Emergency Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – July 17, 2018
After working here for many years I can conclusively state, it's the best place I've ever worked. It's an amazing family here with BY FAR the most interesting clientel in terms of both personality and pathophysiology.
The rub is management. They won't/don't support you. The nurse next to you will, your boss won't. So dont' count on it. Pay is lower than private hospitals but competitive. If you can deal with all that, you'll love it here.
Billing Tech II/Cash Posting Specialist II (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – August 6, 2018
I loved my job at Alameda Health System. The people I worked with were great and willing to help each other when needed. Our manager and supervisor were awesome. They were always available for any questions and concerns.
Nurse Manager, Highland Hospital (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – March 7, 2018
Join the new epic ehr team only if you are desperately looking for a job. The epic ehr program director lacks clinical and operational knowledge, no epic experience, zero people management skills, poor communication skills, but full of attitude and will always belittle you. On top of that very low pay and lots of uncertainty. The only positive side is good health benefits and generous personal time off policy.
Billing Technician II (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – February 27, 2018
lack of leadership, and training tools. Usually nothing but a bunch negativity from the supervisor. it was nice to be able to listen to music on our smartphones while we work. But, I still don't understand why the supervisor complained about me listening to sports podcast with my headphones on. I wasn't disturbing anyone, and if music isn't distracting us from working, sports talk radio shouldn't either.
benefits, and free shuttle rides to/from the BART
lack of leadership, and training tools. Usually nothing but a bunch negativity from the supervisor.
Working at a Truma Hospital Hospital is hard work. It has prepared me to work in all hospital with all types of people.
Leader / Assit Supervisor (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – February 21, 2018
I really enjoy working in the hospital setting, working hard and learning new things, helping co-workers, training them in different parts of the hospital, with safety and detail cleaning is something I really enjoy doing as well. I really enjoy when the patience leaving the hospital they feel happy with the cleanliness of their room as well as their room.
EVS Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Alameda, CA – October 18, 2017
Nice locale, 116 Bed Facility, Moderate Resources, Somewhat friendly staff, complicated managerial structure. Tends to cater to higher earning class of retired local citizens vs. those struggling financially.
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – September 19, 2017
Management here is horrible. How they have become managers is beyond me, many of them take advantage of working away from their own managers so you hardly ever see them there is a lot of them "working from home" and away from their staff. Very little job intelligence. Expect to do things outside of your job duties and for your manager to take credit.
Feedback from employees is not welcomed and instead you'll be viewed as a problem when you bring to light that many employees are not interested in doing their job. Culture is more like dealing with children, having to constantly babysit. AHS went through a name change two years ago yet many internal documents that employees are expected to use still have the old name, that's how little care there is here. Lots of turnover from the top all the way to the bottom except for those just waiting to ride out their retirement pension.
Disorganized and poor management, systemwide dysfunction
Clerk (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – September 14, 2017
the management here is horrible. I am glad it was only a temporary job. I would not have taken the permanent role even if they offered it to me. I feel the employees are underpaid and overworked. The health and safety of the employees is not sought after at all.
LVN Medical- Surgical, Post Partum, NICU Nurse (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – August 15, 2017
It's pleased to serve the diversity of the community, it's fulfilling. If I would give a chance on my next life, I would serve the community again. Care is excellent, although it's a trauma center, reputation is best in cardiovascular accident.