Barwon Health
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Fast paced, friendly environemnt

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Fast paced, greet and arrive clients for their appointment. Take payments and issue receipts. Answer phone, book appointments, filing of documents, client files to allied health staff for appointments. Return files after appointments. Files ready for next day, settling daily taking, banking reports.

Pros

Great team environment
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Poor management has ruined a great service.

When I started with Barwon Mental Health had a fantastic reputation, probably one of the best in the country. Over the years, poor management led to a very real deterioration, with the health dept intervening sending a team to manage at one stage. The current management team are very inexperienced. This has led to; unsafe working conditions, poor staffing levels, chaotic day to day management, little patient focus etc etc. Staff have voted with their feet, and despite the health department throwing money at them, they just cannot get the staff, and wonder why.It's a relief to be out of there. Do yourself a favour; avoid.

Pros

Friendly staff, lots of vacancies.

Cons

You'll worry your registration is at risk, due to dodgy practices.
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Horrendous

Worst workplace culture on Baxter 5 EVER. Rude, nasty nurses who had no intention of making students feel welcome or helping at all. Expected more “initiative” despite being a first year student on their first acute placement... ANUM (name withheld) was a mole and doesn’t deserve to be there. Cliquey and very difficult to forge relationships. Select few of the older nurses were wonderful. The ones in their 20’s, forget it. Short memory as they obviously forgot they were students not long before. Revolting environment to learn in.

Pros

None

Cons

Rude, nasty staff
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Great place to work

I learnt a lot and appreciate the very well organized and structured process and setup. I would go back any time to this place and recommend the place for both new joiners and experienced

Pros

great place to work, organized, disciplined

Cons

can be hard work at times
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Don’t recommend working here

Wonderful, kind staff. But this is completely overshadowed by terrible management! The department is understaffed and MWU refuse to hire more people. You’ll work ridiculous overtime. They don’t pay you correctly - beware, you won’t receive your rostered pay.

Pros

Beautiful staff

Cons

Management and medical workforce
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Stressful workplace with high staff turnover

There was a large shift in the workplace culture during the 5yrs I worked here. It had been a very supportive environment initially. Management strategies changed over time and money became the biggest driver, rather than patient care. Many of my coworkers became stressed and unhappy. The workloads were unreasonably high. Staff started leaving in droves and we couldn’t retain many of the new staff. The workplace culture became very bad here.
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excellent place to work

Barwon Health is a fantastic place to work, everyone looks after each other no-one is left feeling on the outer. The Management team is very understanding and go out of their way to ensure everyone is happy and working to the best of their abilities.
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A horrible place to work

You are going to be let down by Barwon Health. The bullying culture is disgusting at Barwon Health. Long term employees are complacent, and are responsible for the bullying culture, experienced by all employees. Overall Barwon Health is a let down, and not a place for anybody to work there. Shame on you.
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Friendly and welcoming team.

Working as part of the leisure and lifestyle team. Typical day: Set up activity for the morning Walking or wheeling residents to the area for the activity Encouraging residents to participate, interact with other residents. After activity walk or wheel residents to their room or dining room for lunch. Pack up activity. Lunch Set up afternoon activity as above. Complete documentation of residents activity for the day before the end of shift.
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A very good place to work

Only worked on a casual basis but loved it . I delivered the meals the meal monitors made up as well as the cleaning of the food trolleys and working in stores.
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Great place to work

It's great working for a company who puts people first and is values driven. A great place for networking and creating new opportunities. There is so much to learn and experience.

Pros

Friendly staff and supportive management

Cons

Parking
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Proud to work at an organisation that cares about their staff and the community

I am very proud to work for a values-based organisation who truly cares about their staff and the community. I have been supported with ongoing professional development opportunities and provided with great flexibility and work/life balance. I am extremely grateful to be part of a team that is so supportive and allow me to be creative on a daily basis.

Pros

Work/Life balance, Flexibility, Professional Development
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Learning culture

Barwon Health focuses on helping students learn and grow in the profession. I really appreciated that as I felt that I was looked after throughout the whole experience.
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Bullying by the ones who are suppose to support you

My coworkers were fantastic and supportive but my NUM and educator were bullies. From my first day the NUM pretty much told me that work would be my life for the next few months or I would fail, work cannot be a mums “life” as my son was not even 1 by that point. From there they belittled my skills and put so much expectation and pressure on me. I was picking up other people’s mistake, yet mistakes that weren’t even mine were blamed on me, I was afraid to ask questions as they would throw in my face that I “should” know that, I became physically ill with anxiety. They did not want me there and they got their way in the end. They destroyed my confidence, funnily enough where I work now I can’t not be praised enough by my NUM and how good of a nurse I am.

Pros

Co-workers are nice

Cons

Bullying from management
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Fun and great place to learn

A great place to learn, as a student doing work placement there i was able to build my skills in high risk environment. Being able to tell how different conditions affect people in different ways was probably the my biggest achievement and favourite experience at Barwon Health
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Exciting times doing the "Chase"

One of the objectives of the role was locate every patients' medical file who were having elective surgery the next day. An average day was 30 files, and 25 of them were filed as required. The rest of the day was spent chasing the last five files, which required phone calls to pathology centres, doctors, nurses, or even walking to different departments around the hospital to locate the "missing" files. All the files had to be taken to the surgery floor by 4pm that day. Some files were nearly impossible to find, and it took a good lot of "detective work" to finally locate them - often very close to 4pm.

Pros

Exciting work

Cons

Sometimes stressful
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bullying at its best

stay away from this place ...bullying is rife from the top to the bottom HR does nothing nothing be kind to yourself and go elsewhere from the cleaners to management harrasment is there none helps bullies get looked after bad bad horrid place

Pros

nothing

Cons

bad place noone helps
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Good place to work in fun loving inviroment

Working for Barwon health was a very rewarding job a very loving and caring towards the residents the staff was friendly and very helpful. It tought me to have confidence and self esteem and communication skills also helped me to understand more about the residents and their needs and leaded to friendships

Pros

Very rewarding job

Cons

Some of the residents were hard to deal with
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Afternoon and night shift work only

An extremely busy environment with a great deal to learn. It was interesting and challenging. I enjoyed helping patients in an administrative capacity. However, night shift did not suit me (midnight to 8.30am shifts).
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Stay away

poor culture. Executives no idea of what really goes on. People on ground nice but do not provide optimal care to patients. Some staff exceedingly lazy. HR do not assist to get rid of poor workers/ staff who make errors consistently.

Pros

Nil accountability. Can't get fired

Cons

Staff disinterested
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Management Lacks Clarity

Good people to work with but lack management credibility. Salary benefits are good but most employees were not paid by their experience or ability. Payroll system was outdated and full of work arounds.
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3.6

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