Easy going culture, but poor staff motivation and disorganized management
Specialist role (Current Employee) – RVC & RVA – 9 April 2013
It's a great place to work if you want to just get by, clock in 9-5 etc. NOT an ideal environment/culture for highly driven performance-oriented people, as incentives are non-existent except for VPs. Staff retention is an issue here.
Management has some seriously incompetent people who will shirk every responsibility possible, or just have terrible interpersonal, project management, and communication skills.
Very strong hierarchical culture and senior team enjoys keeping power. Old school management style around here. Lack of 360-feedback makes things worse. Current CEO is fantastic and like a hawk, unfortunately VPs and their directors' primary interests are making themselves look good.
Salary can be above-average per industry standard, depends on how you negotiate. Benefits are disgraceful; I guess the other reviewers must have worked in sweatshops!
frontline staff are genuine and well-intentioned
mid to senior management disorganization and incompetence
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 28 August 2016
At the centenary site- management needs to really needs to rethink their structure. Cutting front line workers like RN's, RPN's, PSWs is not an effective way to cut costs because it just jeopardizes patient care- the main reason why a hospital is in business.
ONA union, HOOPP
old computer systems, pharmacy work short hours & do not have enough staff, nurse to patient ratio can be anywhere from 1:5 to 1:10 depending on department. Unsafe
Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 16 April 2016
0700-1500. Proficient in phlebotomy, Blood transfusion, Wound care, assist with vasectomy procedure. Primarily responsible for Chronic disease education Tues-Thurs. Management is versatile and open to communication. Co-workers are highly skilled, team players. Hardest part of current job is when clinics are over-booked requiring fast-efficient quality care for all patients. The most enjoyable part of the job are the patients and being able to teach them something about their health on how to maintain a quality of life to ensure them the ability to remain at home.
Professional Practice Student (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 November 2015
Rouge Valley Health System is great place to work and grow our skills. During my work placement at Rouge Valley Health System I have learned variety administrative duties. The management was really welcome new-comers and encourage them to learn and grow more. This is the best place to work and learn about health care setting.
Physiotherapy Assistant 6 Week Placement (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 19 October 2015
At Rouge Valley Health System they were all very friendly and willing to take the time to teach me new skills in the field. A typical day for me during placement would be organizing patients files, working with patients to improve physical function, and cleaning throughout the day to avoid any spread of diseases. The most rewarding part about this job was seeing and helping the patients get better as their treatment progresses.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 22 April 2015
Everyone at RVHS is friendly and dedicated to improving the quality of care for their patients. I was given an opportunity to work within the facility but was not finished my course. This hindered me from successfully getting my foot in the door with and securing a position with a Healthcare facility that worked well for me given its location.
Valuable experience and knowledge to become a successful PSW