staff was exemplary and set a good example for me to follow. One aspect that was difficult for me to manage at first was all the paperwork, but once you get that taken care of, the job is lovely.
very busy and productive job get to meet some great people
diagnostic imaging specialist (Current Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – August 3, 2014
I start off with lots of paperwork from the floor on my desk. We prep, scan and index paper work from day before. Then anayze the emergency paperwork and urgent care and faxing que in the horizon patient folder. Answer phone all day long and help release of information clerk. Some days type birth certificate. Scan pictures and other colored paper in color scanner. Its actually very busy day.
the pay going to in-shape gym, and we have a coffee cart and very special and unique people to work with
pay is not what it should be for my type of job- needs to be upgraded
Regional Occupation Program (ROP) student (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – June 8, 2014
I got to the ICU, where I specifically worked in the hospital, at about 7:30 in the morning, three times a week. My first job was usually to take the patients' temperature and other vitals. Then I would bring in the patients' breakfast. For the rest of my time there I would shadow a nurse and get a real feel for what they really do in the health care field. The hardest part of my job and my co-workers are in the same category. The nurses that I followed were hard to work with; they mostly ignored me, and called me by the wrong name. When I first started there it was really bad, but by the end of the year we were more like friends than ever. The best part of my job was meeting so many people and helping them get better.
Charge Nurse and RN staff (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – October 30, 2013
My typical shift was filled with complete chaos, the days shift charge nurse seldom had any of her duties done. My co-workers on night shift were great, very had working and new they came to work. Management and advancement only if you were brown nosing to the higher ups. The hardest part of the job was keeping back stabbing people from firing good nurses.
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – October 2, 2013
A day at work at Ridgecrest Regional Hostpital most days is fast pace up beat I learn a lot of things from my co-works and managers on how to be one the best secretary I could be on B-Wing. Because the unit is a labor unit one of the hardes thing to see is when a baby did not make it And to look at a mothers face of hurt. Best day is to see the face of the nurse and the family when delivery has gone well that is a very good day and enjoyable for the whole unit.