The Ottawa Hospital Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at The Ottawa Hospital full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    After working in Mental Health at other hospitals in Ontario I realize the extreme benefits of working at the Royal Ottawa. The facilities available for patients and staff are top notch, and the freedom and trust provided to patients through the Royal's community and environment. I especially liked the respect with which staff treated students and the frequent conferences and talks that were brought in. The talks given by patients were also very beneficial - bringing clinicians and students into a greater understanding of the lived experience of those living with mental illness.

    Cons

    The parking was a major downside to working at the Royal. As a student, I wasn't getting paid a lot and the fees were excessive. Occupational health also was never really aware of my exact position within the facility. It would be useful to increase effective communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging the inclusion of students and patients in experiences throughout the hospital. Possibly look into negotiating reduced parking fees for students.


  2. Biomedical Technologist

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    Current Employee - Biomedical Technologist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Biomedical Technologist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Peaceful treatment - Union defend our rights - Well paid positions - Respectful to each other staff. - Friendly environment - Well organized

    Cons

    Senior management needs to look for other solutions to balance budget rather than position cuts!


  3. Excited to start here

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    Current Employee - Resident in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Resident in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, everybody wants to help you.

    Cons

    Cant see any downside yet


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  5. A few bad apples cause double standards

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Ottawa hospital is currently going through many changes to "mature" and become a true world class healthcare centre. It recently did not place in the top 10 among patient satisfaction and was a wake up call $$$ and attracting the best minds in medicine is all about reputation.

    Cons

    However there is still nepotism among management (I'll hire your university student you hire mine etc) as we layoff in the name of balancing the budget etc There is also an issue with nurse management, many nurse managers are held to high standards and the units reflect this, there are however some that are scattered and unavailable. Managers that seemingly are a figure head only? Highly paid political appointees. New head of nursing will hopefully clean this up.

    Advice to Management

    Integrity and transparency for all departments. Silos should be a red flag that is addressed.


  6. Clinical Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Such a dynamic workplace with so many opportunities for professional development, fantastic people, great team work :)

    Cons

    Can't really think of any :)

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for creating such a great workplace - I call it my other home :)


  7. average employer

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    adequate benefits package unionized environment promote from within

    Cons

    difficult to get vacation granted parking shortages cafeteria is not open evenings or weekends

    Advice to Management

    build new parking as soon as possible on new site across road on Carling read "Five Days at Memorial". When the new Civic hospital is eventually built I hope it will have critical care on a lower floor for ease of evacuation if needed.


  8. I'm so proud to work for TOH as helping our needy patients brings joy and satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital part-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stable workplace and great people to work with TOH pays up to 93% of my salary for maternity leave.

    Cons

    having to work (paid) extra hour or so occasionally due to workload.

    Advice to Management

    keep working hard, and be near to your employees because they're the main strength of TOH


  9. Review of TOH

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    Current Employee - Orderly in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Orderly in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours and good coworkers

    Cons

    Not really any cons at all.


  10. From PCA to Trauma RN! There

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital

    Pros

    a teaching hospital that delivers world class care!

    Cons

    cuts to fulltime RN positions means that I can't get a fulltime job at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    increase fulltime RN jobs to increase patient safety! patients do better in environments where there are more fulltime staff members.


  11. RN

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really Love my job

    Cons

    please No more cuts on nursing and physio

    Advice to Management

    good experience



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