Childbirth Educator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 4 March 2018
I loved working as a Childbirth Educator for this hospital. The adult students were a joy to teach and were very interested in learning all about what to expect during labour, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding.
Every class was a different dynamic, depending on the participants. Some were introverted, some were extroverts, some were very keen to learn, and some (especially the dads-to-be) were bored! I learned quickly that you can't please everyone, so just do the very best you can to make classes fun and interesting and use humour as an ice-breaker. People would often come to me after class to express how much they enjoyed the class and that my humour made it fun, interesting and the time went fast. Occasionally, I received a standing ovation, which always took me by surprise!
Due to cost, the hospital decided to discontinue offering Prenatal Classes, so sadly, I was let go. I still miss teaching and interacting with others, but because I am not a nurse, it is impossible for me to teach for any of the Regional Health Units, and there are no local hospitals offering Prenatal Classes.
Lots of diversity, lots of top quality materials to use for teaching.
H.E.L.P Research Program - Data Entry (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 9 February 2018
I was volunteering once a week for four hours. During the four hours I would either work with dementia patients by providing them with cognitive and physical therapy, and collect and record data that tracks the cognitive progression of the patients
I learned how to better communicate with others. I had to work with patients that have a mental illness and I had to learn their needs and provide service based on those needs. Since I was in charge of collecting and recording data, I learned how to track and analyze data collected
The hardest part of the job was to see a patient that has been part of the program for a long time and not get better. But the best part of the job is going back to a patient and them remembering who you are and getting better through their time in the program.
CLINIC CLERICAL ASSISTANT (CCA) (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 23 January 2018
Health care is a fast paced environment, learned a lot about patient care and our health care system in Canada. Would recommend a job in healthcare to anyone who loves to help people and is able to work in a stressful environment.
Great hospital but nepotism, bias in some deparments
Staff Member (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 January 2018
It's really great hospital, however, there are some bias and nepotism. Some staff members are not much knowledgeable and competent. They were hired because managers have some connections to them.. that's all Good thing is that at some departments most staff are passionate and compassionate and they provide excellent patient service.
Teaching hospitl care, excellent CEO, doctors.
Toxic environment, unqualified staff and nepotism may affect the quality of patient care
MDR Technician (Current Employee) – Mississauga – 28 December 2017
It's always an eventful coming in to work. Learned a lot from vendors, OR staffs who had been helpful and willing to share their knowledge to me. Always maintained an excellent work relationship with the OR staffs, nurses and surgeons.
Respect and appreciation
keeping an eye on staffs all the time, but not all staffs
Graphic Design and Communications Intern (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 November 2017
It's fun, and I get along with everyone. I still visit the office. The typical day was very quiet, everyone is independently completing their own list of tasks they need to get done. Everyone is incredibly supportive and it is such a great environment to be in.
Registered Practical Nurse Temp. Full-Time (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 November 2017
- staff is helpful - management approachable - plenty of chances for advancing education - 4-5 patients during the day, charge nurses try to balance patients between nurses - 6-7 patients during night shifts - sometimes has psw's to help with heavy load patients - 0 job security