I enjoyed working there for many years in different capacities as an RN. I worked in general med/surg nursing, infection control, oncology and employee over the years and was able to get different certifications to help me advance and become better at my jobs.
Food Service Worker II (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – May 25, 2018
FSWII is a line cook job, with a guaranteed 40 hours a week without a lot of overtime, amazing bennies, and a cool mix of locals and refugees to work with. I left for love, and I'm staying gone, This right here might be the difference between VT and AR.
Get taken care of to take care of people.
You will need to earn your check still, and it's not like I didn't have bad days there.
Emergency Department Registration Representative (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – March 2, 2018
I started my career at Fletcher Allen Health Care right out of college. Was married and had children within my first five years of employ. I worked varying shifts in the Emergency Department registration. When I began my career at FAHC, the Emergency Department had ten beds. Over the years, there were several expansions and when I left there, the Emergency Department had 52 beds. The ER registration went from desk registration to bedside registration with mobile computer carts. Several registration/billing programs were upgraded over my years there to begun more efficient yet more and more complex as technology and insurance regulations grew. I truly believe that I grew with technology as well as my maturity. I was able to support my family as a single mother and become a home owner. There were many staff members there that became friends outside and I have maintained many of those relationships.
Legal challenges with negative impact on organization
Vice-President of Ancillary Services (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – February 25, 2018
Within four months of my arrival, FAHC was undergoing great scrutiny for having violated Certificate of Need legislation. The result was the Board of Directrors resigning in mass, internal and external legal counsel gone, and separation of entire C-suite.
Great mission for a tertiary care academic Medical Center.
Turmoil caused by upheaval due to violation of Certificate of Need requirements.
Culture of caring, commitment to advancing medical research and training future generations of providers.
Director, Network Development (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – February 1, 2018
An ever evolving academic health center that is committed to the communities it serves and does so by recruiting the best clinicians in Vermont who dedicate their time to treatment, research and training.
Solid executive team and board of directors who focus on strategic planning and goal setting.
City location creates parking challenges for many employees.
Rehab Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Vermont – December 6, 2017
A wonderful place to work, job security, and very rewarding knowing that you are helping directly or indirectly with patients on a daily basis. It is fast paced which comes with its challenges. But the rewards outweigh the drawbacks. Great benefits package and retirement. UVM Medical center takes care of its employees.
I work in a great department. I do not go home stressed however I am aware that other floors are understaffed and overworked. trying to get everything done in a shift and to meet everyones needs. I wish there were more conferences we could attend. Otherwise my manager is helpful and I work with supportive collegues.
There are many opportunities to learn since this is a teaching hospital. The patients have multiple medical problems and can be challenging to care for. I learned many nursing skills, the management was supportive and there was a culturally diverse work force. The hours can be long and physically challenging. The most enjoyable part of the job was to see the patients get better and go home.
I found some other nurse managers to be cut-throat and very unprofessional and rude. The RNs are unionized and the relationship between the hospital and the union was adversarial. This made is very difficult to deal with low performer and carry out disciplinary action.
Large, tertiary care center where I learned a tremendous amount about running and ICU.
FAHC was an exciting environment to work in, as the ability to work and continue to learn was a daily activity. I truly enjoyed my career and my employer for the advancements and opportunities they offer their staff.
I worked in Patient Financial Services. The manager of that department is one of the kindest, sweetest people, I have ever worked for. She has a complete understanding of what is needed. She backs her employees up 100%. When you start your position, your training is thorough and complete. Loved the job.
FAHC now University of Vermont Medical Center has for the most part been a great place to work. Great bunch of teammates and managers on average. The job of nurses aid comes with both physical and emotional challenges working very closely with the patient population. But is can be a very rewarding career.
job security, good cafeteria, role always in demand, great benefits
A Senior Code Alert Operator (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – June 14, 2015
I loved working with Fletcher Allen Healthcare and taking care of patients, hospitals, doctors needs. I am a people oriented person and take great pride in helping others. This job was fulfilling and challenging and I left work every day knowing that I had helped others.
Great benefits, great personnel
Management needed to address urgent issues rather than put them off till later
Day to day a supported work environment from management to co-workers. Providing care, support and supervision for patients. I am constantly learning from the nursing staff, management and other staff members. Although days may be similar, each day has it's own set of dynamics and needs to constantly be evaluated. The hardest part of the job would be sitting at night for extended periods of time. The part that is most enjoyable is to understand more about mental health, and to know that we have a part in the daily care that helps each patient attain their baseline and be ready for discharge.