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Warm and supportive good medical team

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What is the best part of working at the company?Supportive staff and lots of educational opportunities What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Shortage of staff at times and required casual or agency staff who is not familiar to the ward, resulting in more tasks to regular staff What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very supportive and good team work What is a typical day like for you at the company?Medication , ADLs , wound management and support for nutrition, challenging behavioral management
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You could not pay me enough money to go back, over worked and treated badly be all and sundry.

What is the best part of working at the company?Leaving at the end of the day. Terrible place to work.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Mostly fellow staff, everyone was angry all the time and would go out of their way to tell you if you did something wrong, even new staff were not given any time to learn.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Terrible, everyone is out to save themselves. The long term employees think they it is used as a stepping stone to get into SA Health when people leave. But in reality people leave because it is so terrible to work there.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Prepare yourself mentally to be treated badly, put on a brave face and do your best.
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Demoralising Place to Work

Pays well, but will only hire compliant sycophants into leadership and management positions, regardless of ability, and with no regard for the consequences. Not at all open to suggestions or feedback from frontline workers.
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Nice people, but busy

Good place to work as a beginner in the work force. Generally good culture, but at times can be a bit gossip driven. Busy around lunch as to be expected. Overall, quite happy.
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Highly flexible and good team to work with

Interesting and laid-back work pace at a regional area, good team to work with, flexible working arrangement and skills and effort will be greatly valued
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Good team work in environment with other staff.

Satisfying work place. Good teamwork with other staff to make tasks streamlined. Not enough support for non management staff. No overtime payment for extra hours work.


Good staff social club.


Long hours without any extra pay outside 38 hour week.eek
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Toxic culture

Rotten from the top down. Management manipulative bullies with no people skills. Advancement only for favourites. Professional development is a joke. Bullying and racism rife.


Salary sacrifice


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A good place to learn alot in a Large level one trauma hospital.

Learned alot over the years and made some lifelong friendships. Getting a good manager is hard to come by. Leadership lacks and work place culture in some areas can be toxic.It's busy and tough at times.
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stressful, busy, understaffed

best thing i ever did was leave. my workmates were good people, but far too stressful, and no management help, typical government beurocracy. Labour gov to blame with transforming health.
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Good hospital service

Good support for junior doctors. Generally good rotations but suffers from the same overworking that most hospitals are known for. Would recommend working here.
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Toxic work environment

There is a bullying culture from the top down. You are told one day to do something, then yelled at the next day asking who approved that decision by the person who made that decision originally. Constantly understaffed. Staff do not want to stay. Overtime is never approved and you are blamed if it is necessary to work overtime. Senior/top management seen speaking to staff in condescending manner as though they are children. They are more concerned about saving money than people/ the staff and refuse to roster appropriately as a money saving measure. Constant mixed messages. Very stressful work environment. People are constantly expected to work beyond their scope of practice.


Nice area to live in


Toxic culture starting with management
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casual ward work including brain injury spinal,stroke and general medicine

casual.rehabilitation work can be very heavy. old fashioned culture. Lots of older staff waiting to retire .politics security for staff on.premises outside going from carpark at night could be better,as quite dimly lit.


rosters on casual pool reasonable


Political, routinal, repetitive
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great team spirit and support

Enjoyed the team spirit and encouraging support. Low chance of Permanent role with SA Health though. More job security would be beneficial.Good Opportunity to gain experience as although most of the roles are casual, they often roll over and if a position doesn't get extended there is a high chance of being offered another role in a different department if you are keen.


good team spirit


sometimes bit over competitive as some people feel insecure in their roles
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The workplace to experience bad management, culture and bully.

My first week in this workplace, the only thing that people keep telling me was "Do not trust anyone." People whingeing and bad-mouthing each other, and managers show the attitude to everyone if they dislike any employee, and bully that employee in front of others. Manager keeps changing the SOP based on her feelings of the day, give you 20 forks then tell you to make 30 set for customers, if you speak up then you will get an non conformance because you lost 10 forks . The hospital offers some courses to tell you that you should speak up if there's anything wrong, and if you do speak up then you are the trouble maker and you will get more non conformance. Manager is very moody, and she never admit if she did things wrong but blame it on someone else. This workplace could stressed you out and change your mental and physical health in a few months.
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Significant strategic focus and challenging targets for a procurement practitioner

Working with diversified stakeholder network and high contract values with application across the entire organisation and often to different state agencies for which SA Health provides a lead agency sourcing and contract management role
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Okay, here goes, they say honesty is the best policy.

#1-Work is productive, I feel motivated to do more than my share and I thrive under pressure. #2-What I learned-everyday, something new. #3-Management-I find some great, others a bit judgemental, unclear and confusing .
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Work ethic of management is poor. They have their favourites.

Never again. Bullying and intimidation a daily occurance. Staff work on a class of job system. If you are from out of town you are left on your own.
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Good communication. Friendly atmosphere

Shift work is a balancing act with family commitments Every effort is made to be flexible where & when needed More opportunities for Enrolled Nurses would be an advantage as we all arrive at work for the same purpose. Excellent & productive patient outcomes
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Great Place to work

I worked as an IT project Manager with SA Health on a Contract for three months. I found SA health to be a Good place to work. Its filled with knowledgeable people.
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Very productive

Increased competition , quiet without stress.Good place to work and very good colleagues and managers.Complex SQL queries with immense knowledge in database is required
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Challenging but rewarding

Great people to work with who providing support in a relaxed atmosphere. Challenging and demanding at times but rewarding with a high quality of science output
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Based on 55 reviews

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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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