This is the most miserable place in the known world
Administration (Former Employee) – General – November 14, 2012
The managers are completely ignorant of operations and how to run a business. They also hate any sort of criticism and new ideas. The only people that get promoted are sycophants that are equally useless and will not challenge authority. Coworkers only think about their own interests and will fight you tooth and nail in order to avoid work.
Bottom line this is an awful place to work that will kill your soul and cause you to become a bitter and resentful person.
Enjoyable workplace with an exceptional nursing staff
Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – February 7, 2016
Fast paced environment responsible for ADLs, mobility and medication administration on a daily basis. Patient and family centered care is a top priority. Management is kind, approachable, and productive Co workers are friendly and approachable, making the work day easy when you need help. The hardest part of my job is the palliative aspect, watching families struggle with letting go of a loved one. The most enjoyable part of my job is working together with the interdisciplinary team, as well as the family and patients to achieve patients goals.
Medical Secretary II (Current Employee) – Genetics Department – January 16, 2016
North York General Hospital is my SECOND family. There are days where they feel like my ONE AND ONLY family. I have complete satisfaction working at NYGH as I have never seeked to look elsewhere in any other department. Our manager is the greatest manager I have ever had. She is open, fair, honest and most of all we are treated equal. The only hardest part of the job is because we don't pick and choose our family.. some members may not be having such great of a day, where "working like a team" needs to be reminded. But other than that, every aspect of my job is enjoyable. I love to make a difference in all the lives I am blessed to be a part of. Making a difference is what NYGH does and for that, I am so very proud of this organization. I have been employed almost 18 years, and as much as I look forward to retiring, I do not look forward to NOT being a part of this amazing team we have. Hence, I am literally super excited to come into work and be the change I wish to see in this world and specifically in the health care field.
Health Management, Leslie and Sheppard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – November 26, 2015
I was a porter/general help. I time in when I first come in to work, put on an apron and go directly to the dish room because the job is not complete if I leave unclean items in there or if something isn't finished by the end of my 5 hour work period.
I learned that teamwork is important because complaints and complements can both effect your long Gevity there.
My co- workers were positive towards the work and other people. I could see myself working with those type of people a long time.
The hardest part is on Fridays when I used to have to do extra for example: clean the deep fryer and other kitchen items because its the end of the week and I would have to make everything clean for Monday.
Free Lunch there were different food restaurants I had could go to within the hospital.
Benefits: perscriptions drugs, dental, parking
Can't discuss work hours due to kitchen regulations.
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Toronto – November 16, 2015
I worked in the OR as a Unit Secretary worst job of my life. Back stabbing gossiping co-workers who smiled in your face one minute and brought false information about you to the manager the next minute. Disgusting work environment a bunch of cliques especially among the female Nurses and Unit Secretaries. Hospitals should be a culture of patient safety not sure how this can occur effectively when Nurses in the OR department are rude and disrespectful towards each other and there is an underlying systemic issue of a toxic work environment and mistrust among OR colleagues. The main issue is poor management, the management skills and techniques are outdated and underdeveloped and it should be a mandated requirement as part of their performance appraisal to have their skills reviewed and upgraded annually.
Senior Medical Transcriptionist (Current Employee) – North York, ON – October 27, 2015
Healthy working environment. Manager is very helpful and accommodating. Willing to communicate, offers flexible hours. always open to communication regarding effective changes to complete workload faster and efficiently.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – North York, ON – June 19, 2015
A typical day is caring for clients from diverse populations with various health issues. The work is challenging and fast- paced. Management and coworkers are very supportive and optimistic. NYGH is a great learning environment and allows for opportunities to grow. The most enjoyable part of day is helping clients and putting a smile on patients' and families' faces.
Clinical Placement (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – May 28, 2015
The environment of work is pleasant and the staff plays a big role in team work. I only work there as a student. Being a student my role was to learn first, work in a team with various nurses and independently.
Booking Clerk-MRI (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – May 12, 2015
My time at NYGH was short only because it was a one year contract but during that year I learned so much. There I was able to interact with co workers of different departments and learn so much about the hospital setting versus a clinical setting. A typical day took me all over the radiology department because I would need to cover the x-ray department lunches.
I really enjoyed meeting so many different people of different cultures and just learning new things.
Volunteer job (Former Employee) – North York, ON – March 4, 2015
My colleague were so nice.I had very good income in my back home.But as you know government controlled us all the time they did not care about abilities just care about what did you wear your hairs are cover or not,,did you pray or not and so forth as you know.
Administrations (Current Employee) – North York, ON – January 23, 2015
I enjoy working at this particular hospital environment because of its warm, welcoming and advanced patient care ethics. My superiors are a pleasure and very professional as well as my fellow volunteers. Hoping that I might find a permanent career opportunity.
Provided the great opportunity of Radiography and CT scan and professional development.
Medical Radiation Technologist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – October 2, 2014
North york General Hospital a Leading employer and family environment workplace where i enjoyed challenging and rewarding carrier performing all radiography and CT(Non contrast Head) implementing proper procedures Health,Safety,and radiation protection to the patients with respect and dignity to their culture.It's an equal opportunity work place for everyone providing compensation and benefits to all employee including pension plan. The challenging part of the job was balancing to treat emerge patients and perform CT examination of prior appointed patients at same time using the accountibility and experience with communication and team work with other staff with the great outcome. Being an immigrant and english as a second language I had difficultyto understand the accent of the people at the begining so to cross that barrier I joined some language learning classes and it helped me to get throgh it.
lunch and learn programs for professional development
emerge patients hevy workflow and duties requested by the supervisor.
Student Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – North York, ON – July 16, 2014
Once a week, for 10 hours in the day, I would be at the Geriatrics Acute Care Unit at North York General Hospital from 7am-3:30pm, followed by a 2 hour post-conference with my Clinical Group and Clinical Instructor from Seneca College. During the shift, I would be assigned to a Nurse and would meet and help in providing patient-centered care to their patients. I assisted with taking Vital Signs (temperature, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, pulse, respirations), Feeding, Grooming, Transferring, Bed-baths. My groupmates and I would sometimes help each other if needed. We all co-operated well and listened to our instructor as she guided us very intelligently. I learned so much about the importance of communicating with patients and making them feel well-cared for. I enjoyed seeing my patients in a good mood, knowing that someone was there for them and paying attention to their needs. I sincerely want to be a nurse, but would enjoy any job in the medical field. I want to expand my knowledge and skills to build a long-lasting career in the future.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – North York, ON – June 10, 2014
Working the late night shift is challenging at times. Trying to find a balance with work, family and mental health takes much discipline.
My co-workers are very knowledgeable in the security field and are very willing offer suggestions.
I enjoy the challenges and diversity of working in a hospital. I enjoy meeting different people and persevering through problems that arise. Although there are some difficult situations and outcomes, I try to learn and grow from them to the best of my ability.
no traffic going to work
lack of sleep and living on different schedule than family.