Niagara Health System
Devin Rankin, a registered nurse at Niagara Health  

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Niagara Health System was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2022):

  • Niagara Health maintains a culture of recognition through a variety of initiatives, including Just Because Cards, an on-the-spot awards program (for patients and their families to recognize employees who helped create a positive patient experience), and annual Awards of Excellence (peer-nominated awards based on the organization's core values)
  • As part of Niagara Health's commitment to employee health, safety and wellness, its Be Well program offers wellness support, tactics and education -- as a result, the organization offers massage chairs on quiet floors at each of its five sites, a dedicated wellness nurse who provides support and counselling on issues including mental health, mindfulness and life coaching, and opportunities for staff to hear from local specialists on a variety of health-related topics
  • Niagara Health helps employees plan for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, assistance with retirement planning and phased-in work options when they near retirement
Employees at Niagara Health's neonatal intensive care unit  

Highlights

Industry Healthcare services
Established in Canada 2000
Major Canadian hiring locations St Catharines ON, Welland ON, Niagara Falls ON, Fort Erie ON, Port Colborne ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,961
Part-time employees in Canada 1,266
Average age of employees in Canada 42.59 years
Longest serving employee 51.38 years
Benefits note Niagara Health System has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $800 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response virtual town halls to keep staff up to date (featured senior executives, health care professionals and subject matter experts)

The Career Directory

Niagara Health System has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Dr. Karim Ali, internal medicine and infectious diseases emergency preparedness lead at Niagara Health

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Healthcare services
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations St Catharines ON, Welland ON, Niagara Falls ON, Fort Erie ON, Port Colborne ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse, Ward Clerk, Health Records Technician, Speech Language Pathologist, Project Manager, Physiotherapist, Information Communication Technology, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Registered Technologist, Medical Transcriptionist, Personal Support Worker, Dietitian, Social Worker, Respiratory Therapist
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Additional vacation information starting vacation ranges between 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the employee group

Academic fields recruited


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