Mental Health Technician (Current Employee) – Helena, MT – September 9, 2016
A typical day at work is spent with the kids. You spend all day with the kids going through their days, and redirecting them as needed. I have learned a lot about the developing mind and children dealing with trauma. My co-workers are awesome, but the hardest part of the job is dealing with the troubled kids all day. The most enjoyable part of the job is that it is so rewarding to be working and changing the lives and having a positive influence on these kids.
Helpful hospital for reinstating children back into realistic life
Medical Technologist (Former Employee) – Helena, MT – July 5, 2016
A good hospital with a genetic laboratory with the life of child before life and after. Work was constant and necessary in the laboratory with counselors, genetic physicians, and work related testing, There are a few problems with some management personnel. The workers work hard to get the work out as fast as possible
Mid level and high level management were extremely difficult to work with and would not listen to the concerns or needs of the staff. There were some staff that I worked with on a day to day basis that helped to make the work environment a little better, but overall the people that Shodair employed were extremely under qualified and incompetent.
No breaks at all. Never enough staff to have breaks
good work, lousy management and pay. not a magnet hospital.
registered nurse (Former Employee) – Helena montana – August 24, 2012
Acute unit: Report is limited, helps to have previous knowledge of each patient. Chaotic, tumultuous environment. Nurses leaving shifts in tears.. No retention / longevity incentives. No assistance for relocation. Nurse manager criticizes others, including md. Low salaries. Learned history of shodair and their theory for treatment.
free healthy meals and snacks
young inexperienced nurses, texting at work...really stretches your patience and tolerance
The acute unit is a great place for children to go at first to start receiving the help they need.ng the
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) – Helena, MT – March 22, 2012
Provides direct care to children concerning hygiene, safety, meal supervision, monitor in school, interaction with other children and activities on and off the unit, under the supervision of LPN/RN. Uses patient diagnosis/problems/needs and interdisciplinary team treatment plan to guide care for each child in an individualized manner. Serves as a role model to teach manners, safe ways to express feelings, appropriate behavior and living skills. Helps monitor and maintain a safe milieu and utilizes therapeutic communication skills.