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Vancouver Coastal Health Overview

www.vch.ca
Vancouver, BC (Canada)
10000+ employees
2001
Government
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. With over 13,000 staff, 13 hospitals, 2, 500 physicians and over $3 billion in funding. Vancouver Coastal Health is also ... Read more

Mission: Vision
We will be leaders in promoting wellness and ensuring care by focusing on quality and innovation.

Mission
We are committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities with our partners through care, education and research.

Vancouver Coastal Health Reviews

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    Pros

    Challenging, interesting, fast-paced, great staff

    Cons

    Micromanagers abound, lack of appreciation for work from managers, too many bedside RN's on amazon and Facebook

    Advice to Management

    Let frontline staff do their job and provide feedback for quality improvement. Lead from the bottom up.

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Vancouver Coastal Health Interviews

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    applied online. Interviewed in person with a panel interview. Questions were not particularly technical, more emphasizing personality and 'cultural fit' with the organization. With the health authorities cultural fit is particularly emphasized, with attributes that are more common to some cultures than others. Canadian mainstream traits particularly emphasized. Although my PM and healthcare background is exceptional (and this role did not have pre-selected projects assigned, as this was open and flexible) I do not interview like a local candidate, which puts me at a disadvantage in the HA hiring climate. Questions were non technical in nature, primarily assessing subjective characteristics that would not readily map up against quantitative JD criterion. The interview ended with a quick rustling of the interview paper packet, with only 20% of the question sections listing notes. Disappointed no offer, but anticipated considering the process.

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