enquiry desk attendant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 May 2017
learned how to improve skills in problem solving skills by using intranet and telephone to find various information requested by clients and learned how to be in-charge by providing outstanding client service by giving directions to various clients
Quality & Risk Coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 November 2016
West Park is a small organization with very limited resources. The hospital is lacking a clear vision and management approach is day to day survival, this is mainly due to limited resources. People are friendly, however, professional growth opportunities are very limited.
Nutrition Services (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 September 2016
West Park pays good salary, higher than the average. However, the work culture here is not good. All the departments are run by politics, a lot of backstabbing among colleagues and the management never supports their staff. They will even make you feel incompetent and unwanted rather than give you support. If you're a new staff and have a higher education among your colleagues, they will work against you and see you as a threat. Management knows nothing but to micro-manage their staff, hence, the staff moral is very low. Instead of working together for the sake of the patients, everyone is working against each other and they don't know how to practice team work, which has a huge impact on the quality of care that they provide their patients.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 September 2016
West Park is good place to work if you are are a nurse, respiratory therapist, doctor, physiotherapist, etc.
If you are unlucky enough to be working as a support staff, it is a horrible place to work. If you work in environmental services, maintenance, kitchen, etc., the work environment is toxic. Low pay, no room or support for advancement and machiavellian, narcissistic managers. Plus the staff union, SIEU, is non existent but you get pay high dues.
Nutrition (Former Employee) – Toronto, ONE – 21 June 2016
This place pays more than average, however it's not a great place to work for. A lot of political agendas going on, management are not supportive of their staff, staff are not being accountable with their actions and they practice micromanaging, which make the environment very unpleasant
Computer Training Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 August 2015
The employer promoted learning and professional growth by sending me to various conferences and seminars. Depending on the department you are working in, one may face some politics but nothing that would hinder achieving work goals.
Practical Nursing Student (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 May 2015
I learned a lot of new thing at Westpark while taking care of patient. I loved working as a nurse. I started my shift with having the information needed to take care of patient. Then I did my rounds every day to make sure nothing was unsafe. I prepared medications for the patient since it was a lock down unit. I have to make sure that every one got their medications on time and in a timely manner patients have the optimal care.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 August 2014
A typical day at work is assisting patient with ALS and bring the patient to his physical therapy. I wasn't aware what ALS before until I started working there and I have learned how it can affect not just the patient but it also affect the family emotionally and mentally. People that I worked with our pretty helpful specially the nurses and the therapist they were there when ever the patient or the family have questions . The hardest part of the job is looking at the patient's eye and see their frustration about their situation and watching them deteriorates . The most enjoyable part of the job is watching the very sick patient improve.
Rehabilitation Assistant on 2EC and 3EA (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 March 2014
A typical day at work would consist of organizing groups such as upper extremity group, balance group, breathing group, standing group and theraband group. Working with patients one on one and performing exercises based on their plan of care designed by their Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist. Helping with patient transfers and working alongside with the PT/OT walking patients.
Working at West Park, I have learned a lot about patient management and what the rules and regulations are when it comes to patient care and treatment in rehab. I have learned the different techniques on wheelchair safety and what wheelchairs are suited for certain patients. Working at West Park, learning how to document properly and how to build a well professional rapport with the patients there.
Working with the rehab team is a very delightful experience and to know that everyone works together and helps each other out whenever needed.
The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to help the patients and being able to build a really good rapport with all of them. Working at West Park has given me a chance to meet new people and build that professional relationship with everyone.
Speech and Language Facilitator, Volunteer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 September 2013
I volunteered at West Park for over a year. I worked in a few different roles here, but mostly as a communication facilitator. In this role, I worked one-on-one with patients and in group settings. This was fulfilling position, though constantly a challenge. It really does take a special kind of person to work in a rehabilitation setting such as this every day. I came away from this position with immense respect for those who do it every day - and the people at West Park do this with smiles on their faces day in and day out.