New Hire Requirements
Probation: As is standard practice at SBH, the first three (3) or six (6) months of your employment will be considered a probationary period during which time your performance will be monitored.
Health Assessment: The offer of employment at SBH is conditional upon:
- Contacting SBH’s Occupational Health at 204-237-2439 to arrange for an appointment. This appointment must be scheduled within the first four (4) weeks of employment. This appointment will consist of a brief health questionnaire, an occupational hazard history review, a review and update for immunizations, and immunization and Tuberculin testing.
- Complying with the pre-placement health assessment and immunization policy and procedures.
Criminal Record Check: The offer of employment is conditional upon:
- Providing an original Criminal Record Check to Human Resources within four (4) weeks of the start date of employment.
- A satisfactory Criminal Record Check being reported to SBH.
- A Criminal Record Check is considered current if it was obtained in the last six (6) months. The Criminal Record Check is at your personal cost.
Child Abuse & Adult Abuse Registry Checks: May be required for positions in Clinical Programs. Your letter of offer will detail your specific requirements.
Personal Health Information Pledge: The offer of employment is conditional on signing a Personal Health Information Pledge of Confidentiality in accordance with The Personal Health Information Act of Manitoba within three (3) months of the start date of employment.
Orientation: All new employees are expected to attend a General Hospital Orientation Session. Nurses will be required to attend Electronic Patient Record (EPR – 2 days) and CORE (3 days) sessions.
Credentials: As is standard practice at SBH, copies of all degrees, diplomas, certificates, or registrations claimed as part of your application to this position are to be provided to Human Resources for inclusion in your employee file within four (4) weeks of the start date of employment.
St. Boniface Hospital uses the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) to measure reading, writing, speaking and listening English skills in applicants for whom English is an additional language. There are many courses for Nurses to upgrade their English language skills, provided they have Permanent Resident or Refugee status.
The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM) recommend all internationally educated nurses first become familiar with the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) to help guide them through the process of becoming a qualified nurse in Manitoba. There is also a CRNM handbook that is helpful.
The CRNM and CLPNM accept English assessments from either the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The nurses make their own arrangements to do the CELBAN or the IELTS.
Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) offers free ten-week CELBAN preparatory classes.
- Security, Housekeeping & Food Services
Candidates for whom English is an additional language will undergo a job-specific English assessment with the SBH English Language Services Coordinator when applying for positions in Security, Housekeeping and Food Services.
Confidentiality: There will be occasions when you know and/or have access to important confidential information affecting SBH’s activities. Examples of confidential information are: SBH’s financial information, personnel data, policies and other information not generally known about SBH. You will hold this information in strictest confidence. You agree that, except with the consent of SBH, you will not either during the term of your employment or at any time thereafter disclose any confidential information to any person not in the employ of SBH, nor shall you use the information for any purpose other than the purposes of SBH. Failure to comply with this confidentiality clause will result in disciplinary action that may include termination of employment and/or reimbursement to SBH for any losses or damages resulting from the violation.
Safety: Employees share the responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. We expect you will work safely and follow prescribed safety and health regulations, internal standards, policies, procedures, and established safe work practices.
Smoke and Scent Free Environment: St. Boniface Hospital is a smoke-free and scent-free environment.