Sydney Adventist Hospital New Employees
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New Employees

Congratulations on beginning your new job or career, and welcome to the San family. We look forward to having you join us and trust that you will find the information in this section helpful as you prepare for your employment with us.

Orientation Programs

To help you prepare for working life at the San, we run some comprehensive orientation programs at the following times:

General Hospital Orientation for All Staff

Day: Monday (Alternate fortnights)
Location: San Education

8.30am – 5.00pm

Nursing Staff Orientation

Days: Wednesday – Friday (following Hospital Orientation)
Location: San Education and in your clinical areas
Time: 8.00am

Clinical staff (inlcuding Radiographers, Wardspersons and Physiotherapists) must attend a compulsory Manual Handling session, which is run on a Tuesday between 12.30pm and 3.30pm. 
Please report to Reception Desk at Beattie Complex at 12.15pm so that the session starts promptly at 12.30pm.

This competency-based training program ensures knowledge and use of safe work practices in patient handling and is based on Sydney Adventist Hospital’s No Lift Policy. It is a practical session so appropriate clothing must be worn (flat, enclosed shoes and trousers).

General Hospital Orientation

During orientation we cover the following topics / areas that you need to be aware of as an SAH staff member:

  • SAH Mission (with either the CEO or a member of the executive)
  • Privacy
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Infection Prevention & Control, and Staff Health
  • Human Resources (including Behaviour and select policies)
  • Quality Management
  • Fire Safety and Security

There is also time during the orientation program for the fitting / ordering of uniforms, and to arrange an SAH identification card.

Individualised departmental-based orientation will be conducted over the first few days of employment to ensure you get a smooth transition into the SAH workforce.

Nursing Orientation

Our nursing staff also undertake a comprehensive Nursing Orientation program, run from 8.30am – 5.00pm every second Tuesday following the Hospital Orientation program.

This program includes:

  • Introduction to Professional Recognition Program (including completion of a self-assessment tool)
  • Medication Calculation Review paper
  • Blood Glucose Levels, Smart Volumetric Infusion Devices
  • Morning tea with the Nursing Executive Officer and / or Director of Clinical Services
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills - Practical and demonstration
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • The National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards
  • Medication Administration
  • Chemical Alert
  • Patient Controlled Analgesia - Theory and practical
  • Computer Training (ePathways and SanCare)

Supernumerary time and department orientation are conducted over the first few days of employment to ensure a smooth transition into the SAH workforce.

Please note: All Clinical staff must attend Manual Handling training before commencing work in their respective departments. Manual Handling is run every second Tuesday, during orientation week, from 12.30pm – 3.30pm. Participants should arrive by 12.15pm in order to complete your registration before the session starts.

Contact Information

For more information on Orientation please contact San Education:
Phone:   02 9487 9211

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