Home Care Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 30 November 2017
The shift started at 0730. First we would begin by organizing client charts so we knew who we had to see that day. Then we would grab all the supplies we needed for the day and leave the office to go see our first client. In a day we would see anywhere from 5-12 people depending on length of visit. At the end of the shift we would go back to the office to finish charting and drop the charts off to the evening staff. Management was not very organized and there was a hierarchy between the RN,s and LPN,s which at times was not very fun to be at work
can go to personal appointments during work time if needed
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 15 November 2017
being a nurse requires you to think outside the box, it also shows you how to be compassionate and understanding. A nurse has a lot of experience working with a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds, which gives us insight into what people struggle with and succeed in. Hardest part of the job is to not take the job/day home with you, finding coping mechanisms and distressing techniques.
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 7 November 2017
Working a 12 hour shift at switchboard took some getting used to, but the 4 person team is close knit and focused on getting the over 5500 calls handled in a professional manner each day.
Couldn't ask for better management, and if any issues come up (which happens at any job site) the managers were proactive and supportive.
The most difficult part of the job is the initial learning curve. It takes about 8 months of training to be able to handle the volume of information you need to know, but once you understand the health care system, the work becomes pretty basic.
The most enjoyable part was working with the wonderful women on our team. Just knowing you made a difference makes the hours fly by. I also loved that every day brought different experiences--traumas, codes, alarms. It definitely keeps you on your toes.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 2 November 2017
Faced paced hospital environment with lots of learning opportunities being a teaching hospital. Lots of communication and collaboration with many interprofessional teams in coordinating care for patients.
Increasing number of racist and discriminatory staff
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 16 August 2017
I've worked at St. Paul's Hospital on 5th Med for quite a while. I had to get out really quick. You will never feel welcome and you can only pick a few staff that are genuinely nice. The nurse educator is really intimidating. You'll be scared if you're a colored person.
Office Administrative (Current Employee) – Saskaton, SK – 30 May 2017
Great place to learn and professional advance. Good enviroment and people to work with. I like my work although it is temporary. I work in the division of mental health and I am passionate about collaborating in the recovery.
Acute surgical nurse (Current Employee) – 5B Surgery – 18 September 2016
The ward I work on is typically very busy, we deal with general surgery patients which can be very acute with changes happening at all times. The hardest part of the job is not being able to spend enough time with the patients due to work load. The best part of my job is when a patients thanks you for your care, especially if you have been this patients nurse for the course of their stay. Our ward is team nursing which makes it easy to work with one another. You need to count on each other to make your day flow at times.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 9 June 2016
Overall the Health Region was good to work for. Training wise I felt like I learned a lot but due to my full time work schedule I couldn't finish all my training shifts and shortly after that resigned.
3rd Class Power Engineer (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 19 January 2015
a learned how to take care of 3 different types of buildings, h-vac & different types of boilers, chiller systems. management was at times hard to deal with, because of my own doing. co-workers were great to work with, along with my supervisors. the alternating shifts were kind of hard to adapt with.
Very dynamic work culture, Goals are fixed and enthusiastically pursued
Intern (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 15 March 2014
Worked as an intern with the Saskatoon Health Region's 'Oral Health Department' Worked with a very dedicated team of oral health nurses doing their work diligently on the field across the health region. Very disciplined work culture, very motivated in achieving goals.
Generic benifits working with government health organisations