picture of three nurses, two male and one female smiling with their hands over each others shoulders.Do I have to do anything prior to orientation?

Please see the attached requirements for medical clearance This document will provide important information as it relates to Organizational Health, and your requirements as a new employee. The information outlined in your welcome email must be submitted within 14 days of your start date. Should you have any questions, please contact or Health & Wellness Coordinator, extension: 2241.

You also need to complete required pre-orientation reading. In order to meet the standards of Accreditation Canada, as well as those legislated by governmental agencies or identified as corporate priorities, all new BCHS employees must be familiar with basic information about safety and security, compliance, confidentiality, infection control and some human resources policies. These requirements help the organization comply with legislated requirements.

Please see the attached Staff Scheduling FAQ for further information regarding Staff Scheduling. You will receive your schedule prior to orientation from one of the members of our Staff Scheduling team.

Orientation Days 3 - 5

Please click here for your lifts & transfers orientation presentation & here for your checklists that must be reviewed prior to starting.

Competency Based Orientation for Nursing staff

Our Clinicians are excited to offer clinical competency-based orientation packages to each of you. Please refer to the links below based on your department.

  • Complex Care and Palliative nurses - please click here
  • Critical Care nurses - please click here 
  • Emergency Department nurses - please click here
  • Integrated Stroke Unit nurses - please visit: www.ontariostrokenetwork.ca
  • Labour and Delivery nurses - please click here
  • Maternity/Post-Partum nurses - please click here
  • Medical Integrated Program nurses - please click here 
  • Mental Health and Addictions Services nurses - please click here
  • Oncology nurses - please click here 
  • PACU/Day Surgery nurses - please click here
  • Special Care Nursery nurses - please click here
  • Surgical Program nurses - please click here
  • Telemetry/Cardiology nurses - please click here

Where is orientation?

Orientation is located in the Boardroom, on E Wing Lower Level 3. The location is subject to change, based on number of attendees. You will be notified if there is a change in location.

What do I wear to orientation/what is the dress code?

For the majority of staff, orientation days are all in class; therefore business casual clothing is most

appropriate. For some clinical staff, there will be time spent on unit during orientation week. The

recruiter will tell you if this pertains to you. You will also see the dress code requirements on your

individualized orientation schedule.


Brant community healthcare system adheres to a strict dress code. All employees who regularly wear

scrubs to work are required to wear a specific colour scrub top (based on your designation) and black

scrub bottoms. We find that this helps patients and their family members understand what role

everyone plays in their care.


All employees are required to begin wearing their designation specific scrubs upon hire. Employees are

required to purchase scrub tops from our vendor on site, Positive Identity. Positive identity has a pop up

store on site at the Brantford General. The store hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am to



Employees are responsible for purchasing their scrubs from the vendor during or before orientation

week, during the store hours described above. Positive identity has an online order option available to

employees, however it is recommended that you first visit the store to select styles and ensure proper



In order to ensure you have your scrubs on time, orders must be made on or before Day 2 (Tuesday) of

orientation. The store is located on the main level of the B wing of the hospital. A map has been added

to your information package to show you how to find the uniform store.


As part of your uniform, you are required to wear your Employee Identification Badge at all times. As

stated above, please ensure you submit a photo prior to orientation to ensure you receive your badge.

All new employees are required to wear their badge no later than the second day of orientation.

As part of your uniform, you are also required to wear your Employee Identification Badge at all times. Please ensure you submit a photo prior to orientation to security@bchsys.org to ensure you receive your badge. All new employees are required to wear their badge no later than the second day of orientation.

How does parking work?

If you would like a monthly fee deducted from your pay once a month, you can sign up through the Security Command Centre (B Wing Level 1). The fee is $50 a month, and this gives you access to the majority of the parking lots located conveniently around the hospital.

If you do not want a fee deducted from your pay, you also have the option to pre-pay for parking. You may do so by visiting our Business Cashier, located in the A wing, near Tim Horton’s. You are able to pre-pay for parking weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc., and you will still receive an employee discount.

Please note: If you pay for parking daily, you will not receive an employee discount, and this is paid for at the machines located throughout the hospital.

When do I get my offer letter?

You will receive your offer letter in your welcome email which will require your review and signature. Please submit one (1) signed copy before or on your first day of orientation.

What if I still have questions?

If you have further questions, or would like clarification on anything listed above, please feel free to contact the Human Resources department.

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