My typical day at work required being on the floors with healthcare professionals and providing them guidance on how to navigate a new system and help them do their job, which is providing patients with optimal care.
It all depends on what you do, I was a volunteer for a little while so I didn't get to witness the whole employee outcome. I did however have an amazing staff assisting my work and even took suggestions when I had a few in mind.
The UOHI is an amazing place to work. They do incredible work there and everybody from the housekeepers to the CEO are fantastic. Being apart of that team feels great, and getting to connect with patients is the best part.
I have worked here the past 6 years and have found UOHI to be a great place for an RN to work. Funding is provided differently to specialty hospitals and with that we are able to have better equipment and better nurse to patient ratios.
I did my 5 weeks internship from durham college and learn a lot about medical devices such as ultrasound, defribillators, pacemakers, dialysis, pumps, beds, stretches, ecgs and it was a good experience.
UOHI is one of the best hospital in the world. I work with a pioneer cardiac surgeon, who is a clinician and basic researcher as well. I have learned a lot from him and other researchers, nurses and technical staff.
I worked with the Biomedical Engineering Department while completing my College Co-op. It was such a positive experience working there. Everyone is very knowledgeable and friendly. It is an overall great working environment.
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a caring and employee friendly employer. Everyone is working towards the same goal as a team to provide excellent care and compassion. This was my most pleasant and rewarding work experience. The days were extremely busy but always rewarding.
Seeing the results of cardiac surgery patients with positive outcomes
No two days are alike. One can never tell who you will meet that is in need of your help. People from various background and all walks of life pass through this institution. I have learned to be even more appreciative of another person's stance/status in life. Providing guidance, information or simple handing out a flier to individuals and then to see the sigh of relief on their faces, is enough to know that I was able to help someone. This experience makes you feel proud of your accomplishment.
Working with my fellow colleagues and also the management is priceless and very rewarding. You get the chance to be apart of a team whose ultimate goal is to provide the help to those in need.
The hardest part of the task is when someone who is having a bad day wants to have you as their companion. It is in these trying times that one has to exercise patience, tolerance and a smile and bear it attitude whilst still providing excellent customer service.
you get to meet a lot of people of various backgrounds.