Patient Clerk (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 24 October 2018
Great support from management and fellow co-workers. Pay could be higher for the amount of work and stress. Hardest part of the job was losing patients to their illness. Best part was getting to help them in whatever way we could.
Continuous added responsibility and workload without increasing your pay
Professional (Former Employee) – Professional – 27 November 2018
This is an organization that says all the right things to hire you, but once you are an employee don't expect to be valued. Management usually has little knowledge of what they oversee and continually add responsibility and workload without increasing your pay. In many other places this might lead to advancement, but there is little opportunity and when something worthwhile does open up, the tendency is to hire external.
Fellow workers are a positive in this organization. Very friendly, supportive and willing to help despite the fact many are dissatisfied.
If you are starting out and don't have a decent job then this may be a good starting point for your career until you gain some experience to move onto better things. If you already have experience, this is a place where careers and pay are stagnant.
Transcriptionist (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 10 January 2018
I worked in Diagnostic Imaging and enjoyed typing for the various procedures such as Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac Cath, Respirology, MRI, CT and various x-rays. I learned new terminology throughout my years of working in this Department. The hardest part about this job was being replaced by voice recognition.
Staff nurse (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 16 November 2017
Difficult to work in the environment at the time with over crowding (code gridlock), lack of staff and very little support. Hoping that they are able to improve the work life balance for the teams that keep the hospital running so well with so little.
Employee (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 20 October 2017
The hospital atmosphere is tense, employees from all departments seem ready to snap off each other's heads at a moment's notice. My department is short staffed, and this is not uncommon in other departments as well. The failure to replace employees once they have left have put a heavy workload on remaining employees, who seem to take their frustration out on each other.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 14 September 2017
A typical day at work is very stressful on the cardiac and stroke unit. I rely on quick thinking to navigate my way through the different challenges presented each day. Management is very understanding and receptive to suggestions. The hardest part of my job is helping people cross over and the most enjoyable part is helping people who are in need and providing them with dignity during some of the most vulnerable times in their lives.
Sterile Processing Technician (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 17 June 2017
Workplace is busy and the time flies by. Learning is continuous and the physical demands are high. Staff are supportive and work closely as a team. The best part of the job is the knowledge gained. The hardest part of the job is the physical demands.
Staff are highly competent and protocols are very effective. Very knowledgeable and I have learned a lot from the staff members.
Student Nurse (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 25 April 2017
My experience at the Regional Hospital was excellent. I was able to gain knowledge from the staff how to effectively provide the best care to the clients. The protocols are very well incorporated and they ensure that safety is always a priority. Good nurse-client and doctor-client relationship.
Registered Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 13 February 2017
Routinely overworked, at one time was called in for potentially 16 straight days, many times worked 10+ days straight or scheduled for 7 Days straight. Staff on floors nice but usually very busy and not enough help on floors. Would benefit from PSW's on some floors. Always in Grid-Lock and not may opportunities for patients to have a stimulus. Confusing lay out of the hospital. Some Management is great, others are difficult to contend with and care more about a bottom dollar than the care of the patient. Staff routinely complain of not enough days off, Burn out, Stress, many taking stress leave, not much at work stress intervention or willingness by management to acknowledge an overworked population. Personal Emergency days are provided but some management don't take them into consideration and will often reprimand you for the utilization of them. Hardest part of the job is the amount of non-acute patients taking up beds for the acute patients, Social work and PT/OT only available M-F with the exception of holidays and patients routinely not able to get up and out of bed and therefore become bedridden and decline in function rapidly, Some doctors routinely ignore pages or take a long time to respond to calls, others are almost always available when called. Most enjoyable part of the job is the extra training opportunities available to staff, paid by the hospital.
Dietary Aide (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 7 February 2017
Great place to work. But hard to advance unless you jump through hoops and move up in seniority and it isn't always based on your qualifications or job performance. Great employee activity fund. 14 percent in leu of benefits if PT or Full benefits if FT. Supervisors understanding but not always on same page. But over all pretty good and understanding.
Housekeeper/Cleaner (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 3 January 2017
Fast paced, high energy job. I enjoy the interaction with the patients, the job is physically demanding, which I enjoy as well. I work in a culturally diverse hospital. This has taught me a lot about other cultures, and the day to day struggles that some people face.
Housekeeping Aide (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 21 October 2016
it is very enjoyable. The best part of my day is the patients. They are having a rough time but just saying HI brightens their day! I love working with the staff they make the job enjoyable, because we are there to work together.
Receptionist/Secretary (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 22 February 2016
The TBRHSC has provided me with the opportunity to grow and gain a tremendous amount of experience. I had the opportunity to see what goes on in the Hospital working in different positions and departments.
Admitting Clerk (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay – 21 March 2015
Awarded for Corporate Culture, TBRHSC is a professional organization that prides itself on the delivery of Patient and Family Centred Care health experiences. Interprofessionalism is encouraged and awarded with opportunity for advancement.
Medical Laboratory Technologist (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 4 February 2015
I am thankful for all the job opportunities I have secured throughout my career. I continue to be inspired to be the best MLT that I can be not only because I am self-motivated but also because I seem to always be surrounded by great role models in my profession.
Nursing Student (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 29 December 2012
I completed my preceptorship in the Emergency department at TBRHSC. I enjoyed the high paced environment and the constant change of every day work. I was able to utilize many of my skills within my scope of practice.