Emergency Room Nurse (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – July 6, 2018
has some of the same problems most facilities have. there are natives in management positions that they do not have the qualifications for. they give to any native applying for a job the preference, no matter what their education level.
Medical Technologist (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – December 16, 2017
I loved my coworkers but management was terrible. Managers did not act like they cared at all about their employees. It was more important to force overtime than hire enough employees, raises were denied to keep our budget down. You always felt guilty for taking PTO because you knew your coworkers had to work doubles. Administration did not care at all about those working on the clinical side. They gave more benefits to natives and treated them better than non-Alaska natives. Money was stolen from my paycheck and I had to fight for them to return it. Administration does not like to work and gets upset when you make them do anything. My fellow coworkers were awesome and a joy to work with. There were many benefits to offset the remote location. The pay was okay but could be more competitive.The Alaskan tundra is like nothing else and I enjoyed exploring the wilderness.
Very productive, culture oriented and educational.
Registration Clerk/ Data Imaging Clerk (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – October 7, 2017
Maniilaq is a great company to work for. I love my experience overall there and hope to work there again. People at maniilaq were very courteous, professional yet friendly and made my experience of employment very exciting. They were good at training and very patient. I would definitely recommend maniilaq as a place to apply for employment.
the hours were flexible, great pay and good people to work with.
very difficult to determine what the work culture will be; clinically
Children's Therapist (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK 99752 – August 21, 2017
Kotzebue is awesome if you are a "internal locused" individual; beautiful people to connect with and beautiful place to live; the stress comes from being "under the guide" if you will management that fluctuates consistently "transplants" people who travel to the arctic for the 'adventure" with limited clinical skills and who have other issues; maniilaq is the best provider in the region and tries its best to manage employees from "outside" and their "expectations" being culturally competent and informed is a "must" for those wishing to have the "opportunity' and have it go well
wonderful place; wonderful people
isolated; limted access to a variety of face to face clinical support
Nurse (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – July 23, 2017
Typical work day consists of seeing our usual loved patient population/elders. I have learned a lot about the culture through the elders that come in! Nursing management is highly hostile and hard to work with or talk to. Management does not stop harassment and even feeds into the manipulation and harassment of staff. I was able to witness a lot tension, racism among staff, sexism and ageism within the nursing departments. I do not recommend this facility due to current management. Once the hostile staff have left I highly recommend going to experience the culture and people.
Native population is a plus!
Nursing management and floor staff who are the friends
Certified health practitioner (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – October 9, 2017
Working with maniiilaq I was able to trace to different places. Letting new people. Biggest part was helping the people who needed medical attention. Also the pay with maniilaq was always worth the travel.
Dental Program Manager (Current Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – March 8, 2017
Efficient management and optimization of employee schedules, village visits, travel, personal time off (PTO), and payroll initiatives Preparation of dental billing and monitoring of the billing data entry’s alignment with the Billing Department’s procedures on future trends and forecast Leadership and streamlining of the patient referral process Administration of the office budget, while overseeing proper fund allocation and conducting necessary justifications for check requests and purchase orders Facilitation of weekly departmental and provider meeting to consistently monitor the progress of departmental goals and objectives Spearheaded all dental clinic recruitment efforts, in close coordination and consultation with the dental/medical staff
Laborer (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – January 30, 2017
A typical day at work consisted of 8 hours of physical activity, or more. I have learned to further improvise when needed, spare time to help another with a difficult project, finish projects on due dates, and how to better communication with others. The hardest part of the job was working 18 hours a day, the most enjoyable was the people I got to work with, and the projects that needed to be worked on.
Two fifteen (15) minute breaks throughout the day, and hour lunch
Itinerant Therapist (Current Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – December 24, 2016
Although I have only been here a short time, I am impressed with how everyone in the company is so welcoming and helpful. Co workers have gone out of their way to help me learn the culture and become part of the community. There is a great deal to learn and everyone is readily available to answer questions and help out.
Social Worker/Patient Advocate (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – July 17, 2016
Administration was always supportive and committed to high ethical standards with a focus on health and wellness for the people of our region. I was given the opportunity to use my clinical skills on a daily basis and educational opportunities were available for the asking. My clinical team was supportive and when it came to being kind they went above and beyond. It was hard when a patient died unexpectedly but we supported the family and each other and got through it. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that I was able to make a difference in the lives of those I served.
Being given the privilege of serving on a dynamic clinical team.
It was hard when patients required needed services that were not available.
Lead File Clerk (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – February 1, 2013
Minute you walk into the office, work is ready to be done, from checking that medical records are pulled and ready for appointments for the day, to processing said medical records. I've learned how important it is when working with patient records, you need to be very organized, and make NO mistakes at all. Management was good, very strict as expected, but not over-whelming. Co-workers were typical, most were dependable, but as usual, some were not dependable at all. Hardest part of the job was having to put in extra hours to cover unreliable co-worker's shifts. Most enjoyable was the environment, good, friendly, co-workers, and always had something to do to stay busy.
overtime pay if needed to cover extra shifts, tasks never ended, so was never dull.
Director of Community Health Services (Former Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – March 16, 2013
The best part of Maniilaq was the people. Working in an environment that was 85% Inupiaq Eskimo taught me a deep respect for other cultures and social norms. The hardest part of the job was dealing with patient complaints. Most of these were very trivial and took time to investigate and respond.
Productivly fun with plenty of activities, positive things!
Residential Assistance (Current Employee) – Kotzebue, AK – October 31, 2014
Typical day at work, its just like being at your own place, yet you are their for the clients to make sure they do a good job on their living situation, I've learned that these type of people needs a special kind of attention due to there mental disabilities. Management is great! They do there best at keeping the program up and running. Co-Workers are there to help if needed. Hardest part of the job is to see the clients when they are at there worst, as in sick, sad or if they are having a bad day. I would do my best to change there attitude, I would talk to them and let them know that I am there to help them, and encourage them to see life as a beautiful fun filled journey. The thing I enjoy about this job is that I get to work with people who needs assistants on living needs, and just to work with people with mental issues.