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Orientation Pathway

This orientation pathway begins the 3rd Monday of each month.  It is complemented with program/ service/area-specific orientation.

Week 1

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

New Employee Orientation
all staff new to Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)

(1 day)

Health Professional Orientation
new health professionals

to HHS
(1 day)

Computer Orientation
(includes Order Entry)
RNs , RPNs, BCs, managers new to the role or HHS
(1 day)

Nursing Orientation  Day 1
RNs and RPNs new to HHS
(up to 3 days total)

Nursing  Day 2
RNs and RPNs new to HHS
(up to 3 days total) 

McMasterChildren's START
Hospital Orientation
selected months

(up to 9 days total)

  

Week 2

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Nursing Day 3
RNs and RPNs new to HHS

(up to 3 days total)

Critical Practice       START Orientation
selected months

RNs, RPNs, selected MRTs new to critical care and selected areas
(up to 4 weeks)

 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches
(1 day only)

Gentle Persuasive Approaches
(1 day only)

EDIS Orientation 
Staff new to ER and Urgent Care
(1/2 day)

eCare Orientation
RNs and RPNs in

areas using electronic documentation
(6 hours)

Source pathway updated - December 17, 2014

  • Nursing Orientation - The St. Peter’s Nursing Orientation sessions complement the HHS Nursing Orientation and provide a standard of basic skills and program content for new nursing staff to the site.

 Page updated:  June 8, 2015

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