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Vancouver Island Health Authority Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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  1. "Program Assistant"

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

    I worked at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    Helping others, working with physicians, decent pay for the work performed

    Cons

    Offices can get catty (mostly working with women), pay increase is not based on merit but rather strapped in my union restraints and time put in, management is not transparent


  2. "Politics Galore!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Gained people management skills.
    - Had a lot of free time.

    Cons

    - Office politics running from the very top, all the way down.
    - Work is very slow paced and you are given days to do a task that should only take 2hrs.

    Advice to Management

    The work environment needs to change and the culture needs to change from the top.

  3. "Challenging field, room for growth, and very rewarding."

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    Current Employee - Community Health Worker in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Community Health Worker in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have enjoyed my employment thus far with Vancouver Island Health. I feel taken care of by friendly nursing staff as a community health worker. I have a network of accommodating and friendly coworkers and always enjoy my experience and challenges involved in this line of work.

    Cons

    While not all situations are meant to be positive this field of work offers both the difficult situations and positive outcomes that eventually lead to growth in the field. Probably the most challenging aspect of this job would be the potential for politics to get in the way of a 100% friendly experience.


  4. "Island Health NRGH"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great clinical staff, people at bedside pull together to perform amazing care in continuously challenging conditions.

    Cons

    The most toxic culture complicated by an electronic health record that has repeatedly failed to meet care requirements. Over 1/2 the nurses and 2/3 of physicians state it is less safe than before it's implementation. There is no timeline on when it should be fixed, if ever.

    Advice to Management

    Accept the failed implementation of the electronic health record; stop spending more money on a system that has not worked in 15 years. When a system us actually ready for clinical use THEN roll it out. There can be no trust and growth without faith in the plans our leaders implement.


  5. "Good employer"

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

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. I would recommend them as an employer.

    Cons

    No cons to mention.


  6. "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different jobs.

    Cons

    They need to get a handle on harassment. Ethics are seriously lacking too. I see the two as being actually one issue. Working in a converted old hospital as a office is awkward at best.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting our money on the iHealth project. This is a disaster from the get go and there is no way out of this mess.


  7. "Not the best career"

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    Current Employee - Lab in Courtenay, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab in Courtenay, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different job opportunities

    Cons

    Unions aren't there to help you

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff better

  8. "HCA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High standard of care delivered

    Cons

    Difficult to obtain regular full time position

    Advice to Management

    Better employee accountability, needs to improve individual recognition of employee performance, no favoritism, stop 'penalizing' for use of sick time


  9. "Great people making a difference"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in North Cowichan, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in North Cowichan, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My experience working at Island Health has been fantastic! I work with a dedicated team who truly wants to make a difference.
    Pros:
    - Lots of opportunities
    - Great benefits
    - Flexibility
    - Smart people to work with

    Cons

    It's such a huge organization - it's easy to disconnect. Over 150 different sites.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, listen to staff and help them create an enjoyable work environment.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of hours available, great staff.

    Cons

    Often short staffed and long hours.


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