Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

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Practical Nurse (Current Employee) –  Whitby, ON2 February 2017
As a nurse it is a great place to work, obviously it has its risks,
(it is a mental health facility) but it really is wonderful.

The management cares about numbers (To be far all places do.. it's healthcare). However, when compared to other facilities it is well run and stable. Patient loads are very fair.

RPN's and RN's pretty much do the same job and you wont be able to tell who is who unless you ask. The culture is great, older nurses have their cliques which can be hard to break into, but you will eventually. Lovely team, nurses don't eat their young here!

A great place!
Pros
Great team, stable, beautiful grounds, good patient ratios.
Cons
Drama, budget focused.
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Nursing Student (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON13 May 2019
I love this place. It is an excellent facility for individuals experiencing challenges in their life. People are treated equal with respect and dignity.
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Rotating shifts
Cons
Long hours
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Unsafe. Management unsupportive
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) –  Whitby, ON16 January 2019
With so called “recovery rounds” (which is really a collection of non front line managers including managers who have never even worked in health care and have zero background) pressuring and at times forcing the staff caring for individuals to discontinue seclusion or restraints when it is against the nurses clinical judgement it has become increasingly unsafe. When staff are assaulted by patients they are told not to call the police and have to continue to care for the individual who has just hit them. Can you imagine any other workplace where that would be acceptable? When you are assaulted management could care less. There are no rules for patients anymore and this has fostered a culture of entitlement. There are no consequences for individuals who assault staff or other patients. Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they are violent, however when someone who has a mental illness is violent it shouldn’t automatically be assumed that they were violent because of their illness. Ontario Shores needs to adopt Zero Tolerance when it comes to violence. Too many staff are being hurt physically and psychological ... and when we are unwell it is not fair to our patients.
Pros
Beautiful Location. Front line staff genuinely care about patients and recovery.
Cons
Unsupportive and inconsistent managers. Favouritism. Nepotism.
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