I literally don't know where to start. This is the most unprofessional place I've ever worked at. I'll try to keep everything brief because I have just that much to tell.
First off, the PFS department is a lie. Do NOT work for this dept. The good thing about it is that they don't do background checks so you can lie on your resume and they will offer you the job on the same day.
When you start, you will be put in a training class. EVERYONE in PFS will be there: Nurse Auditors, Billers, Validators, Vendor Coordinators, Financial Analyst, everyone. You will be taught to do everyone's job but your own and then given a test to take at the end. Of course I failed it because I don't do their job. I was walking on eggshells for MONTHS thinking I was going to lose my job.
Second, they gave us checks that wouldn't cash. Let me retype this: THEY GAVE US PAYCHECKS THAT WOULD NOT CASH. They messed up my direct deposit (along with everyone else's in my training class.) We had a girl in my training class quit in two weeks b/c she promised her landlord that she would have the money by our first payday. She lost her apartment b/c they gave her a false check. I have bounced more checks working for this company than I ever have IN MY LIFE. I have switched 3 banks in 6 months. I was at Bank of America for 3 hours on company time trying to get that check cashed. They ended up putting me on a pre-paid credit card w/ “associate” on it. I couldn’t pay my bills with that so I ended up havi
Prepares daily and monthly reconciliation of cash logs and reconciles any differences between the Business Office and Accounting
Work with corporate budgeting and strategic planning team
Execute policies and procedures
Communicates with the management team, analyzes the data,
Monitors variances, and assists executive management and staff with forecasting
Prepare and review the MOR’S (monthly operating reports)
Prepare and post journal entries for month end close for assigned facilities and provide appropriate supporting documentation
Assist in review the general ledger accounts and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting
Meet with the VP and director to assist and review the MOR’s for our capital cost centers
Prepare the yearly budgets for our Capital cost centers accounts
Monitor the budgets on a monthly basis for our Capital cost centers
Assists Director and prepare the financial reports
Prepares financial reports for financial analysis
Supports the staff with accounting journal entries, and review the completed entries
Coordinates and provide information to internal and external auditors
Prepare PO’s for our contractors
Analyzes and reviews financial transactions
Review and reconcile the general ledgers
Research and respond to customers’ posting inquiries by via phone/emails
Post payments received from Lease tenants to their respective account(s) and to appropriate general ledger account(s)
After working here I have come to notice that Christus Santa Rosa will let anyone go in a heartbeat when they are not making any money. Within the first couple months of me starting they were experiencing budget crunches. They fired a fellow MT who had massive experience, great attitude, and got along with the entire staff. She had been working there 6 months and they fired her because she was the "newest" person there. A couple weeks later 2 lab techs quit and they called the lady they had fired to see if she would come back. Well of course she denied the position, who would come back to a job that would let you go in the blink of an eye with no warning?
The company pays horribly, I came in with a base pay of $16.00 when I had 3 years of experience, which is the bare minimum. I come to find out that a MT who had a 4 year degree was only making .50 cents more than I did, AND he had been working for Christus for 5+ years. WOW really?! I have an AS, and a person that has a BS is only making 50 cents more than me, that is horrid. They even cut differential pay for the phlebotomists to save money, and they get pay dirt cheap for LOADS of patient draws as is. What kind of incentive is that to instill employee loyalty?
They do not care about their 2nd and 3rd shift employees, only that they come into work and forbid any type of overtime. You have to explain why you worked 5-10 mins over your shift like you committed a terrible sin, or you will not get paid the over time.
Consvery LOW pay, biased management, overworked, under appreciated
By far the WORST place I have ever worked in my working career. Management will treat you so bad until they need something from you then they will be friendly. Once they do not need you anymore they will give your work to other people, they will bad mouth you, they will gaslight you and try to get negative reactions out of you to back up the narrative they made up about you. Do not trust one single person at this establishment, they all talk about each other behind each others backs and smile in each others faces. Management will send email after email with screenshots being there "proof" copying everyone in the company they feel are important enough, to try and make you look bad instead of training you properly and leading by example. THERE IS NO TRAINING! People are so afraid of being replaced they will have you running in circles and twiddling your thumbs so they do not feel threatened that their job will be taken.This is justified with "You really have to pay your dues". Just TOXIC and an outdated way of thinking. If they are the only ones who know the information they are more valuable (so they think). Directors are disrespectful to their team and talk down to their managers and associates like peasants. They will treat contracted employees like the help and will end your contract without notice. The employees at this company (especially contractors) are not valued. People are so focused with gossip and giving hypocritical cynical "Reflections" at every meeting but do no
I worked through Sodexo here. They play games, create drama, turn things around on you - It was Honestly one of the worst places to work. I pulled a muscle and one of the nurses actually started making fun of me, as if being an old woman and laughing at an injured person wasn't embarrassing enough. My boss would not come to my help to defend or even confront her, and the harassment continued. My boss had told me very personal things, trying to relate to a certain situation and ended up making it seem like I had offended him with my words and I had never spoken of anything inappropriately while working there. All the shift leaders hate each other, will talk straight trash about each other but say YOU said it to take away your hours. No room for advancement, they falsely represent this family atmosphere which is also a load of BS. Everyone is completely fake, Boss's leave during the work day and go wherever, shift leaders hide in closed off waiting rooms while everyone else gets swamped with rooms with no help. Some of my friends had gotten pregnant while working here, they put so much pressure on them that one Miscarried, One was labeled High Risk, and the other began to experience complications. They sent them to highly contagious rooms, scabies, some sort of highly contagious flu virus, CDif, you name it! I had them switch the rooms over to me because I wasn't at the time. When I became pregnant, Oh You Bet I Quit. Even after I left, nothing but rumors as to why I did.
ConsLong hrs, little pay even with exp, horrible training, horrible management, horrible balance and consideration of your person life
Working at St Elizabeth has been a wonderful experience.
A typical day at work starts with report and ends with report. between reports is 12 hours of everything from passing medication to running a code. I learned how to lead a group of nurses, how to manage a busy telemetry floor, how to mediate between multiple personalities of staff and patients, and how to ensure that at the end of every shift, patients and staff feel like we have done everything possible to ensure an optimal visit to our unit. I absolutely love my coworkers. We have become a type of family, with disagreements, laughter, teamwork, and cooperation. The hardest part of my job has been taking care of people and realizing that no matter how badly we want to help them and teach them to manage their diseases, w can only do what we can do, and at some point they have to make a decision to take charge of their health and be responsible for their well being once they leave our care. There is nothing more frustrating than readmiting the same patient three times in two months because of noncompliance with diet, medications, follow up appointments, and discharge education. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that every single day, I am doing something to improve someones life at a time when they need help. Whether it's educating on diseases, teaching new diabetics how to manage their blood glucose, offering comfort to a 40 year old with no significant medical history who suddenly has to have open heart surgery or any of the other million little things we do as nu
Do not apply for a job in the regional command center/ access center
Rude, obnoxious staff with poor communication skills is not held accountable for her bad behavior. She makes everyone in the access center and transfer center dread working with her. Her behavior remains unchecked and escalates because she believes she can get away with anything. She recently made working conditions so bad for a new hire that she left after 2 months on the job. The new employee was constantly undermined, called out for mistakes in front of other staff, belittled and was never properly trained. Everyone in the access center/ transfer center gets along with the exception of the one rude, obnoxious employee. Because of her departure, all staff is having to pick up the slack to provide coverage (except for the person responsible for her departure).
Before a new person is hired, a proper training program needs to be in place. This is not a "learn as you go" position. And a new employee should never be hired for the lead position. Hiring a person without providing proper training leads to high employee turnover and workplace conflict. Management needs to step up and actually manage staff ( all staff). They also need to hire more than one person to cover for vacations, sick time, etc. Employees should not be responsible for finding a replacement when they are sick or on vacation.
ProsMonday - Thursday schedule
ConsLack of training, Management needs to be more hands-on, Staff needs breaks along with their lunch breaks.
This place does not value its employees at all. It’s a 17 year CNA I have never ran across such a company I worked here as a prn employee and during my orientation I ran across of a lot of negative things day me. Rehab/Ortho the nurses were friendly when we done our walk around during new employee orientation ,but when we got to the floors to be checked off they were like vultures. They couldn’t wait to sit on their phones and go to Starbucks as a group to get food and drinks. Whenever a patient needed something they sat there and ignored the call lights and asked another CNA to do it. As a PCT you will remove IV’s, Foley catheters, do dressing changes, change colostomy bags, take bp even after you’ve told the nurse that it was high numerous times, chart, vital signs, baths, and incontinent care. The role that you have plays both a CNA and nurse role without the nurse pay. You will carry a tracker on you so the nurses can track your every move like your a kid needing guidance. They say that they delegate the extra NURSE task to lighten the load of the nurses. “well if they playing on the phones and doing they make up at the nurses station they ain’t that busy.” My advice run and don’t look back!! The food sucks, and so do the hours. Oh yeah don’t be prn because they will staff you like your full time regardless to what your hire status is and try to talk down if you don’t work when they want you to!!
The surgeons at Christus St Patrick Hospital are all very good and are great to work with. I honestly have not been able to find another hospital with so many good doctors and so few bad ones. That being said, the doctors are the only reason I have stayed employed there for as long as I have. The place is falling apart and the hospital is too cheap to fix anything if it means that it may shut the surgery department down for any longer than a day. So things just get patched until the patch or something else fails. Constant A/C problems, water leaks, broken equipment, etc. I feel like upper adminstration has no idea what we do, and they do very little to support us. Constantly understaffed because employees have no work/life balance and people continually quit when they get burnt out or realize they were mislead about the work environment prior to being hired. This staffing problem is a never-ending cycle because we can never get fully staffed before people start to quit again. I've only been here 4 years and I've had 4 directors, 3 CNOs, and 2 CEOs so the problem is not just in surgery, but system wide. Poor communication is engrained into every part of the hospital and nobody is ever on the same page. Always have supply chain issues and there is never a solution for items on backorder.
ProsFair pay, good doctors
ConsRare lunch breaks, horrible communication problems, constant staff turnover
I came to Christus unsure of what I wanted for my future. I work as an Armed Security Officer, and I think it's a great job for someone who is looking for professional experience in a healthcare setting, or interested in starting a law enforcement career. I've got a lot of support from my team and I love the environment I work in. Things can go from calm to chaos instantly, or vis versa. Working here has made me realize my potential, and it has forced me not to second guess myself when times get tough; It also made realize I couldn't be a nurse or a CNA LOL. The great thing about Christus is that you have a lot of options, and the pay is definitely competitive. The benefits are expensive if you have a family, but they are there if you can afford them. I do believe administration is somewhat out of touch with COVID regulations, but that's not entirely their fault. It's almost impossible to effectively enforce and regulate visitor policies in the midst of COVID because the rules keep changing depending on who the charge nurse is and/ or department so we just have to use good judgment and try to keep families and friends united with patients in the safest and most practical ways possible.
ProsBenefits, Culture, Professional Development, Department/ Location Options
ConsFast pace, repetitive tasks, long shifts, expensive benefits, administration seems out of touch with employees
Questions And Answers about CHRISTUS Health
How often do you get a raise at CHRISTUS Health?
Asked Oct 28, 2020
After you’ve been there a year I believe
Answered Mar 27, 2023
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What is the promotion process like at CHRISTUS Health?
Asked Jan 29, 2021
Too long and not worth the raise
Answered Mar 9, 2023
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How do you feel about going to work each day at CHRISTUS Health?
Asked Oct 12, 2016
I loved working for Christus Santa Rosa
Answered Nov 9, 2019
I love it I am a hard work and I am responsible
Answered Jun 21, 2019
What is the best part of working at CHRISTUS Health?
Asked Nov 28, 2019
Working with the staff and anesthesia Doctors to helping with the patient going to sleep and be when patient awake and set up and clean the anesthesia machine for next case...