Unit Coordinator (Current Employee), Vancouver, BC – July 23, 2014
Greet patients and visitors at the desk in a friendly, courteous manner. Coordinate admission o patients. Assist nurse with room assignments when necessary. Initiate labeled medical record on admission. – more... Assure prompt completion of admission diagnostic work with assistance from RN/LPN. Notify nurse of any stat treatments or medication. Coordinate discharge/transfer of resident. Prepare medical record for discharge. Answer telephone efficiently and courteously and relay messages and calls to appropriate personnel and patients. Also relay information to other departments as needed. Answer patient intercom promptly and courteously and refer urgent requests to the nurse immediately. Transcribe physician orders. Make requisitions for diagnostic studies, make out Medication Administration Record (MAR) and Kardex and assure completion of stat orders. Notify the nurse of new orders and assure orders are doublechecked for transcription by the nurse. – less
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Vancouver, BC – July 5, 2014
Terrific co-workers with similar values. Not a lot of engagement with management 12 hour rotating shifts Difficult client, real mix of cultures Love the sense of team work and camaraderie with my co workers
PSYCHITRIC NURSE (Current Employee), Vancouver, BC – June 17, 2014
Pros: very good access to nursing educational opportunities
Cons: long comute to work
A typical day would include report from the previous shift, greeting my patients and administering medications. I would also lead groups and assist patients in personal care when required. Other duties – more... would be to take vitals and perform other skills such as wound care and oxygen administration, safety checks and behavior care planning.
My co-workers make up a team of caring and enthusiastic people who are dedicated to making the stay of our patients as positive and healing as possible.
I have learned that the most important element of this job is treating patients and families with respect and empathy with the vision of improving their ability to cope with mental illness.
The hardest part of the job is having to discharge patients to a shelter as well as the unfortunate reality of patient suicide.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of patients and families however small. – less
part time (Former Employee), toronto – May 9, 2014
Pros: free lunches, working with seniors
Cons: long hours, bad smell
A typical work day was me interacting with seniors , making them feel welcome , getting them what they want like food or water. I gained a lot of communication skills ,i learned how to interact with different – more... kinds of people from the grumpy ones to the sad ones.I really learned how to react to certain situations that occur during my work hours & solve problems. My co-workers were always in a positive motive really energetic and fun to work with. The hardest part of the job was taking the seniors for a walk. The most enjoyable part of the job was trying to entertain the seniors – less
Registered Practical Nurse (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 6, 2014
Pros: pot luck lunches
Cons: part time
I was responsible for 5-7 patients, which included providing daily care, medications, overall assessments, transcribing medications. I have learnt how to work in a team setting. Co-workers were a team. – more... We always helped each other in difficult situations The hardest part of the job was it was part-time. Thus, it was very difficult to know clients as per nurse-client relationship. the enjoyable part of the job is that we all worked as a team. so even in stressful circumstances, i did not find it stressful, because there was always co-workers and manager to guide and help me – less
Resident Care Aide (Current Employee), Vancouver, BC – November 12, 2013
Pros: meeting many different people co workers and residents
Cons: emotionally draining
A day at work consist of helping people to do daily activities like eating dressing and washing. I love working with people and problem solving cause each day comes with a new set of difficulties. The – more... staff is amazing to work with they work like a team helping and supporting each other allowing for the best care to be given. Sometimes there are bad days but most are good I believe the hardest part of this job is watching people pass away but at the same getting to meet and learn from these people is the best. For working in such a big organization it is an amazing job some Managers take the time to get to know you where others do not take the time to. – less
Engineer (Current Employee), Vancouver, BC – January 26, 2013
my job consists of variety of duties. from doing chemical tests on the boiler to changing electrical ballasts on tube lighting. I have learned a wide variety of skills that help me in everyday life. Management – more... is very organized and fair. my co-workers are very helpful. Hardest part of the job at times can be at times the most enjoyable part. Usually a major water leak in the building. Most enjoyable part of my job are the many different skills i have acquired working in this environment. – less
Volunteer associate (Former Employee), Scarborough ontario – December 20, 2012
Pros: free coffee
I signed up for summer volunteer program at the gift shop and I had a wonderful time working there. I got to meet so many other volunteers in the healthcare and had an amazing management team. Now, my sister is volunteering there currently and she enjoys it just as much. Overall, it was a fun experience and I am glad I was given the opportunity to explore it.
Student Nurse (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – July 16, 2012
Pros: i loved working as a student nurse
Cons: not enough hours, no pay
7-730 getting reports for 5-6 patients 730-1200 providing care to patients, administering medications, getting them ready for therapy, assisting with AM care. 1200-1230 lunch 1230-1500- doing other chores, – more... like administering afternoon meds, answering call bellls, changing wound dressing, other medical procedures.
I loved working at providence with the team, it was enjoyable and fun. The hardest part of the job was not getting paid because i was a student. – less