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

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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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Productive, challenging

i found working as part of the SA government very rewarding, everyday was different and challenging! you have to be self motivated to educate yourself, constant change in policy and guidelines
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excellent family orientated environment

I loved my time at Sa Health and would happily be employed again, not only was my management great the team of nurses where friendly and professional. I was always learning and observing daily, the hardest part of my job was it was a hospital and aged care environment. Spending a lot of time there especially in the aged care building the residents became like family, so the end results of a passing was sad. But the new and still existing residents still brought happiness.
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No behaviour management in place to deal with toxic staff

Bullying, under performance and toxic behaviour is rife amongst staff. Management will address this with motherhood statements and virtue signally and completely FAIL to address the problems. Good staff are stressed and end up leaving and the Awful staff go on their merry way. Do not work here if you value your mental health.


Positive interaction with patients and residents.


Management failure at all levels.
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Great team work, team manager is a stresser.

I enjoyed my position, great team to work with, very supportive. great location, parking available. great services close-by. Team Manager is a stresser when things don't go to plan.
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Friendly staff great place to work

I volunteer/work experience with the Diversional Therapist. I am learning what ever i can. I would love to work in this area of employment. Staff are friendly and a pleasure to work with.


Great place to learn about the job


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Lazy workers

The call bells will be buzzing like crazy but the Team Leaders will be sitting on their bums in front of computers and doing nothing . Unfair patient allocation . Most times they give sling lifters and medically difficult patients to Casuals or those doing a short shift . The regular workers tend to get away with easy patients . If you have 4 patients and 2 need help at the same time, no one will help.
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Great place to work

You will be accountable to the Senior Clinical Services and Wellbeing Coordinator at Watto Purrunna for the provision of assessment and case management services for Aboriginal clients in the NALHN region which aims to optimise health outcomes. Applying your clinical experience, increasing clinical knowledge and professional competence you will plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive and integrated services to meet the needs of the clients of Watto Purrunna. You will work under limited direct clinical supervision and may provide direction and support to less experienced Aboriginal Primary Health staff, Allied Health Professionals and students. You will be working collaboratively with the Watto Purrunna multidisciplinary teams and liaise directly with Medical, Nursing and Allied Health staff of NALHN and with other community agencies.




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3.3 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
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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