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A Tough Hospital
Full Time Staff Nurse Position (RN) (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON11 April 2018
Patient Care is inconsistent. Some parts of the hospital are very poorly staffed, and low morale is common. Patient flow matters more than people -- staff or patients.
Pros
Nice Cafeteria, Good Labour and Delivery Unit
Cons
Managers are tough and create an unecessarily harsh work environment. Nurses are spread thin.
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Great Company to work for
Ward Clerk (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON9 April 2018
It was great working for Grand River Hospital. As a part-timer they provided you with multiple hours of work, and everyone was very helpful and accommodating,
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Fun and collaborative environment
Oncology Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Ontario18 March 2018
The hospital provides a great environment to learn and be apaort of a larger time that is workign together to achieve a common goal. I've develped better peopel skills, as well as how to react in difficult situations.
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Nice place
Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON12 February 2018
Hours of work are great. Plenty of time off for family. Only problems were that this place goes through mangers. It is hard to build a relationship.
Also the pay and benefits are unbelievably bad.
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Fun workplace
Dialysis Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON11 February 2018
• Arrange visits and bus travel for disabled patients.
• Comfort, welcome, and provide patients with refreshments before dialysis.
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Friendly and caring atmosphere
Medical Office Assistant Internship (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON8 February 2018
Understanding patient's requirements and providing appropriate resources.
Superb communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintain relations with staff and patients.
Excellent administrative knowledge with proven ability in leadership.
Capability to work independently as well as with team.
Capacity to work under stressful environment.
Experienced in health care activities.
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great place
Secretary (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON7 February 2018
interesting job, investigative reports. Flexible hours according to my schedule. Could work from home if I wanted. Good pay with good coworkers as well.
Pros
Fun
Cons
laid off
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Great Place to work
Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON5 February 2018
Great place to work that is very involved with the community.
Great location in downtown core so easy to access. Always has job opportunities. Regular events to bring staff together.
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Meaningful & educational experience
Student Recreational Therapist (Former Employee) –  Freeport, NS14 January 2018
I've work with most of the different floors in the hospital that required a recreational therapist. this hospital is not only beautiful on the outside but inside as well. the hospital provides many inpatients and outpatients programs that help the patients quality of life for better. Beautiful staff and team
Pros
The excessive number of healthcare professionals that work together as a team to help many patients
Cons
Unfortunately seeing residents stay in this facility with no place to go after care
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Okay place to work
Patient Relations Advisor (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON9 January 2018
It really depends on the department you work in. Some managers are great and supportive while others are dictators. There is a lot of red tape here and the organization overall is run from an old fashioned perspective.
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Worst place I have ever Worked, Discrimination, and Bullies
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON3 January 2018
If you like to be overloaded with work, discrimination, being bullied, and stabbed in the back by other coworkers this is the place for you. The managers load work onto the clerical staff so you are doing the job of 3 people. They bully you and play favorites. Departments fight and blame each other. The pay is only slightly above average and people retire earlier if they do not quit from burn out. Everybody is overwhelmed and angry except the management that keeps increasing and adding to the problems. Only work here if you are desperate. The atmosphere is toxic
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Cons
Impossible work load and toxic environment
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worked in several departments
Clerk/Patient Reg./Discharge Planning/Staffing (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON14 November 2017
Greatly enjoyed working with patients on a daily basis. I gained a lot of experience and medical terminology. The hospital is a fast paced environment where multi-tasking is manditory
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productive and fun workplace
RPN student (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON7 November 2017
I have worked at Grand River Hospital for about 9 months as a Conestoga student. I liked working at Grand River Hospital as a student. I have learned many things during my career at Grand River Hospital. I am looking forward to work again at Grand River Hospital as a professional.
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Amazing!
Withdrawal Management (Internship) (Oct - Dec) (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON15 October 2017
Amazing place for withdrawal management with the idea that people experiencing withdrawal are comfortable and safe. The unit is full of caring staff and volunteers.
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Very fun and exciting work environment
AAC Tech (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON22 September 2017
I've been working here for over 2 years, its been the best job i've ever had, the team i work with is amazing and we all get a long. We do a lot of trips off site to clients houses. fast pace and worth every moment
Pros
Hour lunches, flexibility
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Busy place to work
Housekeeper (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON24 August 2017
A good rest helped to have a good day
People were very friendly and helpful
I enjoyed meeting all kinds of people, going beyond my job description to help people
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Excellent team and work envoirnment
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON6 July 2017
Great team to work with and work-life balance is one of the key characteristics which make this place an excellent choice to work with. Lots of learning and support by the manager.
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Grand River is a great place to work
Registered Nurse- Surgical Unit (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON14 June 2017
Grand River is one of the top Hospitals in southern Ontario and strives daily to provide care that is exceptional to every patient that enters the facility.
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good
Inpatient Surgery (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON14 June 2017
Worked in an acute care setting, providing nursing care for preoperative
and post-operative patients
Experience in orthopaedic, general, gynaecological, plastic and
HEENT surgery
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Positive and supportive working environment
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON10 June 2017
Grand River Hospital is a 567 bed hospital serving the Waterloo Region and surrounding communities primarily through its KW and Freeport sites. The hospital has 15 specialized programs and services surgery, children’s program, childbirth, medical imaging, mental health and addictions, medicine, stroke, complex continuing care, rehabilitation, cancer, critical care, renal, emergency, pharmacy and lab.
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