VCH Orientation is offered in a classroom setting, building on the basic information provided in VCH Orientation Online. The purpose of VCH Orientation is to provide all new hires with the “need to know” information (eg. specific Accreditation-related practices, etc.) that is required to prepare new employees for their job in the workplace setting. 3 hours to 3 days commitment depending on your position.

Program Eligibility

VCH Orientation is for all new VCH employees, this includes:

  1. All new hires (please note, students are not eligible to attend)
  2. Any VCH employee who has been away from work for greater than 18 months
  3. Any VCH employee who is changing positions and requires specific sessions applicable to their new role (e.g. moving from a non-clinical role to a clinical role OR from student nurse to registered nurse)

Program Schedule

VCH Orientation takes place at each site (VGH, RH and LGH) monthly. For information regarding yearly dates and the day-to-day content please review the documents below:

How to Register

All Hiring Delegates

Before registering new hires, we kindly ask that you carefully review the instructions for registration:

Delegates seeking to register new hires for Regional Orientation can download, complete and submit the forms below based on which sessions they would like the new hire to attend. Hiring managers and their delegates may also consult the “Manager” section below for further information on registration via the Manager Resource Centre.

Upcoming Courses (PLEASE NOTE, these forms work best if downloaded and opened in Acrobat Reader)

RE: ACUTE NURSING SKILLS DAY (DAY 3 of VCH Regional Orientation)

Following CST implementation at Coastal sites, CERNER content has been integrated into the Regional Orientation Day 3 at Lions Gate Hospital (LGH).  Therefore, it is recommended that registration for Day 3 at LGH is limited to acute care nurses working at either LGH or Squamish Hospital.

Orientation Site Schedule Register Notes
Vancouver Schedule Registration Form To register for Day 3 Residential sessions held at GPC, please fill out the applicable section on page 2.
Richmond Schedule Registration Form
North Shore Schedule Registration Form
Sechelt/Sunshine Coast Schedule Registration Form
Powell River Schedule Registration Form