PMH is a top cancer hospital over the world, a lot of opportunities of learning and knowlege developement.
RN (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 August 2016
I am so proud of working in Princess Margaret Hospital. There, I learned how to care patient and their families, not only physically, also mental care. Once, one of family member got diagnosis of cancer, the whole family started to live in stress, worrries including finance, knowledge. The multidisciplinary team in PMH will provide their services effectively.
PMH is a leading cancer centre and teaching hospital. I feel very warm during so many years I worked there. Talking, listening and caring are not only for patient, also working in colleagues. I really don't want to leave there, but unfortunately, I have to quit because my personal reason, I went back Hong Kong for awhile.
I definitely enjoyed my working years in this hospital because of their friendly cultured colleagues, and learned how to deal with different people mainly Caribbean born individuals. The management is not that really staff-centered meaning they alway for granted us especially in the line of security of tenure and health. But overall this hospital helped me how to become a true nurse indeed by my compassion and patience in everyday life by meeting different people.
Very busy position since i worked in the front desk.
Medical Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 January 2016
Typical day starts, at 8:00to ready the clinic . Everyday is a challenge booking patients with their schedules because of their conditions. I learned time management with the help of all my co- workers. The hardest part of the job is not being able to coordinate the appointments needed by our patients because of conflict availability. The most enjoyable part is at the end of the day I know that I as able to do my job diligently.
It was a very insightful and hopeful environment to work in and with great staff
Student Nurse (RN) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 November 2015
This is the hospital I feel I grew more as an individual and nurse on the personal level. When I first started at PMH, I was unsure of how I would handle working with patients I knew were critically ill with cancer, or on the verge of dying. However, after I entered this hospital, I felt a surge of positivity and hope and it gave me the strength and courage to provide the utmost best quality of care for my patients. Staff were very nice and supportive. I enjoyed my interactions with my patients the most, because I gained such insightful understandings about life from every patient, whether they were young or old and at the same time I was given opportunity to give them my time to listen to how they feel, their thoughts about life&death, etc. I definitely will want to work back at PMH as an official RN employee.
Administration and Reception (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 January 2015
Amazing place to work: My day consisted of greeting patients and explaining to them what there appointment consisted of when they came in for Radiation and Chemotherapy. Some patients were very confused and frightened and I would talk to them private and listen to their concerns and sometimes even hold them when they cried. There were days when the doctors had their review clinics and it became extremely busy. The phone would be going on all lines and the doctors sometimes had to be paged and all this would happen within five minutes. I prioritize extremely well. A lot of times I would have to deal with other departments when scheduling the patients next appt. I learned a lot about ct scans and the how to read blood results. Everyday was fun especially with my co-workers. I am a funny, alert, detail oriented and kept everyone in a great mood. For example if one of my co-workers was having a hard time with a task I would help them out so they would not get stressed out and the task would be done better that two people worked on it'
Meeting the most amazing people, and how I looked at life
Research Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 December 2014
The most hardest work is how to recruit patients in the different clinic and explain our subject to let them join our subject. I learned lots of skills for how to contact with others. My co-workers help each other a lot. I am very enjoy the work. the most enjoyable part of the job is that enter all the data of the information using the Food Processing software.
Clerical Research Assistant Surgical Oncology (Current Employee) – Toronto On – 25 June 2014
• Provide various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, preparing correspondence, preparing and maintain patient information • Manage a high volume workload, within a deadline driven environment • Assist with research projects; collect information from group studies and entered them into a database
As a OBSERVER and a VOLUNTEER 2-3 days per week, PMH appears to be populated with professional and dedicated staff
Patient Care / Prostate ultrasound, biopsy clinic (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 December 2013
Arrive at 7:30am on Wed, Thurs and sometimes Mon as well. I'm at clinic until 12:30pm. I've learned how to incorporate the hospital's training in the "Healing Beyond the Body" program to, in effect, become an extension of the medical staff to the patients and their families. I find the management team to be professional and understanding. My co-workers (both medical staff and volunteers) are both dedicated and well-trained. The hardest part of the job is not actually being on staff. (on payroll) The most enjoyable aspect of the job is the satisfaction of knowing that my efforts are appreciated by both the staff and the patients.
A feeling of satisfaction that I've helped people through a trying experience.
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE LEARNING HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH.
CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 December 2013
Collaborated with Investigators & health care team, responsible for overall patient management & coordination of several clinical studies for Drug Development Program. The Clinical Program included pharma-sponsored & Investigator initiated trials. Coordinate patient activities following protocol. implication & coordination data collection & documentation, as per UHN policy & ICH/GCP guidelines.