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  1. "A great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Good Samaritan Society full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Mission is rooted in helping others, feel good service

    Cons

    Sometimes living behind the trends and times

    Good Samaritan Society2013-10-17
  2. "I love my job"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Good Samaritan Society full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    A great team atmophere and continuity of care for our residents, staff that treat the residents like they are part of the family and not just working with them

    Cons

    Not to many activities for the young adults in care

    Good Samaritan Society2013-03-10
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Mainly a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Health Care Aid in Lethbridge, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Good Samaritan Society full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    GSS provides flexibility in job access to scheduling. At the end of the day/night you know you have contributed to the welfare of seniors or disadvantaged people. Staff have a chance to be creative with the residence in creating a homelike environment when given the opportunity of proper staffing.

    Cons

    Burnout is common due to shortage of workers on the floor during periods of high acuity. Upper and middle management have little concept of nursing as they are often without a health care background which potentially can endanger the safety of both residents and staff.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't have the background to truly understand the job requirements of nursing staff then take the time to job shadow so you can stay in the loop as to what is really happening on the floor. Communicate with staff about the real issues and don't hide behind policy such as best practice. Take staff seriously when they tell you a resident has become dangerous.

    Good Samaritan Society2012-07-30
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