Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Port Townsend, WA – June 28, 2018
Management is about protecting and promoting local people, relatives and the politically connected while keeping the system closed from outside influences. Many if not al of the Elected officials in Jefferson County have relatives in supervisory positions. Over use of the critical access hospital billing process to increase profits significantly while expanding their reach to control of the service area from competition.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Jefferson, LA – April 19, 2018
I volunteered here. I did not work here. I sat with the Alzheimer's patients and spent time with those that had no visitors or family. The staff was nice enough but the people who lived in the facility deserved better treatment.
Clinic LPN (Current Employee) – Port Townsend, WA – March 21, 2018
I am an LPN; the WA state average pay for an LPN is 25/hour. In Shelton, which is similarly sized, the average pay is 30/hour. I am currently making 22.67/hour but that is because I am paid 15% extra because I don't make benefits as a temporary employee. So my base is 19.30/hour which is 6 dollars below state average. They say they value their employees and one of the mission goals is to find and keep good employees. I don't feel very valued being paid 6 dollars less than average. All my coworkers tell me that the benefits are excellent and I believe that and I imagine that's why the pay is low compared to average.
Teamwork. friendly coworkers who want me to succeed, great benefits, good management
Lower than average pay, no parking for employees (take what you can get)
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Port Townsend, WA – January 11, 2018
I worked in the Outpatient Specialty Clinic which deals with IV therapy, chemo, Allergy injections, Wound and ostomy care. The group of nurses in this department is a very close knit group and work well together for the most part. The care is thorough with an attempt to make it consistent. Quality and safety are of the highest importance to this clinic. It is pretty quick paced taking on multiple patients in either the IV area or the wound area, although staff is willing to help out as needed. I enjoyed both the staff and getting to know the patients the best.
Care Team Member (Current Employee) – Clinic area – January 21, 2017
This place has went through a good change lately. There were a a couple people across different parts of the hospital who were pulling everybody down. HR came in and took care of that and it feels like a different place now. Really good patient care and strong focus on quality and doing things right. Really good physicians and providers (easy to work with). New services for patients. Management finally providing a direction so know where we are going, that makes it easy to stay here. Really, really good food (led by an executive chef).
Executive chef, good benefits, people are great to work with. Management starting to clean things up.
Unionized so it takes too long to get rid of problems, Union doesn't do much other than protect people who should've been gone long ago.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Port Townsend, WA – November 29, 2016
My experience working in the clinics was challenging. I did not feel that management was realistic in their understanding of what is required for good patient care and I feel that the moral of the clinical employees is very low.
Certified Nurse's Assistant (Former Employee) – 2200 Jefferson hwy. Jefferson Lousiana. 70121 – July 17, 2016
Productive. The Staff were nice to work with, if I needed help they where there to help if not busy them self's, easy place to work at friendly, caring, I really love working with the Resident's,and taking care, and talking and listening to them .
Lower Class Worker (Former Employee) – Everywhere – February 15, 2016
Wow, I expected a much friendlier culture at this small community hospital! Upper management have their noses up in the air and do not associate themselves with the 'lower class workers,' who are the ones keeping the hospital running. It's truly unfortunate. I would not recommend working at this hospital. I resigned because management does not take care of problems, they sweep it under the rug, and never clean it up.
Agree with these observation. I have noted that at the Director level their seems to be a revolving door. A lot of the x-directors were excellent but no longer their....makes me wonder about why they burn through so many good people.