Mission: Valley Medical Center, the District’s Healthcare System, is committed to providing access to safe, quality healthcare for the public. The District Healthcare System is integrated with UW Medicine and collaborates to ensure comprehensive, high quality, safe ...
I have been working at Valley Medical Center full-time (More than a year)
The medical providers are universally skilled, dedicated, and professional.
Callous, inept senior office administrators who create a toxic culture that contributes to inefficiency, petty and harmful staff behavior, immature backstabbing, and roguish attitude.
Advice to Management
Watch out for reckless and voiced discrimination by management against employees with disabilities, such as "Do we really want to keep HIM?" Watch out for the distorted egos of leaders who literally believe and declare, "I command a room." (Obviously, this person does not comprehend why people are REALLY staring at the flawed graduate of a "degree mill" institution?) Deal with the embedded practice of supervisors who recruit, hire, and retain people who are just like them. Otherwise, you will have a staff of petty, narcissistic, mean-spirited, myopic, walking catastrophes who undermine the best efforts of medical providers to fulfill the mission. Incivility erodes safe, quality medical practice. Take action to correct your "bad hire" so when the inevitable problems arise, you are not complicit.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Valley Medical Center (Renton, WA (US)).
Applied online and got a call back in about 2 weeks. Had a quick phone interview and then came in for a face to face next day. Met both hiring managers and they laid out all the areas that they needed improvement on and if I was up to the challenge. Everything went great and I was then offered to take a pre employment paperwork to continue the process. I was told to take a drug test and expect to get a call back from the hiring manager. Weeks go by and no call back, no email no nothing. As if nothing ever happened. Kept checking online for a status but no answer. Called HR and was given the 'wait for the hiring manager to call you' answer. Which in terms mean 'sorry we moved on'. What they dont tell you is that you wont be hearing from them at all if you received the job or not. Literally *crickets*, that you'll be stringing along to bunch of maybe. But silence is the answer. But the lack of communication on there part was probably the most unprofessional process I'be been through. Needless to say, it was a big hassle for a short answer that I never received from them.
Kudos to Yohana, Patient Service Representative in Valley's Clinic Float Pool and one of our April Heroes! Yohana treats everyone—from patient to coworker—warmly, kindly and sincerely. She puts patients at ease with her calm demeanor and warm smile. She is hardworking, professional, and not one to complain. Yohana is supportive of new float pool staffers, helping them orient to the clinic network.
Thank you, Yohana, for being a great support to Valley's patients and to your colleagues!
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!
Not All Living Creatures Hear with Ears and Other Speech and Language Facts.
Did You Know?
•By the first grade, roughly 5 percent of children have noticeable speech disorders.
•Research has found that 20 to 40 percent of children with a family history of speech and language impairment have the condition themselves, compared with about 4 percent of those with no family history of speech and language impairment.
•Research suggests that the first 6 months of life are the most crucial to a child's development of language skills. For a person to become fully competent in any language, exposure must begin as early as possible, preferably before school age.
•Autism now affects one in 68 children and one in 42 boys.
•Not all living creatures hear with ears. Snakes use jawbones, fish respond to pressure changes, and male mosquitoes use antennae.