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Extreme workload with unsupportive management
Credentialed diabetes educator- registered nurse (Former Employee) –  Noarlunga Centre SA18 February 2018
Entrenched subculture of not accepting changes and new ideas. No support from management, in fact management were hostile to change. Extremely heavy workload with no support offered.
Job satisfaction gained from patients health outcomes.
Pros
Reasonable wage
Cons
Entrenched subculture in nursing management
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Not the Service Desk
Service Desk Officer (Former Employee) –  Adelaide SA12 February 2018
In general I've heard very good things when working for SA Health. Unfortunately this does include the service desk. The service desk has a weak managment structure which has created a very negative working environment, which leads to a lack of care and an extremely high staff turnover.
Pros
The money is good
Cons
Management (on the service desk)
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manual process oriented, modernisation very slow
Manager Corporate Support (Current Employee) –  Adelaide SA8 January 2018
largely manual operational environment requiring huge amounts of process engineering and automation to modernise.
Change resistance is significant considerable progress made across 6 years but much work still required.
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An organisation that bullies, manipulates and rewards vile people
Administration Manager (Former Employee) –  Campbelltown NSW16 October 2017
SA Health consists of a poor structure of departments, ever-changing and ever-fluctuating and management are bullies and non-concerned with the welfare of their employees. They are supported fully by HR who condone their disgusting behaviour. An organisation divided into too many management styles and not compassionate enough to treat employees with dignity. The executive level don't care about anybody but themselves and their career trajectory, and the rest beg and kiss and wipe the executives rear ends with toilet paper.

An organisation that condones bullying and thorough mismanagement of all departments is not deserving of respect.
Pros
nothing
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The Management are totally Thankless
Ex employee (Former Employee) –  RAH10 October 2017
The more you put in to your job, the more Management expect you to do. Management is a girls club. They didn't get there because they worked for it. It's who they knew. The New 2.3 Billion RAH has not solved any of the staffing problems. They just moved all the problems to the new site. They only employ on TEMPORARY contracts and throw you away when not useful anymore.
Bullying is rife and that's from management themselves. So there is nowhere to turn for help.
Pros
Can't think of any
Cons
Bad Management
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Fast paced working enviroment
Distribution Inventory Task Team Member (Former Employee) –  Camden Park SA18 September 2017
Fast paced job picking and packing of medical supplies with a very high attention to accuracy and working with a small time line. Inventory control looking after the products within the warehouse.
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Great workplace
Enrolled Nurse (Current Employee) –  Adelaide SA1 September 2017
Great work environment with friendly staff who are very supportive and encourage further training and leadership roles. Staff are respectful of each other with many staff from different cultural backgrounds.
Pros
Very supportive management team
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bully and harrasment is rife
medical nurse (Former Employee) –  Adelaide SA21 July 2017
Poor managers
Evil staff that are in favor with management
Poor support structures
All is constantly worked off their feet,that is nursing staff
Family and patients get away with murder
The overall health team are non supportive.
Bad culture to work in
Pros
Nil
Cons
Harrasment
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Workplace with a very intrenched subculture.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Adelaide SA12 February 2017
As an previous employer I found the sub culture of the Royal Adelaide Hospital difficult. They were not accepting of new ideas from fresh individuals. They tended to find change difficult acceptance harder. Once accepted the culture is very supportive. Change of staff is a constant. Becoming diverse in attitudes important. The employment is challenging. With high expectations to accuracy and high performance. The education of staff is excellent. With the expectation of attendance of inservices almost every shift. Focus on patient care and attending to patients is paramount and the documentation reflects the high standards of care. Working into theSA Heath can be difficult but it is very rewarding.
Pros
Salary, flexabitlity in hours
Cons
Settling int the culture can be challenging.
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Patient service assistants
Theatre Orderly (Former Employee) –  Bedford Park SA23 October 2016
A work place filled with bullies and unfit management teams/structures.

Long hours, short staff constantly and people are not supported
Pros
Good EBA for PSA's
Cons
Shift work
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Fun and relaxed working environment great work life balance.
Lead Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Adelaide, SA7 August 2015
Typical day at work comprises of leasing with the Management team, Project Director and Clients in regards to project delivery and current status. I've learned that if there is no team work in all aspects of Project Delivery, Project tends to run late and more likely goes over budget and falls behind. Working with my co-workers is fun but at times challenging and reason being is lot of time they are under pressure and grossly understaffed they tend to take on lot more than they are required and tend not to update there progress on a regular basis. That was also the hardest part of my job, getting the right information about the status of there work because people are people and they tend to over exaggerate there progress just so they don't look bad in front of the management team and the client. Most enjoyable is getting to talk to people and recovering projects that are running behind, talking to the project leads and providing them with accurate schedule the one that they can rely upon. Once the project is on time and within the budget I find that rewarding that I contributed directly or indirectly for the successful completion of the project.
Pros
Work life ballance is great.
Cons
Government workers tend not to follow timelines and fall behind way to many times.
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Professional friendly and supportive
Previously Community Counsellor (Former Employee) –  Community counsellor for the far north SA29 October 2014
I enjoyed my time working for SA Health, which allowed me to work autonomously and provided support when I required it. The workers were friendly and the environment was terrific. I provided counselling services to the community as required and travelled as far as Maree to provide mental health services. I worked independantly and was the only Quorn, hospital based counsellor. The most difficult part of the job was my separation from family in Adelaide. The most satisfying aspect was being able to be a part of an individual's psychological transformation.
Pros
ability to work autoonomously
Cons
seperation from family
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Busy and vibrant place to work
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Adelaide11 August 2014
Working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital is a busy and engaging role.
Pros
Salary Sacrifice
Cons
Desk sharing
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