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Providence Health experience report

  • 31.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Compensates people fairly for the work they do. I work in the ER, can be very busy/big psych population :(.

3.17

Company Culture

I've worked for this hospital for over a quarter of a century. It used to be a center of excellence but now it's just grind out as many patients as you can, per day. My charge nurse literally has an application that looks at overall productivity, for the

Support from management

I tend to pick up more night shifts because this doesn't happen.

Teamwork

This is more self driven than management driven. There are rampant problems with attendance, minimum shift task requirements, etc that have not been addressed either due to lack of time or lack of oversight by low to mid level management.

Freedom to work independently

I have to give them this one, they do put a lot of trust in me to work independently. The nurses have a lot more accountability and I've seen some dubious terminations.

Internal Communication

Hospital consistently refuses to listen to employee feedback and policies/procedures are implemented from the corporate level. Hospital consistently refuses to make available online forums for the improvement of the medical center.

Gender Equality

no problems here

Attitude towards older colleagues

Or here.

Career Development

educational hours have been on the chopping block even for nurses lately. My last two inquiries to expand the job position to meet state allowances for my particular license for scope of practice were denied.

Overall compensation for your work

I believe I do get compensated well for the work I do.

Office / Work Environment

I always run a little hot, that's not their fault.

Environmental Friendliness

Nope.

Work-Life Balance

Probably on par with any other employer in the country. I work supplemental hours right now so my balance is perfect, but they do pressure you to take a full time position.

Company Image

I used to feel a lot better than I do now about my employer.

Job Security

I tried retiring once and here I am, back again.

Handicapped Accessibility

Yeup.

Workplace Safety

Definitely more training needed here. I haven't taken a disaster protocol class in over 15 years.

Challenging Work

It can be challenging at times, don't get me wrong. The more challenging it is, the more I forget about management and have a better day.

Inclusive / Diverse

opinions only supported if they are lockstep with government regulations.

Suggestions for improvement

  • -Make a list of upper management and their responsibilities. Figure out who the hospital can let go, and let them go. -Evidence based research. The facility claims to embrace it until you bring them some to address any particular topic. They will then rev

What I like about the company

I've worked for this hospital for 26 years now, from the medical floors, to the CICU, to the ER. This employer paid me well enough that my house is now paid off. I work for travel and steak money. My co-workers are great, some of them I even go hiking wit

What I dislike about the company

-Upper management. They have a long, long history of budgeting for consulting companies to come and address problems that should have been addressed by management. For example, how do we increase throughput? I don't know how many millions or (or consultin

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Providence St Joseph Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • City
    Spokane
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered