Resident Care Attendant\ Health Care Attendant (Current Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – July 17, 2015
I enjoyed and love my job as a Health Care Attendant. Love all the people am working with, especially the patients, learned from them, laugh, chat, help, care and love them, though sometimes their grumpy, I manage to cheer them up. On the floor am working, which is the 4th floor, we have a very supportive Manager, CNL or clinical nurse leader, our nurses and all the teams on the floor. Politics, that's everywhere, so, just have to live with it. Patience is the key to success. The reason I want to work in Jacksonville, is because my husband is retired and want to stay and live here. And I want to be close to my families live in Jacksonville, Florida.
as i said, i love my job, caring for this fragile and delicate people.
not enough staff, especially weekends, lots of calling in sick..
Unit Clerk (Current Employee) – Comox – June 29, 2015
Just started as casual and had a great week. Nice people and a great willingness to do my orientation. Lots of joking, smiles and encouragement to ask questions and get answers. I did notice a lack of continuity between the different departments / floors (i.e. in where and how patient charts were stored and filed, and in who was transcribing orders, etc. Could just be the learning curve, but I think it would be easy to streamline something like this. :) Looking forward to working here on a more continuous basis.
If you value money this is your place; if you value health, move on
IT (Former Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – February 23, 2015
The pay and benefits are relatively good but workload and work environment are horrendous. Employees are not valued at all and patients fare only slightly better. Most employees are kept in casual on call positions with no opportunity to advance or get security. If you are "lucky" enough to get into a permanent posting you will be over worked and mistreated until you get sick and then you will get no support from the employer. When you leave they will try to get out of paying severance or anything else. They say they are one of the top 100 employers but they nominated themselves and then campaigned for votes. Very few employees would voluntarily vote for them. They love to say they have support systems, value employees, blah, blah, blah, but their actions do not support the rhetoric. I've seen too many people have the life sucked out of them here and would not recommend this environment to anyone. You WILL pay the price for your salary.
Adult Intensive Care Unit Clerk (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – December 8, 2014
This position was both challenging, emotionally draining at times. I found the work exhilarating and fast paced. I liked my co workers and the care they gave the patients. I left this position to move to Alberta to explore different avenues.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – September 17, 2014
Working as a team leader at Alternate Level Care listening to morning message about my clients night, was there any changes. medication administration. Help with morning care. Dressing changes if needed. Vac dressings if needed. Help RCA's with feeding. Restock carts. Assess my clients before I chart on them before my day is over.
working with one rca throughout the 4 yrs
didn't get to move around much. was stuck on one pod.
Resident Care Aide ( RCA) (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – May 25, 2014
I like the one on one that you can give when your in peoples homes. I have found my coworkers to be helpful, friendly. The hardest part of the job is finding addresses on a dark and rainy night.The most enjoyable part is giving good quality care to clients so they can remain in their homes. Management is eager to assist if you have any problems. I have learned that it means alot to people to be able to stay in their homes with a little help.I have also learned alot about how to communicate with different types of people.
Overall a challenging and fullfilling employer with very good job satisfaction
Revenue A/R Supervisor Clerk 5 (Former Employee) – Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria BC – April 21, 2014
Each day was very full with a variety of duties which made it very satisfying. There was always something new as we were constantly upgrading and changing our accounting systems. Learning and training was what kept the job fresh and interesting. Working with a wonderful group of co-workers added to the enjoyment of the job. The job was very fast paced and deadline oriented with a need to follow policy and procedure to be successfully effective.
Scheduler (Current Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – August 3, 2013
I've only been working for VIHA for a few months but knew I wanted to be a part of this great company for much longer. Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) has a great reputation for its care of patients and clients and also for the amazing opportunities and benefits given to employees.
I am very proud to be a part of the VIHA family and am looking forward to finding out just how far I can grow within this company!
Great breaks and lunches with lots of friends from different departments
Med. Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – July 1, 2013
Doing rounds in hospital to ICU, Catlab, and pacemaker clinic to pick up reports for me to type. I shared a two person office with a very nice lady who typed the graphs from catlab procedures. I was the BC registry clerk and registered openheart surgeries and pacemaker, ICD's. The hardest part of the job was to transcribed for one particular Doctor with very bad handwriting but after searching to net, I could always figure it out on my own and sometimes help from a supervisor. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I always managed to get things done and the sense of pride that went with it.
Casual On-Call Worker (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – January 16, 2013
Started working as a casual, oncall worker for VIHA in November of 2011. Great company and wonder people to work with. VIHA has a great corporate culture with wonderful values that are felt. You really sense the sincerity with middle & upper management teams too!
My biggest beef with VIHA is the length of time with which one has to put in as a casual, oncall worker; it is extremely hard to get hired in the first place; then you have to start as a casual worker. This wouldn't be so bad if there were enough hours to live on. You can get near full time during some of the winter months, but even this at times can fluctuate from year to year. Mostly get hours during March, June, July and August with a few weeks here and there in December.
- Working from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm every day, 5 days a weak. - Involved with more than 15 different people in the project. - Involved in the implementation, testing and training. - The first and the best project cross BC Province.
Residential Care Aid (Current Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – January 2, 2013
A typical day at work for me was getting my resident chart finding out who I had for the day. Go in say good morning to each one of them, start off whoever shower and bath day it was. Get my residents ready for there day.I did a lot of personal care with my residents. I think the hardest part of my day is when I see a resident who is down and I can't make them feel better. I have amazing co-workers who I can count on if I need them, we worked a lot as a team and we became a family. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I see the smiles on my residents faces when they have family and friends who come to see them.
Productive and intense workplace with flex-day every third week
SQL Server DBA (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – December 31, 2012
VIHA has an enormous data platform environment to care for. There are too few resources to accommodate all the demands of both operational requirements and project collaboration. You perform knowing that you cannot keep all clients satisfied. This pressure underscores the priority setting that is required to be productive. The parachute at VIHA is a flex-day every third week, and very generous benefits package.
flex-day every third week, well endowed benefits package, pension