There are so many different departments at the IWK, there will be many different experiences as an employee. I worked as an admin; it can be pretty stressful but I always found managers to be approachable and reasonable. Pay is fair, benefits are good. Once you are in the door here, there is a lot of opportunity to move around.
Again it is hard to assess the overall experience as I worked on a research project for one paediatric psychiatrist and did not interact with others at the IWK. I did not receive a lot of guidance on the project and often felt that my work was undervalued and not reviewed in a timely fashion.
I loved my job at the IWK. Unfortunately, the team I was working with was small and there was no room for me to develop further. I ended up moving to Calgary and finding new opportunities but I always miss the amazing people I worked with. We even still keep in touch!
Okay place to work, love my coworkers
The management is hard as they aren’t seen often hard to relate to them
Enjoy the environment and feel like I am making a difference benefits are nice but need to be paid more
It's been a long time since I had the opportunity to work at the IWK. That said, when I worked there, I found it to be a satisfying job and work term. The people were awesome to work with and for, and the hours were reliable. Management was always pleasant and treated you as if you were not only human but actually had a clue about what you were doing. This was one of the best jobs of my career so far. I miss the atmosphere and the people.
Great Company Morale, reliable hours, could combine breaks and lunch.
This was a large department which had recently undergone a restructuring related to service delivery model. Staff were then doing additional work to look at how to improve processes to increase client access.
Management treats you like you're five while acting like they're ten. They wrote me up for drinking water, wearing jeans before my shift started (even though I hadn't clocked in yet and was on my way to the locker room) and even forced me to clean a children's morgue freezer.
Great place to work! I feel honoured everyday that I get to impact such a special vulrenable population at a time they need support the most. The health centered is very focused on ensuring the experience for the children is positive
IWK is a great place to work. Starting in Food Services as a student is great. You have a chance to advance if your field requires someone. The staff are helpful when training and otherwise in general.
One gets to experience the diversity of staff and patients.
Some days there are long hours...if lots of sick calls in a day.
➢ Supervise the day-to day operations of their respective shift.
➢ Patrol of designated areas inside and outside the hospital with view to preventing insecure unsafe activities and /or conditions.
➢ Responds to and plays an active role in all coded emergencies in accordance with the site Emergency Response plan
➢ Responds to psychiatric emergencies and assists.
➢ Investigate and follow up all accidents and incidents re: thefts, break and enter, as required and report them in writing