CME Director; Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – May 25, 2018
A day at Hi-Desert is full of challenge. Every day is a new day for learning and discovering new. Managing the pathology office is enjoyable and communicating with physicians and surgeons to discuss patient’s diagnosis and to be a part of a team in assuring patient’s health and healing is a wonderful experience. The position I have is not hard because it is of an interest to me and doing what I like to do makes the job very enjoyable.
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Hostel Work Place Encouraged by Management
RRT (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – July 5, 2018
Watch your back, play along or be blackballed and run out. That is within your own department. Then there is the physical confrontations between departments.
Easy Street. Bumpkin town. Even the most skilled position, physician is a far cry from life saving treatment in most cases. Trauma, pediatric and neonatal will be transferred to a real medical facility capable of level of care.
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Registered Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – February 5, 2018
The environment is com0etetive but a pleasant place to work overall. Most staff is very friendly and easy to work with. There are some days when the hospital is very busy and I can't wait to go home and others which are easy and moderately slow.
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Loved my job... Not who I worked with.
CPT1 (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – November 22, 2017
I would come in, in the morning at 0730 and be at work until 1600. Depending on who was the 0500 person would determine weather or not there would be a ton to do or not. normally there were draws sitting in the tray to be done at 0730 that are now late because the 0500 person didn't want to interact with the 0730 person. there is very poor communication and Clicks. 2 employees weren't part of clicks. certain employees made me hate doing what I love doing and what I am good at.
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Night Shifts were Fun
Registration Clerk (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – September 21, 2017
I worked night shifts. We were very busy at times between patients and phones and codes but my coworkers made it enjoyable. Never saw the management team until the mornings. The work force was sometimes overwhelming but manageable. It was always nice when you had a co-worker who worked with you and not against you. The hardest part of the job was trying to show some of your co-workers that you are not their to compete with them, you are there to be a team and working together is better than competing. The most enjoyable was when I would make patients smile even in the time of such pain. I also enjoyed helping with the families that came in as visitors.
ER Registration Clerk (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – August 2, 2017
There is a chance to make good money here but the job itself is very serious and hard work. There was a lot of cliquey stuff going on with the nurses in the emergency room and it was hard being the youngest employee there.
Lead Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – July 16, 2017
Great coworkers and great medical care. In environmental services we strive to help the patients in anyway to have a satisfactory stay Every department works with others to achieve a greater. Working at Hi-Desert i learned just how important cleanliness is, especially the operating rooms. There's alot to be done, not just sweep and mop. I really liked my job and was good at it. Mangement was good in more ways than one. Always there to lend a helping hand. The hardest part about my job was saying goodbye. The most enjoyable was working with diverse personalities.
It's a great and fair place to work. Great people running the organisation
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Medsurg/tele – July 12, 2017
I've worked there for 18 years. It's been a wonderful place for myself and my family. It has provided me with my livelihood and been a learning experience every day. It is also a teaching hospital so we are always teaching the new nurses coming up.
Medical Staff Specialist (Former Employee) – Medical Staff Services – January 3, 2017
I worked for Hi-Desert Medical Center for a year and a half and I have to say had it not been for the location of the facility (being a rural hospital), I never would have left. I absolutely loved that the hospital had such empathetic and caring physicians and an overall sense of community.
After working in both the Medical Staff and Medical Records departments, I can say that the employees genuinely care about their jobs, the patients they serve, and doing the best they can to represent the facility in a positive light.
I cannot say enough about my immediate Director in Medical Staff Services as she made sure I was educated, informed, and always made me feel as though I was a part of the team. She continuously demonstrated leadership skills, professionalism, and positive reinforcement as any professional would expect of upper management. The position itself can be quite busy so I was quickly moved from part time to full time to allow sufficient time in which to complete all of my tasks.
It was my absolute pleasure to work at Hi-Desert and even on my busier days, never did I not enjoy going into the office.
Medical Staff Coordinator (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – December 23, 2016
I worked at Hi-Desert Medical Center for a short period of time. I came in loving my job, but soon I was very disappointed in how this facility operates.
My immediate boss was impossible to get along with, very demeaning, unprofessional, and passive aggressive. I had to report her to HR about the nonsense. I was stressed out every day I went to work, and I only worked three days a week!
The job itself wasn't bad, there is just not a lot of work in this office, my days dragged. I really don't understand why an assistant is needed in that office. One person can easily do this job with no problem.
There is no job stability, upper management would send employees home if the census was low, that included my job, and I didn't even work with patients. Employees have to use PTO to cover hours missed when they were sent home.
There were a lot of clicks, perhaps since the facility is very small.
Hi-Desert does not appreciate loyal employees, and the staff could benefit from a union.
housekeeping (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree – November 11, 2015
A lot of drama from upper management. No professionalism at all. Doctors and some of the nurses are snotty. The Coworkers are so unhappy, very depressing place to work. Now at another hospital and the difference is amazing.
Environmental Services (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – July 13, 2015
Cleaned patient rooms, offices, lobby, pulled trash, Cleaned all bathrooms, ER rooms, pulled Linen. But Supervisor always trying to turn you against other co-workers, but we all new he would do that and stuck together.
Helpful and very nice environment to be able to volunteer
Marketing Volunteer (Former Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – June 1, 2015
Volunteering at Hi-Desert Medical center was very helpful. As a nursing student Hi-Desert was able to provide a good experience as front desk being able to direct patients to where they were asked to go for an appointment. Working with marketing I would say would be a hard job due to the fact that this department works to make and send information to all other departments, however it can also be an enjoyable job. The People who I was able to work there were all very friendly and very helpful.
Emergency Department Techincian (Current Employee) – Joshua Tree, CA – October 31, 2014
I have had the best time and have never been so motivated to continue my education as I have been, while working in the ER here. The fast and never the same day was the best atmosphere to learn all use the new customer service skills that has been taught by the management. I have been motivated to get a higher education due to the staff I work with, not for. The hardest part for me is the lack of movement forward and the compensation for that, however the best part has been the whole experience.