➢ Supervise the day-to day operations of their respective shift. ➢ Patrol of designated areas inside and outside the hospital with view to preventing insecure unsafe activities and /or conditions. ➢ Responds to and plays an active role in all coded emergencies in accordance with the site Emergency Response plan ➢ Responds to psychiatric emergencies and assists. ➢ Investigate and follow up all accidents and incidents re: thefts, break and enter, as required and report them in writing
Management was ready to help and understanding. All staff got along with each other. We felt like one big family. We were always there for each other.i felt patient care was upmost important to all staff. We were treated with respect and showed respected in return.
Personal satifaction, vacation and health benifits.
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 17 May 2017
Would not recommend to anyone. Has a management team who is friends with select housekeepers. Takes advantage of you and books you for times that aren't in your availability and if you don't work the shift you lose the hours. Hard to get on as full time as full timers have seniority over casuals and they jump from position to position leaving the casuals with no way to get full time.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 16 March 2017
While working at the IWK information desk, you got to tell everyone who was lost entering the hospital where to go. I learned how top mange rude patients or people. My favorite part of the job would be, handing the little kids out finger puppets they always seemed to enjoy them.
Info Desk Volunteer (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 26 February 2017
I volunteered here in the summer and I really enjoyed it, I plan to go back for at least one day a week in the upcoming summer. I would start each shift by getting the patient log sheet and then go unlock the desk. I helped people get around the hospital. I had to help people with multiple different disabilities and people that spoke different languages, this made me very patient.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Information desk – 26 July 2016
It is definitely a place to work. you get to know your community and get to meet new people. I did learn new things, that not everyone is respectful but you just have to handle it politely and be respectful to them.
I volunteer here once a month. There are other many great members, but being a Junior Leader means having the most responsibility. I come up with creative activity ideas for the group members who join. I help make people feel comfortable and welcome. I learned to communicate well with people and keep a positive personality. Helping teens going through mental health disorders is not easy, but in the end it is worth it.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 2 May 2016
- ronald mcdonald family room is a great place to volunteer - great friendly staff to work with - very coordinated and easy to find all details needed for work - very clean space and fun to hang out with the families and kids
Compassionate and friendly place to work + clowns in the halls. lol
Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 29 August 2015
The IWK Health Centre is a children's hospital. It is a great place to work with pleasant staff and great benefits. I was thrilled when I was hired to work there. It made me feel proud as the IWK has a great reputation across Canada.
A special atmosphere, friendly people and great benefits.
None that I am aware of except for my long trip on the bus there and back. lol