HIM Department ROI Clerk (Current Employee) – Bellingham, WA – May 28, 2018
Answering phones, releasing health information to patient's, and other providers for continuity of care, I learn something new every single day. Management is effective. Workplace culture is relaxed everyone helps each other. The hardest part of the job is understanding the different ROI Authorization forms. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping other co-workers and knowing that you are making a difference in patient's healthcare.
Accounting Manager (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 4, 2018
Sea Mar's grants and governmental funding have increased in the last ten years so the company has grown. As a result, there is a lot of competition for visibility within the non-profit which seemed to cloud the mission which is healthcare for families with financial hardships.
Although the mission motivated me, the lack of teamwork in my department was stressful and not productive to my career development.
There are 40+ managers at Sea Mar and most were respectable.
Outpatient Behavioral Health (Former Employee) – Puyallup, WA – May 30, 2018
Working for sea Mar mental health is just that, you are doing the job to help others, but at the cost of jeporadizing your own mental health as management and supervisor really don't invest in their therapist own well being.
Billing Specialist (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 27, 2018
Difficult to get protocols and routines changed. Understaffed. They do provide opportunities to someone who is just starting out. So many of the positions are Union so you can't get a raise based on your merits.
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – April 24, 2018
Really busy sometimes, but learned everything really quickly. Pretty easy but needs some management help. Great place to start off at but it gets overwhelming since they expect so much to be done by front desk. However, they have good opportunities to move up.
medical assistant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 23, 2018
working at Sea Mar was really helpful to growth my knowledge of the medical field, I experience different procedures such as toe nail removal,circumcision, injection, ultrasounds, iud insertion adn removal, colonoscopy and cyst removal.
FRONT OFFICE SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – April 11, 2018
The staff and the work environment is great. The benefits are really good. The job is fast-pasted must be a quick learner and able to multi- task. The medical field is a hard work place but you will have the satisfaction of helping out the community.
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Grays Harbor, WA – April 8, 2018
Patients are NOT the the main focus make no mistake. I got into healthcare to care for patients. Managers are a joke, back stabbing, lying and cannot be trusted. VPs of Operations, CEOs turn a blind eye or really have no clue. Credit and pats on the back for a job well done.......don't expect that your nurse manager or clinic manager will take all the credit. MA Supervisors are AMAZING and get no credit but are the first to get blamed and stabbed in the back. More and more work continues to be put on "back office" staff. Way overloaded for any human.
clinic management is a joke, no room for advancement, no job security for non union workers
Treatment attendant (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – March 15, 2018
Working for this facet of sea Mar is not for someone who truly cares for the addict that is suffering from this disease. The management is awesome. But lacks the attentiveness on knowing what is going in regards to the employee/client relationship. The slogan for this organization is Exceptional service every person every time. This is true in most of the circumstances but not when it pertains to the in patient part of this organization.
Gossip, employee to employee relationship s.over worked
Former employee (Former Employee) – Ocean Shores, WA – March 9, 2018
At first they treat you like you’re valuable but they will turn on you in the blink of an eye.
They expect every employee to work the job of three people and don’t bother asking the managers for help, they will act put out. However the MA supervisors are amazing and always go above and beyond to help everyone.
The patients are fantastic and it felt good to help them and have their trust.
Annual raise, hands on with patient, potential for OT
Bilingual Medical Service Representative (Former Employee) – Lacey, WA – February 25, 2018
Good place for people to got that don't have health ins. I learned a lot about this place and how much I miss my patient that came there. There was a high turn around with Management and employees.The hardest part of the job was, that they didn't like to get you help when you need it. The most enjoyable part of this job was the patients. They were so nice and I enjoyed making sure that they were taken care of.
No core benefits for part time employees, hostile work environment
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Ocean Shores, WA – February 25, 2018
Do not work here if you have worked at other companies in the healthcare community, previously I've worked in other medical facilities and Seamar was not compatible with me nor the State and Federal laws I was use to dealing with. Their polices and rules are based upon receiving as much money as possible due to being community health care, policies changed daily depending who you know. Very high turnover while employed most employees have been there for less than 1 year. Supervisor showed up only 2 or 3 days a Week, never around where there were co-worker issues and while absent other front staff members had free range of how policy was interpreted daily, and enforced rules by strictly hearsay. This facility needs to learn on how to put patient care first and start it at the door when the patient walks in instead of waiting until the patient is called to the back.
Most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with the patients. Hardest part of the job was dealing for all of the unethical professionalism I dealt with daily.
Seattle - Bilingual ECEAP Teacher (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 23, 2018
I love the caring spirt of Sea Mar. The Teachers and staff are hard workers. Learning another language was the hardest part about this job. They allowed me to continue my education and provided all resources to do so.
RECEPTIONIST (Former Employee) – Ocean Shores, WA – February 11, 2018
The concept of providing healthcare to the entire populace regardless of their ability to pay is noble and should be commended. It is my personal opinion, having spent many years in management across a number of industries, that this company is sorely lacking a dedicated, focused mission along with a patient-focused approach.
Medicaid pays for encounters, and that is the sole focus. If the focus was fixing patients instead of maximizing Medicaid encounter fees, things might be a little different Remember folks, a mission statement is worth nothing unless you live it.
Consistent hours, fair pay.
Hostile work environment with toxic effects on morale.