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 worked at Valley Medical Center full-time (More than a year)
The people you work with directly in the ER were great. There was always a sense of comraderie and as long as you pulled your weight, everyone was nice to you,
Upper management was quite hard to reach if you don't work days
Advice to Management
Have some sort of liason for night shift and actual ways of dealing with night shift employees.
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.
Valley Staff is the Reason VMC is Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2019
For the second consecutive year, Valley Medical Center has been named by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals™ in 2019. This recognition is based entirely on clinical outcomes and reflects Valley Medical Center 's commitment to delivering the best possible patient care. As one of America's 100 Best Hospitals, Valley Medical Center has outperformed 98% of hospitals nationally.
SVP Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Theresa Braungardt says, "I couldn't be more proud. This recognition is the direct result of the hard work and commitment of Valley's staff. Achieving this top award two years in a row speaks to the success of our ongoing performance improvement initiatives and our staff's attention to detail in reducing infection, improving patient safety and other advances in providing quality care to our community."
Many warm thanks to our amazing and dedicated staff who worked very long hours during the Seattle Snow Storm to make sure our patients were well cared for, meals were cooked, phones were answered, rooms were cleaned, snow was plowed, staff were picked up, heat and lights were on and operations continued as smoothly as possible for the community we serve.
It was no small task to coordinate all of the resources needed: the staffing, boarding, transportation, communication, supplies, IT services and all of the support that happens behind the scenes. It took team members and providers willing and ready to step in to alternate roles at different locations because there was a need and they were committed to help. Valley is extra special because of its remarkable people and from our team to yours, we want you to know that we appreciate you and we THANK YOU!