Enjoyble workplace with caring management and friendly co-workers
Resident Care Worker/Observational Care Provider (Current Employee), london, ON – December 15, 2014
Typical day at work is giving uninterrupted observational care to residents for their safety. Learned how to interact with physically and/or mentally sick people and keep them comfortably while their stay in hospital beds. I had an opportunity to work with hospital and company staff as well. The hardest part of the job is to interact with acute confused – more... and mentally sick patients continuously through out the shift. The most enjoyable part of the job is giving a companionship to patients, which makes them happy and comfortable. – less
CHW II (Former Employee), Burnaby BC – December 10, 2014
Pros: great clients
Cons: bad managment - awful hours -
Bayshore is an AWFUL company to be empoyed with - they are constantly hiring because there turn over rate is so high. They have way too many employees so it is impossible to get PROPER HOURS. I have been employed with them as a secondary job for 1.5 years - recently they took clients away from my shifts due to a new policy that I have to go through – more... bayshore to get my training. (palletive care, dementia care ect) EVEN THOUGH MY CERTIFICATES ARE NOT EVEN 3 YEARS OLD - I was willing to take their coarses however they DO NOT OFFER THEM EVENING AND WEEKENDS. This has made it impossible for me as I work my main job is Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5.
This is what my shifts looked like this week when I got fed up and finally quite Monday I am available to work 6pm - 11pm they schedule me for a client from 6-7 then I don't have anyone until 9pm and my last client from 9-10. So I am basically working 6pm - 10pm and getting paid for only 2 hours. Since I am out there for 4 hours and it costs to much gas money to drive home and back again I am technically working for UNDER minnumum wage.
Tuesday night shift was a bit better as I had two client one from 7-8 and the other from 8-9 however one cancelled with more than 24hours notice so I was only scheduled for 1 hour. AGAIN it cost me more in gas and time driving to one clients house for an hour. By the time I pay my union dues and taxes I am basically getting paid minimum wage.
Thursday night I was scheduled for 3.5 hours and was going to be out for 5hours.
The only thing that kept me at Bayshore for over a year was the client. The people I worked for and was able to service were wonderful people.
My best and most sound advice would be - DO NOT WORK WITH BAYSHORE – less
Stay away from this company, unless you are desperate.
Nurse (Former Employee), Brockville – December 10, 2014
Cons: lack of appreciation to staff, staff are replaceable. overall, not a great place to work as a nurse.
The office environment is toxic. Favoratism runs rampant. Money is average for a home care company. No real future unless you play kiss up to the head honchos. Clients are the real "Positive". Poor leadership at this agency.
care aid (Current Employee), Langley, BC – November 17, 2014
Pros: they always aprreciate whenever you go an extra time .
Cons: no cons
bay shore is a very wonderful company. they have helped me grow in all ramifications in my job as a care aid. and they always encourage you to be at your best. there is always a reminder to always check the care plan. they are always with you as you go.
Observational Care Provider (Former Employee), London, ON – November 1, 2014
I like this job, it was hard to get the hang of it when you get. Some of the patients may be hard to deal with but if you want to get into the nursing field this is a good way to take a look at what it offers.
nurse (Former Employee), British Columbia – October 15, 2014
Pros: always looking
Cons: always looking because no one wants to work here
Very little training for important nursing procedures. Management is not professional nor experienced. They deal with very few nurses, and don't know much about how nurses learn or deal with things in the real world. You are hired for the company's profit. So,, they give you as little training as possible, and expect you to go above and beyond working – more... like crazy with several complex job descriptions. If you make the slightest mistake or a wrong comment( yes,... this company will even write a report up on you, if you even say the wrong thing) you will get written up, and treated like you are the dumbest creature on earth. The managers do not have advanced certificates like ACLS yet, will criticize the nurses if they don't have it. You have to spend 40 dollars on gas, and 2 hours on the road, and you only get paid for one hour. Just one hour. And they tell you that that is fair. They are always looking and hiring not because it is a great company but because there is so much turn over. They always have tons of positions open , because they treat nurses badly, and people are always quitting. This is a business. They expect you to be the best nurse in the world with no training , yet they treat you like you have an IQ of 10. The managers are very demeaning, and will literally tell you they are demeaning you. They treat all NON nursing staff , like telephone service people, very well with food, gifts, cattering, parties, goodies and cakes. But for nurses, absolutely nothing. In fact, they hate the nurses so much they will even keep nurses out of parties because they don't want the nurses to enjoy the goodies. They will also lie to you, and also the office staff WILL talk behind your back. They gossip about nurses in the evening after work, and the next day you wonder why the telephone staff is looking at you like you have a problem. And for all the work that you put into the company , they will never give the nurses any benefits. No nothing. The managers talk about no bullying, but the managers are the ones that do the bullying, so who are you supposed to report the bullying to. Managers will and will demean you for you to turn up at someones house that is 6 hours away, and you will only get paid for one hour. This is bayshore. This is how they make a profit. They pay the nurse little but get paid a lot by the client. So they take the profit. All the money goes to the directors for their very expensive parties where nurses are treated like dirt so they leave early in the party. The cattering is first class. They could have used that money on even slight benefits for the nurses that work so hard, driving the cold and dark , trying to reach some client. – less
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – September 25, 2014
A typical day at work is very interesting because you are working in your preferred environment and clientele, you are able to learn a lot of new things in the community as a result of different situations you come across. Co workers are very helpful to each other given feedback.
HCA (Current Employee), Kelowna, BC – September 19, 2014
1) You constantly have to tell management how to do their job 2) Paying an LPN more than an RN who are working with the same client 3) Having to call them daily to fix your schedule because they are constantly making mistakes even if you send them your availability 4) Favouritism - if you bend over and take it from them, you get anything you want. If – more... you stand up for yourself, they are hardasses and will give you less shifts, etc. 5) Their "guarantee" of always having a caregiver for the client when they need them is a load of BS. One of my clients went 5 days without a caregiver, because Bayshore was unable to provide one. AND then they sent out an RN of their own and she dropped the client from an overhead lift. 6) Promising RN hours but only giving HCA hours 7) EXTREMELY unprofessional 8) Only thing I like about working with this company is the client. 9) Clients I have spoken to are also fed up with Bayshore because they talk behind the clients' back about them, they keep them in the dark about scheduling, they dont listen to their needs, they just basically do whatever the heck they want and what will get them the most profit. – less
Team Leader/Observational Care Provider (Current Employee), London, ON – September 12, 2014
Cons: mid-nights only, lumpy work schedule, insufficient renumeration
•Manage a team of 5-25 OCPs (Observational Care Provider); scheduling 15-30 minute breaks while effectively maintaining seamless and uninterrupted patient care •Act as First Point of Communication between the Company and the OCPs •Facilitate communication with the LHSC and UH coordinators, nurses, unit clerks, and supervisors •Assist the team with proper – more... paperwork when necessary for daily scheduling and incident reports •Ensure patients are appropriately covered with an OCP per doctor's request •Provide temporary patient coverage in emergency situations at the hospital(s) until a staff member can be dispatched by head office and assigned to the patient's room •In a patients’ room: continually monitor the patient, who has been assessed by the doctor to be potential danger to themselves or others •Respond to the patients safety needs or behaviour changes as soon as possible by consulting with the assigned nurse •Provide friendly interaction and positive communication with the patient to build trust and rapport – less
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Mississauga,Ontario – August 25, 2014
At the beginning I enjoyed working for this company. The longer I was there, the more unpleasant it became. Management plays favouritism and punishes you by not giving work if you do something they don't like. They employ a lot of incompetent not caring individuals. They love you to your face and belittle you behind your back. As long as you do what – more... they want, you are safe. – less
Promote Bayshore's serious injury progam to the community as well as Case Managed and problemed solved difficult situations.
Manager, Business Development National Care Team (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – August 19, 2014
Pros: wonderful team enviroment
Cons: recognition for revenue created through postive case management
Bayshore Home Health was a great place to work. My director was supportive and pleasant to work with and provided a positive team environment.
My role was that of a case manager for major funding sources for families. Through networking, educational presentations and conference planning ~ my role was to promote Bayshore's service across Canada.
face-paced office, always busy, good management structure
Client Services Coordinator (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – July 29, 2014
Pros: team environment
Cons: emotionally exhausting
Answering upwards of 100+ phone calls per day from nurses, clients, case managers, client family members; coordinate staff and client visit schedule; reschedule clients when staff are sick; maintain detailed reports on all phone calls; field messages to appropriate administrators; work on-call as general phone message taker after hours; design and manage – more... complex scheduling techniques.
Management was excellent and well-structured. The team of people working there were very dedicated and supportive.
Hardest part of the job was fielding phone calls from clients and family of a personal and distressing nature. My job often required that I phone 911 for emergency situations.
Management was tremendous and the work environment was positive. I was able to work unsupervised for the most part. – less
Medical Receptionist/ Scheduling Coordinator (Former Employee), Oshawa, ON – June 11, 2014
Cons: no job security
I worked in a small office, where the 2 members of office staff had to take on the role of many different positions and departments. I learned a lot about the medical field, as well as office and email etiquette. The hardest part of this job was the constant restructuring, and no job security.