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Un safe and hostile work environment.
Certified Medical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMNovember 25, 2017
The clinic is a very hostile place to be employed. If you do anything that management doesnt like, your hours get cut. Management makes promises about raises and then take their promises back. HR and msn]
Management changle polices when it benefits them.
Pros
Its a job.
Cons
Work environment
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Great place to work
Mental health tech 2 (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CANovember 20, 2017
I wouldn't leave for anything. Love working for this company just want to transfer within company. The employees are helpful and caring. Very family friendly business works with your hours and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure as a employee your good.
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working at sierra vista
Mental Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAOctober 24, 2017
The management is horrible here, they don't encourage any type of job advancement. You will be worked hard everyday, and get paid barely over minimum wage at this Hospital. The best part of this job was to simply help mentally ill patients. The worst part of this job was that you will be verbally, physically abused by patients, and management does not have your back at all.
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Fast paced and stressful
Case Manager (per diem) (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAOctober 17, 2017
On a average your workday is pretty fast paced and stressful. You have to be able to prioritize and multi-task fairly well. You have to have good time management to stay on task with multiple admissions and discharges to prevent getting behind. Co-workers and manager are willing to assist you if you need help or are getting behind.
Pros
Co-workers and manager are willing to help, good cohesion among co-workers, monthly training
Cons
Stressful
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Fast Pace but Rewarding
Therapeutic Activities Personnel (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAOctober 6, 2017
This hospital, like any hospital, is a very fast past environment. There is always work to be done. But if you enjoy helping others and making a difference in people's lives than this is a great place to work. Patience is a virtue here but if you can handle the it that this job can be very self rewarding.
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Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMOctober 3, 2017
This hospital is a small hospital. There are too many people in management for the number of staff that they have. Everybody is related to one another in some way and there is either too much micromanagement or autonomonly there is nothing in between.
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Physical Therapist Assistant (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMSeptember 27, 2017
This is a rural critical access hospital that has struggled for some time with finding good management. At times I was concerned about the future of our department, which made my position seem somewhat unstable. The work was very rewarding however, since there is such a need for quality providers. I really appreciated the other members of my department, as they were very sincere and accomplished practitioners.
Pros
Excellent co-workers.
Cons
Poor management.
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May provide some fulfillment of work rendered;flexibility of hours worked; Stressful and challenging work environment;It's not for everyone.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAAugust 12, 2017
It was very stressful and challenging because of poor management, lack of support and low work morale among workers/ co-workers. The availability of resources both human and non was lacking and staffing was routinely difficult.
Pros
Provides some Flexibility, good location, some great employees
Cons
Stressful, low staffing, poor benefits
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Fast pace with many opportunity for growth
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT/PHLEBOTIMIST (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMAugust 9, 2017
i started as a receptionist in the two years I worked there I received a certificate for phlebotomy and a certificate for clinical medical assistant. There is always new provider's and departments for growth within the hospital.
Pros
great pay, and location
Cons
needs structure within training
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Consistent hours and rewarding
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  San Luis Obispo, CAJune 5, 2017
I am a volunteer at this hospital, so this is why the last 4 sections have lower ratings as I do not reap those benefits or know about it since I am technically not an employee. However, volunteering here has been a rewarding experience and has allowed me to get a feel of what it may feel like working in a hospital.
Pros
Free meal
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Per Diem
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAMay 7, 2017
Cant give information due to limited experience there Sorry Learned and improved my organizational skills, Management appears to have improve support for SUD department
Pros
Unk
Cons
Not supportive of employees
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Productive job and gained experience in this environment
Substance Abuse Counselor-Per Diem (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAFebruary 25, 2017
Co workers are awesome workers and is a learning environment in this environment as a nuese, counselor , supervisor and as a patient.
Pros
Available meals on site paid by employee
Cons
Fast pace
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Staff was amazing
Registered Nurse (RN) (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMFebruary 25, 2017
new management extremely unpleasant, even the most toxic staff member found it necessary to leave, and trust me...that is saying something.
Pros
paycheck, best friends for life
Cons
management and culture
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This was a place for stepping up the ladder in mental health
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAFebruary 17, 2017
my work rate was never compensated with the wages
i learned crisis management and deescalation
hardest part of the job was getting help when injured
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Staff was amazing administration poor at best
ER night shift Charge Nurse (Former Employee) –  Truth or Consequences, NMJanuary 3, 2017
Administrative changes during my 15 th year of employment sent me running.
I spent 15 years as a nurse and 5 years prior in other positions
All of the staff with time in was terminated. There existed a constant threat of termination. The administration appears supportive however it is not. Endless, Purchased and new vehicles for department heads
can't help but question how the small rural ER in a Tiny community affords these expensive commodities
Pros
Rural medicine fun team
Cons
Admin does not care if you sink or swim " may be terminated for nothing"
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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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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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