I worked at CHEO from it's opening in 1974 for 41/2 years. I returned to work at CHEO after many years away.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Mental Health – 22 September 2016
After working at CHEO initially, I worked in all areas of adult nursing, including Community nursing if the UK and on my return to Canada. Much of my learning in the UK was in the hospitals, but I took a one year course to become a District Nurse. Returning to Canada and CHEO was a great joy. I worked on the Float Team originally and then moving to Mental Health. There were no typical days as patients' came in at all times of the day and night. There was often phone triage being done at any time. There were multiple courses on the unit regarding many aspects of mental health. I worked well with co-workers as well as on my own, working nights. Management was always available to staff on the unit or by appointment. The hardest part was seeing patients returning as the community recourses were sadly lacking. The rewarding part was seeing improvement and the patients and parents willing to work together and being able to refer them to what programs were available, There were many more programs being introduced over the last few years.
The education courses available especcially the Non Violent Crisis Intervention program.
Having to keep patients long than necesary, our unit being a crisis unit, due to lack of beds or programs to continue care.
Patient Service Clerk (Former Employee) – 401 Chemin Smyth, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1, Canada – 26 August 2012
During my eight-week placement, I worked as Patient Service Clerkon a busy medical inpatient unit. Key responsibilities included processing medical orders, ensuring that patient information and demographic data is accurate, performing receptionist duties, assisting with staffing of the unit as well as receiving laboratory results and updating charts. the hardest part was since they have a lot of health practioners and student knowing their names was a challenge of its own. The co-workers & management were very helpful and friendly.
to have had the opportunity to practice my medical office administration program
OR Health Care Aide (Current Employee) – Operation Room – 6 January 2013
very fast pace,it is a on going learning enviroment. It is a great team to work with,the hardest part of my job,always go go go... the most enjoyable part is being part of a well trained health care team provideing excellent care.
A typical work day involved assessing children with developmental coordination disorder. Different evaluations were used to determine their level of disability. Interventions were then planned depending on the limitations of the child and the area that required assistance. I worked alongside a physiotherapist and a speech language pathologist. The hardest part of the job was to discuss with parents who were not aware of their child's disability. This was often challenging and some parents did not like to admit that their child has difficulty in certain areas. My favourite part of the job was making new and enjoyable intervention plans each week to assure the children were having fun and learning new things.
working with a variety of other health care professionals.
Positive work environment that prioritizes the ease of patient care
Health Records Clerk (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 28 July 2013
The Health Records department of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is a vibrant and positive workplace dealing with the maintenance of daily interactions between hospital staff and patient families. In this fast-paced environment a variety of tasks are assigned and valued including locating and loaning patient charts and data, answering telephones, assisting visitors and physicians with information requests, and filing patient information to prevent misplacement. It is a very rewarding position that allows the team to work effectively together to assist visitors and provide relief during their stay at the hospital.
productive, challenging, and a sense of accomplishment.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – ottawa – 10 May 2014
My day typically started at really early and it never really ended. there is and was a strong diversity with all the employees and patients alike. There is a consistent need to evolve to your surroundings as you are dealing with an extremely large group of resident doctors and the ever changing needs of the hospital. The department was surrounded by a strong group of individuals that made the team members work effectively. The hardest part was the effect you have on the life of the children at the hospital, but it was the most enjoyable as well, when it all came together.
Gave me the opportunity to practice my Medical Office Administration program
Patient Service Clerk (Former Employee) – 401,chemin Smyth, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L1 – 26 August 2012
During my eight-week placement, I worked as Patient Service Clerk on a busy medi cal inpatient unit. Key responsibilities included processing medical orders, ensuring that patient information and demographic data is accurate, performing receptionist duties, assisting with staffing of the unit as well as receiving laboratory results and updating charts. The hardest part was since its extremely busy unit with many care practitioners and students learning their names.The managment and co-workers were very helpful and friendly.
Laboratory Technologist (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 5 March 2013
As a lab tech, I plan and carry out experiments on a daily basis. I discuss with peers and supervisors to troubleshoot problems and share knowledge. My coworkers and management make this a very pleasant workplace.
Registered Nurse- Inpatient Medicine (Current Employee) – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – 27 January 2015
In this line of duty we are responsible for and care for the well being of pediatric patients and families. Typically we get a report from the shift prior and read the appropriate documentation on the patient of our given patient assignment. We report to the associated medical team of any alerts or concerns based on the assessments we have performed. We use electronic documentation to record our assessments keeping everyone updated. If family is not available we contact them and give them updates as required. We work among other professionals as a multidisciplinary team which is not exclusive to physioterapists, social work, respiratory therapists, etc. The most difficult part of the job is maintain balance in break time as often time with your patients and their associated tests and concerns often breaks are not possible or taken late. The most enjoyable part of this job is the satisfaction of a healthy child and family being discharged and taken home.
client care (Former Employee) – Ottawa, Ontario – 5 November 2014
During the years of working privately, I would assist my client while in hospital. I would take care of his activities of daily living, assist in transfers, comfort him with books, movies, and music, and massages.