Nurse (Current Employee) – Lebanon, NH – June 14, 2018
The DHMC organization is facing many difficult times. As a physician centric organization, nurses and ancillary staff are treated in second-class manner. We do not get educational benefits or opportunities for continuing education. Pay is not competitive. Leadership is weak or non-existent. There are exceptional departments, but by definition they are the exception. The organization is furiously spinning it's wheels to improve working conditions while deftly avoiding the true areas of difficulty.
LNA (Current Employee) – Lebanon, NH – June 5, 2018
I travel over an hour to work at this location when I have multiple hospitals with 15-20 mins from my home- that tells you something. I float the building and enjoy learning new things throughout and meeting all new people (employees and patients).
DHMC is a very stressful place to work. The demands are high and the recognition is low. The pay is not great and employees can be very cut-throat. I would not recommend it unless you are very hard up..
Management spent years arguing why you don't deserve promotions or pay increases. Only offer it as a last resort to get you back, once you leave and move on to a better situation. Was offered more money and a better position to get me back, considered it until I found out how underpaid I was.
This is a very big company that feels just like it should. You are one in a million at this job, easily replaced and not very welcomed. As an LNA there I was overworked and undervalued but it was a great starting job to get me on my feet and I appreciated the role models that I took from the company.
In this position, I delivered food trays, that followed the specific protocols for each unit while maintaining patient's safety, proper food handling and hygiene and always being conscious of HIPPA and patient privacy. Took food orders, removed trays, I also was responsible for cleaning and restocking service areas and the kitchens in each unit. During my time at this job, I have learned a lot about patient care and just hospitality in general.
high stress, everyone seemed unhappy, mangement didnt encourage advacement infact they tried to keep you from doing things to advance, pay not good for the area very expensive to live here. hardest part of the job was trying to make friends and get to know you coworkers they are very cold and not friendly at all, best part was the experience I can now put on my resume.
My very first day training i was a first responder to a shooting. After the first couple of weeks security was strict, later in the months that followed nothing happened to enhance security. There was a debrief about a week after but no follow up at all from management nor higher ups. there was also no care to check in with staff on how they were handling after the shooting.
Work life balance is great. The health system is growing and so job stability is high, even for non-clinical staff. Location is far North and travel here is tough in the winter, so you would have to live up this way if you are a clinical staff person. They are getting better about non-patient facing staff being able to work remotely but it's still not embraced in all areas of the organization.
Excellent Patient Care, Work/Life Balance, Motivated Staff
Location and Salaries are a little lower than southern regions
Dartmouth was a great place to work. The nurse residency program was very helpful as a new nurse and everyone there is so supportive. It truly is a team environment and everyone wants what is best for the patients.
Great place to work! as a per diem registration rep and as a float, I can be at various places throughout the day covering for different desks. I typically cover lunches for others while having my own assignment for the day as well. My typical work day is 8 hours but there is an opportunity for some over time hours. My supervisors and managers are some of the best people and they are typically very flexible. They understand you have a life outside of work. The hardest part about my job for me personally is not knowing which desk I am going to be covering until I come into work that day. Dartmouth is a great organization to work for!
long lunches, friendly faces, everyone is willing to help
This is a learning hospital. It’s not the best place to work but it’s certainly not the worst. I have made friends here and have met some truly remarkable people. I think if you show up to work with a positive, good attitude, you will enjoy your experience here.
It is a huge facility. Lots of room for growth and always something new to learn if you are ready for a challenge.
The parking is a joke. They seriously need to add more employee parking. Maybe a employee parking garage?
All and all, it’s not bad. Not bad at all.
Good people. Easy to transfer to a different department