Sierra Vista Hospital Employee Reviews

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They only care about patient numbers in the hospital
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAOctober 31, 2016
I worked here for 4 yrs. This hospital is severely understaffed in the field of mental health techs. The turn over rate for mental health tech is a joke. The CFO only cares about sending as much money as possible to corporate. The food is horrible no flavor and bland. The hospital is a revolving door for patients, it's usually the same patients over and over. The doctors walk "not all" walk around with god complexes and even some nurses act like that. As for nursing staff excluding the director they are great, and fun to work with. Oh yeah you work your butt off for your yearly evaluation score high to get a raise of .5 cents. Corporate greed...
Pros
Going home at the end of the day
Cons
Reporting to work to make money for about of control corporation...
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fun place to work
staff (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMSeptember 19, 2016
fun place to work, the people are awesome. the kitchen staff are nice. ive learned to have patience with the elderly, the hardest part is having to say goodbye to patients that go home after youve built a bind with them
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Sierra Vista Hospital
ER Charge Nurse Nights (Current Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMApril 17, 2016
Patient assessments and care.
Management of Critical Drips and critically ill patients all ages
Strong Knowledge of various computer based hospital systems
delegating task and patients to other team members.
Trauma Patients, Cardiac illness, Precipitous births and Trauma Patients
Pros
Experience
Cons
The administration changed aggressive Eradicating staff of skill
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easy job
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAJanuary 27, 2016
always finding ways to improve the safety of patient care by making sure all medications are stocked and orders are correct. nurses are very helpful to assist.
Pros
great team work form all departments
Cons
location of pharmacy is within the patient unit
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Mental Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CADecember 16, 2015
Many of the reviews of this facility do not seem to be an honest and representation of the Sacramento facility. SVH can be a very challenging place to work depending on both your background and where you want to end up. My review is based off of my years of experience at SVH working as an MHT in each units.

Job Work / Life Balance for MHT
The work itself is not hard. Most of your day is occupied by accounting and documenting for every patient ( 12-24 of them) every 15 or even 5 minutes. The hardest part will be adjusting abuse from aggressive irrational patients. This job is not for the thinned skinned or the hot tempered. Many other functions of the job such as running group therapy, performing EKGS, and patient care (showering cleaning ect.) are expected to be performed with almost no training. You are under constant surveillance which can get tedious as well. Co workers are just like they are anywhere else; some are lazy, hardworking, mean, kind ect. Balancing life and work will be up to you depending on your status as FT PD PT. They will work you as hard as you let them. But as a PD worker you may (not always) expect to be called of work a few hours ( sometimes minutes) before the start of your expected shift. This is know as LOW CENSUS. They also have a habit of sending people home at lunch.

Compensation/Benefits
Compensation is poor. I started and ended between 13-14 an hour. Other organizations will pay twice as much. FT expect raises around 30 cents a year, PD expect no raise. Many employees work here with the expectation to be hired somewhere else within
  more... two years. It is a great place to get your foot in the door in the medical field with little or even no experience. I am not familiar with the benefits. The running of the facility feels very cheap, with a lot of cut corners. And they charge you for lunches these days.

Job Security/Advancement
It is extremely hard to shake the feeling that you are highly disposable. This is due to the extremely high turnover rate and the low qualifications for the job.People come and go every month. Patients can be highly accusatory and volatile, they can easy get an employee fired who is not careful to protect themselves. MHT can advance to MHT II. There is little difference between these positions.

Management
Supervisors are generally good because they were recently promoted from charge nurse so they have a better understanding of the difficulties of working on the floor. But they are soon hired at another place and a new supervisor is being trained every few months. Managers seem out of touch with lower level employees like MHTS.

Job Culture
Many employees seem to just want to get through the day. Understandably so as high-needs patients and low staff stress the entire system and everyone in it. Some people feel like the facility is a scam others believe it does great work. Its for you decide because there is a lot of good and bad in what is done there. Some days are great and some are horrible. Most fall in between.
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Pros
little expereince needed to get your foot in the door in the medical field.
Cons
low pay, low staff, high stress, high turnover, can be dangerous.
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Preofessionally operated with high integrety and concern for both patient and employees
Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAOctober 29, 2015
Sierra Vista Hospital serves mental health needs and is patient-oriented and operated by highly professional managers and staff concerned with the benefit of both patients and employees.
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Great place to work, management very supportive.
Community Liaison (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAOctober 24, 2015
Everyone works very hard to put patients and families first. There's always someone willing to assist in any task.

Good effort to recognize employee's contribution to the hospital's mission.
Pros
Ethical, enjoyable work place.
Cons
Salaries not competitive. No paid holidays--everything comes out of PTO.
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A business that offers room for advancement
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAJuly 22, 2015
The best part of working at Sierra Vista Hospital was the interactions with mentally ill patients. Dealing with different situations and learning more how to listen. This company taught me more about deescalating situations with confidence and building my self esteem as well as being a motivator.
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Relaxed environment
Physical Therapist (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMJanuary 15, 2015
Sierra Vista Hospital was a nice place to work for. They have a relaxed workplace environment, and everyone is familiar with everybody else. They recently hired a new CEO, and he has vision of where he wants to take the hospital in the future.
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Great learning experience and exciting place to work
Emergency Room Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMDecember 30, 2014
Sierra Vista hospital can be a difficult place to work. Due to it's location, it is typically understaffed and underfunded. Despite that, the people who work there and the difference we, as a team, were able to make in our patients lives was worth all the difficulties. I would work 12 hours shifts, from 6 am -6 pm, 4-5 days per week. I took care of monitoring patients vitals, seeing to their needs, and carrying out any requests the nurses required
Pros
Great learning experience
Cons
Understaffed
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Working part time as a respiratory therapist
Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee) –  San Luis Obispo, CADecember 17, 2014
My position consisted of working in multiple areas of the hospital and working 3 different shifts and sometimes in same week.
I did not have regular shift. May work nights and then turn around for a pm shift and day shift all in one week.
I worked 2 different jobs so I could have fulltime work.
My manager wanted me to be available at all times and was not happy with me working another job.
Pros
Working in a small community hospital hospital in coastal area
Cons
Only working part time and being told I can not work elsewhere
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Professional workplace
Mental Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CADecember 16, 2014
Sierra Vista is a safe place where patients and families come first. It is a inpatient program for behavior health and is very involved with its community. Working in behavioral health is very difficult, and being under the UHS umbrella really supports employee's happiness and wellbeing.
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Very fast paced Medical Staff Office
Medical Staff Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Luis Obispo, CAOctober 10, 2014
Learning legalities of professional employees, such as doctors and nurses, credentialing certifications, conduct background, credibility as a professional, certified license information, any law suits, if guilty or not guilty, so they could renew their staff privileges. Helped reorganize the application and records system for the department.
I was a sole Medical Secretary for the Hospital.

I enjoy using my background in organizing medical needs for an office or hospital. Setting up Office manuals for conduction of the department and job descriptions.

My most enjoyable part of my job was meeting the Many Doctors and Specialist form an other angle. Putting a name to their faces and voices. Enjoying the Meeting between the Doctors and case management cases and difficult case problems.
Pros
Exciting fast moving paced Department, well needed in this facility
Cons
unable to claim the job due to inside availability and union issues with only being a temp
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Community based serviciecenter, with peaceful and relaxing grounds
Mental Health Technician II (MHT) II (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAAugust 6, 2014
An exciting and challenging environment.Meeting the needs of a diverse community. Functioning as an active part of a treatment team, providing continuous patient care.
Pros
enjoyable work wnviroment, along with reduced meals and free beverages
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Emergency Medical Care
Emergency Department Tech, Registrar (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMJuly 2, 2014
Very fast paced environment, plenty of coordinated medical staff.We were there to one thing, and that was to save lives!
Pros
Having the ability to work alongside a fabulous team.
Cons
No cons.
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Productive work place
Unit Clerk (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CADecember 4, 2013
A good place to work. This company provides opportunity to gain experience that most people don't usually have when first entering the workforce.
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i enjoy going to work
mental health technician (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAJuly 15, 2013
Helping patient seem to be what I'm good at , it's really rewarding.
Pros
the company provides training
Cons
short days for working when our acuity is low
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Productive work place
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAMay 28, 2013
Good company to work for nice friendly staff and management
Pros
FREE LUNCHES, GOOD BENEFITS
Cons
LONG HOURS, FAST PACED
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Horrible billing management
billing department (Former Employee) –  SacramentoApril 15, 2013
Billing department management is horrible to work with. Too much favoritism in office. Stressful work environment if your not family or friend of office staff. I would stay far away from working at this crazy hospital your job might have you check yourself in getting mental help.
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It was fun and lovely working with dedicated teamworkers.
mental health technician (Former Employee) –  Sacramento CAOctober 31, 2012
It was a nice place to work,teamwork,compassion andfriendly environment.
Pros
teamwork and compassion for clients.
Cons
call offs of some employees espectally payday weekends.
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