Housekeeping (Current Employee) – Wynyard, SK – 6 August 2018
I have a *someone's gotta do it job* in housekeeping and laundry. We are on our feet all day and make the least. Oh.. and have the pleasure of cleaning up EVERYONE elses mess all the time. Other departments have scheduled report times or can sit and visit with patients/clients.. but no. If we get caught watching a news story on tv or stop for a cookie we are reprimanded.. while EVERYONE else has time for that in their day.. Our union has been shoved to the wall by the gov and we employees are suffering. Won't even go there with the poor management....
Certified Phlebotomist (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 16 March 2018
The best part about the job is the patients. Its busy, fast-paced environment that keeps you on your toes all shift. You meet lots of people during a shift, and there is always something new to learn. I find it a very rewarding place to work.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 15 April 2018
Great place to work. I have learned a lot while working in this health region. I have worked in numerous facilities and have enjoyed them all. I love helping people and that makes what I do so fantastic.
Home Care Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 30 November 2017
The shift started at 0730. First we would begin by organizing client charts so we knew who we had to see that day. Then we would grab all the supplies we needed for the day and leave the office to go see our first client. In a day we would see anywhere from 5-12 people depending on length of visit. At the end of the shift we would go back to the office to finish charting and drop the charts off to the evening staff. Management was not very organized and there was a hierarchy between the RN,s and LPN,s which at times was not very fun to be at work
can go to personal appointments during work time if needed
Sterile Processing Technician (Current Employee) – Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon – 2 August 2018
I currently work at Royal University Hospital. I have worked at all three hospitals in Saskatoon. I tried many different departments by internal transfer. All departments I worked in suffer from poor management, rampant bullying, gossip, discrimination and have rampant verbal abuse between employees. People with health issues (like heart conditions, thyroid, diabetes, anxiety, depression, hernia, shoulder injuries, cancer, female reproductive organ surgeries) who have no choice but to use sick time when they are having major problems are treated horribly for being sick. The union (SEIU WEST) used to be strong about 15 years ago but is now weak, lazy and useless. They will not help you. The employer uses human resources to bully employees when they feel like it. If you report an incident in the workplace that needs to be rectified you are told you are lying/over reacting/ just like to cause problems. Everyone in each department was very stressed every day due to lack of good working conditions. Overall all that I have learned in working for the saskatchewan health authority is that you are a worthless number, don't ever get sick and even though it is a horrible place you had better not say anything about it to help improve it.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 15 November 2017
being a nurse requires you to think outside the box, it also shows you how to be compassionate and understanding. A nurse has a lot of experience working with a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds, which gives us insight into what people struggle with and succeed in. Hardest part of the job is to not take the job/day home with you, finding coping mechanisms and distressing techniques.
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 7 November 2017
Working a 12 hour shift at switchboard took some getting used to, but the 4 person team is close knit and focused on getting the over 5500 calls handled in a professional manner each day.
Couldn't ask for better management, and if any issues come up (which happens at any job site) the managers were proactive and supportive.
The most difficult part of the job is the initial learning curve. It takes about 8 months of training to be able to handle the volume of information you need to know, but once you understand the health care system, the work becomes pretty basic.
The most enjoyable part was working with the wonderful women on our team. Just knowing you made a difference makes the hours fly by. I also loved that every day brought different experiences--traumas, codes, alarms. It definitely keeps you on your toes.
Increasing number of racist and discriminatory staff
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 16 August 2017
I've worked at St. Paul's Hospital on 5th Med for quite a while. I had to get out really quick. You will never feel welcome and you can only pick a few staff that are genuinely nice. The nurse educator is really intimidating. You'll be scared if you're a colored person.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 2 November 2017
Faced paced hospital environment with lots of learning opportunities being a teaching hospital. Lots of communication and collaboration with many interprofessional teams in coordinating care for patients.
Acute surgical nurse (Current Employee) – 5B Surgery – 18 September 2016
The ward I work on is typically very busy, we deal with general surgery patients which can be very acute with changes happening at all times. The hardest part of the job is not being able to spend enough time with the patients due to work load. The best part of my job is when a patients thanks you for your care, especially if you have been this patients nurse for the course of their stay. Our ward is team nursing which makes it easy to work with one another. You need to count on each other to make your day flow at times.
Environmental service worker (casual) (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 4 June 2013
typically worked weekday evenings and days on weekends. I would be assigned a different area of the hospital each day I worked. Management was respectful but helpless against unsupervised workers. the hardest part of the job was I faced a lot of scheduling conflicts. I could of avoided a lot of this had my managers informed me the first day on the job but was not even properly trained or introduced in the correct way. the most enjoyable part of the job was it was independent and i did not have anybody breathing down my neck and so i was relaxed and able to work comfortably. most days we were given a task list in which we were given a sufficient amount of time to complete.
Very dynamic work culture, Goals are fixed and enthusiastically pursued
Intern (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 15 March 2014
Worked as an intern with the Saskatoon Health Region's 'Oral Health Department' Worked with a very dedicated team of oral health nurses doing their work diligently on the field across the health region. Very disciplined work culture, very motivated in achieving goals.
Generic benifits working with government health organisations
Office Administrative (Current Employee) – Saskaton, SK – 30 May 2017
Great place to learn and professional advance. Good enviroment and people to work with. I like my work although it is temporary. I work in the division of mental health and I am passionate about collaborating in the recovery.