Ontario Nursing Publication 2007
It is an Honour to Serve Our CommunityWe will make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community, through achievement of excellence in nursing and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership, and accountability.
Nurses at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton are committed to providing patient and family-centred care that is informed by evidence, rooted in compassion, and focused on health, healing, and recovery, or supporting a peaceful death.
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton is a multi-site academic health science centre of excellence. Innovative clinical services are provided through an acute-care hospital, outpatient and urgent-care facility, and regional centre for specialized mental health and addiction services. We are one of Canada's premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with McMaster University and Mohawk College. Home to the world-renowned Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, we are also a centre of excellence for Mental Health, Kidney Transplantation and Dialysis, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Nurses make important contributions in all of these areas.
A Culture of Nursing InnovationWe are committed to developing, disseminating, and implementing new knowledge in practice. The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario has designated us a Best Practice Spotlight Organization, in recognition of our commitment to nursing best practices. Our nurses are actively involved in shaping the future of the profession. They are contributors to the development of standards of specialty nursing practice through the Canadian Nurses Association, and to RNAO Best Practice Guidelines. They are members of nursing professional organizations, researchers who develop new knowledge, and preceptors, mentors, and educators who inspire and support clinical excellence.
Opportunities for Professional GrowthWe achieve excellence in clinical practice through an ongoing commitment to education and research. Competency-based orientation programs featuring a combination of classroom, mentored and independent learning opportunities are designed to meet individualized needs. Nurses are supported to attend conferences, expand their education, acquire specialty certification, and complete advanced clinical practice fellowships. Our nurses enjoy easy access to ongoing professional development opportunities within their workplace, through quality internal programs developed by nurse educators, and on-site courses offered with our academic partners.
Our nurse researchers are principal investigators on projects that advance nursing knowledge. Nurses are supported to participate in and integrate research as an essential component of professional nursing practice.
A Culture of Nursing LeadershipThere are unlimited opportunities for nurses to influence care, make a difference in the lives of others, and advance their careers. Nurses are in key leadership roles and influence change at the bedside and throughout the organization.
We continue to build upon a strong culture of professional nursing practice through unit-based Nursing Practice Councils. Our nurses have a powerful voice to advance nursing practice across the organization and are directly involved in creating a practice environment that supports innovation and excellence.
A Caring Hospital CommunityWe have invested in our people and our organization to develop state-of-the-art facilities and communities of interdisciplinary practice. Mental Health, Dialysis, Complex Continuing Care, and Perioperative Services are areas of particular growth. Our nurses are passionate about integrating scientific knowledge with a deep commitment to caring. Be a part of a caring hospital community where nursing innovation, excellence, and leadership are supported and celebrated. Be a part of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.
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