It's a good place to work, but then I hear that if you follow the yellow brick road that you'll eventually find the magical land of Oz.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Bowmanville, ON – 13 November 2013
I enjoyed working at Lakeridge Health, and found the staff to be excellent and very professional. Unfortunately, if you are wanting to work for Lakeridge, the chances are slim to none for most nurses I hear. (this from an educator)
I have reapplied several times myself, for a variety of nursing positions, and have heard absolutely nothing back. Maybe you would have more luck as a new grad, as everything appears to be geared that way. Perhaps older nurses, however good at what they do, just have a harder time finding work in today's Ontario.
I don't know, but if you are one of the lucky ones to be hired, (as with any job in this dying western economy of ours), hold on to the job like grim death!
Great staff, good working environment.
Often working short. (this is the norm now though for nurses)
Great Placement experience with tons of experienced and knowledgeable individuals.
Student Placement (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 25 April 2017
Through the time I spent at Lakeridge I learned a lot about data entry and E-learning modules, survey monkey and a lot of team building skills. A typical day there was very communicative between all of the teams members of the Organizational department and myself to take care of tasks that would need to be finished by the end of the week.
Hospital Volunteer (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 5 August 2016
Provides training of customer service. Provides well understanding of how to work in busy enviornments and trains/provides you with the knowledge of how to provide intensive and exceptional customer service in retail, food, or other services.
IT Consultant (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 30 June 2016
This place is terrible to work at. If your young and have ideas this is not the place for you. You will be labelled as an outsider and will be deterred from sharing your ideas. The old guard will never let change happen. You will be micro managed and if you don't do it their way you will be reminded how inept you are. Management also has its favorites and if your not one of them Goodluck. Now I'm speaking only on the administration side of things, I'm sure other areas are fine.
Educational work enviroment with many opportunities
Student Nurse (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 10 May 2016
Having the opportunity to work at Lakeridge as a student has offered me so much in terms of my education and future job opportunities. The typical day started with coming in and getting report from the head nurse that i was working with then we would start our morning care, getting the patients up and ready for the day. I learned so much from all of the nurses on the floor from how to safely transfer clients to wound care. Everyone was very willing to teach and allow all the students opportunities to learn about many different things. I loved my placement at Lakeridge health and it really opened my eyes to what i would like to do in the future.
Unit Clerk (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 13 January 2016
A typical day started with registering patients for their surgery, (we registered approx. 300 patients per day), making sure all their information was corrrect, before advancing them over to day surgery. Preparing patient's charts for the next day surgerys. Answering the phones from both patients and the operating room.
I did not find any part of the job hard and I enjoyed the challenges and loved all aspects of the job.
Excellent positive work environment with something new to learn everyday
Registration Clerk/Bookings Clerk (Former Employee) – Diagnostic Imaging Department – 12 May 2015
Excellent working environment. All the staff had a very positive attitude and were very welcoming. This position exceeded my expectations and I learned many new skills as well as perfected some current skills.
Hardest part of the job was getting into the routine of everyday tasks, however after a few days of being in the position I quickly picked up my routine.
Most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with all the different patients and being able to provide excellent service to them and know that they were satisfied.
Many areas for growth, lots of interaction with people, my skills were utilized every day.
Sometimes can have long hours, or long hours of sitting during the day.
Highly efficient and tightly knit group of professionals committed to improving the overal wellbeing of their patients
Student Nurse (Former Employee) – Medical/surgical Ward and Labour and Deliver – 19 September 2014
As a student nurse, this establishment was a great place to learn about the art and science of nursing. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to mentor the students into the proper way to execute procedures in order to ensure maximum effectiveness. there was constant communication among the inter-professional team.
Nursing is a stressful job and more so perhaps in a unit were there are few sucesses.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 8 September 2014
Arrive at 6:30 and assist with organization of meds. Assist those who cannot eat on their own, wash or dress on their own and attend bathroom needs. Clean various areas and prepare for family to arrive for visits. Various duties that are required (confidential).
Attend daily meetings on progress and further treatment.
The management was for me, the doctor and he was efficient, loving and caring. He cried when he was able to release a patient. We all did.
The nurses and staff were excellent. They knew the difficulty the patients and their family and staff were experiencing and put in a great team effort.
The hardest part was the difficulty of seeing the patients deteriorate.
The most enjoyable part was seeing the one patient who was released and we were so happy we all cried, great day.