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

Physician Orientation
monthly

(1 hour)

e-Care Orientation
allied health professionals in areas using electronic documentation – includes EDIS (1/2 day) 

 

McMasterChildren's START
Hospital Orientation
selected months

(up to 9 days total)

Computer Orientation
(no order entry)
allied health professionals

(1/2 day)

Week 2

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Nursing OrientationDay 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)

 

 

 

 

 

MSD Orientation
Safe Patient Handling – HGH and WLMH (quarterly)

Gentle Persuasive Approaches
(1 day only)








MSD Orientation
Safe Patient Handling – MUMC

Gentle Persuasive Approaches
(1 day only)








MSD Orientation
Safe Patient Handling – SPH

EDIS Orientation
Staff new to ER and

 Urgent Care
(1/2 day)

eCare Orientation
RNs and RPNs in

areas using electronic documentation
(6 hours)

 

MSD Orientation
Safe Patient Handling – JH

Chart updated: February 21, 2019 - dz/RS

 

  • Nursing Orientation - St. Peter's Hospital ONLY
  • Pharmacy Orientation - (3 days) offered monthly
  • Resident Orientation - offered annually in June.  Physician and Staff Orientation websites are also available.  

Page updated:  Feburary 21, 2019

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