As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is committed to improving health and has pioneered more than 40 national and international medical breakthroughs. Staff and physicians at LHSC total over 10,000. Together we provide care for more than 1,000,000 patients each year. Staff members possess an energetic and driving vision to pursue excellence in patient care and health care innovation. LHSC is a dynamic, caring, committed organization that has been serving London and region for over 130 years and provides a safe and healthy work environment that inspires respect for the individual, collaboration and teamwork.
Nurses at LHSC play a vital role in our ability to deliver quality patient and family-centred care. Nurses utilize their skills in a team-oriented environment that fosters and encourages professional growth and development. Nurses consider career choices that match their interests and lifestyle (full-time, part-time or casual positions in a union or non-union environment). Come work in a leading edge environment that allows for flexible scheduling and provides the tools for lifelong learning.
Caring for You. Innovating for the World
LHSC provides comprehensive care for emergency services, general and family medicine, cardiac care and surgical care for the local and regional population. Many programs and staff are recognized internationally as a result of the major contributions made towards the advancement of nursing care and medicine around the world.
Following the Patient-Centred Care Model provides higher levels of patient satisfaction and, in turn, enhances a nurse’s level of job satisfaction.
The Heart of Southwestern Ontario
Life in ‘The Forest City’ is a pleasant mix of metropolitan life and community atmosphere with its many cultural events, annual festivals and education institutions. Beautiful parks line the Thames River. Walking, biking and in-line skating paths offer activities for all ages and interests. It’s all within an hour’s drive of the sandy beaches and resort villages on Lake Huron and Lake Erie. We think you will find London a great place to call home, more than 450,000 people already do.
A Commitment to Education for Nurses
All new nursing staff is given extensive orientation as they begin their careers in one of the many areas of practice at LHSC. The length of orientation varies according to the individual needs of the new staff member, and to the requirements of the clinical area in which he or she will be working. In addition, all new Nurses take part in preceptorship programs, and have educators who can offer further support and professional development to new staff members at LHSC.
We also encourage our nursing professionals to continue their learning through formal study, such as post-RN and Masters Degree programs. Funding support opportunities and bursaries are available to eligible applicants. Clinical educators organize on-site programs and technology training updates. They also give guidance in choosing off-site certification and degree qualifications. There are opportunities to keep up to date through conferences, workshops and one-on-one support.
More than 50 educational institutions have affiliations with LHSC, including The University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College located right here in London. More than 1,400 nursing, allied health and general students in undergraduate and post-graduate programs study each year with expert staff at LHSC. We are also an integral partner in UWO’s medical education program.
A Shared Leadership Model
As part of LHSC’s commitment to shared leadership, nurses have a voice through the Nursing Professional Practice Council (NPPC), on which nurses across the organization collaborate in order to enhance patient and family care through the use of evidence-based practice. This council also works to continually enhance the quality of work life for nurses at LHSC.
Through our collaborative practice model and Nursing Professional Practice Council, our nurses are partners on interdisciplinary teams and play an active role in our shared leadership model.
We are proud of our team of highly skilled and innovative nurses. Likewise, the people of London are proud and supportive of their hospital and its employees. Relocation assistance is available to nurses who move a distance in order to join our team.