Medical Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – FSJ hospital and Peace Villa – 5 October 2012
I had an amazing time doing my three week practicum in FSJ ... Amazing people in the hospital and residents are wonderful... I was offered a job many times in my three weeks there but sadly had to decline, as my family and I aren't ready to relocate so far north!
busy, fast paced environment
hospital run rather poorly ... patient care is not a priority
Care Aide (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 16 August 2017
A typical day at work is basically caring for the elderly, who can no longer care for themselves. We toilet them throughout the shift, its a very heavy job. At the end of the day we do our report and do our work sheets.
Nursing Allocator (Former Employee) – Epping, Victoria, AUSTRALIA – 8 August 2017
I learnt medical terms and how the wards worked. Management was great, very helpful & supportive at all times. Not being able to cover shifts was the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was filling all the shift vacancies.
Nursing leadership (Former Employee) – Smithers, BC – 25 July 2017
Excellent organisation with many challenges synonymous with healthcare worldwide. As an employer... I would highly recommend; the focus on both staff and patient experience is excellent and from the patient safety perspective there is good evidence of organisational learning. Work life balance is excellent and for anybody wanting to explore the real canadian experience British Columbia is the place to be.
Permanent LPN (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 7 June 2017
Great management, support care team. I love my job wit northern health. I feel very supported and am always learning new things! The management is very involved and are supportive to the employees working under them. The facilities are well maintained and safe.
Mental Health Worker (Current Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 29 April 2017
So disorganized. Their motto is that they are "flying the plane as they build it". Management is non-existent, I have no idea what they do, other than sit in their offices and stir up trouble amongst their employees. There was no consistency at my site which was brought up several times with no support from management. Training is non-existent, my supervisor shoved me in a room for a week and said "read this". Never really came to check on me or go over the part of orientation that she was to do verbally. I was hired for one position but was told after being hired that I was going to be doing another job. It was not disclosed to me that people in my office were being asked to do things that are beyond their scope of practice and often unethical. We were often told that we are not counsellors or therapists but were asked to use therapeutic techniques in our roles (CBT). We were not provided with proper training for CBT, Northern Health has you complete a learning module (~1 hour) on it, in reality if you take the course, it is offered over 2-3 days. When asked about proper training, I was told that we would not be provided with it but were still expected to use it. My supervisor found it appropriate the belittle, berate me and yell at me, which is why I will be leaving shortly. I would avoid Northern Health at all costs.
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.