I enjoyed going to work everyday . I started working there when I was 19 and was excited then about my job. When I retired from there 31 years later I was still excited as I was at 19. That was like my second family. Management treated you with upmost respect and made you feel special.
Medical Administative Specialist (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 19 July 2016
During my short time at Capital Health Authority/Victoria General Site, I was trained by very knowledgeable staff to a degree where I could complete tasks on my own even though I was just a student. I was only there for a month doing my work term, but I enjoyed the time with administrative staff, nurses and surgeons. They were all very open to "showing me the ropes." My time there was informative, enjoyable and eye-opening.
I hour lunch break, close to city transit and close to city centre.
CDHA is a good place to work. Lots of resources and support staff and everyone tries to do their best to make a difference. I think it would a better place if there was not such a disconnect between front line staff and and upper management.
Worked on a very fact paced unit with many things happening at the same time. This unit worked as a team. It felt.like a family working together. During codes emergency situations everyone worked together and supported each other,
Medical Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – CDHA, NS – 3 June 2015
Always very busy,but satisfying employment Need to stay focused and be aware of your surroundings, especially when working on patient floors. A few great co workers who would bend over backwards to help you ,but many more who would sell you out for a dime. A tremendous amount of "favoritism" in the workplace. How far you advanced in your position mattered mainly on how great your friendship was with the Supervisor. So not much room for advancement unless your someones cousin or best friend. Women in management roles are "Catty" having an instant dislike for other women under their supervision. The hardest part of the job was time limitations. The best part of the job was working and interacting with the patients.
Working for Capital Health in Victoria General Hospital was a great experience for me. It was both very challenging and rewarding to work with Capital Health. It was challenging because of the lack of resources, yet rewarding because of the excellent and knowledgeable staff that continuously helped each and supported each other in order to survive a day of work. My typical day of work starts with assessment of my patients, caring out nursing procedures, communicating with other members of multidisciplinary team and advocating for my patients. Working as a Registered Nurse is continuous learning process to be able to provide the best and safe care to the patients. The hardest part of my work is to provide the best care while working with limited nursing staff. Rewarding part of my work is when, going home after my shift is finished, knowing that I did everything I could to help my patients to go through their ordeal and they appreciated my work.
RN (Current Employee) – Halifac N.S. Dartmouth General Emergency – 31 October 2013
I enjoyed the autonomy given to nurses working in a busy emergency department. It was fast paced but a very satisfying job, being able to help those in need. Opportunities for advancement as well as educational opportunities.
Supervisor of Warehousing Operations (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 16 December 2012
excellant management good work enviroment mon to fri, good co-workers learned about medical industry hardest part finding reliable casual relief workers. best part of the day was hearing from nurse managers on the on time delivery of their medical supplies.
A place where we help people regain their independence.
CLERK B - ORTHOTICS/PROSTHETICS (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 28 August 2012
A typical day at work for me is greeting patients that come in, registering them, booking appointments and answering phones. I work with wonderful people dedicated to helping our patients. The hardest part of the job is when we are short staffed and the most enjoyable part of the job is getting to meet a lot of different people with different abilities/disabilities and how they are overcoming them.