San Joaquin Community Hospital

  www.sjch.us
  www.sjch.us
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Compassionate Care, Exceptional Medicine

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bakersfield, CA
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bakersfield, CA

I have been working at San Joaquin Community Hospital

Pros

Family Oriented Organization, Faith based

Cons

It can be noted that promotions are more of who you know and are friends with then with qualifications. They have hired way too many nurses from foreign countries and being able to communicate is very important however it is increasingly being reported that the nurses are difficult to understand and talk in their native language in front of others regularly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look more into the abilities of those you hire into positions of authority and less on whom they might be friends with in management.

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    SJCH

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at San Joaquin Community Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entirely new administrative leadership team is in place now and leading the company in a good direction as far as CMS compliance, updating the equipment, supplies and technology, as well as improving organizational management and planning.

    Cons

    Organization has been through a 2-3 year period of instability with high staff turnover, poor staff morale and frequent CMS audits. Nursing units frequently understaffed with a high ratio of travelers and floats to regular staff. High value placed on "Sacred Work" initiatives to meet the wholistic needs of patient's and their families, but little actual effort to support staff in work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to retain nursing staff, increase morale, and create an environment of sacred work for patients, it is necessary to demonstrate concern for the work-life balance of employees. Consider Maslow's hierarchy of needs... respect, consideration, and support for employees' work-life balance is necessary in order for them to provide an environment of sacred healing for patients and their families. Consider approval of employee vacation time with enough advance notice for them to make plans in their personal lives so that they can come back to work refreshed & ready to give to their patients & organization. Consider better staffing levels, ensuring staff are available to allow RNs to take lunch breaks in a timely manner, so that they are nourished enough physically & mentally to give excellent, empathetic, wholistic care to patients. Genuine efforts to support staff translate into sacred work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Worst hospital in Kern County

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at San Joaquin Community Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only pros are if you are devoted to your patients because management is horrible

    Cons

    Everything about that hospital, except for the patients, is unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some changes and look for educated staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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