Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Glenwood Springs, CO – June 24, 2015
I would be at work by 7am. Collect all the specimens from patients in ICU, acute care, family birth place. Then process them to the departments in the lab. Answer call to the ER, surgery as well as the front office etc. Management seemed to pit coworkers against coworkers. We had a hard time settling differences between coworker because management was non existent. Seemed to be a clique with in the lab which was very difficult, and stressful. The best part of the position was the friendships I made with many patients and staff, being able to assist the nurses with patient care.
Valley Veiw Hospital is a Planetree patient Centered Hospital. It looks and feels like a hotel. They have massage therapy, music, even animals. There is no Hierarchy at Valley View from Enviromental Services to Practitioners everyone is important and everyone is friends. The food is incredible. The hardest part about working at Valley View would be leaving. If you have an opportunity to work here. TAKE IT. ;)
I truly loved working here in my 7 whole week stay. I came with exerience and was the top producer in my last two jobs in the same field. I know my job well. I was heavily recruited with generous pay and relocation to be supervised by a person who does not have a clue of how the role works. I tried tirelessly to meet her requests or explain why they are totaly unrealistic in establising a new CDI prgram in 4-7 weeks. The doctors are great, the nurses are great and most everyone I met was great but if you get someone who is a social, career climber as a boss do not expect to have any support from C-suite management, no matter what they tell you to your face. And sadly everyone is so afraid of her malovelent history they walk in fear to speak truth.
I try to stay out of gossip and as a result discover two days before my SUPRISE termination, that the director has a history of staying 2 years and moving on just as people see what she truly is as a person.
I never was not willing to do anything I just explained establishing a CDI program took time, and if you continue to spread the ONE CDI so thin ( being the worker and the one to establish metric) and request that CDI educate providers "by skimming and giving the highlights", despite explaining that does not work with highly intelligent, concrete physicians in the world of CDI, that the progam wil NOT be effective. I explained clearly in my interveiw what I knew and what I did not know. They assured me that I would never ber required to do the "job description"initailly without giving me the training. That did not turn out tomore... be true. RETELLING THE TRUTH that I did not have the knowledge to do what they wanted, a truth I clearly stated in my interview....the consequence of that is being called insubordinate and have that supported by the C-suite- and HR. Making you not a "team fit" in a whole 7 weeks, thought they relocate your family.
Bottom line be wary when your manager knows nothing about your job and your job is a complex one.
Coincidentally- my "deficits" were the exact same that they told me were the deficits of the person in the role before me. Small simple people suvive on intimidation and fear. BEWARE of overly zealous, "it's the best place in the world" types. I sadly always truly belive that will exist. I'm not sure after this one that hope will ever exist any further in my life time. I have NEVER BEEN TERMINATED and have always worked very hard to exceed what ever standards, metrics set. I have never even been witness to this sort of employment practice in my life. BE VERY WARY to look into CDI at this facility and if there is enough information to identify me feel free to contact me throught the ACDIS website before you buy into any lies and uproot your life.less
great people in many departments, beautiful facility
lack of following of any protocol, no process required at all for termination, no write up necessary because they are "at will" employer. cause not relevant consideration
Oncology Nurse Coordinator (Former Employee) – Glenwood Springs, Colorada – September 15, 2014
I spent nine months working at Valley View Hospital and I really missed working there. My day started at 8:00 AM and ended at 6:30 PM, or whenever my last patient left the clinic. Some days were busy and somewhat chaotic, but indeed rewarding and other days were calm, steady flowing and peaceful but also rewarding. My co-workers were friendly and very supportive. I have learned that people (individual) have the options to work together and build a successful team without the pressure of management if they want to. The hardest part of my job was understanding management and what what it meant to the people who are in that position. The most enjoyable and admirable part of my job was being at work, working together with my co-workers, impacting people lives (through laughter, cries and disappointments), and making a difference in the community.
lunch outside with co-working overlooking the mountains, free lunch every tuesday and thursday, free coffee throughout the day
Insurance verification specialist (Current Employee) – Glenwood Springs, CO – April 6, 2014
A typical day a work consist of calling insurance companies to obtain benefit and pre-certification information for medical services. Through this job I've had the opportunity to learn the way benefits affect a patient's hospital stay. I've also learned how to establish good communication with all the Dr. Offices that send patients to Valley View Hospital. I have been very lucky to work with an amazing group of people. The hardest part of the job is sometimes obtaining clinical information to obtain prior authorization. The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility in working hours.
The hospital looks like a Chalet with fire places in some rooms.
Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Glenwood Springs, CO – October 20, 2013
Valley View is a plane tree hospital. They do anything and everything possible for the patients care and to make them feel at home. They have Pet therapy dogs that come in, Massage therapists, Your even allowed to bring in outside food from local restaurants. Anything that's going to help the patient recover quicker they do.
They have won the J. D, Power award for different departments numerous times throughout the years.
the friends you make that make up your second family.
there were no raises except the cost of living raise.
A great place to work with many varied jobs available. A typical day at work would include the collection of vital signs from the patients, followed by entering them into the computer system. This would be followed by the serving of breakfast, and then on to collecting breakfast trays and beginning showers for patients and the changing of bed linens. This collection of vital signs would begin again before the changing of shifts with the addition of lunch being served in between. The hardest part of the job was working with a limited amount of coworkers as there seems to be a shortage of CNA's. The most rewarding part of the job was to be able to make a visible difference in someone's life at their time of need.
Egalitarian. High value upon teamwork and work-life balance. Healthy and beautifully aesthetic work place.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Glenwood Springs, CO – October 10, 2012
Excellent management and nursing directors in ICU and AC, where I worked. Great family birthplace unit and NICU--floated there once/month. 8 hour shifts available. First name basis with docs, award-winning ER staff. For a small (10 ICU and 35 AC beds) regional hospital we saw it all, and it was always invigorating to nurse to peds, geriatric, psych, neuro and hospice/palliative patients all in the same night. CUtting edge tech and documenting systems. Salt of the earth co-workers that hail from diverse parts of the country, transplants and Colorado natives both.