PRN staff nurse and PRN supervisor (Current Employee) – Riverton, WY – May 6, 2016
The Sage West Healthcare system, which includes the previously titled Riverton Memorial Hospital, now Sage West Riverton, is a rural facility dedicated to the difficult task of providing quality healthcare in an environment with limited resources. This system is filled with good workers who are just trying to do the best they can with what they have. Rural nursing is its own challenge. The wonderful thing about being in this environment is that I have been able to function in many different capacities, such as med/surg, perioperative, post partum, as well as a supervisor in bot the operating room and over the house.
lots of opportunities for varied experiences
limited resources to due frontier environment with small urban cluster.
coder (Current Employee) – wyoming – October 4, 2014
I worked at the Wind river clinic for 10 years. Once the management changed the environment did also! They were unable to keep receptionists. We went from 4 coders to 2 coders and was expected to keep up and do accurate billing. This used to be a great place to work and under different management it could be again. I would not recommend employment at the Wind river clinic.
RN (Former Employee) – riverton wyo – April 27, 2014
If you are being recruited to the Riverton or Lander hospital, be advised these hospitals seem to be "always hiring" for RN's - the turnover is fairly high. My exerience was high staff to patient ratios, poor leadership, mostly newer nurses. Rental housing is in short supply in both towns.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Riverton WY – April 11, 2014
I manage to stay busy, which is a big deal for me. I love working close with people, and although I am not currently in a CNA position, I do get to work with people by welcoming them into a warm and happy facility.
Arrive, do walking report, give meds, take vitals, electronic charting in patient rooms, eMars. This was a 13 week travel assignment and other than learning their computer system and orientation, teaching specific skills was not a priority. Management was usually there during the day, so I did not see much of them. Staffing was poorly handled in that it was based on the census at midnight the previous night without regard for changes in the acuity of patient care. Short-staffing was normal. Co-workers varied, but there was general frustration, not with me, but with the staffing issue. Shifts were friendly and supervisors tried to assist when able. Hardest was trying to work with sufficient staff, which happened ll too often. You were left feeling like your care was inadequate. I was also very lonely in that my family was in Oregon. I enjoyed working with the patients as well as my colleagues. And I got to go to Yellowstone!
Needs managment and Wage increase to be competative.
OTHER (Former Employee) – OTHER – April 19, 2013
Lowest paid hospital in Wyoming .Managment changes often ,Staff is great they mostly run the hospital even though they are over worked and underpaid .This corperation should thank these workers by giving them a $5 TO $10 pay raise to bring them up to local standard ,maybe more staff could be hired if the pay was competitive to other hospitals in the state.
I worked here as a traveler and was even planning on staying here and taking a permanent position before I discovered all the problems this hospital has. There is a constant turnover and the management talks down to the nursing staff without any professionalism and sometimes rudeness in front of other staff members. I was mortified and found out I was not the only one that had experienced this type of behavior. It is condoned here. The nursing staff here works very hard without the help of management and really tries very hard to provide good patient care.
its in wyoming
extremely bad management that treats nurses with rudeness and disrespect