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General Information
TYPE OF HCP : Community Hospital
LOCATION : Chatham, Ontario
STAFF (TOTAL) : 1,330
NURSES : 408 RNs, 180 RPNs and 11 NPs
ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: Pharmacists, Dietitians, PTs, OTs, SLPs, RRTs, Recreation Therapists, Health Records Technicians, Social Workers, Ultrasound, Radiology, MRI and Laboratory Technologists and most other Health Care Professionals
Nursing Positions
R.N. : Yes
R.P.N. : Yes
CLINICAL PROGRAMS :Emergency, Mental Health, Surgery, Critical Care, Women & Children’s Health, Ambulatory, Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation Medicine.
CONTRACTS : Full time with benefits, part time with in-lieu of benefits, temporary and casual
SCHEDULING : Traditional 8 hour and 12 hour shift rotations, innovative scheduling 2 day 2 night rotations, Job Share, Composite positions
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS : Affiliated with various colleges and universities – RN, RN(EC)/NPs, RPN
Nursing Support
LEADERSHIP : VP/Chief Nursing Executive, Professional Practice Corporate and Nursing, Directors, Clinical Managers, Nurse Practitioners, 
Unit Clinical Leaders
ORIENTATION : Orientation includes 1 day of general and 3.5 days of clinical orientation followed by on unit clinical orientation with a preceptor (4-12 weeks). Educational Grand Rounds and e-learning. Collaborative relationships with St. Clair College, University of Windsor as well as Ryerson University and Centennial College for RNs and RPNs seeking to bridge to a BScN degree
Employment Opportunities for Nursing Students : Yes, summer part time
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A choice facility

An exceptional community hospital serving the residents of Chatham-Kent, South Lambton and Walpole Island, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is committed to core service excellence and top operational performance as well as to becoming a facility of choice in Southwestern Ontario. With campuses in Chatham and Wallaceburg, CKHA is comprised of 1,330 compassionate staff, 280 professional staff and 500 volunteers who care for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually.

Awarded recognition

CKHA uses a number of best practice guidelines to provide evidence-based, safe, quality care for its patients. And it shows, as the organization has earned a patient satisfaction rate of 91%, and is proud to be an RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization. Linked to tertiary centres in London, Windsor and beyond, CKHA is a national leader in clinical technology and the winner of several provincial awards for employment excellence, safety, communications and green healthcare sustainability. In fact, CKHA’s commitment to patient safety is evident through its participation in Safer Healthcare Now! initiatives. CKHA values its employees and recognizes their knowledge, skills and compassion – a combination that truly sets CKHA apart.

An Exceptional Community Hospital

The organization’s 2011-2014 Strategic Directions support a new vision – An Exceptional Community Hospital. CKHA will provide exceptional care, attract/retain exceptional talent, develop exceptional ideas and be a hospital with exceptional performance. CKHA aims to be an exceptional community hospital that is setting standards and exceeding expectations. Currently, CKHA boasts shorter wait times for orthopedic and cataract surgery.

Valuing Nurses and Interprofessional Practice

Equipped with facilities and technologies that support electronic documentation and best practices, CKHA, a partner of the Western Ontario Health Knowledge Network, is an employer of choice for nurses and other healthcare professionals who value core service excellence. CKHA recognizes that nurses are an integral part of our healthcare team. Professional development is encouraged through in-house educational and tuition reimbursement opportunities for our front line staff. In collaboration with union partners, Occupational Health and staff, the organizational leadership has established a Quality Healthcare Workplace Steering Committee committed to supporting a wellness philosophy within the organization through various health promotion activities to support staff. A quality work/life balance is stressed to promote personal wellness and an on-site fitness facility is available that offers cardio and strength-training equipment and fitness classes. CKHA also has linkages with large teaching centres through student placements, cross-appointments of faculty and clinical research. As part of its efforts to be a learning organization, CKHA hosts hundreds of student learners across its campuses each year. In 2013, CKHA earned the provincial “Employer Champion Award” from the Provincial Partnership Council, recognizing the leadership and dedication of staff across the organization in delivering a successful, experience-based high school student coop program.

A broad scope of practice

CKHA’s philosophy of service excellence and patient and family-centred care continues to create and expand programs designed to meet the unique needs of its community’s population. Under this philosophy, nurses have the opportunity to practice in a wide range of clinical areas including emergency, critical care, acute care, complex continuing care, rehabilitation, mental health, maternal care, paediatrics and outpatient services, including oncology. Additionally, CKHA has a provincially designated District Stroke Centre and is a designated Cancer Care Ontario Colorectal screening site, an Early Psychosis Intervention program for Youth, a Dialysis Satellite program and an Ontario high risk Breast Screening Satellite centre.

Something for everyone

Situated on the same latitude as Northern California, Chatham-Kent experiences a moderate climate with four beautifully changing seasons. This dynamic community offers excellent year-round, world-class cultural and recreational activities, including provincial parks, beaches, golf courses, hiking trails, fishing and boating, as well as festivals, theatres, museums and galleries. It’s a great place to live, work and play.