Overall rating is four our of five stars. Pay is low.
Registered Nurse - Relief Charge RN (Current Employee) – San Dimas, CA – January 4, 2016
This facility staffs well trained, professional, kind nurses and treats everyone like a family member. The hardest part of the job is the commute. The most enjoyable part are my co-workers and how we all work together as a team and get along well in general.
Clinical Dietitian (Former Employee) – San Dimas, CA – May 19, 2013
The hospital is very quaint and nice making for a very comfortable and cozy work place. It was just remodeled not too long ago (a few years). Being the former RD here was great because you had a lot of input on how to do your work (this was with the prior director of nutrition services). The rough part is that you are the only RD on the floors, meaning it is hard on vacations or if you call in sick the work load falls back on yourself when you come back. The pay was definitely not the best (this could be different now). As far as charting, it is now computerized so this should be a plus. There is always room to move up in this company because it seems as though they are always losing some type of manager from one of their hospitals and always asking the RD's if they want the promotion. Overall, good place to start off your RD career but bad place to stay long term.
small hospital, cozy, friendly staff, computer charting
questionable management, bad pay, poor benefits, hard time to cover for vacation or sick time
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – San dimas ca – August 28, 2015
Started in ER and ICU as new grad. High turn over rate so I was "precepted" by another new grad that had 4 months experience. Very few resources and low paying facility. It's a small hospital which makes it very "family" like with your coworkers which is nice.
Registered nurse, Charge nurse (Former Employee) – San Dimas, CA – August 20, 2014
I worked at San Dimas Hospital for 10 years. Being a small community based hospital, I developed friendships with co-workers and patients. The hospital had a lot of repeat customers/patients. Being a small hospital, I advanced my nursing skills by having the opportunity to float to different units and help out anyway I could. The most enjoyable part of my job was the loving people I worked with and everyone working as a team. In 2009, a different company bought the hospital. A lot of upper management and directors were "let go". This new company hired their own employees to fill the upper management positions. How the hospital operated was changed also. Cut backs on nursing and ancillary units caused more stress in an already busy hospital. Many veteran employees found other jobs.
ER Monitor Technician/ Unit Secretary (Current Employee) – San Dimas, CA – October 9, 2014
With working in the emergency department, there is no such thing as a typical work day. There is always something new to learn and many new things to be encountered. Depending on the crew, the day may be hectic, but feel like a breeze while with other crews, you will feel every ounce of the chaos weighing down on you by the end of your work shift. The hardest part of this job is maintaining your cool in the midst of the chaos that is often unexpectedly encountered. Nonetheless, most of my coworkers make it enjoyable even on a bad day. Especially when we're working with a Dr. who's feeling generous that day and purchases lunch, Starbucks, or both for the crew! I've learned that patience is a key part to surviving in any work environment and even if a patient is driving you crazy with ridiculous demands from them or their family, you still treat them with the utmost respect whether it be reciprocated or not.