Pharmacy Technician Intern (Former Employee), Toronto, On. – May 19, 2013
The staff at the Scarborough General hospital in which i worked with had a very friendly and interesting staff. They were very vocal about their life while on their lunch breaks,providing interesting stories, and when it was time to get back to work, they did their work quickly and efficiently. They showed an amazing amount of experience in their work – more... and were very precise about what was required and needed to complete each task(example:what medication to obtain, which amount needed, and where to send it to). There was also a variety of stations so you had a variety of tasks to do everyday,depending on what you were assigned to, that week. I think the hardest part of the job was to make sure you had your station's tasks completed before a certain time period, for certain stations, due to the requirements of the hospitals (medicaitons need to be sent up and restocked before a certain time to ensure the nurses had enough medication to distribute to the patients). – less
Unit Clerk (Current Employee), Scarborough, ON – October 24, 2012
Pros: good workplace
Cons: good pay
Doing admission from emergency, filling Kardex and doing MAR. Answering patient’s door bell and telephone, assisting nurses with room assignments, calling SPD for supplies and Porters for transport Transcribing and doing MDs orders and Notifying nurses with stat orders.Participated in Bed allocations EI and 5S event workshop Filing dictated notes, doing – more... 24hr flow sheet and updating nurses boards .Arranging ambulance, doing PTAC and preparing package for Discharge.Taking initiative and accepting responsibilities when it arrives. – less
A very toxic environment - it's every man for him/herself, a non-supportive environment, particularly at the leadership level
nurse educator (Former Employee), General site – April 16, 2012
Pros: learned alot about my subject areas, worked alongside a terrific manager
Cons: overworked and under appreciated, no work-life balance, it's all about the scarborough hospital
It's guaranteed that you will work many hours beyond what you were hired for and you will NOT be compensated whether in lieu time or $ (you're told that you can take time in lieu but when you try to you're treated as though you're stealing time from the organization). Its a very demanding job with little credit for your accomplishments and one that – more... could quickly lead to burnout and very limited work-life balance.
We used to have a secretary to help with clerical type duties and that was taken away so we spent countless hours every month doing clerical duties to prepare for staff orientation (this was unpaid time) so this was really frustrating as the secretarial support went to a couple senior people. I was asked to read information over the Christmas holiday to prepare for a meeting but the director didn't think that it was important to follow suit and read her material, relying on us to provide her with the information we read to prepare her for the meeting.
The best part of the job was working with the front line staff and patients. – less