Housekeeper (Former Employee), Surrey, BC – September 3, 2013
Pros: half hour paid break, great staff
Cons: sometimes the job was on-call
A typical work day for me, was working in the family birthing unit. Not only did you get to clean all the rooms of people with the cutest brand new babies, the nurses, care-aids and even fellow housekeepers – more... were really great to work with. I learned everything from how to clean things properly, sanitize, proper way to use PPE gear, to learning a little about sicknesses and illnesses as well. My management was pretty great, Was pretty good when I needed extra time off for family visiting, or moving. The hardest part was moving away. I would have to say the most enjoyable part was seeing patients get better, and just knowing that what you were doing was a huge help to everyone who was apart of the hospital. – less
Its a very busy workplace but people working in the unit are very supportive cooperative.
Maternal/Child Aide and Maternal OR Aide (Current Employee), Surrey, BC – November 26, 2012
Pros: long hours
Cons: no enough hours
Usually day shifts are very busy, mostly scheduled C-sections are in the morning. At nights, it can be very busy too depending on the patients condition but usually not as busy as the day shift.
I've – more... been very lucky with my co-workers they've been very supportive and helpful to me since I'm new in the unit.
I can say the hardest part of the job is that whenever there are lots of C-section because you have to move so quickly but efficiently.
The enjoyable part of the job is after you finish the shift and you know you did your best to do your job and nothing went wrong and you don't have to worry about anything about work when you get home. – less
A graet place to work , very friendly staff, and supportive management
Manager of Medical Health Services (Former Employee), Medical Service Manager on 5E and 5W – May 5, 2012
Pros: enhancing employee lifestyles by promoting wellnes, with access to massage therapy
Cons: can not think of any
A very supportive management structure, thourally enjoyed working with other managers and supportive directors.The departmental structure has changed and roles have changed reflecting organizational growth. – more... My challange was working with 50% of available staff, attempting to keep budget within its alloted lines, recruiting and maintaining staffing ratios. I also enjoyed responding to patients and families concerns, overcoming the barriers and building lasting relationships within the community. The most enjoyable part of the job was working under a very supportive director, working with other managers, craeting greatest nursing teams on the units and the most missunderstood part about Surry Memorial Hospital, that all staff and departments were exceptionally caring and supportive people. – less