Hunter New England Health
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Great work place

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Management should listen to staff Proper scanning for signing in and out of work as a lot of staff leave up to an hour early, staff that take smoke breaks for over 3/4hr every hr should be penalised.
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Secure job, nice environment

Nsw health is a long recruitment process to get a start.It seems to pass through many departments.Ive also worked in John Hunter hospital food services and wouldn't recommend that unless you're really desperate for a job.Narky culture .
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Excellent clinical staff

The clinicians are amazing and helping patients and clinical staff is very rewarding. Often placed into jobs without adequate training so need to set your own boundaries.
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Secure with access to salary packaging and flexible work options

Hunter Health is awesomeCompetitive salaryYou have excellent job security Opportunity to transfer or seek advancement in career within a broad range of roles ofAccess to salary packaging and fitness passport Work hours flexibility after applying for approval

Pros

Job security

Cons

Some staff are bitter and demotivated with unrealistic expectations of management
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Under funded, under staffed and over worked

Unfortunately, the bigger issues such as funding, staffing, and managerial expertise make working for HNE a nightmare. This is such a shame because there are many amazing workers with great initiative and care for patients who deserve better. The role itself was complex and challenging which was stimulating, enjoyable, and rewarding although recognition and support of your efforts is not a part HNEs culture. Every day there is a crisis of some sort, which places more pressure on workers to perform. Staff morale is low and hard to shake when you get home. Health deteriorated as the months went on. The irony is that many "health workers" at HNE suffer physically and psychologically from such an unsupportive and stressful workplace. I'm sure there are other areas of HNE that do not have such acute issues but if you can deal with all of this then good luck!

Pros

Permanent work

Cons

Toxic culture, poor management, no support
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Bullying managers, lack of transparency

Worked at Everymind, which receives government funding to ptomote mental wellbeing, however the managers don't practise what they preach. Targeted harassment and bullying are rampant and senior leadership at HNE Health tolerate it. Lack of transparency or acvountability. You'll get sick if you go to work there.

Pros

It's a job.

Cons

Toxic place
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Hunter linen

I was working on machine feeding operation the whole factory was easy going friendly the management team were very casual lay back down to earth and Evey one new each other it made work a real pleasure
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productive and a happy workplace

Enjoyed the team that i worked with and look forward to been in a new workplace and team if successful in getting the job at Tamworth Base Hospital as Assistant in Nursing at the Deployment Unit. As i miss working in a role that im passionate about in helping people get well or keep comfort care
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Great place - Good pay

They have a good pay system and great training, someone is always willing to listen if you've had an issue with someone in the team. Working casual is rough but they try and make it as fair as possible
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Caring Environment

The Nurses have lovely qualities and all bring something special to the wards and to the patients they care for. Although there is need for more staff as at times it can be understaffed

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Lovely People
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Flexible workplace

Overall it was good, working with a great team makes a big difference. Very flexible hours. Opportunity to attend training to update skills. Management are quick to act on issues between staff. Good pay rates and they offer salary sacrifice.

Pros

Job security

Cons

None
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Work with an excellent team

Have been working with an excellent team of nurses and allied health who provide high standards of care to their patients .Sometimes difficult to balance best outcomes for patients while dealing with bed pressures

Pros

Stability

Cons

Sometimes poor communication from management
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Hospital Assistant

The Hospital Assistant is responsible for the preparation and delivery of food services for patients, staff and other identified clients; the cleaning and servicing of areas on campus and those designed areas off campus; linen distribution and collection within the facility; and waste collection, in accordance with the HNEAHS policies, service delivery standards and operation. This position entails shift work, weekend work and public holidays

Pros

Pay & Entitlements

Cons

Shiftwork
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Has been a great work plcae over the many years

Rural nursing provides you with a large skill set which has always been challeenging and rewarding. Patient focused work environment Working as part of a team is always enjoyable Management are supportive and try to help with staffs requirements
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Good people poor management

Management is based on seniorority and still working in the ways of the 80's. Managment are not qualified to perform their jobs and just bully staff. Staff do what they can but can not do to much.

Pros

People

Cons

Management
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Excellent learning environment

Senior staff very supportive of junior staff. Excellent learning opportunities, and allows hands on experience. Current best practice used from evidence based research.

Pros

Always get allocated meal breaks

Cons

working weekends a lot
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Learned alot, would like to work at Hunter New England Health again.

I learned lots, staff were friendly, I'm talking about secretarial staff. I had the opportunity to work in the wards. It was different work environment.

Pros

Great staff wanting to help the community

Cons

No cons
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great staff and good atmosphere

there was a high turn over of patients we were running out of the planned menu food, felt comfortable to ask management about what to do, they advised me to talk to the diet aid. We discussed the options and with the help of the rest of the staff we were able to serve our food on time..In high stress situtations you need carm management which is what I got. Hardest part of the job is making sure u have put enough food out to cover any situation that might change. The best part getting the food ready..

Pros

left over food was for staff

Cons

afternoon hours seemed to drag on
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Fun working environment, amazing team members

I would recommend Hunter New England Health as a work because it is a great place to work. The people are great, the atmosphere is amazing. A typical day at the office is always busy and always something different I learned time managent skills and I learnt about files and coding. Managment and team members are great and easy going but are also there for anything you need.

Pros

Staff cafeteria

Cons

Not enough hours in the day
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Great work environment

Good Department with interesting case load. Given large amount of autonomy with decision making and ongoing care. Good location and training scheme
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Fast paced environment

Working at Muswellbrook hospital in their aged care facility was fast paced and demanding with high care need residents. This was a very rewarding place to work and supportive senior management.
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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture
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