Payroll Team lead in Vancouver, BC
I worked there for 6.5 years. It was a good experience. Good company to work for. Fast passes busy company. Fair. HR manager is easy to talk to. People are nice. I created many great relationships over the years.
Loved the clients!
a typical day at work will be report, giving meds to 26-27 residents, dressing change, family meeting, processing doctors orders and supervising your health care aides.You have 2 x 30 minute breaks . I love the residents, love most of the staff but just like other work place, politics exist so it's good to be conservative in conversations.The hardest part of the job is just budgeting your time to accomplish all the task that needs to be done in your shift.Most enjoyable part of the job is taking care of the clients, you fall in love with them!
Health Care Aide in Calgary, AB
Time management in feeding the resident's is the hardest part, some of them were assigned in different dining area. Collaboration with the team is important to get the things done.
Overworked, underpaid, bullied
Under staffed for hospice, overworked and under paid. Manager expects us to go above and beyond for every patient, even if we miss our breaks. No pay for missed breaks. Some RNs and LPNs dismiss the HCAs and are hard to approach, it's walking on egg shells around them. Manager won't do anything about bullying and doesn't listen when you complain, instead arguing with you that you are wrong. Not a lot of support. Keep your sanity and find a job else where!
RN Staff Nurse in Calgary, AB
Bullying culture and low pay
Job work/life balance is ok. You get the time you want off, but you're also expected to stay after shift when needed with no extra pay. Salary is low. Overall $2-3/hr less compared to AHS. Benefits suck. You have to use their pharmacy online to fill maintenance meds. Job security if you have a line. Manager plays favourites when lines open. Management will support all staff, even if they are lazy or not performing well or bullying others. Management does not handle staff conflict, instead asking you to tolerate bullying behaviour and minimizing your experience. Upper management has an anti bullying policy that they themselves don't follow. Some staff are great, but some are grumpy old nurses who shouldn't have been nurses in the first place and some are lazy that make team work very difficult! It's hard enough dealing with end of life anyway! Staffing ratio is OK for a smaller unit. Used to be a great place to work but slowly going to the pits. Recommended for middle aged nurses willing to take a pay cut to try something different as a casual thing on the side.