Patient centredness, integration, distributed leadership and technologic enablers are key evolving strategies at Trillium Health Centre that will transform the health-care experience for patients, nurses and other staff, physicians, our community and beyond.
Serving a diverse population of more than one million residents in Mississauga, South Etobicoke and the surrounding areas, Trillium Health Centre is known for its focus on people, building healthy, healing work environments, enabling learning and creativity, and providing support for leadership development.
Trillium is a Regional Centre for Stroke, Neurosurgery and Cardiac Services, has the busiest Emergency service in Canada, and is home to a model ambulatory care centre and the largest free-standing day surgery facility in North America. The Trillium Team is transforming the health-care experience through patient-centred care that puts the patient at the centre of decision-making, and an integrated approach that ensures the patient has access to the right care at the right time in the right place by the right person throughout the continuum of care. As innovators, we support the cross-fertilization of great ideas across existing areas of specialization and generalization, and provide the process to cultivate those ideas in a meaningful, productive way.
Major Expansions Underway
Work has begun on a new wing that will integrate creative architecture, the best clinical practices and state-of-the-art technology. This revolutionary design will make it possible for nurses to provide patient- and family-centred care in spacious rooms with easily accessible equipment and supplies.
Commitment to Nursing Excellence in a Healthy Workplace Environment
At Trillium, we strive to provide, not only the best health-care environment for our patients and their families, but also the best working environment for our staff. We offer flexible benefit packages and work to enable full-time nursing employment, job-sharing opportunities, and guaranteed hours for nurses seeking part-time employment status. Trillium’s relationship-focused culture and commitment to creating exemplary people places are key to achieving clinical excellence as well as patient and staff satisfaction, and to helping nurses achieve work-life balance. In fact, Trillium has been recognized with a provincial Healthy Hospital Innovators Award for putting in place strategies that promote a healthy workplace environment.
Lifelong Learning Actively Supported
As leaders in health innovation, we nurture a work environment that promotes both personal and professional learning, creativity, excellence and opportunity. Learning and development are central to Trillium’s overall strategic direction, and we are committed to supporting the lifelong learning of all staff.
Nurses are encouraged and supported to pursue specialty nursing certification through the Canadian Nurses Association. On-site baccalaureate education eases access to educational programs for nurses pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Scholarships and bursaries are available to support nurses toward meeting their professional goals. Fully funded opportunities for education in clinical specialties, such as critical care and emergency nursing, are also available.
Educators and Clinical Nurse Specialists support the work of nurses. In the operating room, the role of the Registered Nurse First Assistant enhances care delivery through an expanded nursing role. In some clinical areas, advanced practice nursing roles are contributing to the creation of new models of care.
Culture of Shared Leadership Enables Autonomous Nursing Practice
A values-based practice culture ensures that nurses have leadership opportunities within interdisciplinary teams to make a difference and play an active role in shaping Trillium’s future. Implementation of interdisciplinary partnership councils enables and supports a shared leadership model where nurses, their managers and interdisciplinary team members work to continually enhance quality of care in an environment that supports professional practice.
Trillium Health Centre is an organization with a clearly defined vision. We know who we are, we know why we’re here. And we know that our strength lies in our people – a dynamic team of nurses who embrace and initiate change ‘The Trillium Way.’ Being a part of the Trillium Team means bringing the very best health care has to offer, and having the opportunity to work and grow in a friendly, caring, community-focused health centre with a history of providing excellence and innovation in health care in a patient-centred model. Consider joining Trillium, where possibilities are infinite, creativity is encouraged, and a new future for health-care service delivery will be born.