Nursing at Holland Hospital: A Culture of Caring

Why Holland Hospital? In a word—caring. Here, we not only strive to provide the best possible care to our patients, but also nurture the continued health and wellness of our caregivers, especially nurses like you who put your heart and soul into making a difference in people’s lives every day.

Our Promises to You

Holland Hospital believes in nurturing your best, so you can do your best. We embrace a culture of collaboration, safety, excellence and leadership through the following nursing programs:

  • RN First Year Experience: Holland Hospital's transition-to-practice program is where we mentor and support the transition of nurses to their new role. For new graduate nurses, it includes our Mentor Corps, a formal group mentoring program focused on the transition of new grads to professional practice.
  • Preceptor Program: Assisting nurses in making the transition from staff nurse to preceptor by acquiring and integrating new knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Preceptors complete an eight-hour course that guides them in facilitating the teaching, mentoring, learning and socialization of new nurses.
  • STRIDE Program: STRIDE (Safety Training Rejuvenation for an Industry Driven to Excellence) is a two-day training program based on the Josie King Foundation’s Patient Safety Curriculum. The program is designed to introduce and encourage all nurses to improve our culture of patient safety.
  • PACE Program: PACE (Professional Advancement for Clinical Excellence) is a special recognition program for eligible nurses who deliver exemplary patient care. Program goals include recognizing and rewarding excellence in nursing, improving care quality, and enhancing nursing recruitment and retention.
  • UPT Leadership Program: The UPT Leadership Program prepares unit practice team chairs through fundamentals in quality and safety, basic leadership principles, communication and collaboration, and change theory. Nurses pursuing the UPT chair role spend one year as co-chairs, where they participate in nurse practice leadership team meetings and quarterly education sessions, as well as receive ongoing feed-back, follow up and support.

Superior Workforce

Superior service is only possible with a superior workforce. Everything our professionals do, each and every day, is designed to help Holland Hospital continually improve the health of the communities we serve in the spirit of hope, compassion, respect, and dignity.

It’s the dedication, talent and skill of our exceptional team that has allowed our name to become synonymous with quality.

  • West Michigan Best & Brightest Company to Work For: 15 straight years
  • National Best & Brightest Award Winner: 7 years in a row
  • Healthgrades 50 Best Hospitals: 4 years in a row
  • Truven 100 Top Hospitals: 16 straight years

Benefits That Benefit Your Life

Our collaborative, can-do culture makes all things possible at Holland Hospital. With competitive wages, a robust benefits package and premium shift differentials, our nurses enjoy peace of mind—both inside and outside the workplace.

  • Value-based health care benefits, including a high-deductible plan with HSA, flexible spending, and additional dental and vision
  • Paid time off that begins accruing immediately
  • Tuition assistance
  • 401(k) program
  • Wide range of additional perks, such as access to on and offsite fitness equipment, wellness offerings, and employee assistance programs

Love for the Lakeshore

Located along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, Holland is a thriving community that boasts a high quality of life. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound, and the people here are friendly and welcoming.

Learn more about Holland, Michigan.

Questions? We Have Your Answers

Do you hire new grads? Do you hire RNs who don't have their BSN?

We do hire new grads in many areas, including our MedSurg units. In some instances, prior experience may be preferred/required (e.g., ICU/Telemetry, Boven Birth Center, Surgery). While we do hire RNs who don't have their BSN, effective January, 1 2016, RNs hired without a BSN will be required to complete one within five years of hire.

What is your nurse-to-patient ratio? Are there nurse assistants on the units?

This varies by unit and specialty. We adhere to recommended staffing ratios when they are defined by specialty organizations. Our staffing levels are at the 75th percentile in a national comparative database. Patient Care Assistants are staffed on all units to assist with patient care.

Is there an opportunity to pick up additional shifts, become full time, move to a different shift or transfer to a different department?

Yes, there may be opportunities at times to work additional shifts. You need to work for six months in the position you were hired into before you are eligible to transfer to a different department. Vacant positions within the unit you hired into are posted as they become available. Unit-based staff have first opportunity to express interest in vacant positions.

Will I have a set schedule? Do staff have to rotate shifts? How often will I work weekends? How many holidays will I need to work?

Schedule templates are created for each position. That said, schedules will not always remain the same. Adjustments to the days you are scheduled to work may vary as staffing needs change. You may request specific days off in advance. Generally, nurses do not rotate shifts. Most nurses work straight shifts and work 12-hour shifts (7 am-7:30 pm and 7 pm-7:30 am). Most nurses are scheduled to work every third weekend. The holidays needed to work will vary based on the number of hours you work in a pay period. Further details would be discussed at the time of your interview.

How long does orientation last?

Orientation is customized based on your prior experience and the rate at which you progress through orientation. You are generally expected to work full-time hours during the orientation period. If you are hired for a night shift, you will do some of your orientation on the day shift before completing orientation on the night shift.

What type of education support is available to RNs?

We welcome and value education. A nurse educator is available to facilitate your orientation and provide additional onsite education experiences throughout the year. You will be paid if you are required to attend specific education events. There may be some financial assistance available to offset the registration costs of an outside conference. However, travel expenses and days off for conference attendance are generally not paid for by the hospital.

Still have questions? We welcome them! And if you don’t find the answers you’re look-ing for in our FAQs, feel free to reach out to our Human Resources department.

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