I worked with many managers from all over the hospital and handled a capital budget of several million dollars. I was promoted several times and reached a position that was far beyond my capabilities, a concerned I voiced several times .
Caring for the material needs of each floor and department
The Materials Manager required an MBA which i did not have
staff nurse (Former Employee) – Acute Care – December 1, 2015
Rutland Regional was a great hospital to work at. They support their nurses by encouraging personal and professional advancement. Although they had done away with the Float Pool I was able to float to the Progressive Care Unit and Medical Oncology unit at my request. My co-workers were wonderful as well, from the new nurses to the experienced old nitties (I say that with much love and affection), everyone helped each other out and shared their knowledge. A great place to work!
Support from co-workers and Admin in career development
a touch of the ol' boys club, but maybe in rural towns that's unavoidable
Document Imaging Specialist II (Former Employee) – Rutland, VT – February 22, 2015
A typical day is very busy with constant incoming phone calls and medical records, as well as multiple people in and out of the department. Coworkers were an awesome group of people to work with. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with new medical terminology and technology as medicine is always evolving but something I enjoyed learning. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that you could help someone sometimes by just listening and making a difference in their day.
the people i worked directly with.
management did not always want to listen to what their employees had to say.
Today I will walk onto the floor of a busy Surgical Care Unit full of elective orthopedic patients as well as the frequent skiing mishap at Killington Mountain. PT is busy walking patients with their walkers down the hall. The staff at the desk is one if the LNAs scheduled for that day at the desk and is busy answering the phone while charting by Cerner the patients activities and the admission or discharge of 12-20 patients daily. Our well known, highly regarded orthopedic physicians supply us with several recipients of total new knees, hips and repaired appendages. Excellent hospitalists are constantly transferring patients from the ED with lap appies, lap choles, SBOs and other internal maladies. The air is electric, the pace is constant and the mood is too busy to be somber. The attitude is positive with a chuckle or muted laugh keeping tension at bay. Housekeepng is preparing a recently descharged room for a transfer from ICU as the hospital is currently at Maxcap. Blueshirted volunteers bring patients out to their cars or bring charts from Medical records. A LNA called in sick with the flu so the search is on for a float to help on the floor. I walk past the open doors of patients I had last night and we exchange smiles. I look at them with two thumbs up and a raised brow and they either wave me in or give me a nod and two thumbs up in reply. I hear the wail of a patient getting a chest tube inserted as faces scrunch up and shoulders rise. Smiles and extended hands wait for me to rub some sanitizer on mine before I shake the hand of the exiting patient in the wheelchairmore... and get a hug from grandma who left three plates of cookies on the counter, one for each shift. My smile is sincere, as I get the joy of seeing a patient leave the facility with a new lease on life and I was able to help that person get through the trenches. A fresh pot of coffee greets this shift and I make my rounds bringing patients to the commode, getting a fresh pillow or a warm blanket before they ask for it and bringing a black coffee, one splenda or a diet ginger ale with no ice to the family of the patient in 332. I leave the room and bump knuckles with Dr.J. "Ready?", he asks. "Bring it on." I reply. Another tricky day in paradise.less
wide variety of tasks and jobs per diem.good kitchen
Longevity doesn't mean much to them. They tend to keep and tolerate unproductive employees rather than get rid of them, but think nothing of those that do work hard and give it their all. Management on all levels has a "forked" tongue, they tell you one thing, but think nothing of doing another. They tend to put the cart before the horse. Great pay, good benefits, but if you don't drink the coolaide, then it's not the place for you.
Information Systems Technician (Former Employee) – Rutland, VT – February 4, 2015
Just an all around great place to work. Good end user provider relations. This was my favorite place to work. I woke up wanting to come to work. If you are looking and have the opportunity, I would say apply.
Not Nursing (Former Employee) – Rutland, VT – December 4, 2013
Too many incompetent managers. Either they've been there too long or are grossly under qualified for the job. Work culture is poor, lots of socializing and malevolent behaviors by co-workers. However, I found the nursing staff to be exceptional. Other departments would do well to adopt their culture of caring.
Rather not Say (Former Employee) – Rutland, VT – August 13, 2013
- I learned a lot working at RRMC; however, it came with a high price tag - work/life balance is very hard - worked too many hours (salary) - with no comp time allowed. - Not all departments held to the same standards. - NO COMMUNICATION. - A lot of pettiness, backstabbing, grudges, grade-school antics. - Enjoyed several co-workers - only thing that made it bearable working there. - Too much work - not enough time to do the job right. - Do not complain or go to HR - backlash. - Foolish spending across the board. - Departments hate each other. - Keep the rotten apples, get rid of the good people.
Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee) – Rutland, VT – August 8, 2013
I enjoyed typing varied specialty medical reports. I learned more knowledge than I had coming into the job, which is rewarding. My co-workers were pleasant to work with, but the supervisor at the time was difficult for me to agree with at times. This job was not a good fit for me because of that fact.
There is not any day that is typical here. One day could be such a dramatic change from the next but thats what i like because it keeps me on my toes. I interact with a lot of different people between the patients and employees. It is something i completely enjoy and love doing. The most enjoyable part of my day is when i get to help someone in need of assistance. The hardest part of my day is seeing people in pain. The management in my department is fantastic and great people, that goes for the people i work with as well. Everybody is there for eachother when in need and we stick together and work great together. Which is something that is needed being a Security Officer.