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Orientations

Hamilton Health Sciences offers a number of orientations for incoming staff and physicians. Learn more about orientations offered at HHS below.

For HHS Staff: log into your Citrix account and visit the Learners’ site for workshop-specific schedules, registration and resources.

Computer Orientation

Classes are provided to support new team members to use their desktop and clinical information systems. Classes support users with Meditech, including electronic clinical documentation, and Sovera. Key elements of the desktop are explored such as the policy library, clinical reference library and emergency preparedness resources.

Critical Practice Orientation (CPO)

Critical Practice Orientation (CPO) is for RNs, RPNs, MRTs, PAs and RRTs new to Emergency departments, Intensive Care and Coronary Care units and selected units within the Perioperative Program and selected Step Down units, Heart Investigation, Burn Trauma and Cardiology Inpatient units.

Health Professional Orientation (HPO)

This orientation ensures that all Health Professional employees receive a high quality education experience to facilitate meeting the requirements of their role.

McMaster Children's Hospital Orientation (MCHO)

MCHO is a 9-day orientation for new pediatric nurses working at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) including nurses from: Wards: 3B, 3C, 3G, 3Y and PCCU, Pre-Op Clinic, Pediatric Ambulatory Clinics and the MUMC ED, DI, SDS & OR.

This orientation covers a wide range of topics utilizing many teaching strategies to support the learning required by new pediatric Registered Nurses.

MSD Safe Patient Handling

This 3 hour practical course is intended for all staff that perform patient handling tasks. The course is designed to provide hands-on experience for new staff member or current staff members requiring refresher training.

New Employee Orientation (NEO)

New Employee Orientation promotes an awareness of employee expectations, reviews the HHS Mission, Vision and Values and introduces critical policies and procedures, such as confidentiality and our Values-Based Code of Conduct. This orientation overviews information on safety topics, ranging from patient safety to occupational safety, infection control and emergency preparedness.

Nursing Orientation (NO)

The Nursing Orientation sessions provide a standard of basic skills and content for new nursing staff. They also provide Information and learning opportunities about policies, procedures and technology relevant to HHS, as well as support the current unit-based preceptors as they work with new staff, by providing a standard baseline for knowledge and skills.

Pharmacy Orientation

Clinical Practice & Education has a new structured pharmacy orientation to integrate new pharmacy hires into the HHS team. This initiative aims to prepare staff by building skills in drug distribution, medication management and pharmaceutical care. Staff experience both classroom and hands-on teaching that is rooted in team work, patient safety and best care for all. This orientation complements the HHS Orientation Pathway and addresses specific needs for pharmacy staff that allow for a smooth transition into their roles within the clinical team and the Department of Pharmacy.

Physician Orientation

This orientation ensures that all Physicians receive high quality education to meet the role requirements. This orientation provides a meet and great with the Executive Vice-President, Inter-Professional Practice & Chief, Medical Executive, along with on-line eLearning.

St. Peter's Hospital - Health Care Aide Orientation (SPH-HCA)

These SPH Health Care Aide Orientation sessions provide basic knowledge, function, and program content for new HCA staff. They also deliver Information and hands-on learning opportunities about policies, responsibilities and equipment relevant to HHS and specifically to the St. Peter’s Hospital site, 4 West unit. The orientation checklist supports the unit-based preceptors as they work with new staff by providing a consistent format for the orientation.

St. Peter's Hospital - Nursing Staff Orientation (SPH-Nursing)

These SPH Nursing Orientation sessions provide a standard of basic skills and program content for new nursing staff. They also provide Information and hands-on learning opportunities about policies, procedures and technology relevant to HHS and specifically St. Peter’s Hospital site. The orientation checklist supports the unit-based preceptors as they work with new staff, by providing a standard baseline for knowledge and skills.