San Joaquin Community Hospital Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Junior Volunteer

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at San Joaquin Community Hospital as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You get experience working with a great medical staff that is devoted to the patients.

    Cons

    The patients can be very rude and have no respect for the staff. The food selection is small as well.

    Advice to Management

    I would take recommendations for food choice and at least try to be more considerate of food choices. I know it is Adventist-faith based but actual pork would be nice.

  2. Helpful (1)

    SJCH

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst hospital in Kern County

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Make some changes and look for educated staff

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Very flexible schedule, but not good for anyone looking for steady hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at San Joaquin Community Hospital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working with students and people with other jobs, good benefits if you can get enough hours to attain them.

    Cons

    Cannot depend on getting the hours you need, better to expect getting paid less than you need. When other companies come in to do surveys on the hospital, everyone is extremely emotional and snappish. You can meet both amazing people and horrible people, in terms of employees. The patients are normally very sweet, thats the best part of the job. If you're looking to go up, this is the wrong job, most people who cant stand the job are there going up 10-15 years, unlikely you'll get the position.

    Advice to Management

    The entire hospital needs to stop being cheap and actually hire enough people to run the hospital, maybe then there wouldn't be so much stress on management, and therefore the employees with CMS comes. The hospital prides itself on the fact that it can run with half the staff of other hospitals, yet they keep getting dinged for stupid stuff when the surveyers come. The employees work very hard to do what they can, they need more people.

  6. Great job experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Central Processing Technician in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Central Processing Technician in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at San Joaquin Community Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing. I got to work with an incredible team & I had the support of management at every turn.

    Cons

    Some jobs are contracted out to different agencies. The workers from these companies would complain at length & loudly about the lack of compensation.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Compassionate Care, Exceptional Medicine

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at San Joaquin Community Hospital

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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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