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Good supportive management Optimal staffing Exceptional infection control measures Friendly work environment Good salary and benefits Fast paced work environment


Good salary and benefits
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Best place to have a work-life balance

Nova Scotia Health Authority is a great place to work if you prioritize a healthy work-life balance. The organization offers competitive pay and benefits, which are certainly enticing. However, it's important to note that taxes, benefits, and pension contributions can eat into your take-home pay more than you might anticipate. So, while the compensation package is good, be prepared for a slightly lower net income.In terms of career growth, Nova Scotia Health Authority provides ample opportunities, especially if you have seniority within the company. The organization values its long-serving employees and rewards them with promising career prospects.Overall, Nova Scotia Health Authority offers a comfortable work environment, good compensation, and the potential for career advancement. If you value work-life balance and don't mind the nuances of compensation, it's a solid choice for healthcare professionals looking to build a long-term career in the field.
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Insights into Nova Scotia Health Authority

Based on 86 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Energizing work tasks
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager

Environnement de travail agréable.

Easy integration within the NS health system, and high educational values.


Free dressings


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Good benefits, needs staff parking

Good company needs staff benefits (parking) and updated building in some areas well organized plan for upward mobility takes some time getting used to co-workers
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Great place to work; good work life balance; good senior management staff; outstanding team all together; healthy competition; good benefits; good pay.
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Good not great

Not sure how it has changed since I was there, but the biggest issue is that the position was considered "part time casual" even though we worked full time hours, often in the exact same role/position so many of us should have been transitioned to full time positions with benefits, etc. Depending on the department, the work was either very challenging and rewarding, or you were basically a "sitter" and just sat with patients all shift. Overall was a good learning experience.
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Fast paces

Working in food and nutrition is not the worst job. Get to talk to nice patients. Lots of work expected in a 12 hour shift with little time to take your breaks. Pay is good.
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great work place

career improvementfair wage and overtimebenefits new knowledgegreat coworkers and ready to clear any questions related to work.less stress if you do the job properly
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Average for bedside nursing work

Antiquated equipment, staffing always questionable, a good manager goes along way but unfortunately there are too few of them. Could be much more continuing education for employees


Quarterly or semi-annual education days, unionized environment


Pay is not competitive with agency jobs, senior leadership rarely (if ever) present on the floor
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It's alright

Overall okay work place, always short staffed, hard to get any time off, Management has favorites, Not much room for growth or improvement, not the worst job but not the best!
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Great place

Great place to work, but lots of room for improvement. Wages and benefits are great. Work load can be demanding at times as can any job. Would recommend to work here.
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Good coworkers but often understaffed

Very good coworkers where I work, but often understaffed, there’s a bedside nursing shortage but not recognized by higher ups. High turnover due to shortage of nurses on some floors


Good culture, good benefits


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Busy place to work

Overall good place to work. Good pay with benefits after probation period. As a medical clerk your tasks will consist of many duties throughout the day. Very fast paced environment. Repetitive work.
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Bad work environment

•12 hour shifts•Poor communication from managers•Hospital staff are rude•Often get yelled at by visitors for asking screening questions•No benefits, have to pay for hospital parking or park 10/15 min walk away.•Consistent scheduling problems•A lot of coworkers don't do their job so you are forced to do everything•The only good thing about this job is the pay.
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Great place to work

A great place to work if you have experience to advance but if not it takes time to climb the ladder. Benefits are good if you have a certain percent position.
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Great workplace

Great place to work, lots of benefits, always learning something new and meeting new people from all backgrounds. The work feels very meaningful, however, there is a totem pole to climb, which is expected.


Benefits, flexibility


Inconsistent schedule
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Think very, very hard before accepting an offer here.

NSHA is just an OK place to work. The salary, job security, and benefits are the only good things this employer has to offer. You will, in time, be disgusted by the bloat and dormancy that is universally accepted, and promoted. It is a very middle-management heavy organization, yet for all the management, no one wants to make a decision and there is no accountability. Collective agreements are barely followed, and barely upheld, consider it have no union representation. Amalgamation has stalled which is funny because it never got started. There is little interest in changing for the better or being efficient. There is a very strong hierarchy here too, good luck if you're near the bottom because you will barely be appreciated or respected. You will not be working for a cutting edge, patient and healthcare focused, and innovative organization. Money is never spent in the right direction. All of this is the biggest contributor to why healthcare access and quality is poor in this province. If you can sometimes show up, do the bare minimum, ignore how poorly it is ran, ignore the cultural issues, and appreciate job security with a decent pension and benefits, you'll be okay.


Benefits, pension, and income


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Great work place

Great work environment, very supportive team work. Lots of skills to learn on a daily basis . Great work hours , wage and benefits. Overall great company to work for.
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Not a great experience

Did not enjoy working for NSHA. The overall culture is quite negative. Compensation after deductions (benefits, vacation, pension) is essentially minimum wage.
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Stressful working operations, short-staffed

Covid has decimated the landscape and most positions are now short staffed. High burnout rate and poor training. Was at one time a fun place to work but the good old days are over.


long days, angry patients
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A good place to work. room for growth. The pay does not align with living wage in Nova Scotia. Co workers are nice and helpful most times. Can be very stressful and busy


Room for growth


long hours
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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