Vancouver Coastal Health
Happiness score is 59 out of 100
3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health Employee Review

Work-loads and assignments there of require evaluation and assessment.

Working conditions are such that there are not enough staff members assigned for planned work-load (elective surgeries). For example inadequate personnel are assigned when executing procedures such as a complex case where nursing support needs to be provided for anesthesia as well as for the surgical team performing surgery (elective or emergent). There is one anesthesia assistant available on day shift and one for partial coverage during the evening shift. This coverage does help nurses and anesthesia but does not adequately provide coverage on an elective surgery day when there are two or more acute surgeries commencing simultaneously. Educational opportunities are provided and some funds are available for studies off the hospital campus. Staff are encouraged to participate in team-building activities when off-duty and these are successful events with very spirited involvement by the nurses working in surgical services. Personnel are assigned to specialty services according to their skills and interests. Individuals may ask for assignments where they may expand their skills and knowledge according to their educational needs. All of the Clinical Resource Team Leaders are very capable of supplying support for those who wish to expand their ability to perform scrub and circulating roles. Strong support is provided for these efforts by the OR Educator. The OR itself is a dynamic and challenging environment suited to those who wish to test their learning abilities and stamina. However leadership roles from amongst the "ranks" should be encouraged. Other than - 


Excellent peer support and rapport.


Inadequate staff assigned to execute planned work-loads.

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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2 August 2022
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Based on 198 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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