I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre part-time
Good working experience and worked with a few amazing Drs. Great Healthcare Centre
The environment was fine in the beginning and I worked with a very kind, compassionate, and competent physician but she was replaced and the new dr. was not Compassionate towards patients who were cognitively and Mentally Impaired. It was a terrible environment to work in and to watch how some patients were treated. This dr allowed student Drs to practice on patients and hurt them and this was unacceptable. I reported the dr.
But this only caused a temporary change and in the end the dr still works there and I do not because the dr found a way to have me removed from my position. It was quick and swift and very cunning of this dr in what happened!
Advice to Management
Management should listen to staff who have direct patient care and Care about patients because not all doctors have a patients best interests at heart! Many doctors have been proven to abuse, hurt and cause pain to patients when behind closed doors.
Nurses see a lot of things but can't or don't speak up because they fear the loss of their jobs because doctors have so much power! Having integrity and speaking for a patients who cannot speak up for themselves is a Nurses responsibility. But if we are penalized for doing so how can patients be protected? Doctors are not above the law! Jobs come and go but you have one soul and one conscience! It's so sad that hospitals loose great nurses because they have bad doctors! So management care about your Nurses because they care about all your patients!
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, ON (Canada)).
I had 3 separate interviews over the course of a month. First with the director and my potential colleagues, the next was with two managers from other departments and the third one with the new manager. Each interview was very similar and I was asked the same interview style questions. Everyone was kind and friendly and it was a great experience overall.
Then on the day before I was supposed to be given an offer I was informed that the position was going to be changed to an 18 month contract (very last minute after over a month of interviewing). I agreed to proceed with the application with the understanding that my salary expectations had increased due to the fact I would no longer be receiving benefits and would not be included in HOOP.
I received the email from HR of a conditional offer at 4:45pm on a Friday and the offer was lower than my current salary, which initially was a little insulting. I realized that HR could have avoided this mistake if I had been asked what my current salary was in one of the 3 interviews, which I never was. I was asked my salary expectations and was never told that they weren't close to the range for the position, which I understand why it was done, but in the future this could have saved both parties a great deal of time. Knowing my salary expectations are no where near their range I wouldn't have agreed to the second interview.
I took my time over the course of the weekend to figure out my counter offer and I drafted a kind email explaining why I deserved what I thought was a much more reasonable compensation for my experience and what they were looking for in the role. They came back at 4:30 pm on Monday and had only raised their initial offer by $1,500 per year. I guess that the HR rep didn't realize that this was still less than I currently make and as a result I had to turn down the offer.
I will say that the entire interview experience was lovely. The people were kind and on time and really seemed warm and inviting. But the moment HR was involved the process became cold and unappealing. I think ensuring that the proper questions are asked and there is full disclosure about the salary expectations of the position in the initial interview will help all parties involved could save everyone some time. I thank everyone involved for the excellent experience but it was still in some way disappointing because I was looking forward to working for such an amazing organization.