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Whether newly graduated and looking to kick-start your career or a veteran nursing professional, Mackenzie Health has a place for you.

Mackenzie Health offers nurses an exciting, supportive, and diverse work environment. As a regional health care provider to a population of more than half a million people across York Region and beyond, Mackenzie Health serves patients through two hospitals as well as a number of community-based locations. Each full-service hospital — Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital — has an emergency department, core and specialized services.

To deliver on its mission to create a world-class health experience for patients through quality, compassionate, and timely patient-centred care, Mackenzie Health welcomes nurses with a passion for patient care and provides them with a supportive and connected team-oriented culture and plenty of growth opportunities.

Continuing education initiatives (many offered in-house) help nurses gain additional skills to become certified trainers or acquire specialized certifications in specific areas of health care.

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Mackenzie Health also offers recent nursing graduates several options for kick-starting their careers, such as the Nursing Graduate Guarantee Program, designed to support Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who are within 12 months of registering with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) by providing them with a full-time employment opportunity. For nurses trained in other countries or people trained in other disciplines now wanting to go into nursing, Mackenzie Health offers an array of programs to accelerate the qualification process.

Mediaplanet spoke with three recently hired RNs to hear their perspectives on nursing and learn more about how Mackenzie Health helps nurses thrive.

Orlan Untalan - Mackenzie Health

Orlan Olu

RN, Medicine Telemetry Unit

How did you come to work at Mackenzie Health?

I’m an internationally-registered nurse from the Philippines. After coming to Canada in August 2019, I started as a PSW in a long-term care home, then came to Mackenzie as an internationally educated nurse learner. After completing post-graduate courses, I was able to qualify as an RN and now work at Mackenzie full-time.

What makes Mackenzie a great place to work?

No one else provides their employees with such opportunities to thrive in terms of education and other training. I also love the diversity of the people. We all have different cultural backgrounds, so we embrace each other and work collaboratively as a team, enabling us to provide the best care to our patients.

Eti Ayzenberg - Mackenzie Health

Eti Ayzenberg

RN, Emergency

How does Mackenzie support its staff?

There are always opportunities for learning and growth. The management and leadership I work with have been nothing but supportive of me, and it’s a very warm and positive work environment.

What makes nursing such a rewarding profession?

It’s a forever-growing profession and that’s what I love about it. There’s not a day when I’m not learning, which makes it interesting and exciting.

Amanda Chiodo - Mackenzie Health

Amanda Chiodo

RN, Emergency

How does Mackenzie support its staff?

There’s always someone there to lend a helping hand and check on you to make sure you’re okay. We have such a strong team of charge nurses that you never feel alone.

What makes nursing such a rewarding profession?

You may not know it at the time, but you can be the best part of someone’s day. You’re getting people at their lowest and sometimes even the smallest things you do make a huge difference in their health care journey. For me, there is no career more fulfilling than that.

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