Every day was unique to itself. Always plenty to do to keep employees busy.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Niagara, ON – 12 November 2013
A very interesting and enjoyable position. Working daily with the Director and Clinical Managers assisting with their scheduling of appointments and arranging meeting times, locations and minutes. Distributing any business paperwork affiliated with meetings and contacting all participants via email, calendar outlook, telephone or fax. Project administration and preparation was an important duty in this position and it included working closely with department members communicating any information needed.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 23 May 2017
By far the best place I have ever worked - the teamwork is amazing - we pull together because the ER doesn't have the resources that the St. Catherine's ER has. Great door-to-needle time for strokes. Lots of opportunities for when you burn out - because you will burn out, and then are able to return. Very young staff currently, always looking for experienced people.
Usually get your breaks, great teamwork
BUSY (especially during tourist season), lack of support staff so RN does everything (labs, ecg, psw, dietary), a lot of admit no beds being held in the ER for days, starting to nurse on stretchers in the hallways due to offload delays
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 4 November 2015
NHS is a good place that I worked at with good management and good workers. I learned a lot and got more confident working with IVs, Chemo preparations etc. I love working with mixtures IV or creams, ointments etc.
Great staff, physicians and patients. Very poor management and direction. About half a dozen educators that don't educate, show up randomly looking for errors on the unit and Centre people out to discipline. Very much neoNazi style. Parking is costly and very difficult to find at St. Catherines site. like most hospitals this is farmed out to another company that is making a good buck on tax payers backs. Management is directly looking to cut back everywhere at the expense of patients and staff saftey so the can get their bonuses.
Employee (Current Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 13 January 2015
This is a beautiful facility in a clean, convenient location, unlike the previous location of the St. Catharines Hospital. Parking at this facility is inadequate - there isn't enough parking for staff and patients. Mandatory uniforms are in effect, which are colour coded scrub tops per department and black pants. Only allowed to purchase scrub tops through supplier, which are inexpensive, however; the scrub tops are poorly sewn, ill fitting and made out of a material that does not breathe.
Emergency Department Volunteer (Current Employee) – St. Catharines Site – 27 November 2014
NHS is a ever growing health care system that has endless areas for professional and personal growth. They provide you with all the necessities to function in the health care field and interact with the health care team continuously. I volunteer with another young female. We provide comfort measures for the patients within the ER ie. fresh cold water, a warm blanket. We fill the isolation carts for the nurses, as well as restock the gloves within each of the patient rooms within the department. We socialize within the waiting room and answer as many questions as we can.
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 2 June 2014
Every day was unique in a healthcare environment and it is a very incredible environment to learn in. I learned what it truly takes for health care and patient-centred care - a lot of hard working and amazing people - front-line and back-line. I worked with an incredible team that helped each other continually and with some incredible ideas that made that new hospital become a huge success due to all of that teamwork and hard work. The most enjoyable part of the job was being part of the social committee and coming up with fun activities to promote interaction between different groups and help increase employee satisfaction and to just have fun.
Drug Access Facilitator (Current Employee) – St. Catharines, Ontario – 14 April 2014
Passionate about my current role as Drug Access Facilitator Manage over 30 different Patient Assistance Program that are available to oncology patients. Facilitate on behalf of patients the copious amount of paperwork that is involved when applying for drug coverage through private payers when prior authorizations are required for drug funding. Time lines and the heavy load of referrals are the hardest part of the job and can be overwhelming at times when you are the only doing Drug Reimbursement for our growing clinic. Love the patients, Love to provide them with financial assistance with drug funding and to ease their stress and frustration when dealing with private payers and provincial programs ( EAP/Section 16, Trillium and CCO )
Ward Clerk (Current Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 12 November 2013
A very faced paced working environment which requires the upmost confidentiality as dealing with patients health records on a daily basis. Assisting the nursing staff with everyday physician orders and clerical duties.
Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 15 February 2013
Education workshops continuous, great relationship with collegues and management...I have learned that every individual has a whole different outlook on the Health Sytem...Hardest part of my job is to collaborate with more than one family member at a time as they want the answers now about condition and outcome...Most enjoyable is to leave work with the satisfaction of 100% of my professional was given to all my patients, family members and friends...
rpn's opportunities to move forward in next level as they require rn certification
Working at the hospital is a life changing experience.
Ward Clerk (Current Employee) – Welland, ON – 25 July 2012
Working at the hospital is a unique experience. My fellow employees, which is mostly the nurses, are a very rare group of people. They are a pleasure to work with.
The hardest part of my job is when a patient expires. I am pleased that I can be there to do what I can to help there families in anyway possible; whether it be just for comfort or for support, as long as I can be of service to them.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when a patient is discharged home. Just to know that they are feeling much better and that we have done our best to help them through there illness is enough to make you feel that something we have done has made a difference in someone's life.
working with doctors and nurses is a great experience.