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New Graduates Transition Programs for Health Sciences, Nursing and Nurse Practitioners

The vision of the New Graduate Component of the Practice Transition Program is to build knowledge, confidence, and competence as students transition into full practice.
This strong foundation is a warm welcome that supports you in establishing your new career.

Practice Transition Program is an opportunity for:
 
• 121 hours of supernumerary mentorship in the practice area
• mentorship from an experienced member of your profession
• a new graduate workshop (7.5 hours)
 
New graduate workshop includes an introduction to the mentor and mentee relationship, self-care strategies to use while transitioning from the student into the new professional role, a review of competencies and learning plans, an opportunity to explore challenging situations, and a review of resources within Fraser Health.
 

The focus of the new graduate component of the Practice Start Program is to support new graduates in consolidating their nursing practice. It is also an opportunity for you to:

  • Complete skills and assessments that you were not able to do in the 'student role'
  • Develop a competency-based learning plan
  • Have mentorship from an experienced RN/RPN
  • Consolidate learning from your program to set a strong foundation for your nursing career
The program offers:
  • An opportunity for new RN/RPN graduates to consolidate their registered nursing practice.
  • Up to 121 hours of supernumerary mentorship.
  • 7.5 hours educational time:
  • Two hour New Graduate Program Workshop Virtual session
  • Five one hour New Graduate Town Hall Virtual sessions
  • 0.5 hours for your own self-directed learning
  • Or 7.5 hours of their own self directed learning or attend 7 Town Hall sessions

Practice Transition Program is an opportunity for:
 
• up to 150 hours of supernumerary mentorship in the practice area
• mentorship from an experienced member of your profession
• a new graduate workshop (7.5 hours)
 
Supernumerary mentorship means you are supernumerary (i.e. extra/not considered as baseline staff), assigned to a designated mentor(s) and assigned to one care delivery area.
 
New graduate workshop includes introduction to mentorship and how to work with your mentor(s), self-care strategies, developing a competency-based learning plan, giving/receiving/requesting feedback, and navigating your career at Fraser Health.
 

The Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (LMPS) Pharmacy Residency Program is a 52-week experiential training program focused on institutional pharmacy practice.  The purpose of the LMPS Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide residents with the diverse, structured and robust learning opportunities necessary to develop the knowledge, skills and professional attributes required for direct patient care roles and innovative pharmacy practice.

The program is designed to provide unparalleled opportunities for pharmacists to experience practice within the diversity of sites and patient care settings encompassed by our large urban and rural university-affiliated health regions, Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health.
 

Career Journeys

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Domenique

Client Partner, Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
"I often cannot believe 10 years has gone by! I have met many wonderful people and learned so much along the way. I look forward to the years I have ahead of me with Fraser Health, and for all the new and exciting career and learning opportunities that come my way." Read Domenique's story.
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Cory

Portfolio Manager, Health Informatics and Information Technology
"This experience has truly sharpened my leadership skillset, values and has encouraged me to pursue career progression in the future.” Read Cory's story.
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Ali

Registered Nurse, Emergency (New Graduate)
"Not only have I been able to see some unique cases, but I have also been blessed with having lots of learning opportunities and tons of skills to practice alongside my knowledgeable and fun-loving preceptor." Read Ali's story.

Specialty Nursing Education Sponsorship

Fraser Health sponsorship provides 100% tuition and wages.

Fraser Health offers Specialty Nursing Education Sponsorship to selected applicants as part of our ongoing shared responsibility for professional development and safe, competent ethical care.

Upon successful completion, you will be offered either a regular full-time or part-time position in an existing vacancy in one of the following specialty areas: Emergency, Critical Care (ICU, PACU, CSICU), High Acuity, Neonatal, Perinatal, Perioperative.

 

We offer specialty nursing education sponsorship to new applicants, including new graduate registered nurses, or currently employed registered nurses.
 

For application process questions, contact us at 604.953.5119 or Apply Now.

Kronos’ Workforce ESP Training

Introduction to ESP Training Program and Advanced ESP Training Program

Kronos’ Workforce ESP (Environment for Scheduling Personnel) is a specialized scheduling software system utilized by Fraser Health for staffing, scheduling, and timekeeping services. Fraser Health Workforce Optimization Staffing Services offers two distinct training programs for individuals interested in learning Kronos’ Workforce ESP.

These opportunities are available for both internal Fraser Health employees and for external non-Fraser Health candidates who have prior scheduling experience and/or an interest in staff scheduling and who meet the noted prerequisites. Successful completion of these courses does not guarantee employment with Fraser Health Staffing Services.

Introduction to ESP Training Program

These courses introduce the learner to the Kronos’ Workforce ESP specialized scheduling software system and provides them with an opportunity to learn the skills necessary for staffing, scheduling, and timekeeping within the various collective agreements, policies, procedures, and guidelines applicable to Fraser Health.

​Introduction to ESP is intended for individuals interested in pursuing opportunities as a staffing clerk. Please click here for a job description.
You are eligible to apply to the Introduction to ESP Training Program if you meet the following criteria:
  • Two week training commitment, including 100% attendance for in-person training sessions and all practicum shifts
  • Grade 12 completion or equivalent
  • Three (3) years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience within the last six (6) years, including: customer service, staffing, scheduling, and timekeeping
  • Ability to keyboard at 40 wpm
  • Ability to operate MS Outlook and Word at an intermediate level and MS Excel at a beginner level
  • Two (2) employer references including:
    • One current manager and/or
    • One previous manager within the last five (5) years and/or
    • One instructor/preceptor within the last year
Registration Process
Applications for the Introduction to ESP Training Program are reviewed via the following process:
  • Pre-screening application review
  • Fraser Health Recruitment Services administered testing
  • Fraser Health Staffing Services administered registration interview
  • Two (2) employer reference checks
  • Click here to apply
 
Course Fees
Please note that there is a non-refundable $500 course registration fee associated with this class. This course fee is payable at the time of confirmed registration into a training program cohort.
 
Course Evaluations
Please note that the minimum passing grade for this training program is 70%.
  • You must successfully achieve a grade of 70% or higher on each assessment, in order to continue with the training program.
  • Successful completion of the Introduction to ESP Training Program provides the prerequisite ESP knowledge for a Fraser Health Staffing Clerk role.
 
Questions

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact StaffingEducation@fraserhealth.ca  

Advanced ESP Training Program

These courses introduce the learner to the Kronos’ Workforce ESP specialized scheduling software system and provides them with an opportunity to learn the skills necessary for staffing, scheduling, and timekeeping within the various collective agreements, policies, procedures, and guidelines applicable to Fraser Health.

​Advanced ESP is intended for individuals interested in pursuing the opportunity to be trained on a dedicated Fraser Health Program Clerk or Scheduler portfolio. Please click here for a job description.
You are eligible for the Advanced ESP Training Program if you meet the following criteria:
  • Three week training commitment, including 100% attendance for all in-person training and practicum shifts
  • Successful completion of the Introduction to ESP Training Program
  • Final grade of 90% or higher on the Introduction to ESP Training Program Final Exam
There is NO course fee associated with this class.
  • Applications can be submitted directly to StaffingEducation@fraserhealth.ca
  • Please note that the minimum passing grade for this training program is 70%.
  • You must successfully achieve a grade of 70% or higher on each assessment, in order to continue with the training program
  • Successful completion of the Advanced ESP Training Program provides the prerequisite ESP knowledge for a Fraser Health Program Clerk role.
 
Questions
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact StaffingEducation@fraserhealth.ca