Addictions Counsellor (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 29 May 2017
Management neglects to consult with front line workers. Job was amazing, clients were great as were coworkers. hours were decent, weekends off and every other Friday off. Supervisor was staff focussed and approachable
productive and fast paced, working with the residents and patients enjoyable
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Wainwright, AB – 19 May 2017
A typical day at work was very busy, fast paced with a lot of multi tasking with a definite need of team work and communications between co workers and paying attention to details, I learned a lot about the dynamics of working within a hospital atmosphere and everything that working in a bigger kitchen entails.The manager i was working with was very nice and seemed approachable and understanding and takes her job seriously,Unfortunately the workplace culture had become somewhat toxic with a lot of lying and gossip, back stabbing as well as some bullying and belittling from certain co workers for a long period of time with no resolution, nor did i want to make the situation any worse for my self or anyone else, at the same time i was dealing with pretty serious health and family issues which in turn effected me physically, feeling ill and experiencing anxiety attacks to the point where i felt it was best for me to leave the work environment,. Working with some co workers and other hospital staff was great but above all working with the residents and patients was the most enjoyable experience of the job and would like to further myself in that direction with the knowledge, wisdom and experience i have gained from the past situation moving forward.
pay and benefits are pretty good, interacting with the residents, patients and other hospital employees
the unfortunate loss of residents, possibilty of working with mean people
Secretary I at the Edmonton Remand Centre (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 May 2017
A typical day at work would consist of, but are not limited to meetings, taking meeting minutes as well as recruitment of staff and onboarding of new employees for Alberta Health Services in Corrections Health here and at Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre. I coordinate and book meetings for the Provincial Manager on and off site as well as assisting the Assistant Health Care Manger and Addictions and Mental Health Manager. I am in the process of learning the billing for AHS here on site. I am a super user in many different programs that are used here on site and I am the go to person for things that go wrong on an ongoing basis within the centre through AHS working closely with the Data Integrity team through AHS.
Great hours of work
The environment in which I work in, which can be difficult
Home Care LPN (Current Employee) – Fort Vermilion, AB – 5 May 2017
I really enjoy working for AHS. There are many resources available to employees and the internal job posting are easily accessed. I have worked in 4 different AHS sites, and have absolutely enjoyed 2 sites.
Patient Care (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 May 2017
Lots of helpful, caring staff. People overall provide support to each other. Management is government, so difficult at time, but overall positive. I would highly recommend working for AHS as their benefit are good, and the staff in general are quite helpful.
AHC is so large it has become a "business" not a care center
Seniors Home Care, Interventionist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 May 2017
I felt A.H.C. in past to be quite scattered and impersonal. Change is hard for all involved, but things never seemed to settle after a change. Generally, I felt insecure and unable to use my skills in my job because someone else my complain about how did something different. Units have groups that work together as a team, which can be positive if the team is compatible. In a large hospital there is always a large amount of "gossip" which I dislike. However, there is a chance for learning and advancing through inservice education. I mostly learned from "rounds" which only charge nurses are to go on. I want active education daily about my patients from a Doctors perspective and to be able to ask questions and get answers from the people who have the knowledge, not from the procedure book only.
great pay and good union
impersonal, frustrating, and restricting in large hospitals
IT Analyst I (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 April 2017
Day at work involves communicating with stakeholders about changes that may occur in the services, continuous process improvements, and service requests. As well as continues building of relationship and trust.
Maintenance Worker (Current Employee) – Fairview, AB – 22 April 2017
typical 8 hrs a day, no shift work. Sometimes job is so pressing due to different staff issues that needs to be resolve right away. Oncall rotation. Overtime not really an option, very seldom you get OT.
Community Care Manager (Current Employee) – Innisfail, AB – 15 April 2017
Overall good conditions. Typical day varies according to acuity in the community. Workplace culture is very dependent on sharing and cooperation. Hardest part of the job is unstaffing. The most enjoyable is the contact with client's and their families. Focus can really be on client centred care.