Welcome to Saskatoon Health Region. We look forward to having you join our team and wish you much success!
Welcome Onboard Week
Welcome Onboard Week (WOW) is an orientation program that prepares you for your role. Your first days of employment are spent attending WOW and must be completed prior to starting in your position.
- Dress casually for WOW but ensure you wear closed toe, closed heel shoes.
- Photo ID will be taken on Day 1 of WOW.
- All our facilities are smoke free and scent free so please refrain from wearing any scented products.
- Cafeterias are available at Saskatoon City Hospital (SCH) but we recommend you bring a lunch (microwaves are available).
When is WOW?
Where is WOW?
- WOW is 2 days for employees not requiring TLR - Client Moving training and 3 days for those employees requiring TLR - Client Moving training.
- WOW is from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Day 1, 2 and 3.
*The TLR/client moving training requirement is determined by your position, which will be confirmed on the first day of WOW. Those who have already completed TLR training must bring a photocopy of their certificate of completion to WOW.
- WOW will be held in the training room at the Nurses Alumni Wing (NAW), the red brick building east of Saskatoon City Hospital (SCH):
- 715 Queen Street
- The NAW entrance is on the North side of the building facing Queen Street. Follow the signs to NAW training room (down the stairs and to the left).
- Parking - due to limited parking in the area, we encourage you to use other methods of transportation. Please do not park in the SCH visitor's lot. All-day street parking is available a few blocks away from SCH but there is no guarantee. Available time limited parking is indicated by signs.
What to bring:
Please print and complete the 3 forms below and bring with you to your first day of WOW along with additional information requested.
Mentorship - Everyone Needs a Mentor!
Are you interested in learning more about your new role from an experienced co-worker? Why not sign up for Mentorship! If interested, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occupational Health and Safety Requirements
A) Immunization Records
You must bring a photocopy of all your previous Immunization Records on the first day of Welcome On-board Week (WOW).
You can gather immunization records from:
- Public Health (from the community where you attended school)
- Childhood caregivers/parents
- Any educational facility(s) (if immunizations were provided)
- Previous employers (if immunizations were provided)
- Family physician (if immunizations were provided)
URBAN EMPLOYEES: Your site Occupational Health Nurse will review the immunization records that you have provided. You will be sent an immunization reminder notice to indicate immunizations or blood work that is due. When you receive your immunization reminder notice, contact your site Occupational Health Office to book an appointment.
RURAL EMPLOYEES: Will meet with the Occupational Health Nurse during WOW Week to discuss your immunization history. You will be provided with information on Immunization and blood work services in the rural areas.
B) N95 Respiratory Fit Testing
**Bring a photocopy of any previous N95 Respiratory Fit Testing Records to the first day of WOW**
*RURAL PARTICIPANTS that require N95 Respirator Fit Testing will have appointments booked during the WOW week
(if you have been fitted with a N95 Respirator in the past two years, please forward this documentation to SCH OH&S prior to the start of your WOW week).
All other new hires that require a N95 Respirator Fit Test will be sent a notice. When you receive this notice contact your site Occupational Health and Safety Office to book an appointment.
Prior to your N95 Respirator Fit Test:
- Men must be clean shaven
- Long hair must be tied back.
For questions regarding your Immunization status or N95 Respirator Fit Test contact your site Occupational Health and Safety Office at:
Royal University Hospital
Level 2, 1955 Bldg, Rm. # 2770
(service also provided for: Calder Centre, Kinsmen
Childrens Centre, McKerracher Centre, TB Control, Field House)
Saskatoon City Hospital
Main Floor, Rm # 1256
(service also provided for: NAW Building, Public
Health Services, Home Care, Avord Towers, Sturdy Stone Centre, CPAS, all
St. Paul’s Hospital
(service also provided for: Parkridge Centre, Brief
& Social Detox, Air Ambulance, Community Renal Unit, Delisle Health
Centre, Youth Resource Centre, Kids First Program, Midwifery, Community
Mental Health & Addictions, Urban Affiliates)
Starting work with the largest employer in Saskatchewan can be tough but with Welcome Onboard Week, it doesn't have to be!
This video gives you a sneak peek of what you'll learn in your first week with our team.
Have Questions or Need Further Information?
General WOW Inquiries:
Workforce Planning & Employment Specialist (Emily Wright)
The following is information that you can refer to after completion of WOW, you are not required to review it prior to attending your first day! It contains important links, copies of the PowerPoint presentations used at WOW and other important resources and contact information.