Administration (Current Employee) – Townsville QLD – 16 November 2017
A typical day involves assisting with all sort of emergencies, the job has variety with most management absent you are free to manage your own workload.
I have learned QLD Health does not value skill level on staff and promotions and job offers are generally appointed by office politics under the guise of merit based recruitment to make it appear they are being equitable. Management know all the tricks and policies to ward of any challenges to staffing decisions.
A lot of backroom deals go on during the recruitment process to either assist or hinder staff from progressing. Management love using "gotcha" word play moments in the interview process which makes it virtually impossible to progress in your career as they rarely offer stepping stone work opportunities to gain required experiences to answer their convoluted interview questions.
Management has a culture of incompetence and bullying which is so bad they had to bring in an external company to deal with bullying claims.
The hardest part of the job is management making decisions without any input from line level staff that have to work with the policies that they implement that cause more problems.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the remuneration because the management have no clue in managing an efficient budget along with the Government they throw money at the Organisation so if you can put up with poor management, stonewalling and other unethical conduct the tax and money insane benefits is why people work at QLD Health.
Should you work at QLD Health? Yes for the money but your health willmore... be impacted as it isn't a healthy workplace if you are nice, honest sort of person. If you consider yourself good at intimidating staff, a bit of a smooth talker and are generally a nasty piece of work you should apply as management will welcome you with open arms.less
Supportive environment with opportunities for growth and development if desired
Assistant in Nursing (Current Employee) – Brighton Health – 18 June 2019
Queensland Health offers a variety of developmental opportunities for those who are driven enough to seek them out. Educational courses and programs are ongoing ensuring each practitioner is up to date with best possible practice. There are a variety of facilities with various positions that would suite any health care professional. Most individuals who work within Queensland Health are helpful and willing to help others advance, acting as mentors and references. Aligning with the right people can be advantageous as this will help advance careers and open up doors and opportunities.
Supportive environments, growth and development opportunities, stable and good benefits.
Shifts are 24 hours, requiring staff to work each shift and availability to work weekends
ENAS (Current Employee) – Townsville QLD – 3 May 2019
Generally a good and pleasant place to work. Townsville is a teaching hospital so staff skill levels vary a lot.
The introduction of iEMR (the digital medical record system) is terrible from a nursing perspective as it is cumbersome and glitchy, and has massively increased time not spent with patients and instead typing into computers. Doctors seem to like it as they no longer have to chase patient charts all the time.
Contrary to QH public statements it has not increased pt safety, and is viewed by a majority of staff as tedious and time consuming.
good pay and conditions, job security.
iEMR. also if you have a "difficult" boss/NUM all complaints will be ignored.