Nursing Careers at HHS
Why Hamilton Health Sciences?
At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), the nursing profession is at the core of our care team and embodies our commitment to providing the Best Care for All. We have over 4,000 nurses across the province’s most complex and comprehensive healthcare system. Our multi-site hospital network has more than 1,100 beds and a team of 15,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers. Hamilton Health Sciences is the only hospital system in Ontario providing specialty care throughout the entire life cycle, from pre-birth to old age.
We offer a wide range of benefits, services, and
development opportunities for nurses.
Current Nursing Opportunities
We’re hiring for the Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG) Program!
This program is designed to support newly graduated RNs and RPNs as well as Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) who are within 12 months of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), with a full-time employment opportunity (or the equivalent full time hours) post orientation. Nurses successful to the NGG program will receive 450 hours of orientation within 12 weeks, which includes classroom education and precepted shifts. This robust orientation improves the new nurses’ transition to practice and full time employment.
If you meet the qualifications and are interested in joining our team, please visit the NGG Online Portal to create a profile and apply to our HHS NGG positions. For additional information on the Nursing Graduate Guarantee Program, please visit the NGG website to learn more.
The Nursing Resource Team is hiring!
NRT staff are valued members of HHS and respond to needs based on patient acuity, replacement for sick time, vacation, and known vacancies. As a NRT Nurse, you receive exposure to a wide range of patient populations including medical/surgical, pediatrics and women’s health, perioperative, and critical care. All new NRT nurses are set up for success and go through a comprehensive onsite orientation program, led by experienced health care professionals and educators. NRT provides opportunities to grow your skills and expertise and prides itself on growing and mentoring our nurses. Apply today!
We’re hiring for the Clinical Extern Program!
Hamilton Health Sciences is hiring for the Clinical Extern program. This program supports nursing student in gathering experience as an integral member of the healthcare team in a hospital setting. Apply today!
Nursing Career Pathway at HHS
At HHS, we offer a comprehensive development program for nurses at any stage in their career which includes a clear pathway from nursing student to specialized care units and leadership opportunities.
Student & New Graduate Opportunities
Student Placements: As one of Canada’s largest teaching hospitals with affiliations with McMaster University & Mohawk College, we offer students placements across our clinical programs
Clinical Extern Program: This program offers nursing students the opportunity to gain clinical experience at the hospital and supports the transition to a regulated nursing role
New Graduate Guarantee (NGG) Program: Supporting newly graduated RNs & RPNs with a robust orientation (transition to practice) that can lead to full-time employment opportunities. This program is also available to IENs.
Skill Development & Experience
Nursing Resource Team: Operating within the Quality & Performance Portfolio, the Nursing Resource Team (NRT) is a staffing team of RNs and RPNs that play a vital role in the provision of nursing services across patient care programs at HHS. The NRT is comprised of very skilled nurses, trained and capable of being deployed to provide high quality care to a wide range of patient populations across all seven (7) sites at HHS. Within the NRT, each day is a unique experience.
International Educated Nurses (IEN): This program provides IENs from pre-hire, through orientation, to clinical integration, a continuum of clinical and communication support including clinical assessment, clinical skills development, problem solving, and managing conflict in a hospital setting and workplace exposure opportunities. Learn more about the IEN program.
Training Programs: Our education department offers opportunities for professional development through workshops, unit-specific orientations, in-house certifications and eLearning.
Hamilton Health Sciences supports leadership opportunities for nurses in a wide range of roles within the unit and across the organization.
- Preceptorship & Mentorship Program
- Advanced Practice Nurses
- Clinical Educators
- Clinical Extern Coordinators
Continuing Education & Development
Hamilton Health Sciences supports ongoing professional development for our nursing staff with dynamic training and continuing education programs.
Workshops & Certificates: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Central Vascular Access Device (CVAD), Preceptorship Program and many more.
Critical Practice Orientation: An orientation provided to RNs and RPNs new to the Emergency, Intensive Care and Coronary care departments within the Perioperative Program and selected Step Down units, Heart Investigation, Burn Trauma and Cardiology Inpatient Units.
Critical Care Nurse Training Fund: Through the Ministry of Health’s The Critical Care Nurse Training Fund – critical care nurses are trained to provincially-recognized standards to have the ability to manage rapidly-changing clinical situations, anticipate patient needs, and have increased confidence at the bedside.
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