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John Muir Health Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Good benefits with a pension and they match a portion of your retirement savings (in 19 reviews)

  • The people are wonderful to work with, pay and benefits are competitive (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • EPIC charting is set up in a way that unnecessarily complicates charting and takes time away from patient care (in 6 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for advancement, slow to make decisions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Love JMPN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Muir Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team-oriented, great benefits, transformational leadership, beautiful facilities, positive work environment and staff, has an involved Employee Satisfaction Team, it's a Highly-Reliable-Organization (HRO).

    Cons

    People stay at John Muir, so it can be hard to find open positions. Salaries are competitive, but not as high, (especially for entry-level positions) as some other healthcare organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that every decision trickles down to patient care. As John Muir grows and expands, we need to remember that our patients need to come first, and our employees on the front line need to be sufficiently trained and recognized to ensure the best patient experience.


  2. "great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Muir Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    they care about their employees, a lot of room for advancement and ability to participate on many different committees if you are so inclined

    Cons

    A lot of reorganization of staff and departments has been stressful to staff, but its just a sign of the times.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work. Our managers work very hard!

  3. "Magnet hospital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Muir Health part-time

    Pros

    I have a great manager in the NICU. She goes out of her way to help. very caring

    Cons

    It is difficult to move to days or pm's from nights. Only positions available to get in is nights but that is typical for hospital setting

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you do!


  4. "ITS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Muir Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New Technology, Family environment, Flexible hours

    Cons

    Long hours, small company feel with management no being decisive.


  5. "RN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Muir Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This review is from a bedside MSICU RN.

    * Great teamwork!
    * Feels like family.
    * Great benefits.
    * Opportunity to learn new skills like CRRT and develop in the relief Charge RN role.
    * Well supplied.
    * Self scheduling.
    * Above average pay.
    * Opportunities to get involved in Unit Council and committees gives staff a voice in management.

    Cons

    * Disorganization of supplies makes work harder.
    * EPIC charting is set up in a way that unnecessarily complicates charting and takes time away from patient care.
    * Advancement in organization does not put enough emphasis on educational preparation.
    * Nursing Leadership needs managers that have degrees with a management focus from the Charge Nurse level and up. It’s hard for people put in those positions to function in managerial roles when their baseline educational preparation is BSN or Masters with a focus on education.
    * An infrequently used skills lab would be helpful for keeping skills up to par.
    * There is opportunity for improvement in the communication between MDs and bedside staff.

    Advice to Management

    * EPIC needs review to make it more charting friendly. The way it is set up makes it very difficult to chart in a timely manner.
    * A clinical pathway for advancement that accounts for educational advancement should be created.
    * The resource nurse role needs to be revised. Resource RNs are frequently absorbed into staffing
    and nurses are not getting the mandatory breaks.
    * Consider rotating nurses through different roles such as: relief charge, resource, bedside and CRRT, to elevate baseline competency of all bedside nurses. Many hospitals engage staff and promote retention by using this effective technique.
    * Overall, I think management is doing a great job! Keep up the good work and continually strive for more!


  6. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Muir Health part-time

    Pros

    leadership and staff do a good job

    Cons

    sometimes environment feels somewhat corporate


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Receptionist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Receptionist in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Receptionist in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Muir Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Helpful coworkers and providers, good pay, and regular hours.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement in medical office setting, not enough employee recognition

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Nursing with Handcuffs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at John Muir Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to drive if you live in the east bay.

    Quiet area.

    You don’t have to pay to park.

    No union, no transparent pay scheme.

    Cons

    Lower pay for the bay.

    Confused management.

    Cutting employee benefits, bloating management.

    Horrible cafeteria food.

    Terrible communication and organization in Human Resources. You can look forward to making calls leaving messages and never hearing back.

    They will also decide randomly to pay your state or federal taxes and then blame you.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to a larger health system who knows how to operate a hospital efficiently. (I.e. Stanford or UCSF)

    Accurately portray issues for the public.

    Quit hiring more and more management to “save money.”

    Don’t lie to employees and say you need to save money when you’re spending and spending on rebranding.

    John Muir Health Response

    Mar 21, 2018 – Human Resources Business Partner

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate you bringing to our attention what you enjoy about working at John Muir Health, as well as improvements you would like to see.

    We are... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Food Sevice Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Associate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Food Service Associate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Muir Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits with a pension and they match a portion of your retirement savings. Also, the staff is very welcoming and work together as a team. We have a family like feel there that everyone gets along and is very loving to one another. You get a couple free meals per day when working too, so that's a nice perk.

    Cons

    The management do not have a participatory style, and are not too receptive to change. They believe their way is the right way, and there is no modifying that thought. Management does not practice Universalism with the employees, so there is favoritism for certain people.

    Advice to Management

    Take things that employees say into consideration, and implement changes that applies to everyone. It is not fair to use certain changes against one person, but make an exception to another.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at John Muir Health part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Staff worked well together.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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