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Academic Health Sciences Centre


Hamilton, the centre of the Golden Horseshoe Area

SITES : Six hospitals and a cancer centre
NURSES : 3,560
TOTAL STAFF : 10,000
ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: 1000. Pharmacists, Dieticians, Psychologists, Speech Pathologist, Chaplains, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapist, Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technologists, Laboratory Technologists, Biomedical Technologists, Heath Care Aids, and most other Health-Care Professionals
Nursing Positions
RN : Yes. Full time positions regularly available
RPN : Yes
CLINICAL PROGRAMS   HHS is a the regional referral centre for cardiovascular, neurosciences, high-risk perinatal care, digestive diseases, pediatrics, rehabilitation, orthopedics, surgery, women’s health, complex continuing care and cancer treatment

Many of our nurses career path within the organization so HHS has full time and part time positions regularly


8 and 12 hours shifts in master rotations and some self scheduling units. Some units offer the “weekend worker” schedule of full time pay for less than full time work


BScN, RPN, and BIEN students clinical placements to mainly McMaster University, Mohawk College, Conestoga College


Hire students as Temp HCAs on the Nursing Resource Team

Nursing Support

Vice President of Professional Affairs and Chief Nursing Executive, Chiefs of Nursing Practice, Advance Practice Nurses, Education Clinicians, Clinical Managers and Leaders


Preceptored time with an experienced nurse. Nursing, specific unit, and corporate orientation, HHS in-house Critical Practice Orientation (CPO) for nurses choosing to specialize in critical care

Verla Fortier
Telephone : 905-521-2100 ex 77099
Fax : no faxes or paper mail please
Interested applicants apply to
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Website :
MAP : Chedoke Hospital
MAP : Hamilton General Hospital
MAP : Henderson General Hospital
MAP : Jurvanski Cancer Centre
MAP : McMaster Children's Hospital
MAP : McMaster University Medical Centre
  Hamilton Health Sciences


Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of hospitals. Through our family we are able to offer a complete range of acute and specialized health care services. Whether we are caring for children at McMaster Children’s Hospital or providing cancer care at the Juravinski Cancer Centre and Henderson Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences prides itself on helping people of all ages access the care they need when they need it most.
While Hamilton Health Sciences is comprised of six unique hospitals and a cancer centre, it is really the people who work at our hospitals that make them exceptional. Hamilton Health Sciences employs nearly 10,000 people – 3,560 of these are nurses. Working closely with other health professionals, nurses play a key role in planning, coordinating and evaluating patient care. In addition to providing patient-centred care, nurses at Hamilton Health Sciences also focus on the needs of the patients’ families to ensure these important caregivers are equipped with the information and support they need to participate in the care of their loved ones in the hospital and at home.

Hamilton Health Sciences is committed to offering staff members an environment where they can grow and learn throughout their careers. McMaster University Medical Centre and McMaster University Campus share the same site. Hamilton Health Sciences ensures the sustainability of our tuition assistance program of up to $5,000 annually, available for all full time and part time nurses pursuing further nursing education. 
Nurses may also take advantage of numerous learning opportunities by participating in the Hamilton Health Science’s Critical Practice Orientation Program, mentoring and on-line training programs. Hamilton Health Sciences excels at actively recruiting and retaining exceptional nurses 50 years plus, New Graduates, Mid Career Nurses and Internationally Educated Nurses. As a recognized leader in health care, Hamilton Health Sciences works in partnership with professional organizations to improve practice and is recognized by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization.

Hamilton and its surrounding areas are exceptional and affordable places to live, work and raise a family. Featuring the Niagara Escarpment with multiple waterfalls, conservation areas and hiking trails. Hamilton’s communities including Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, and Stoney Creek share the unique natural landscape ideal for outdoor activities.


MacLean’s Magazine announced Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) as one of  Canada’s Top Employers for 2009 for the third consecutive year, as measured against thousands of other businesses and organizations nationally. In 2009, Hamilton Health Sciences hired 100 new graduates. This year Hamilton Health Sciences received the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight Organization designation for its ongoing work in Best Practice Guideline (BPG) implementation through a transformational partnership with RNAO.