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Mount Sinai highlights nursing excellence at career fair

February 1, 2007 -- Nursing leaders and recruiting specialists teamed up recently to talk with newly graduating nursing students about the excellent career opportunities Mount Sinai Hospital offers.

About 75 to 100 graduating nurses stopped by the Mount Sinai Hospital booth at the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) conference on January 27 to learn more about how their career ambitions might fit in with our organization.

Nursing Fair
Jody Tone, left, Nursing Unit Administrator on 17 North, explains the benefits of working at Mount Sinai to Courtney Parker at a recent Canadian Nursing Students' Association career fair at Ryerson University

"People are our number one resource at Mount Sinai and we need to do everything we can to keep and attract the brightest minds and biggest hearts to our wonderful caring community," said Judy Whitfield, Manager of Workforce Planning at Mount Sinai.

In addition to Whitfield, the job fair was attended by Jody Tone, NUA, 17 South, Liandi Zhang, Nurse Clinician, Medicine and Katie Mazza, Recruitment Specialist. Mount Sinai Hospital’s Gerald P. Turner Department of Nursing was a major sponsor of the conference, which culminated in a career fair at Ryerson University.

Like other hospitals, Mount Sinai needs to retain and attract nurses and other health-care professionals to provide the best medicine possible to our patients at a time when statistics suggest the industry will be facing labour shortages in the future.

Recently, Mount Sinai Hospital was named a Top 50 employer in the Greater Toronto Area, and the recruiting team spoke to nurses about initiatives such as specialty nursing education programs, career development and life-long learning, coupled with a team environment and a focus on employee wellness.

Sinai recruiters will also visit other job fairs this year, as part of the new grad initiative designed to build bridges with newly graduating nurses looking for career opportunities.

See the current nursing opportunities at Mount Sinai.