Inventory Management of medical supplies for 30years or more.
Held different roles such as Shipping and Receiving duties.
Correcting problems, orders and making inventory adjustments. Placing orders and dealing with various Vendors and Clients.
People in the inventory services department were enjoyable to work with, and the job allowed for a good measure of independence. The only draw back was that sometimes the level of busyness could really vary from day to day.
They say nurses eat their young and this is true of KGH nurses. Most nurses I worked with here had spent their entire career at KGH and believed the only way to do things was the same way they had been doing it for 20 years. Lots of resistance to change, not very welcoming to people coming in with different backgrounds and experience.
I enjoy the physicians that I work with; their level of skill is encouraging.
I like that I have contact with the union or HR if needed
I like the response when someone needs additional training
I think working at KHSC is a plus in anyones career
My daily job entailed me to do work for the nurses doctors etc to make their life easier to take care of the patients. I would transcribe orders, call in orders of blood tests call and redirect doctors when in a code.
no job security so had to leave
learned a lot
stressful at times as union full time kept calling in sick and I worked twice as hard as they did.
Wish union was working as it was intended and not what it is now
I worked for many years at KGH and did many styles of nursing.. A normal day was 12hours of nursing care within a training hospital.. i learned a great deal over my years.
Workplace culture varied
The hardest part of the job was knowing there was not enough community based support to help with discharged individuals
The connection with many co-workers made the job/vocation worth the years
Sometimes the size of hospital interfered with potential
Terrible management and front-line staff are treated horribly. If you would like recognition or advancement do not work here. Also, the environment is mostly toxic, with plenty of bullying. An all-round awful place to work.
I had a great experience volunteering here. I enjoyed that I was able to bond with many patients.
A typical day included going to various rooms of patients and asking them and their families if i could help. On the pediatrics floor I played with the children, on the long term care floor I kept company with the patients and helped them eat or with various activities.
Has a great reputation.
Foundational for my critical care career progression. Was easy to transition between departments. They also provided staff on site education such as ACLS and 12 lead ECG interpretation.