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.
Advisor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 December 2016
There are two types of positions: In-Scope and Out of Scope. In-Scope positions are unionized. If you enjoy working in a unionized environment, then AHS is a great place to work.
For Out-of-Scope positions, you are dealing directly with the manager. AHS is very bureaucratic and things are slow to change, but there is opportunity to improve processes and directly affect patient care.
Part time license practical nurse (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 28 November 2016
It's all about building relationships with clients with staff with other facilities improving communication and getting things done in a timely manner to address issues for clients provide the supports required for their future success
Nursing Attendant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 November 2016
great place to work, excellent pay and benefits, flexible shifts to maintain work life balance. Co workers are excellent to work with. I learned many new skills working at the royal alexandra hospital. The hardest part of the job was working short staffed.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 November 2016
I truly enjoyed my career with AHS. I had excellent mentors, incredible opportunities for education and professional growths. As well as great benefits and pension plans. I think it is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to work in the Public Sector in a role full of constant change.
Enabling, independant yet team driven environment
There is a lot of time sensitive issues so overtime is often a must.
okay place to work that department would like another department
Laundry Attendant (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 10 November 2016
I like job because it was very physical and had good benefits and the time line. Monday to Friday 6-2 good hour to work worked with my life. Not the best environment to work in no air condition in the summer and working with fecal matter.
Certified Health Information Management (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 November 2016
My position had a very heavy work load and the day just flew by. I had great assistance. Every day was different, because every day different requests would come in that had to be dealt with. There was always something to learn, which is a good thing.
Could sometimes combine morning & afternoon breaks into one break and make it an exercise break.
Clerk II - Data Conversion (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 October 2016
Alberta Health Services is a great place to work if you can get a good position. I like my job but it is casual and all of a sudden shifts already scheduled were being cancelled. I would definitely continue to work here if hours were guaranteed,
Good hours, Good pay
as a casual employee, shifts are not regular and canceled short notice
Provincial Initiatives Consultant (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 September 2016
The working environment is conducive to excellent job performance and achievement of objectives. The team work adds to the improvement of work quality every year and helps us contribute effectively in the delivery of services on time and within allocated resources. Management plays a great role in steering the team and providing opportunities for further skill development and identifying career development opportunities. Due to the provincial scope of the job sometimes the timelines for Action Requests are too tight but due to our good team work we have always been able to achieve the target.
Flexibility of working hours
Limited options to work from home in times of need
Data Management, Admin Support (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 September 2016
A typical day would entailed, allot of data entry. One of the things that I've learned is that people learn and pick up new skills in different ways. You must be patient with them. My managers have been amazing and same with my co-workers. Hardest part of the job if when info on a child comes across my desk. I enjoy coming to work.
Advisor (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 September 2016
Been with Alberta Health Services for almost 4 years. Been a rollercoaster with staff and managers over the years. Spent much time working the workload of multiple staff which is NOT manageable or realistic for one person but you have no choice. Instead of getting a pat on the back you get drilled at times of not being that perfect employee. Staff are miserable and culture is like nothing seen before. No pay increases, no meaningful support from managers and no advancement opportunties. Very limited overall and doesn't seem to be getting better. Being a professional staff and seeing the numbers of staff being affected on a daily basis, there is much better out there. Im currently in the process of leaving myself and would never recommend this employer unless there are major improvements for the staff that work hard and dedicate themselves each and every day.
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 September 2016
i like working here because they train you well, do follow ups on progress. cross train you. the site is well managed. you get to meet different types of coworkers from all ages. very diverse environment. i do not find it stressful. every workload is in sync and with time table.
Unit Clerk III (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 26 August 2016
The staff are generally working with the same intentions and are very helpful. The opportunities are endless. The communication is clear and honest and I really appreciate that. My managers are all very easy to speak with and treat people like people not like numbers and that is very rare now a days. The nurses I work with are caring and passionate about their positions. The privacy and confidentiality is held to standard and respected.