Research assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – June 3, 2014
During a regular day I would be expected to be at the clinic at 10am. I would go to my desk and begin looking at my calendar for the day. If we had scheduled patients coming in, I would go to the kitchen and prepare their breakfast. I would greed them once they arrive and take some physical examinations as well as blood and ECG tests. Then they would – more... eat the breakfast I provided them and hang around for a couple of hours so we could repeat the examinations every 1/2 hr. Once the patients would leave I would head back to my desk and work at the computer for the remainder of the day. Either working on upcoming research proposals or preparing spreadsheets for the next scheduled patients.
This experience allowed me to apply what I learned in a classroom setting to a more applied situation. As well to interact with patients of diabetes type II on a personal basis and learn about their lives in coping with this disease. As a result, this experience became more than a research project for me. It became a personal goal to want to help those patients and try my best to take the most accurate measurements and to be as precise as possible such that the project would truly reflect the actual benefits of Salba and Korean White Gingseng.
Furthermore, working with such a great team allowed me to take lessons from different roles. Some days I would work as a leader, taking charge of the tasks ahead. While other days, I would work under the project manager, doing what she saw to be best. At this facility we had many volunteers that would only be there for a couple of days. This allowed me to learn to work with co-workers that I knew nothing about and cope with each of their personalities in a professional setting.
The hardest part about this job was during the recruitment stage. I had the role of calling previous patients and see if they were fit for an upcoming project via an inclusion/exclusion survey. It would be difficult to hear someone in need of something potentially helpful that we were offering but not be able to include them in the project due to health complications or age exclusion criterion.
the most enjoyable part of my job at St. Michael's Hospital was at the end of the conducted studies when the results were obtained and ready to present to the staff. We would gather around the project manager's desk while she opened the file that we had been working on. Looking at the presented results that created a smile on everybody's face. This had such a large impact on me not because we had proven that the tested product has proven beneficial. But because this was a representation of the hard work of our laboratory as a team. It was a reminder that we had in the last several months we had helped the patients who had been consuming this product. And if was a reminder that one day in the future we can help more patients receive the benefits that we were all starring at. – less
Former employee (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 17, 2014
The worst work experience I have ever had. Dishonest, evil management in Medical Imaging Department, toxic environment, where people are harassed and emotionally abused by management without any liability. Work culture: Mobbing, bullying of targeted employees by management is encouraged by Human Resources. Hard work, experience, knowledge are not valued. – more... There is no room for decency and integrity in this department. – less
Productive work environment with caring staff & co-workers
Customer Support Coordinator (Current Employee), Toronto, Ontario – March 19, 2014
Pros: being able to help others
Cons: not working directly for st. michael's
A typical day at work is spent at my desk in a shared office space. Where I'm logged into my Patient Transport, Environmental services & Engineering queue. I wait to receive calls from Nurses, Doctors, Supervisors, Managers & Staff members regarding Patient Transport inquires, Engineering requests & Environmental services concerns. I operate a multi-function – more... screen as well as three other phone lines. I data entry and log patient information via the HRC System and dispatch it out to staff members who in return get the assignment completed.
I coordinator pick ups and drop off for various other hospital products and monitor the length of time it takes an employee to get from one destination to the next. I monitor the distance and walk time to alleviate unnecessary waste of trips.
I also take on the roll of Team Leading / Supervising when Managers & Directors are away or busy in meetings. I facilitate a group of staffs overseeing and making sure they remain work focused.
Over the years I've learned : Self- reliance- I'm capable of working independently. I'm very good at prioritizing my work load to make sure that the most important task is completed first. With years of experience I've become an excellent organizer. In my daily duties I have to re-arrange commitments and daily tasks flow to make sure everyone is satisfied and happy in the end. My people skills have excelled also. I demonstrate great interpersonal skills by communicating daily with diverse groups of people. I'm very good in maintaining a calm composer when working in a busy department and under stress. I'm flexible, punctual and a very dedicated worker. – less
Clinical Application Support Specialist (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – February 19, 2014
Pros: the ability to help others resolve system issues/problems
Cons: too many staff meetings.
Provided specialized consultative and technical expertise with respect to installing, tuning, upgrading, and maintaining information systems. Liaise and communicate with vendors, end-users and management.Provided on going day-to-day user support for existing HIS software applications. Participate in and attend staff and professional meetings. Learned – more... to organised tasks, projects, and meeting through time management. Management is understaffed and over worked. Worked with mature and skilled co-workers. The hardest part of the job is to organise the between daily tasks, projects, operational application issues and staff meetings. The most enjoyable part of the job is to resolve system issues that help the end-user to complete their task at hand. – less
Clerical Assistant (Current Employee), 80 bond, Health Center at 80 Bond – September 17, 2013
Typical days are very busy, everyday is a learning experience. management is there when you need them. Co-workers are great very helpful. They hardest part of the job is trying to reach patients on a timely mammer. Enjoy helping patients and seeing them smile and how appreciated they are when you help them.
Excellent place to work, had an amazing experience being a student here
Consolidation Nursing Student (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – September 11, 2013
St. Micheal's Hospital is an excellent place to work and have a student placement. I enjoyed my time there and would definitely love to work there again. I have learned so much important information regarding the ins and outs of nursing. The staff there is excellent. All of the nurses on the unit I was placed on were exceptionally friendly and supportive – more... of new learning. The work environment was always positive. I loved going to work there as a student every shift. – less
I loved working in a hospital environment with compassionate people.
Accounts Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – August 26, 2013
Pros: christmas bonus's
Cons: sometimes solitary work enviroment
A typical day at work would be to retrieve the daily charts from emergency department, code and enter them for submission to MOHLTC. I learned billing, because I was trained on the job. Management was great and I really enjoyed a team oriented workplace with managers and co-workers. The hardest part of the job was possibly the month end reconciliations, – more... but I became accustomed to that. The most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction I got from helping patients, for instance filling out Physician's First Reports and helping them at a time they most needed help, when injured. – less
I had fun working at St. Michael's although it's just a 1 yr. contract
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – March 14, 2013
Pros: transportation allowance
Cons: extra hours spent not paid
I had a routine kind of work at St. Michael's hospital. Collecting and processing all OR postcases is hard work but a learning tool to enhance your knowledge in medical terms. I have no problem or issues with the management and likewise with my co-workers. The hardest part of the job is when reconciliation of the report needs to be done and some important – more... information were unable to provide. I enjoyed my job because i was able to learn or know certain operating procedure done in each cases that i processed. I was able to ponder my knowledge on how a certain illness be able to resolve through surgery. – less
Student (Former Employee), Core Laboratory Toronto – January 2, 2013
It's a busy hospital and teaching institute too. Student like me learned a lot there in placement period. I really enjoy my work there. The Management is great coworker are Okay (some are great). I enjoyed work in all area specially in Microbiology Department.
Volunteer - In Patient Customer Care (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – August 17, 2012
. Dealing with patients that have been in the hospital for a long period of time. . How to deal with patients, when they are very sick, and get a smile on the face. . When you see patients that do not want to talk to you, and they want you to leave. When patients say thank you for getting me a blanket, and fixing my bed upright and helping them fill – more... out their menu for the next day – less