Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 24 October 2017
12-hr shifts doing patient care: assessments, intervention, working with the doctors and the patient's families, and reviewing overall outcomes. Directly applying skills for complex patient medical concerns.
As the Charge Nurse, I was responsible for running a 20-bed unit with 3 other nursing team members.
Diagnostic Imaging Clerk (Current Employee) – North Bay, ON – 20 August 2017
Always busy. Great manager of our department. Great paying job but always concerns of job cuts hovering over our heads. Some great co-workers but like anywhere, there are always those you have to carry the workload for.
Registered Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 27 June 2016
Going in I try to be positive but as the day progresses I realize that hospital care is surely not what it use to be. I learned that positive thinking is key to positive changes . Management on the other hand goes without being said! Co-workers are great to work with most days but the hardest part of the job would be being with a patient who has just been diagnosed with a terminal disease. I enjoy every aspect of my job and there is nothing I wouldn't do to receive a smile or a thank-you from my patients this is what makes my job so very rewarding.
Anonymous - current employee (Current Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 25 February 2016
Many job cuts have created employees who are overworked, exhausted, and constantly worried about layoffs. Many management changes over the past several years. Very unstable working conditions. There is a huge lack of team work. This is not a positive work environment. Different rules seem to apply to different employees. Those who actually work get more work added to their workloads, whereas those who do not produce seem to get away with avoiding being given extra duties.
Previously wonderful workplace that has deteriorated significantly
annonymous (Current Employee) – annonymous – 20 October 2015
When I first started with this organization, I couldn't wait to go into work. The staff was positive and the management supportive.
Then came the cuts, all due to disorganization, mismanagement and poor choice of hiring managers. This facility cares more about managers having a university degree than what experience the applicant has. Management interactions have been increasingly negative due to young, inexperienced managers hired that do not use the expertise of the experienced floor staff, micromanage and discipline anyone with an opinion. Major power-tripping going on...
The nurses and allied staff that do the work with the patients are amazing, however. They are compassionate and caring. Morale has declined a lot in the past few years though.
I am hoping that the Senior Management will come to realize the error of their hiring ways, and start to listen to the experienced staff and re-think their management hiring practices. Then the organization can grow again and become a leader in Ontario Health Care.
I thoroughly enjoyed my employment during my 27 years. My supervisor was one in a million and always had an open-door policy and supported her staff
Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 14 August 2015
I worked in many different departments during my time with this employer due to a time of down-sizing with the hospital. This allowed me to obtain more experience and work with many of the staff employed at the hospital, as well as interact with the public during my time when I handled the correspondence and release of medical information.
After 27 years spent working for the NBRHC, it was time for me to retired and take on other challenges. With that said, I moved from the North Bay area to Elora, closer to family and friends.
RPN - Specialized Adult Rehab and Transition (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 16 June 2014
Poorly run units. The managers listen to the backstabbers and the gossip they take as the gospel truth. Never have I worked in a healthcare facility that was such a cliche of young workers who may have the newest training but experience meant nothing. Instead of spending time with the clients they would sit at the station and talk, do their nails and text on their cellphones. If your over 25yrs bother unless you are one who likes to kiss up. Stay clear of Sudbury Campus.
A typical day was being excluded from meetings, having training sessions cancelled the day before. Told to learn by osmosis and no room for error. My ideas were represented by someone who wanted my job and taking the credit for my ideas and work. Management is poor and unprofessional. Bullying is condoned. VP's, way too many. Some of the VP's don't even speak French.. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with and training staff. Of course this is my personal opinion.
The job itself was great
Outsiders and those close to retirement get fired or layed off
Registered Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – north bay – 7 August 2013
all i can say is horrible management, too many managers not enough real workers (Nurses). layoffs layoffs layoffs all higher ups get to claim high expenses and get bonuses while Nurses get laid off and replaced by cheaper lower educated PSW's. horrible place to work