Our 1,200 Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses are integral members of the inter-professional team who help meet the healthcare needs of our three communities in a timely and effective manner. Working in all clinical programs, our nurses provide care within their scope of practice to a wide variety of patient populations. Nurse participation is sought on numerous committees and unit-based councils. As nurses continue to enhance their skills and pursue their formal education, they have an opportunity to advance in their career at Halton Healthcare. They may apply for job openings in other clinical areas, or progress to leadership positions such as Clinical Resource Nurse, Professional Practice Clinician, Patient Care Manager, Program Leader or other administrative positions.
Halton Healthcare nurses contribute their knowledge, skills and insights by spearheading or participating in innovative initiatives that lead to the ongoing advancement of care delivery. One of our current initiatives is focused on providing safer care to our elder population using the US based Nurses Improving Care for Health-System Elders (NICHE) model. The focus includes falls and mobility, pressure ulcer prevention, urinary continence and prevention of delirium. Nurses are engaged in a variety of quality improvement initiatives, including end of life care in the critical care environment, patient safety improvements, order-set development, and refinement of our electronic health record. Halton Healthcare's forward-thinking approach is also reflected in the leading-edge equipment and technologies it makes available to our nurses.
I am so proud of our nursing team and am honoured to be part of this team of inspired professionals.