February 07, 2014 - 11:23 AM
Once again, Interior Health has been named one of BC’s Top Employers, a designation recognizing B.C. employers that lead their industries in providing exceptional workplaces.
“As I tour facilities throughout the region I am impressed by the professional and collaborative attitudes of employees I meet,” said Minister of Health Terry Lake. “It is clear that the health authority’s efforts to build an engaged workforce, along with the satisfaction gained from helping people, make Interior Health a great place to work.”
The competition considers various criteria, such as recruitment and retention, high employment standards, physical workplace, work and social atmosphere, benefits, time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.
“Never did I realize, when I was hired 10 years ago, that I would look back with such pride and emotion. Interior Health has fostered personal and professional growth, has opened doors to education and collegial mentorship and most importantly, has ensured that I know my work matters. I am so thankful that I ‘actually get paid to do this’!” said Jessi Minnabarriet, a public health nurse in Ashcroft.
Interior Health employs more than 18,000 people across a region that spans about 215,000 km. The geography offers a wide range of lifestyle and recreational options. From an active urban way of life to a quiet rural setting, there is something for everyone.
“I have worked for Interior Health for 22 years. Interior Health is innovative and progressive – for me that has meant having the opportunity to constantly learn new things and move into different roles within my profession,” said Cathy Hanson, a pharmacy technician at Kelowna General Hospital. “It feels good to know that my role contributes to good patient care.”
In addition to providing a culture of achievement, collaboration and teamwork, Interior Health offers benefits that are among the highest in Canada to help employees balance work and personal life.
“Staying focused and engaged is a choice we all must make, because the outcome is better patient care,” said Interior Health Board Chair Norman Embree. “We appreciate the efforts being made and are proud of what employees across Interior Health achieve each day.”
For more information why Interior Health was chosen over hundreds of other organizations visit the Interior Health Top Employer page and click on the Top Employer tab. The full list of BC’s Top Employers for 2014 can be viewed at www.canadastop100.com/bc.
For information about current career opportunities with Interior Health, visit www.roomtogrowbc.ca.
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