Nursing at Catholic Health
Catholic Health is currently seeking candidates for nursing jobs in Buffalo, NY.
Whether you are a new graduate, a seasoned and experienced nurse, or are simply seeking a new direction, Catholic Health has a role for you. Although your choices are vast in today's nursing market, we challenge you to discover for yourself what is different about working for the second largest healthcare system in Western New York.
Opportunities for Professional Development in Nursing
To help our associates achieve their goals, Catholic Health offers staff development and continuing education programs, in addition to flexible shifts and recognition for accomplishments.
Catholic Health supports the ongoing education of our associates as they attain specialty credentialing in areas such as rehabilitation, geriatrics, and wound care to name a few.
Among the certifications our nurses pursue are:
- Critical Care
- Medical Surgical Nursing
Catholic Health nurses have the opportunity to participate in continuing education classes. These sessions cover a variety of topics, such as:
- Critical Care Nurse Certification Prep
- Charge Nurse
- Care of Neurological Patients
- Oncology 101
- Nurse Leader Orientation
- Care of the Cardiac Patient
- Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation
Employees can register for classes through NetLearning.
Earn a BSN from Niagara University and Catholic Health!
Registered nurses at Catholic Health may earn a BS in Nursing through a series of courses held at Catholic Health over a thirty month period. Catholic Health will pay tuition costs, and provide a laptop and fees for books. Graduates must commit to work as an RN for the equivalent of three years full time (5,850 hours) at the completion of the program.
New hires must complete the probation period before applying.
Click here to find out how you can earn your BSN through Catholic Health.
12-Week Orientation Program
At Catholic Health, graduate nurses are afforded an extensive competency-based orientation. Each new nurse is paired with a maximum of two trained preceptors, who guide them through 12 weeks of unit-specific orientation. During these 12 weeks, the preceptor assists the new graduate nurse with competency and skill acquisition, allows them exposure to a wide range of procedures, and helps them to become familiar with the environment and culture of the unit. In addition, this extensive orientation allows the graduate nurse to attend classes that have been developed to focus on his or her particular patient population prior to completing orientation.
Nurses Supporting Nurses Mentor Program
Catholic Health's Nurses Supporting Nurses Mentor Program expands upon an already-comprehensive orientation program by providing support and resources to graduate nurses during their first year of role transition.
Each newly-hired nurse is offered the opportunity to connect with a seasoned nurse. Through regular, self-arranged meetings, the nurses casually meet and discuss issues that are important to their career development. Mentors often offer insight as to what has helped them to become successful nurses at Catholic Health.
Graduate Nurse Residency Program
The Catholic Health Graduate Nurse Residency Program is designed to support the newly graduated RN through the first year of practice. This 15-month program facilitates the transition from student nurse to professional nurse using a myriad of educational techniques. The length of unit-based orientation will vary between 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the unit and/or specialty. During this time, an RN preceptor provides support, encouragement and expertise.
Once orientation is completed, the residency continues with required monthly learning sessions that provide an atmosphere of camaraderie, where participants celebrate their personal growth, skill development, and burgeoning self confidence. The 6-hour learning sessions will concentrate on enhancing your clinical and communication skills, application of critical thinking, and confidence in providing safe patient care.
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