Western Cape Department of Health
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The atmosphere when you enter should be a place of decent honest working people.

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I need the experience so that I applied when I begin to start with the career that I learning for me. The world would be the same due to this virus. I could learn slot about how the workplace environment is all about.

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It depends on the season and weather.

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An hour and half would be reasonable.
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Very good exposure, really learned a lot.

The most enjoyable part of my job as an Acute Pain Sister were when all patients referred to me was comfortable pain wise on the pain plan given to them. If ever find a client still complaining of pain even on a proper pain plan me as the pain sister could give pain education and reassure the patient who believe tablets is not for them.
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Great work environment

I have learned so much at the Depart. I have grown over the years in my line of work. Great respect for the employees n management. Travelled with the team.
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Excellent working conditions, despite shortness of staff we have everything that we need to execute our tasks

Working for the department of health, in Vredenburg Hospital give me the opportunity to grow as a person, I had hard time in the emergency centre with complicated cases, but good response from level 2 hospitals. As part of the management team, challenges are present every day but at the end is to give a quality care
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great learning opportunities

As a community service professional nurse i found my placement to be adequate and full of excellent learning opportunitiess to further my knowledge regarding nursing.
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Demanding

Demanding Stressful Overburdened Poorly resourced Fast paced good hours easy to maintain a good work/life balance generally positive and helpful staff
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Good benefits. Just take long on feedback after interviews

Good working environment Great benefit Just delay in communication with successful or non successful candidates after interviews and long waiting process.
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Productive

On your feet all the time which makes time go buy easier and productive. The clinic is interdependent and we always need each other for advice and consistency with patients.

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Good Lunches

Cons

Busy
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Good job security

Although job security is good the work is really monotonous, a lot of red tape and office politics. Really no progression and promotions available. EE plays a big part in hiring here even if you are the most qualified person.

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Benefits

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Monotonous work
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Exciting & Satisfying

Great place to work. My role was to realise the setup & establishment of a fully functional MDR-TB support structure for the Department of Health. Train administrative staff at clinics throughout the West Coast District. Arrange a transport network for outreaches & support visits to clinics. Establish relationships with existing MDR-TB Units & relevant Department of Health role players. Perform daily personal assistant duties for the coordinator of the MDR-TB program by providing effective administrative support, time management duties, and diary management services.

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Package

Cons

Irregular hours & lots of travel.
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Productive Workplace

Productive Workplace. An employee can be assured to develop both practical skills and knowledge skills in the sector that he/she practices in. Provision is made for additional educational workshops.
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Different pathologies, great learning opportunities

Work normally begins around 8am and end at 4pm. You learn about your profession, diagnosing and treatment as well as communication strategies for the different people you come across. The staff is normally helpful and supportive which creates an enjoyable environment to work in.

Pros

Helping people in need

Cons

Lack of resources
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Fast Pace requires strategic and critical thinkling

SCM as provided me the opportunity to sharpen my Skills in administration.the environment is fast paced and busy. most challenging part of the job is consolidations each month.
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Pleasant and comfortable working environment

Working for the WCDH was nice and enjoyable, I learned a lot working there,things that I didn't learn when I was doing my practicals as a student. It was an eye opener in many angles. The staff and colleague are easy out going people who are willing to help and easy to interact with. The hardest part is when the patient is completely wrong but we must act like they right because we fear of being report as IL-treating the patience as professional nurses.
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Productive environment

I worked very hard in a day you havto deal with labour, trauma,general ad theatre patients. These staff work very hard and had a shortage of staff too. Morale is a bit low because staff works very hard and burn out.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours and hard work
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Safe at work place

Safely feeling at work gave me and my colleagues a sold friendship. Supporting our managers and prioritising patients before our needs was also one of a kind achievement i encounter & winning a personal award 2008 as a BEST MEDIC is still one of a kind
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hard work but worth it

I learned a lot of valuable life skills. Colleagues and the public are very forgiving which took the pressure off in the beginning. Generally speaking the aim is to promote public health in various ways.

Pros

feels good to help the public with primary health care

Cons

pressure when under staffed
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Busy work environment with multiple learning opportunities

A typical day at work is very busy with lots of patients being admitted to the Emergency Rooms. I learnt how to think on my feet and cope with pressure situations on a daily basis and I discovered the steps to effective problem-solving when having to work as a team. The hardest part of the job was the very long working hours and lack of recovery time when having to work on a shift basis. The most enjoyable part of my job was the knowledge that I was helping fellow human beings.
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Hard Working individual

A typical day at work was always relaxedand stress free and i have learned more about administration. Managment was always patient and making sure we were happy the hardest part of the job was the overflow of admin from 92 clinics and hospitals combined and the most enjoyable part of the job was my colleagues, workplace and learning new things each day.

Pros

Colleagues

Cons

Over flow of Admin from 92 Facilities
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Very good workplace

My tipical day would be arriving at work, set out all urgent task and those not so urgent. Start on tasks immediately. When all is done, find out from colleagues if i can assist with any of their tasks. Sometimes gets instructions from my manager to assist with queries. I like what im doing,finance is a broad field, meaning you learn something new almost every day. The part that i dislike most is Financial Year end and Annual Accruals.

Pros

Teambuildings quarterly

Cons

Just staying a little far from work.
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