I have been working at Dimensions Healthcare System full-time (Less than a year)
The benefits are great! Health, dental, retirement, life, disability, etc, but the best part is the pto - at least for my full time salaried administrative position, I started off with 25 days. That's 5 weeks y'all!! There are also attempts to raise the hospital from the ashes (speaking specifically about Prince George's Hospital Center). Slooooowly but surely. Ok, not surely... Possibly maybe...? At least in a few years the University of Maryland system is taking over... But it keeps being pushed back.
The environment of apathy is so ingrained here that it's really hard to see anything changing. The employees who have been there a long time have been conditioned to accept that lack of hard work, empathy or compassion do not result in any consequences. If you're a person who is brought in subscribing to the notion that things are changing, you're going to have a struggle here. Which is not to say that the good fight is not there to be fought... You just have to understand what a truly uphill battle it is going to be. Also, my title refers specifically to the subsection of employment under DHA (Dimensions Healthcare Associates), the "physician practice" side of operations. The executive in charge of DHA has zero clue what he is doing. Meetings with him make you feel like you're on a very bad trip. He talks in circles, forgets things on the reg (even though he appears to be writing everything down), and contradicts himself on a daily basis. I know for a fact he is the main reason for a number of resignations recently.
Advice to Management
Get a new executive for DHA. Do a massive house cleaning. Anyone who answers their phone "what chu want" should be fired on the spot. That should take care of a lot of the problem employees right there. Anyone who can't respond to email in at least 72 hours - fire. Anyone who can't understand how to change a toner cartridge after being shown 4 times - fire. Seriously though, read your own Google reviews from patients and patient's families. They're not good. And that's what matters. A lot of the bad ones name specific employees - start there, drill down, light some fires! Don't accept mediocre when there are actually a lot of redeeming qualities that could potentially save the place.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Dimensions Healthcare System (Laurel, MD) in November 2013.
Interviewed with 3 managers and many lab tests and also background and credit evaluation. The enire process was as exhausting as could be. But I guess it was necessary for their security.
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