Nursing at Sacred Heart
Many people enter the field of nursing for two main reasons: to care for patients and to build a satisfying career. At Sacred Heart HealthCare System, we provide a solid foundation for both of these goals. Employees have the opportunity to learn and grow in many specialties and settings in such fields as:
- Cardiac services
- Critical care
- Emergency medicine
- Long-term and sub-acute care
- Medical/surgical care
- Outpatient care
- Pediatric primary care
- Perioperative medicine
- Psychiatric/behavioral health services
- Women’s health
Regardless of the nursing path you choose, Sacred Heart HealthCare System provides fair management of workloads and staffing, family-friendly work practices, and competitive pay and benefits.
Nursing at Sacred Heart HealthCare System embraces the directives for Catholic health care facilities and believe in the dignity of all human beings. We provide care for all faiths, socioeconomic statuses, and cultures in a nondiscriminatory, confidential, and cost-effective manner.
We Value Our Nurses
We encourage our nurses to grow in their profession. We provide them with the tools to enhance their assessment skills and encourage critical thinking. Our nurses are flexible, responsible for their practice, and accountable for providing the care our population deserves. Our nurses are an important part of the quality process. Our management staff and staff development team are willing to assist nurses in reaching their professional goals.
Career Development Assistance
Sacred Heart HealthCare System provides tuition reimbursement to help employees reach their professional goals. We promote from within whenever possible through several management approaches:
- Through personal contact with you, your manager, preceptor, and the staff development team stay abreast of your career goals.
- When new positions become available within Sacred Heart HealthCare System, we offer you priority posting.
- We help our employees sharpen their skills and gain new ones through competency day.
Recognition and Appreciation
Sacred Heart HealthCare System appreciates the hard work and dedication of our nurses. To show our appreciation, we conduct special recognition programs such as the Nursing Excellence Award and other awards programs to salute excellence.
In 2011, 12 selected registered nurses were chosen by their peers to receive Nursing Excellence Awards. These prestigious awards are presented to nurses who best exemplify the philosophy of excellence in nursing care. Donna Schiavone, Executive Secretary Nursing, was also presented with an award for her dedication and commitment and wonderful job done supporting the nursing department at Sacred Heart. She has been an invaluable supporter for the nursing team for 30 years.