Staffing Coordinator (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NV – September 17, 2013
Pros: gained a tremendous amount of medical office experience.
Cons: high turn over in staff.
My years spent in the staffing office were both challenging and rewarding. Careful planning and communication would give way to a well executed plan that would allow for patient needs to be met, nurses ability to do their jobs and smooth shift runs. The most difficult part of the job was filling the "holes" in staffing due to high turn over in staff. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job was leaving at the end of the day knowing that the next shift run's need had been met and the patients as well as the nurses were taken care of. – less
Credentialing Specialist (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NV – July 15, 2013
Pros: free lunch in the medical staff lounge
Cons: loose track of time, so many meetings
My typical day at work is like a revolving door happening in the office, if you're not focused with your job and not know your priorities, then you wont survive the high pace environment happening in this workplace. It's fun I love the challenges.
ICU/CCU TECHNICIAN (Current Employee), Woodstock, VA – July 1, 2013
Pros: tuition assistance, benefits, discount program
Cons: short breaks, non-existent lunch breaks. calls at 5 in the morning for coverage if someone calls out.
Valley Health System allows the employees a safe and productive place to work. However, if you want to advance to a career other than nursing, don't count on Valley Health to want to keep you as an employee. They prefer people with experience and Bachelor's Degrees, over productive employees with proven history of being a good employee. Overall, people – more... are friendly and become part of a close knit work family quite quickly. Management is approachable and good to work for. – less
Former Employee (Former Employee), Fayetteville, NC – June 24, 2013
Pros: front line staff genuinely care about patients
Cons: poor leadership
Highly politically charged environment that has senior management consistently focusing on how best to cover themselves instead of boldly executing their charge. The Board of Directors are either totally unaware of the "true" daily operating culture of the organization or condone the mismanagement perpetrated by it's senior leaders. The vast majority – more... of the staff genuinely care and attempt to do the right thing. As one reviewer indicated, senior management is so insecure that the poor performers are rewarded and view as committed to the organization while the high performers are scrutinized regarding how they are able to consistently meet and exceed unreasonable expectations. While this may sound of sour grapes, make no mistake. Opportunities abound for working with some great people. Interesting that an organization with the extensive number of highly educated people in business and healthcare management utilize so many "consultants" to guide organizational management and direction. Easier to hire a consultant and have them to blame when the desired results aren't achieved instead of charging those that are supposed to be your brightest to lead and manage an organization successfully. The organization is truly lacking of sincere leadership. – less
Nurse (Former Employee), Fayetteville, NC – May 12, 2013
Cons: don't value staff, no raises, substandard pay, no personal time
They are very cliquish. They have low standards for work performance. They alienate certain people and praise the low performers for substandard work. If you value your license and the idea of not being sued then I suggest you keep looking.
Staff Emergency Nurse, CNS, Flight Nurse (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NV – May 4, 2013
Pros: excellence in patient and staff appreciation
Cons: i can't think of any!
If you are eager to move forward, this is the place to go. Administration seems to appreciate staff for going above and beyond. Recognition awards are given out on a regular basis. In my profession kudos are so rare, but not here. Good ideas from staff are turned into successful programs that place this organization at the forefront. I would go back – more... there in a heartbeat. – less
Patient Service Representative (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NV – April 27, 2013
My work load most days are very heavy.I have learned to try to live a healthy life.My management is nice far about a lot of things.Great co workers.The hard part is very sick patients.The most enjoyable is seeing patient get well and going home
Licensed patient care staff (Former Employee), Fayetteville, NC – March 18, 2013
Pros: absolutely nothing
Cons: everything with the exception of a handful of nice coworkers
If you value your sanity, your license, and your self esteem, do not make the mistake of working here. Management is ridiculous. They constantly engage in inappropriate behavior, and are always looking for pathetic reasons to give disciplinary actions. And if they can find absolutely nothing to write you up for, they will make up something. It happens – more... all the time to many unsuspecting employees who failed to 'play the game'. HR is only there to protect management. If healthcare is your career choice because you value people, want to provide excellent patient care, and believe in doing the right thing, then don't ruin your compassion and belief in yourself by being overworked and unappreciated by these vicious people. – less
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee), Fayetteville, NC – February 18, 2013
Pros: breaks, luncheons
very Busy Human Resources Dept with over 5000 employees. Responsible for new hire paperwork, e-verify data, employment verifications, customer service via in person and over the telephone. different depts within the HR dept and heled out when needed in other areas. Very fast paced working environment. Enjoyed the one on one personal customer service – more... contact. – less
The psychiatric unit was poorly managed with a very high aquity.
Charge Nurse, and Team Leader (Former Employee), Van Nuys, CA – February 3, 2013
Pros: a learning experience for advancement.
Cons: unit management was not able to provide leadership for the 24 hour team.
I worked as team leader, staff nurse, medication nurse, and charge nurse on an acute care locked psychiatric unit. It was at this job that I learned California psychiatric health care laws, and the complicated role of a charge nurse on a large acute care locked psychiatric unit. I learned a lot about leadership and crisis management. Management changed – more... frequently due to poor performance. Co-workers were a seasoned team of psychiatric care workers. Amongst the team there was strife and splitting which hampered day to day performance. The hardest part of the job was getting the different factions to work together. The most enjoyable part of the job was individual patient contact. – less
Management (Current Employee), Las Vegas – January 28, 2013
Pros: keeps you off welfare until you can acquire another job.
Cons: very stressful atmosphere.
The HIM Director is very difficult to work for. She has her favorites and looks for faults with those she does not like; seems to favor males employees over female. Nepotism in HIM Department with Director's uncredentialed son working as HIM manager and other son working in HIM Department at another facility owned by UHS. Several married couples employed – more... in management positions throughout the Valley Health System. – less