Assistant (Former Employee) – Montana – March 8, 2018
The work life was stressful because the manager was constantly making changes and then not following through. There wasn't much consistency. For a healthcare place, they aren't very understanding when you or a loved one falls ill.
I worked for SVH for 20 years for a reason. I love them. There really isn't more to say. They are an amazing place doing amazing things! The work culture is more like a family and I learned that not only does the company care for their patients, but employees as well. A Typical day would include providing the absolute best quality of patient/family care and assisting my coworkers in any way I could.
Loving and nurturing environment
Some positions became unstable due to possible layoffs
Working at St. Vincent Healthcare in the Environmental Service department was not the best experience. We were always understaffed and never had help. The management really could use some major improvement on how to treat their employees or how to manage a department would be a great start.
RN/Team Lead (Current Employee) – Billings, MT – May 30, 2016
St. Vincent has a great mission, vision, and values that their employees truly work hard at up-holding. If an employee is looking to advance their career at all, St. Vincent's may not be the place for them.
Lab/Rad tech (Former Employee) – Billings Heights, MT – October 12, 2015
I really enjoyed working there, learned a lot. A work place that i felt really wanted to so what was best for the patient. The physicians were friendly and made you feel like your opinion mattered, would recommend it to anyone looking for a job
Training Center and Outreach Education Coordinator (Former Employee) – Billings, MT – September 14, 2015
St. Vincent Healthcare was my "home" for nearly 14 years! The management style was one where I was able to make decisions while garnering input when it was necessary. My supervisors and director allowed me to work autonomously. This was a wonderful place to work and I would recommend it to others!
Staff, work, opportunities to work with others, caring for staff and patients, growth in the outreach program
RN (Current Employee) – Billings, MT – August 24, 2015
I have little respect for the way the employees are treated by management. Overworked and under appreciated. No time for breaks because of being understaffed most of the time. " Stepford Wife" mentality of management that ultimately hurts the regular workers. Pay is poor. Benefits are so-so. There are a lot of unemployed RNs in the Billings MT area because of the environment at both hospitals in the community. No discount for the food in cafeteria which is grossly overpriced for the quality.
No breaks, poor management, poor interaction between professional and ancillary employees
I loved working for the hospital because everyday at work was always different. The work was challenging and would use my skills to its full potential. Management was always encouraging the employees to grow and advance within the company. My co-workers were easy to get along with and was always wanting to help if I had too many things to do at once. The hardest part of the job was trying to handle the sadness that happened sometime when a patient would pass away.
Coach and mentor 45 staff in 250 bed acute care hospital with multiple out patient admissions. Manage schedules, ADT admissions. Working closely with physicians, clinical and revenue cycle to assure appropriate admissions status, research and review appropriate insurance payer. Counsel patient and families in insurance benefits and patient liability. Assist in applications for public benefits or Disability Determinations.
Assisting patient in finding payer sources for services or manage financial assistance applications
Where I work we have fun in some way everyday. We laugh with one another, cry with one another, it is a second family. Our department is small and all employees work well together. It is very much a team environment, and that is encouraged by our department management. I have learn something new everyday as it related to patient care, how to relate to patients on their level, clinical education opportunities present themselves daily with doctors that are willing and excited to teach us something new, where questions are encouraged and the care is patient centered. The hardest part of the job is that we often have to work without breaks, most employees in my department are more than willing to work through a lunch break time than to make the patient wait for a procedure or be at work until late in the evening. The most enjoyable part of where I work is the people I get to work with, both the employees and the patients. I greatly enjoy talking with my patients and getting to know them, even if we only see each other for this one procedure. They touch my life with their experiences and I hope to be able to touch theirs in the short time I have to gain their trust, care for them and send them on their way. The employees I get to work with are like family. We know about what goes on in each others lives and we are there for support and laughter during the good and bad times. We are able to find humor in almost anything, and while our focus at work is on caring for our patients we enjoy each others company outside of work.
Employee daycare facility near by, good health insurance coverage.
short or no breaks and constantly changing administrative personnel
RN Case manager (Former Employee) – Billings MT – January 24, 2014
Fellow Case Managers do not apply to work in the case management department. I was there <9 days three qualified people had quite . I was told my resume was " blowing smoke " and trying to run the department. Thirty years in case management I have never been so shocked ! The first week I was told " we are glad to have you ." by leadership. The next week my travel contract was terminated . My telephone interview was over an hour .My extensive experience was discussed. I drove from south Texas, obtained a Montana RN License .let go in 9 days . My first week was observing other team members . They all had stories of unhappiness to tell. Case Management is a closet run department . has no direction for the utilization review process or no focus on a safe discharge plan. I was let go for knowing too much. Good luck.
no leadership, HR department and medical Affairs have no empathy for employee lead by poor leadership