Vancouver Island Health Authority

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority

Pros

-The pay is exceptional compared to the general market
-Time off is exceptional compared to the general market
-Benefits are exceptional compared to the general market
-Pension plan is exceptional compared to the general market
-Learning opportunities/advancement are better than the general market

Cons

-The presence of a union hampers any type of progress
-Some union employees feel entitled to fleece the organization, which translates into fleecing patients
-Some promotions are based on seniority (and sometimes pity) which doesn't necessarily mean the right person is in the right position
-Some non-union employees have been shifted laterally because of their incompetence instead of being fired
-The stress that comes with most positions in VIHA is unbelievable, which is probably why the pay, pension, benefits and time off are beyond what any private company would pay
-Lots of broken processes and antiquated technology
-Does anyone know the reason for our existence?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have no negative feedback for the leadership at VIHA. It has to be difficult balancing politics with patient care.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority

    Pros

    excellent staff, mostly excellent supportive managers, some, not so much...

    Cons

    majority of casual staff staffed on short calls. company offers little incentive for carreer advancements/extra training/specialties etc. some managers questionable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on truckin'

    Recommends
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    I've worked at Island Health for 8 years. Colleagues are great, values lived in the workplace. Everyone I work with is very passionate about client care.

    Cons

    Front-line workers feel underutilized and unappreciated for their expertise. Options to improve employee work/life balance could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Harness the expertise of the front-lines by listening more and dictating less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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