RN Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 January 2018
Great place to work! Very appreciative of the supportive environment and learning experiences. Amazing staff and management team who support new learners but also provide challenges to more experienced nurses who wish to continue to grow.
Managment was not able to assist with interpersonal issues when requested
RN (Former Employee) – Claresholm, AB – 29 November 2017
I loved the job and working with nearly all of my coworkers. When I had exhausted my skills in resolving some issues with a colleague I requested the aid of Management. This was not as effective as I had hoped.
To be a nurse can be hard but can also be very rewarding at the same time.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 November 2017
A typical day at work can be busy. Lots of vital signs, medication administrations, dressing changes, bedside care, ceiling lifts, caring for orthopedic patients post op, caring for confused patient post op fracture, IV starts, Catheter inserts/removal, etc. In between the chaos, you really learn to work with your time management and organization skills (and sometimes called as "organized chaos")
Workplace culture is pretty good and is dependent on every unit to be honest. Healthcare staffs are fun to work with. Most staff I have worked with demonstrate teamwork and professional. Jobs can get stressful, but at the end of the day, I am grateful for having such a wonderful team--- my work family.
Hardest Part is being affected mentally and emotionally with patient you have gotten to know and patient having a negative outcome.
Most enjoyable part of the job is being a nurse, caring for patients, and working with your team
Wage increase based on hours worked. Benefits, Sick hours assigned to you, Supportive Management, Teamwork and Professionalism
Long Hours, Short Staffed most of the times, Challenging assignments, Can affect you emotionally and mentally.
Benefits and Pay - Good, but lack of culture more so with management
Coding Coordinator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 November 2017
Worked here for almost 5 years now, compensation is great The overall corporate culture I feel is lacking, working environment could be better. I feel management holds a "hiearchy" over employees which at times can distance working relationships.
Lots of gossiping and politics.
We expect our staff to be quiet and unquestioning.
The company is great, but the people not so.
Long hours, gossiping, politics, higher and middle management
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 November 2017
My experience working with AHS over-all has been great. I have had the pleasure of working on unit 47 at the RGH facility. I have had two opportunities for specialized work / experience advancement as a casual emplyee, I feel this is extraordinary. The manager Karen Kristjansen allowed me to conduct a project on the unit which has significantly changed the way we care for dementia patients, and am now involved in a COPD specialized education project on the unit. I love that through AHS there are so many perks, education opportunities, and chances for changes in career path.
Emergency Communication Officer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 November 2017
casual Monday to Friday I learn how to deal with difficult clients and Type A personalities I experienced both great and bad managers work place culture is good each individual has there own skills and qualities. The worst part of the job was not being able to help the people to my fullest extent learning new skills, working with the great people.
Forensic Psychologist (Current Employee) – Red Deer, Alberta – 6 November 2017
I don't like the city I am working at and hence the relocation for a more challenging job.busy day at work with occasional client unpredictability. Good team and good manager. good culture at workplace. Hardest part of my job is not having a office of our own, and working at a stakeholders office.
flexible hours, good manager, ability to work remotely when required
Neonatal ICU LPN (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 November 2017
Depending on which unit you get, you can have the time if your life or have a difficult time. Management seems to be so-so throughout but they’re constantly pulled in many directions and squeezed from up top. All in all they train you well for your position and do let you move units quite easily too.
Environmentalist II (Former Employee) – Drumheller, AB – 17 October 2017
Alberta Health Services was a very hard and demanding role but proved to be worthwhile. It was satisfying working with and helping the sick, the seniors and other co-workers. It offers a great support team with team work.
Psychiatric Aide (Former Employee) – Ponoka, AB – 15 October 2017
Interesting work Opportunities to learn and advance career Staff are very knowledgeable and encouraging for you to ask questions and be engaged with your work ; work is challenging; no two days are the same
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 October 2017
Alberta Health Services, was a respectable work place with wonderful management and the team had great work ethics. The co-act way with white bored and bedside shift report is a very good way to get a rapport with your patients.