Dominican Hospital

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Dominican Hospital Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
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  1.  

    All talk little meaningful action...."goodbye humankindness"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN

    I have been working at Dominican Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people working under hard situations, making the best of the circumstances.

    Cons

    Chronic short staffing, limited flexibility for balancing work and home life!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the "smile campaign" of Hello Humankindness and put your money where your mouth is!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    RN Staffing is Travelers in large part

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominican Hospital

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits

    Cons

    As the title states. This hospital is largely staffed by unengaged travelers. That in itself speaks volumes about staff RN satisfaction. Nothing negative toward the travelers. Loved them! This place is just a bummer to work for if you want to be treated with professional respect. Also, union involvement to enforce the contractual obligations of Dignity Health are laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice...they wouldn't listen anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Think twice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominican Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay was good and there are few good people that work there.

    Cons

    Workers are not appreciated. They cut hours and add work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue! Management needs to weed out all the dead weight. They don't appreciate people who really want to work and give it there all. It seems like some managers like "yes sir" people rather than people that can think for themselves. They prefer to hold hands than to let go!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    A fall from grace. A lesson on how NOT to use "humankindness".

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at Dominican Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for the area, good benefits. Other than that, there is nothing more "pro" about this hospital.

    Cons

    Dirty and non maintained facilities, culture shift to not be in the best interest of patients, departments set against one another, no "real" encouragement for teamwork, abusive management, inactive human resources, a distrurbingly lack of training and on the job education, this hospital has not become a den of dissatisfied, emotional scarred, bitter employees. From registration to utilization review, this place has become the picture definition of horrible. If you wish to learn how NOT to treat patiets or employees, then by all means, get hired by Dominican Hospital of Santa Cruz.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a classic "do as I say and not as I do" situation. Sure, management talks about teamwork and acting out "humankindness". But the reality is that it is every man out for themselves. Employees don't leave an organization, they leave the management. Many of staff have witnessed front end managers giving excellent examples on how NOT to be a leader. Some may not allow a person to finish a sentence by talking over them on the subject of nonsense, while some will be verbally abusive to direct reports right in front of other staff. Condescending and down right mocking at times, many managers are a prime example of the of the level of professionalism Dominican Hospital has to offer.

    Change can be scary but under the right management team to clearly define goals, lead by example, and provide staff the best tools to accomplsh the best job possible, that move to change can be an inspiration. However, it is always in the best interest of management to include the people who are in the trenches all day in the act of discussion for change. Not only, can staff provide additional insight on issues but allowing them into the conversation promotes "buy in" for change by the staff since they feel like they are a part of the solution and direction of their company. Currently, the attitude passed down by management is "it's my way or the highway" with a heavy emphasis on staff are to stupid to be a part of the conversation let alone in the loop. There is no sense of trust and respect whatsoever. Management at this hospital is particularly non existent. If there is a manager with drive or ambition for structure, it is quickly beaten out of them by the stressing on numbers, verbal abuse by one half of higher management and a complete blind eye for aid by the other half of higher management. If Dominican Hospital cannot understand the link between happy employees equaling to happy customers, then there is really nothing more to say on the subject.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    was a great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at Dominican Hospital part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to enhance your nursing skills. Supportive staff.

    Cons

    management not supportive.
    High patient load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Overall a good beginning opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Foundation Intern in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Foundation Intern in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at Dominican Hospital as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good location, good rate of pay

    Cons

    Poor management and constantly changing environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Was a great place to work. Now I would not recommend.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dominican Hospital part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Beautiful area

    Cons

    Treat staff poorly. Only cares about productivity..not patient care. Hiring only young nurses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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