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There is a great group of staff working here in all departments, it had good culture of teaching and growth. It is a small hospital and has a very close knit culture that supports each other.
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Productive workplace very stressful and it’s shift work most jobs!! There’s politics and every job keep to yourself you didn’t go to work to make friends!! Be a hard worker and very professional
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8 hrs 2 30 min breaks 12 hrs 3, 35 min breaks good place to work it’s nice to move around in the job
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Some areas there’s a lot of politics
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Worklife balance is important to the Island Health. It is not universal. The culture at work differs between programs and also between union vs non-union worlds.
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You never know what your day will bring you can come in with a plan, but things come up and you must be flexible to adapt to the needs of the department
Pros
great benifts
Cons
more work than a person can do
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It was a great place to grow, and learn. Having updated technology really does save a lot of time and hassle. After working in a much less funded facility, dang I appreciate the atrium more!
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I have been really impressed by the flexibility that Island health has had in the face of COVID19. They have done a great job of prioritizing client care and making resources available for as many people as possible
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Great pay and benefits Change happens slowly and there isn't always a lot of autonomy. The workload can be heavy Some programs are more client-centered than others
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Attention to detail is very important in this job. Environment is very friendly. Most difficult part is to remain focused to your two screens for long hours, as there is few need to interact with other people.
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The nursing shortage means lots of overtime available. Very low focus on staff work/life balance. Union wages. Room for education advancement available.
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As a casual community support worker, you have to be available on the days and times you say you are. No time off in summer for any reason other than illness. And you have to be available one weekend day every week. You also do not know your schedule until approximately 4pm the day before and changes can be made until 8 pm. But they are a fair company and I do enjoy the work.
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Good organization with lots of room for movement and options. Good benefit packages and employee support systems. Excellent people passionate about their work.
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Obvious salary limitations working for a hospital but great guys to work with for a union environment. Progression is available if you are self motivated and display competence.
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Pay is good, culture is riddled with issues - training was sub par, spent months only able to do the basics of the job. Pay is good and opportunities to pick up extra shifts are available.
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Excellent Benefits, great work life balance While Island Health can be a great place to work, it does a poor job of holding on to talented and committed staff.
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Terrible place to work if you like to feel appreciated, feel safe, or expect professionalism. I’ve been here a long time and feel doomed to stay because of my pension. Would not recommend this company.
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Pay, job security
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Culture is as bad as it gets
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The team was amazing, decent pre-go-live orientation. a lot to learn. they management was great. regular check up on how everyone is copying with long hours
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Good pay and benefits
Cons
poor career advancement
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Provides benefits for your family. The organization is poorly organized. To many different departments responsible for parts of processes. Making lots of room for errors. ex: payroll and booking vacation time. Policys developed by CEOs and not followed up by management, causing the employee to defend them self to other mangers.
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benefits
Cons
no work life balance
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If you like shift work, this is the place for you! Supportive environment and good skill building opportunities. Hard on the family though as shift work can be.
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I loved working for VIHA but was a casual employee and could not maintain life without full time employment. I am a single mother of three and could not be available for the hours they required.
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Island health promotes a healthy work/life balance for staff. Benefits are great through Pacific Blue Cross. The staff are professional and great to work with. Never a dull moment.
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I enjoy working for VIHA. That is the main reason I am still here. But need a change. The staff and managers are wonderful. Monday to Friday, hours are excellent.
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