I loved the hospital and staff I worked with. Being a LPN, there was little or no room for advancement although job security was great.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – May 30, 2014
My typical day at work: I worked shift work; days, evenings and nights. My shifts varied from 8 -12 hours, occasionally 16 hour shifts if we were understaffed due to sick calls. This was my first and only – more... job I've ever had as a LPN. What I learned in school was cemented while working at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Management: I had a few different managers, they were all very understanding and kind to the staff. The hardest part of the job was that nursing can be quite draining physically and mentally, even emotionally when there are deaths experienced first hand. The most enjoyable part of the job: The people I met. Whether it was staff, patients or patient families. Its very much the people that make nursing enjoyable and rewarding. – less
Clerk (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – April 22, 2014
Work was 8am-4/4:30pm Monday to Friday. I learned how to input data, as well as use of all their programs. We as co-workers would work as a team when needed to help finish the job on time. I enjoyed working with the staff, management was great!
During 2011-12, I was able to take many courses towards my continuing education.
Regional Supervisor, Data Collection (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – April 21, 2014
Pros: sense of humour to meet all the challenges
Cons: long hours
Multi-site coordination leading the workforce to stringent Turnaround Times (TATs) in data submissions. Approximately 660,000 visits per year were collected including inpatient, outpatient and some clinic – more... information. Human resources and administrative challenges with large workforce. Project management skills for reporting new visits. Leading audit process to improve quality of data and improve patient care. Most enjoyable part is talking one-on-one with the coding specialists. Engaging and promoting continuing education with staff – less
Administrative Support (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – February 19, 2014
Pros: break and lunch time hours flexiable
Cons: your at you desk all day, would be more enjoyable if you could have a stand-up work station
A typical work day is coming in, greeting your team and getting to work on the tasks that need to be done for the day. The Team Lead will also delegate some tasks that my need to be a priority. Any requested – more... time off, is usually given with appropriate notice. You can work independently and in a team environment. There is always the possibility to take courses if you are interested as well. Co-workers are easy to get along with as well. The hardest part of the job is once you do know your job, the learning comes to a stand still, that can be frustrating. Best part of the job, is being able to get out for a lunch time walk, and be still have your lunch at your desk. – less
Project Administrator (Current Employee), Calgary – February 5, 2014
When you start the work load is decent but that changes quickly. Your workload will be increased significantly and you will never see a pay increase. Once this job becomes AUPE GSS it will get even worse.
It does not seem like work, rather like helping people.
Admitting Clerk (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – February 2, 2014
Pros: working with the public
Cons: i don't think there is a downside to my job.
When I worked at South Calgary Health Centre, I was an Admitting Clerk. I was the second person you saw after being at the Triage Desk. I could take your information in 5 different languages, to best suit – more... your comfort level. At Sheldon Chumir, I take the messages off the phone and then call the clients back one-by-one. I give them special care because they are old, handicapped, or lonely individuals who have probably not spoken to anyone in days. I listen to their concerns and fill out the referral for equipment or supplies, so that they can have a better quality of life. The hardest part of any job in the medical profession, is seeing these individuals in pain, knowing all you can do is listen to their concerns. The most enjoyable part of my job, is when they express their sincerest thanks for my soft manner and proficiency. I learn something every single day; a new illness, a new way to do my job, a new piece of equipment that I hadn't heard of before. It brings me closer to my co-workers and clients, in a way I can't explain. – less
AHS is a good company to work for but it is undergoing significant organizational changes
BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER (Former Employee), Calgary – January 20, 2014
I enjoyed working for AHS, helping to improve healthcare for all Albertans. To be successful here you need a high tolerance for a change filled environment and a willingness to be flexible and change to meet the demands of the business
Project Assistant (Current Employee), Edmonton AB – October 23, 2013
Pros: good benefits
My work varied from day to day providing an outlet for investigations into the projects. I have learned a great deal about financially managing projects, procurement, contracts, change documents and processes. – more... Following processes can become tedious and time consuming especially in attempting to expedite an approval. The most enjoyable part of the day is working with the vendors, teammates and project managers. – less