Extended probation without giving reasons; believed staff when falsely accused.
RN Staff Nurse (Ancien employé) – Strasbourg, SK – 30 juillet 2019
Some of the staff members, behind my back, created a stack of incidents against me while I was on probation. No one spoke to me about any of the complaints. First HR told me my probation was extended but refused to explain why. Then I was called to a meeting with HR and a new manager (who had never even introduced herself to me), and shown the incidents against me. When I asked why no one spoke to be about the complaints, the HR rep said, "We were of the understanding that they did." End of conversation. They had no intention of hearing what I had to say. One person even got 18 incidents written up for one 8 hour shift! Who makes that many mistakes? I was forced to resign or be terminated and my license put in question with SRNA.
Phlebotomist (Ancien employé) – Saskatoon, SK – 22 juin 2019
I was often compared to others who have had more experience than I. The supervisor did not understand how to deal with someone with a disability and its seemed like they couldn't comprehend that people won't always match each others speed or skills. Some people need more time with more supports instead of ultimatums and judgements. I also witnessed favouritism. I also found that ergonomics wasn't as important to my supervisor. I felt like I was rushed when I was setting up the environment for my safety and well being as well as the patient. I had to lower and raise beds for my back which slowed me down a bit and was given a stern talking to regarding my speed. The supervisor was never there to witness any of the SOPs (standard of procedures) of workers including myself. What was said to her in person was how she understood things to be and instead of checking on the situations herself she based her actions on other's words.
On the other hand, the job can be rewarding. Everyday I learned something about the human body and our health care system.
Health Care Aide (Ancien employé) – Grenfell, SK – 29 mars 2019
SHA is top heavy with management who do not know the day to day job their employees do. My coworkers were awesome and the pay and benefits are good. If you can get past management that is always changing and the politics of working in a government run organization it’s good...
Assessor Coordinator (Employé actuel) – Regina, SK – 11 novembre 2018
I enjoy my job. Great colleagues. The health region is undergoing several changes with the goal of providing even better patient care. Recently all health regions in Sask have come together to form the Saskatchewan Heath Authority.
Home Health Aide (Ancien employé) – Kipling, SK – 7 novembre 2018
A typical day was doing most personal care for the clients. It taught me time-management and team working skills. We tried to keep the atmosphere calm and peaceful. The hardest part of the job was saying good-bye to the very special people we looked after. The Most enjoyable part was watching their eyes light up when they saw you.
Nurse (LPN) (Ancien employé) – Regina, SK – 29 octobre 2018
Lot's of beautiful posters talking about how much care about staff but in my opinion it's punitive, regressive, top-down, unappreciative, unsafe, not evidenced-based, and overall toxic. One of the worst nursing environments I've worked in. To add insult to injury the extended care program started drop-down rotating rosters. Expected to work all lines: days, evenings, nights switching every three weeks. There is little respect for work-life balance or the other life commitments staff have: children, other businesses, etc. Working relief is hard for most since have to be available to be pre-booked every 72 hrs. To get approved for leaves, vacations, etc is challenging and often leads to conflict. Resistant to accommodate disabled staff. Promotes staff conflict by not dealing with issues at the lowest level and encouraging staff to write each other up. I do not feel they adhere to most of their Accreditation Standards. They have written policies but most managers do not follow them. The ones that try to be progressive usually leave. I went through 7 managers in about 10 yrs. The turnover is very high. They often do not replace staff even though workloads are high with normal staffing levels. Workplace injuries are high as is the amount of violence that management do not deal with and most often blame staff for their approach. The training is ineffective. Many staff complain about reprisal for reporting health and safety concerns. The Occupational Health Committee does not address most incidents. I could write a lot more. The only positive I can think of it's in the Wascana Parkplus... grounds. But you will feel you need to get out there on your breaks....if you feel you can safely take one. Your union executive representation is poor too which is one big reason this employer likely is so negative. they are not held accountable. Again, the above are all my subjective opinion and observations. Feel free to ask any other healthcare worker in direct patient care areas.moins
CONTINUING CARE ASSISTANT (Employé actuel) – Maple Creek, SK – 24 septembre 2018
I enjoyed the job itself, but however some employees make working difficult. The employer and managers are great to work with within the home care division. I did enjoy the home care aspect as you get to be out in the community helping individuals stay at home longer, and help to keep them safe in their own homes. Hardest part of this job for myself is the fact that clients do pass away and makes it difficult at times to continue on working the next day and not being able to see them anymore.