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Good work environment and plenty of work!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Patient Care Aide in Metairie, LA
Former Employee - Patient Care Aide in Metairie, LA
Recommends

Pros

Working casual/on-call allowed me the freedom to pursue travel interests yet still be assured that I'd have income to pay for those trips!

Cons

None come to mind but I guess that being casual/on-call also means that work is always ever present because a call could come everyday requesting your presence.

Advice to Management

Management appears to attempt to strike a good balance between work demands/patient care and the ever present budget restrictions but, as always, trimming the fat at the top to ensure this balance is not always easily or readily achieved.

Other Employee Reviews for Vancouver Coastal Health

  1. stable, good work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Salary, employment security, culture, central location

    Cons

    Management may not be skilled or equipped to support employee growth

    Advice to Management

    Management culture of never-ending operational emergencies due to the nursing background of majority of management. More sustainable long-term vision and planning would be nice.


  2. Visionary leadership in Staff Scheduling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Project Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vancouver Coastal Health as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Employee Engagement leadership in staff scheduling are trail blazers at the Executive Director and VP level. They are constantly looking at other provinces and countries as to how they do business to see if there are processes, tools and metrics to incorporate into their operation to increase employee engagement, flexibility, operational efficiency and union compliancy. Management do have a heavy focus on change management and understanding how employees are impacted in implementing change.

    Cons

    Being bound by government funding makes long term strategies almost impossible to execute. Balancing the need for shorter term wins to obtain funding in massive organizations makes it extra challenging to truly evolve and leverage current technologies and tools, even with a massive return on investment. Employees have change fatigue due to many reasons. One reason being that projects have to be done in smaller chunks and leadership have to obtain new approval every step (usually unknown to the staff). Other reasons include the fact that Healthcare typically has aging technology in an industry where technology is changing rapidly. Therefore, it is inevitable that change will never stop nor slow down.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the thought leadership, collaboration and change management. The results have been very successful in spite of the challenges.


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