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Vancouver Coastal Health Reviews

Updated January 6, 2019
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Vancouver Coastal Health President and CEO Mary Ackenhusen
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  • "Very large organization so can feel impersonal, due to size of organization the culture can differ from team to team, unit to unit, etc" (in 5 reviews)

  • "At this point there are no cons" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Instrumentation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Vancouver Coastal Health full-time

    Pros

    Welcoming, helpful. Engaging good benifits and pay

    Cons

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  2. "Program Support Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Vancouver Coastal Health full-time

    Pros

    - good benefits and extended health
    - great support from supervisors
    - excellent flexibility from supervisors

    Cons

    - difficult for any career development/advancement without seniority

  3. "Patient Flow Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  4. "I like it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Vancouver Coastal Health part-time

    Pros

    - Good people who care
    - High quality training
    - Many job opportunities

    Cons

    - Lack of organization
    - Lack of efficient documentation system


  5. "Good work environment and plenty of work!"

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Aide in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Aide in Metairie, LA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working casual/on-call allowed me the freedom to pursue travel interests yet still be assured that I'd have income to pay for those trips!

    Cons

    None come to mind but I guess that being casual/on-call also means that work is always ever present because a call could come everyday requesting your presence.

    Advice to Management

    Management appears to attempt to strike a good balance between work demands/patient care and the ever present budget restrictions but, as always, trimming the fat at the top to ensure this balance is not always easily or readily achieved.


  6. "Clinical informatics"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Informatics
    Current Employee - Clinical Informatics
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Coastal Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employer. CEO is engaged and present.

    Cons

    Excluded healthcare jobs do not offer raises without getting a different job at a higher pay grade.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff ideas and enforce a no bullying policy. Unfortunately I have witnessed bullying on numerous occasions.

    Vancouver Coastal Health Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Marketing Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at VCH. Regarding your mention of bullying, we have a zero... More


  7. "Positive Expierence"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Worker
    Current Employee - Mental Health Worker

    I have been working at Vancouver Coastal Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworker, management has been supportive.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Vancouver Coastal Health Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Marketing Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at VCH. If you have any further input, please email us at... More

  8. "life at vch"

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    Current Employee - Assisted Living Worker in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assisted Living Worker in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Coastal Health part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    residents and co workers

    Cons

    automation sucks. no human contact

    Advice to Management

    be available to discuss issues when staff need it.

    Vancouver Coastal Health Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Marketing Advisor

    Thank you for providing your input. Your comments are very much appreciated. If you would like to discuss details of your feedback with an appropriate staff member please email us at careers@vch.ca... More


  9. "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vancouver Coastal Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Frequent changes of management style

    Advice to Management

    Keep employee turnover low .

    Vancouver Coastal Health Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Marketing Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your input. Your comments are very much appreciated. If you would like to discuss details of your feedback with an appropriate staff member please email us at... More


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    "Nurse Practitioners"

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    Current Employee - Professional Practice Regional Nurse Practitioner Lead in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Professional Practice Regional Nurse Practitioner Lead in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Coastal Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A supportive, progressive environment to work in as a Nurse Practitioner. I appreciate the always striving for better, caring, learning attitude of VCH.

    Cons

    Continue comittment to understanding the needs of its employees and helping well established and long standing employees to feel supported and to learn how to support those around them

    Advice to Management

    Continue to remain visible and build touchdowns at various sites and locations into your schedule. Thank you for always striving to improve

    Vancouver Coastal Health Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Marketing Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to provide VCH your comments. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience at VCH. If you have any further input, please don't... More