Vancouver Coastal Health

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Productive ans have a good experience working for vancouver coastal health
RCA (care aide) (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 February 2020
Good experience ,working with residents at facilities ,and learn how to work as a team to solve the problems,very good and , friendly atmosphere ,share our experience with co worker,
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Share our experience with others
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Inexperienced management that create a disrespectful culture
Decision Support Advisor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC10 February 2020
Leads/Managers/Directors are inexperienced and promoted into positions without possessing the education or knowledge of managing teams and people. Instead they focus only on how fast staff can produce without regard for quality and accuracy. There is a systemic problem that stems with the management that creates a culture of fear, intimidation and disrespect. Staff is not valued, hence the reason everyone working in Decision Support are temporary employees and always refused the opportunity to become a permanent employee. If VCH valued its employees, indefinite temporary employees would be allowed to move into permanent roles after 2 or 3 years. Unfortunately, there are many temporary employees working 4, 5 and 6 years without any hopes of becoming a permanent employee.
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Fast Paced
RN (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC10 February 2020
Great benefits & pay, but you pay for it with your mental health. So many burned out staff; unable to give quality care with the workload, but still is expected of us. Stressful environment, managers not supportive, very punitive. To succeed, you need to be highly organized, super efficient, really caring, assertive, able to handle high degree of stress, high cognitive function
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5.0
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Fast paced and collaborative
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 February 2020
VCH has changed over the years I was employed there. Many opportunities for learning are there for staff. Management varied but, for most part was open and collaborative.
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4.0
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Very Professional and fair
Full-Time Visual Fields Technician (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 January 2020
Very Professional and fair. I have had nothing but a positive experience working for Vancouver Coastal Health. I will continue to offer the high standard care.

Lana Obrigavitch
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Very poor organization to work for with incompetent management and unsupportive work environment full of unkindness bullying and favouritism.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 December 2019
Vch is a very dysfunctional organization with many errors occurring constantly in payroll and administration as well as a toxic work environment with manager who are deceptive unkind unfair and completely incompetent and unprepared to oversee programming on a regular basis much bullying and favouritism as well as manipulative hiring and employee treatment
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4.0
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Requires individuals who are willing to put in the effort.
Clerk (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 December 2019
It's hard to get your initial job with VCH, but once you do, there is lots of room to grow and for internal transfers so that you can find a job that is the best fit for your interests and skill set. Unfortunately, job security can be double edged in that some of your co-workers and manager may be out paced by their current role and responsibilities, and are not meeting the challenge as well as some others might.

It's unfortunate that despite the innovation that occurs, many of my coworkers are burnt out and jaded working for the health authority, but the money and benefits are good so they are reluctant to give up their position.
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5.0
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Good place to work. Heavy workload!
Clinical Social Worker (Former Employee) –  GF Strong Rehab Vancouver BC29 November 2019
Wonderful team, lots of support. Workload can become extremely heavy ...as with all health authorities so not unique to VCH
Lots of opportunities to trial other areas or programs
Great benefits and vacation. Salary doesn’t keep up with cost of living in Vancouver!
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Great job that serves the older adult population
Program Worker (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC27 November 2019
Run scheduled programs to meet the needs of the older adult members.
Wait for member to arrive at Adult Day Program and at the end of the day wait for each members to leave centre.
Hardest part of the job is having patience.
The most enjoyable part is the staff
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public sector healthcare
Director, Care Continuum and Actuarial Analytics (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC6 November 2019
fairly similar to the other health authorities but with the interesting differences around serving very high-need, marginalized populations including mental health and substance use cohorts.
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Workload is too much to handle , at times
Radiology Support Aide (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC , Vancouver BC31 October 2019
Too much work, demanding
Staff cooperative, still tiring at the end of each shift.
Work environment is good
Benefits are good
At times ,less staff to handle patient volume.
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Good workplace
Data Analyst, People and Culture (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 October 2019
Vancouver Coastal Health is a great place to work. However, it is an older demographic working there. The culture is great, lots of fun people, but is a slower environment.
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4.0
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good team support and benefits
Medical Secretary/Booking Clerk (Current Employee) –  Vancouver General Hospital5 October 2019
busy environment, day goes by fast, with multitask abilities is highly recommended,
Great team support and supervisor support.
Stable job security
Great benefits
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4.0
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Everyone is so friendly!
PROGRAM ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 September 2019
Teamwork and collaboration is key to working here. Employee engagement is great, lots of recognition for your hard work. People are friendly and receptive.
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Team spirit
Cons
Extra work outside of job description
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4.0
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Good work environment with excellent benefits and staff.
Distribution Attendent (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 September 2019
All of the professionals I work with are helpful in a team stratagem. A wide multi-cultural group always willing to pitch in. Fast paced work schedule makes the day go fast,
Pros
Flexible jobs that allow you to learn at a reasonable pace.
Cons
Supplies that need to be brought to medical staff are delayed because of poor elevation system.
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Environment that completely devalues and burns out its staff and does not care at all about its employees.
Clinical Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 September 2019
After 12 years of service I can honestly say that Vancouver Coastal Health is an awful place to work. It drained my soul and sucked the life out of me.
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4.0
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Fulfilling overall but no real room for advancing. Not for the faint of heart.
Harm Reduction Specialist (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 September 2019
We attempt to develop and strengthen a community that is typically stigmatized negatively and assist them with whatever needs we can offer immediately.
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4.0
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Diverse people. Fun work environment.
Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker, Full-time (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC3 September 2019
Shift work allows for different environment.
Organized and structured.
Management is available for support.
Workplace culture is great and diverse.
Hardest part of the job are rotating shifts.
Enjoyable part of the job is spending time with people off unit doing activities that bring them joy.
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5.0
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Overall, great place to work. Enjoyed my role there.
Clinical Medical Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 August 2019
However, management styles differed in processes and communication styles between teams. Overall, most were very good.

The work is interesting and team members very supportive of each other. Lots of ways to access education and support in the daily tasks and responsibilities.
Pros
Very good environment to work with team members.
Cons
Minimal.
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3.0
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Mixed Bag
Business and Contract Management Analyst (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC6 August 2019
Public sector so very little in the way of compensation. Unless it is a union position it is a precarious environment. Middle management heavy with a culture of do as little as possible and never take a risk.
Pros
Good work / life balance
Cons
Lots of dead end positions
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