Kingston General Hospital

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Kingston General Hospital Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    I consolidated on the general medicine floor, and although it was challenging all the staff were friendly and helpful.

    Former Employee - Student Nurse in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Nurse in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team work commitment, empathy, compassion for patients

    Cons

    Often short staffed, and too few beds for the patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more nurses

  2.  

    Non supportive of administrative. Nurses I worked with were wonderful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Union, pay and the people you work with.

    Cons

    Non supportive upper management. If asked to work overtime, very little compensation. Great people to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the hospital staff, not just the residents. The nurses and other support staff are your bread and butter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    excellent, caring, supportive community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kingston General Hospital

    Pros

    There are many very gifted people who work here, and contribute to research that ultimately can change lives by improving health.
    The staff, physicians, and volunteers are extremely caring.

    Cons

    Building is old, but services are state-of-the-art
    Parking is a major problem, and expensive when one can get it (16 dollars/day)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Often there is noise around the nursing stations (all professions linger there, not just nurses) and it is disruptive for the patients. It is louder than they think!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the camaraderie between the ER nurses

    Cons

    Rotating shift work... That stuff will kill you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try regular shifts, I think your employees would be happier!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    RN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kingston General Hospital

    Pros

    good training, friendly, supportive, teaching

    Cons

    scheduling, no full-time, medical students

  7.  

    Inconsistent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kingston General Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some great wards. Pediatrics teams, ICU can be great. Newly renovated wards in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Lots of comraderie among fellow residents.

    Cons

    The rest of the hospital can be a crumbling dump. Paint peeling off walls in the stairwells, old and smelly carpeting on the wards, and frequently gridlocked bed situations can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide call rooms to psychiatry residents. Budget for more infrastructure improvements. Carpets need to go ASAP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Sorely disillusioned and trapped.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst

    I have been working at Kingston General Hospital

    Pros

    The job security is solid due to the union environment and ever-increasing cost of healthcare. The wage is average.

    Cons

    - The union mandates who is hired or promoted based on tenure rather than ability, with zero exceptions. You can not be promoted past the deadwood that has stuck it out.
     - Bureaucracy rules the roost. Half of your time is spent on political emails and meetings.
     - Physicians are generally prima donna's with some notable exceptions.
     - As a whole, clinicians (physicians, nurses, others) resist any form of change, whether positive or not, and are merely content with the status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the department and remove the union, or remove their ability to impede hiring and firing.

    Doesn't Recommend

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