Payroll Support Clerk (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 12 December 2017
This is a very large company but is great to work for. So much room for advancement and loads of opportunity in learning new parts of the job. It is an enjoyable place to work and treats employees with fairness.
The organization is currently undergoing a redistribution of nursing services, scaling back on RN services while attempting to "manage to budget" with LPN wages. Highly toxic working environment at present time.
Health Care Aide (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 30 October 2017
Great pay,the benefits were lacking,no sick time and the hours not very good.The hardest part of the job was the early hours you started,most enjoyable was hearing the stories the elderly had to tell.The management was easy enough to get along with,just to many of them.I was surprised how little contact a lot of the elderly have with family and how important it was to them when we came to help them,sometimes being the only person they would see in a day. You have a list of names you see on a daily basis.You are given a certain amount of time to complete your visit with each person;if more time was needed management would be notified and would adjust your schedule.
Health Care Aide/Home Care Attendant (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 20 October 2017
Arriving at a clients home to provide care that they ned to stay in their home. Interacting with them and possible family members. Needing to be friendly and compastionate. Good customer Srvice skills is an asset. The worst part of the job is finding a client has died and you having to take care of that. Also because you are working alone and depending how long you have been working with that client it makes their death very hard on you emotionally.
A typical day for me would start at 630 am seeing diabetics in the community assisting with taking fasting blood sugars then administering their insulin based on drs orders, them oral meds, or wounds. I was a community nurse in my last position so I would go to each clients homes and do nursing duties bases on each clients individual needs, I had to make decisions on my own for the most part using my nursing education and experience but when give a situation that I was unsure of I would contact my nursing resource coordinator or the clients physician for their assistance. I would have to say the most difficult part of my job was at times time management as with ill clients one never knows the state you might find someone in so that might take more time. We were allotted a certain amount of time for each visit so if something was wrong and we needed to spend for example twice the amount of time it would affect the next client and so on. In this case if it became unmanageable we could call our supervisor for some help from other nurses as patient safety is always our number 1 priority. I loved my job, I loved the people, I loved helping people. One day was almost never the same as the day before. It was a great place to work
Overall, this job is great! The staff are wonderful and helpful, however the patient to nurse ratios are so unsafe and sometimes changes that are implemented by management are relatively insignificant and attention is not paid to other details
Home Support Worker (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 11 August 2017
Working for WRHA was a learning experience for meeting new people and how they live. there was a schedule mailed out every 2 weeks with who you would be seeing but sometimes was late which would make things difficult.
There are many changes with the new MB conservative government so any view I had were based upon a different system. As per nurses I know who are still out in Winnipeg, many nurses looking to move to Ontario or Saskatchewan or leave nursing all together because of the dismantling of the health services by the new government.
A fun and intuitive place. I find my co workers supportive and willing to share information. Corporate finance office is the best place to work. Your month end task can be challenging, but with a friendly team and managers, you can breeze through it.
It is a busy area. I have learned to allocate staff, be mindful of the budget in allocating nursing staff and assigning nursing visits. I have worked with management and collaborated with different members of the team. The hardest part of the job is when you feel that you are not supported and your concerns were not being addressed. The most enjoyable part of the job was the good working relationships with home care clients and home care nurses and all the Case Coordinators who seemed to like me and missed me when I left the area to move to an office closer to home.
It is a difficult place to work in but a great potential for improvement and give a person a chance to shine when improvements are made and the improvements show a significant result that is measurable and contributes to the welfare of the patients
It s very busy there also. They train their staff if required. Very good management people. You need lots of knowledge at your job. I like the work atmosphere. This was another place where I learned new things To carry with me in my personal and work life. Thank you.
Health Care Aide (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 27 April 2017
Typical day start with an early morning providing residents with activities of daily living such as grooming and feeding. I have learned to manage my time effectively and efficiently. Hardest part of the job is when the family is trying to make you do duties that are out of my scope of practice
Home Care Worker (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 26 April 2017
When I start working with them a few years back, working is fun and you can only talk to one person(supervisor), but things change now. Too many scheduling clerk filling up your schedules and they give you too much work from clients to clients without giving you enough time to travel. They do not even consider your opinions.