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enjoyed working with my colleagues

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Management sucked and was rude to interact with. I felt after I was hired that had I disclosed I had a disability I would not have been offered an interview. I was constantly being criticized and Management kept tabs on people through other department staff so you often felt you were being watched but never knew by whom at any one time. Creapy.

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the coworkers i had were great

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Manager was not very nice to interact with
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No chance for advancement and hiring unqualified persons

The staff are great, management is quite horrific (high turn over rate for managers, or they are sick...pregnancy ...no consistency). There are little chances for advancement and no empowerment for nursing. The schedule is horrible and they change it every few years- The brockville site gets little to no support (educationally) and they hire non qualified persons to manage nursing-

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Not a supportive employer.

The pay and benefits are great but that’s about it. Staff are frequently bullied and discriminated against. Not an inclusive environment. Nursing staff aren’t culturally competent, trauma informed or use recovery language. They spend too much time online shopping Ironically, staff with mental health concerns are also not supported and rather, are pushed out the door. Upper

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Great pay and pension and benefits. Unionized environment

Cons

Unsupportive management
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The Royal Ottawa Hospital is not a fair employer

I would not recommend anyone to apply to work at ROMHC. They do not cate about their employees or patient care. For them it is all about the almighty buck! Very old boy club thinking and cover up for each other

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Decent wages and benefits

Cons

Terrible management; very poor relationship with employees
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An ok place to work as long as you never challenge management

Most frontline staff do genuinely care about delivering competent, accessible and respectful patient care but there’s definitely still a lot of old school management (ie staff bullying/intimidation that is often difficult to articulate and report). Ironically, the Royal offers extremely poor mental health support for staff.

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Unionized, decent vacation

Cons

Terrible sick benefits (no short or long term disability for CUPE members)
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Great work-life balance

Supportive employer with great company perks including yoga, staff appreciation lunches, gym, and mindfulness. There's a reason they are one of the area's best employers.
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Compassionate care, collaborating with team patient and supports.

Enriching work. The Team is comprised of Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical NurseSocial Workers, Child Youth Counselors, and Recreational Therapists. Acuity changes rapidly and escalates spontaneously. Care planning and discharge planning are ever adapting to patient needs. Support to family and CAS workers is vital. Groups, activities, 1:1 counseling, active listening, and encouraging youth to utilized learned coping skills encompass the routine on the unit.
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productive place to work and teaching hospital

great place to work . love it . friendly environment . teaching hospital. family As a rule, patients to correct diagnosis and treatment. good quality healthcare delivery encompass safety of patients and providers; efficiency of care without defensive or excessive practices; being patient centric; efficient, impartial and timely services oriented. most of the managers are good . multicultural.
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Fast paced environment in Mental Health

The environment is very fast paced and can at times be stressful as you are trying to juggle many different facets of your job in an 8 hour work day. Management varies in their management styles, it all depends on which department you happen to work in.
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Amazing workplace!!!!

The staff are very friendly, managements is great! Awesome place to work. The cafeteria has great food.. Nice easy on the eyes facility. Patients are well taken care of
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Good people terrible pay

Staff is good here but it's a revolving door. They can't keep security staff here because the wage is unlivable and with a difficult rotating schedule getting a second job is also quite difficult
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Great Place to Work!

I loved working at The Royal. You actually have time to talk to your patients which is essential in psychiatric nursing. Management is okay and fairly supportive. There are lots of educational opportunities and opportunities to work on different units. The work load is busy but realistic. The pay and benefits are fantastic. The culture is fun, a lot of great staff.

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Pay, Benefits, Educational Opportunities, Realistic Workload

Cons

Alternating Shifts
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Great work environment

Great supervisor, very friendly work environment. Flexible hours. Work is varied. Parking pass provided to volunteers. Overall very positive experience.
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Good

i only worked through an agency at royal ottawa, good environment nice people very professional i worked there for a short amount of time, monday-friday
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Professional

I have a very professional and warm work environment currently at The Royal, everyone is helpful and willing to work with new staff in a professional and courteous manner.

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Good pay and benefits

Cons

Some union policies
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Productive Workplace

Opportunity for advancement, fair working conditions. Co-workers are friendly, grounds are kept up well, worker safety is important. Overall, a good place to work.
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Great mandate

I was happy to work for such a fine organization. Long term health residence was sometimes a sad operation. P2P seemed to work well as facilities were well managed to the extent that budgets permitted

Pros

Lots of evidence of the positive effects on the community

Cons

Poor pay outside of the clinical structure
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Caring Allied Health Professionals and Wonderful clients

The hospital has high demands on allied health to carry high case load, see as many clients as possible each day with little time for administration, professional development, and to close files up before client is able to be discharged to community based services (outpatient programs). Management and upper echelons are very disconnected from the realities affecting allied health, management objectives are not congruent with realities of needs of clients. Allied health colleagues are very dedicated to well being of clients.

Pros

Experience working in mental health

Cons

High work loads
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Challenging and fulfilling work environment.

The ROMHC is a centre of excellence in mental health. The facility is beautiful and the staff are treated very well. It is a very interesting place to work and allows for personal and professial growth.
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Great workplace

The Royal Ottawa is a wonderful place to work, great scheduling, management, and job! I have enjoyed every shift here at the royal, everyone makes you feel welcome and is very helpful.
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Best place for clinical and experimental psychology

This organization provides the most up to date, thorough, and precise work performance in the mental health field. The staff and supervisors are always willing to teach and review concepts in order to benefit the community.
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