Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee), Barrie Ontario – September 8, 2013
Pros: great people
Cons: the hospital just keeps expecting more more more.
An 8 hour shift consists of running at full speed just so you might get a 10 minute break than back at it till lunch.same hectic pace till end of shift.stress level is high but you meet many great people. Hollow thanks are given for job well done. In the end there is no job security for anyone.
The dedicated staff at RVH is what makes it a great place to work. The management has 1960's management style.
Medical Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Barrie, ON – October 24, 2012
Pros: good salary. suitable hours. friendly staff
Cons: poor management
Great co workers. Friendly staff. Hard to work as a team as management encourages division between staff. Unfair to their long term senior staff Great hours Working alongside with Pathologist to ensure best specimen results.
I would work at different shifts-Morning-Evening-Night I loved working with patients My day would start-with taking account of the requirements in a patients ward. Then giving bath to patients that was allotted to me,by the head nurse,clean the patient’s beds change they clothing, feed the patients. Sing to them to lift they spirit if I observed them – more... to be in an off or bad mood. I loved my Co-workers, and they liked to work with me-I think because I was always in a joyful mood all the time. I was always willing to help, and was a great team player. The hardest part was when I went to work the next day, and found the patient that I sang to the previous day l was no more they, they were gone to heaven.
I learnt to love people, the more love you can give the more happy you can get. – less
Administrative Officer (Current Employee), Montréal, QC – May 5, 2012
Very busy In the clinic where I work we see on a daily basis close to a hundred patients. The Team work well together and it's all about Patient Care. If you have a problem, you can discuss it with the Director and he's always willing to offer a solution or re-direct you to use a different strategy. Co-workers are always helpfull and help out if and – more... when needed. Not having enough time to take your breaks or a full Lunch hour. Most enjoyable part of the job Patient Satisfaction!!! – less
Senior Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee), The Gambia – February 4, 2014
Pros: free transport.over time allowance, free lunch
Cons: lateness, lack of communication between staff and the patients because of different languages
It was on the 1st of june 2006 when I was to serviced as the senior pharmacy assistant on a clinic day. I learn a lot about how to advice patient about their prescription.As the head of the pharmacy of that particular day I was able to manage the staff very well.It was a really good team work.The hardest part was lack of some essential drugs and the – more... most enjoyable part was advising patients about their medication. – less
healthcare assistant care assistant (Current Employee), belfast – January 7, 2013
Pros: i learn a great deal on spinal and fractures and work in a great team
Cons: long hours, very sick patients and have to work holiday times that can be fun too
My day starts 7;30 am as i go in the team sits down for report ,telling if they had a comfortable night if they are for theatre or admissions from accident and emergency through the night . Usually by the time we are finished breakfast have arrived , we help with patients that cant feed themselves ,By now theatres have called for the first patient to – more... come down ,theatres goes on through out the day and running up and down from xray also is a big part of our day, to make sure they are healing .I love that part because when the doctors review the xrays we get to see what they talking about. In the middle of the day the ward sister will call all the workers to discuss what we have noted while were dealing with the patients needs like washing them etc talk on patients care and she would teach us on certain bones and how they suppose to heal or look, i like when we have the time to sit and learn with managers this i enjoy and seeing the patients getting better and the end of a long time in the ward and seeing them getting up and walking around independently. The hardest part seeing them not doing so well after the operations especially if they are elderly .I do enjoy my job it can be very tough and very long 12 hour shifts but i dont mind =) – less
Food Service Attendant (Current Employee), Montréal – November 18, 2013
Pour le shift de la soirée, nous commençons entre 4h et 4h30 dépendamment de quel position nous faisons cette soirée là. Nous préparons les plateaux et nous les amenons aux étages pour les patients tout cela avec l'aide d'une machine avec un courroie et de chariots en métal que nous poussons. Après cela nous avons une pause d'à peut près 15 minutes. – more... Après la pause, nous rentrons dans la chambre à vaisselle où nous prenons une position sur une autre courroie où les plateaux passent et chaque personne doit enlever quelque chose (coutellerie, assiettes, verres...). Ceux qui ne sont pas sur cette courroie vont chercher les chariots sur les étages. Après cela, ceux qui ont commencé à 4h ont fini et peuvent partir et ceux qui ont commencé plus tard ramassent les poubelles et nettoie les machines. – less