St. Joseph's Health Centre is pleased to participate in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Nursing Graduate Guarantee program. The Guarantee provides nurses who graduate in Ontario from recognized University nursing programs, a guaranteed full-time nursing job for up to 7 ½ months in an extended clinical orientation period.
Since 2007, we have hired 136 new graduates through this Nursing Graduate Guarantee program, throughout each of our five clinical programs.
St. Joseph’s patients and staff benefit from the enthusiasm and commitment to our Mission that these young men and women bring with them.
For information on searching for and applying to jobs through the Health Force Ontario portal, download the document below.
You can obtain more information about these opportunities through the Health Force Ontario Portal.
Nursing Resource Team
Nursing Resource Team is a centralized staffing pool that responds to the needs of all clinical units at St Joseph’s Health Centre.
The Nursing Resource Team covers a wide spectrum of specialties including Cardiology, Nephrology, Oncology, Neurology, Respirology, Thoracics, Orthopeadics, and General surgery. As the team continues to develop, additional specialty areas will be added, such as critical care, emergency, women and child, and mental health.
The NRT nurse is aligned to one or more “clinical cluster(s)” based on his/her skill set and area of interest. A clinical cluster is a group of units with similar skill requirements. NRT staff are provided with an individualized orientation program to ensure competency to practice in each nursing unit where he/she is assigned. Working with the NRT nurse manager and education coordinators, the NRT nurse is fully supported to broaden his/her skills and knowledge as well as enrich his/her critical thinking ability. The NRT provides nurses with the opportunity to work in different units, the opportunity to build his/her areas of specialty, and a flexible schedule.
The NRT is looking to hire new nursing graduates and we encourage you to apply for this exciting new opportunity.
Easing the Transition from the Classroom to the Emergency Department
Monica Da Silva started as a new graduate in the Emergency Department at St. Joe’s in January, 2008 after doing a pre-grad placement in the Orthopedic Department.
“The Nursing Graduate Guarantee program provides us with time to adapt to the hospital site and to the environment we are working in.
It’s an opportunity to experience and shadow in different areas of the hospital.”
Monica fell in love with the fast paced environment of the Emergency Department at the age of 15 when she was a patient having her tonsils removed. “I was attracted to the clinical side, the idea that what I am doing is helping to save a life.”
Nursing Graduate Guarantee Testimonials
"I must say thanks to St Joseph's Health Centre, for granting me the opportunity to work as a full time employee in the Nursing Graduate Guarantee program. The Health Centre has certainly made sure that the program was a successful one, as the training was tailored to meet our individual needs. I felt comfortable as the coordinators and educators were in constant communication, ensuring that I was always working in an area where I could gain valuable experience.
The Nursing Graduate Guarantee has allowed me the opportunity of working under the mentorship of other experienced nurses. I must say the nurses on 6G and ACC, where I have had the privilege of working, were very cooperative and supportive. I have gained an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience that will certainly help me throughout my career. I do hope this program will continue so that others can have the same opportunity I had and that St. Joseph's Health Centre will continue to be involved - as they really did a great job."
- Jacqueline, RPN
"The Nursing Graduate Guarantee was very helpful in easing me into the profession. There was no pressure to carry a patient load right away and be on your own and the orientation period is a very good time to become accustomed to the unit and your teammates."
- Janice, RN
Page last updated: June 08, 2012