Linen Services (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 10 April 2017
I came, I saw, I worked, for what short time I did. What is there to like or dislike? The hospital is functioning, even at the levels I worked, this is a good sign. Could it function better? Well couldn't all things to some degree? Everything was great regardless. Pay was fair for what I was in. Co-workers were sufficient at their tasks, as the staff looked to be. All in all a good job for anyone to get their feet wet, great section of the government for any aspiring citizen to want to join/work/improve.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 29 December 2016
Hand out medications. Help care aids. Help RN's. Typical nursing duties. Hardest part of job was not knowing when i would be working (casual position). Another hard part was seeing people suffer or end of life situations. Loved my coworkers (very knowledgeable, supportive, and available). The most rewarding part of the job was touching peoples lives. I felt valuable helping people feel better. Watching the miracles of modern medicine.
working in a group and alone and meeting different people from different culture
Volunteer Experiences (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 17 June 2016
I like to work alone as well as working in a group. I learn how I can manage my time and be more organize in my work. the most enjoyable part is meeting different people from different culture. the hardest part of the job will be when doing that does not belong to you.
Assisted Living Worker (Former Employee) – Quesnel, BC – 31 December 2015
Every day was a challenge as you dealt with seniors and watched there decline. Co-workers - Always available when needed what I learned - is that working in health care is a never ending learning experience Most enjoyable - To give to those who needed it the most .
Home Support Worker (Current Employee) – Fort St John, BC – 4 November 2015
very rewarding career choice however very demanding finding a balance can be a struggle. I felt distinguishing priorities was difficult when it came to clients and staff mental health. if you stay focused and take care of YOURSELF, set your boundaries know your limits and stick to them. The days do not seem so long.
mostly working indenedantly
very demanding, management does very little to advocate for staff
Engaging and challenging environment with unique northern perspective
Regional Director - Reporting and App Srvcs (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 15 September 2015
Because of its relative small size compared to other provincial health authorities, Northern Health continuously has to come up with innovative approaches to deliver Healthcare in the north. This creates an environment where work performance is always required to be high. This is something I have enjoyed.
The work environment was always collegial, especially in IT.
Low power differential, always focused on getting the job done, great town to work in.
The town is a little isolated. Slow pace of government initiatives.
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Terrace, BC – 22 July 2015
Suits my needs at the moment. i set tables and serve food to elders that are unfit to take care of themselves alone. i help prep the food and ensure the work place is kept clean and tidy inisde and outside of the kitchen. i enjoy working with the residents and am looking to possibly advance within a facility similiar with more hands on experience such as recrational or as a health care worker
PART-TIME PROGRAM SUPPORT/MEALS ON WHEELS/LIFELINE (Former Employee) – Terrace, bc – 6 July 2015
Typical day at work would be entering files into the computer (love data entry), filing, preparing MOW Meal Sheets for the hospital. I learned that my calling really is helping people and working on the computer. The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting and helping people that came to the counter as well as the people I delivered Meals on Wheels to.
RN (Current Employee) – Prince George – 20 April 2015
NH has a huge number of managers and creates more all the time while cutting back frontline staff. Many managers in the interior are not good at their jobs and are bullies with poor people skills. There is a lack of honesty and integrity in the managers. Co-workers are stressed and unhappy, so teamwork sometimes suffers. Not having the time and being so overwhelmed with patient needs is hardest, patient care is always the most enjoyable.
cleaner (Former Employee) – Fort St John, BC – 18 January 2015
My work day is to accomplish all daily duties and to help others if needed .I have learned that team work is the best modo..Management here at northern health are great ,they always try to accommodate you when needed.My co-workers are great everyone is willing to help others if needed.The hardest part of the job is when we are short staffed.as it makes for a long day for everyone to make sure that everything is done at the end of the day .The most enjoyable part of the job is helping others and meeting new people all the time.I am currently still employed at northern health.we are planning to move to the okanogan this summer.
Dietary Aide (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 8 August 2013
Shifts are very busy and being able to multitask is a definite asset. Shifts start as early as 5am and you can be called as early as 4am. The staff from my co-workers to management are friendly and helpful. Working for Northern Health was a very inspirational experience.