St. Joseph’s Health Centre provides a wide range of ongoing education activities and events for employees/physicians. There are a large number of rounds, inservice education sessions and training programs that run on site. Some examples of regularly schedules events include:
SJHC Clinical Day (November 4, 2016)
View the Clinical Day page for details.
Academic Achievement Day
View the Academic Achievement Day page for details.
Art & Science of Cardiac Physical Examination
View the The Art & Science of Cardiac Physical Examination page for details.
Interprofessional Education Week
This week recognizes the interprofessional learning and collaboration at St. Joseph’s and highlights our Vision to be Canada’s Best Community Teaching Hospital. The fair provides an opportunity for the Health Centre’s nurses, doctors, staff and students to share and sharpen their skills in a hands-on way while showcasing the groundbreaking interprofessional work being done at St. Joe’s.
Recognition & Treatment of Opioid Dependency Workshop
Back By Popular Demand! This fittingly interactive workshop is geared toward family medicine physicians and provides the skills to recognize opioid dependency. Specific treatment protocols and long-term maintenance strategies are also discussed. This workshop will be held again in the fall of 2014. Stay tuned for more information.
The Preceptorship/Mentorship Workshop
This quarterly workshop is a faculty development opportunity for employees who will be working with students and/or new team members. It is interactive and experiential – addressing key information about: the preceptor/mentor experience, learning styles/principles/theories, communication & conflict management, fair evaluation and learning plans.
New Employee Orientation
St. Joseph’s Health Centre provides an orientation which consists of 3 phases.
A one day new employee orientation is run for all newly hired employees.
All newly hired clinical staff members then proceed to a one day interprofessional orientation. This day is a uniquely designed, interactive forum for clinicians to learn with, from and about each other. The following quote is from one of our attendees illustrates the collaborative spirit of the day.
“Some things I’ve learned from Interprofessional Education:
- Reinforcing the differences within working professionals; clarifying roles
- Communication, communication, communication
- Becoming familiar with hospital disciplines and resources, e.g. Addictions consults, Interpreter Services, SJNet, etc.
- Case Scenarios: brings different schools of thought together and perspectives; prepares us to make less mistakes and equips us to live out St. Joseph’s mission/values day-to-day”
All newly hired nurses then proceed to a three day nursing orientation, which is followed by program or unit specific orientation.