Human Resources 202 S. Park Street Madison, WI 53715 Phone: (608) 417-6291 Fax: (608) 417-6568 E-mail: email@example.com
Welcome to Meriter Hospital
Meriter is committed to personalized care and services that exceed the expectations of our patients and families. Patient care services staff live the Meriter mission, vision and values by their commitment to sustaining a healing environment that demonstrates respect for patients, families and staff. We embrace standards of excellence and promote a healthy workplace.
There are many exciting features reflecting Meriter's approach to quality patient care we are proud to share.
Meriter is commited to Nursing Shared Governance, which is an important partnership between nursing staff and nursing administration. Together we work hand in hand to improve patient care and enhance the practice of professional nursing at Meriter. Shared governance is supported by unit councils and 4 hospital wide councils.
We enjoy stable leadership and experienced staff mentorship support, achieved not only through our Nurse Residency and Nurse Extern programs, but through the one-on-one relationships between individual staff as well. The average Meriter nurse has more than 12 years of seniority, which exceeds most other hospital trends nationally.
Our RN vacancy rates are some of the lowest in the country. We have sustained less than a 3% vacancy rate over the past four years while many hospitals are challenged with rates of 12% or more.
We have implemented an integrated electronic medical record documentation system that supports nursing documentation at the bedside.
We offer very competitive, market-driven compensation and benefits that include but are not limited to attractive scheduling options, on-site child care and continuing education funding.
Consider joining the Meriter team through a variety of career opportunities across the spectrum of service areas available at Meriter!
A Variety of Education Opportunities
In addition to tuition advancement for degree credit courses, Meriter nurses have access to a variety of continuing education classes to support professional development including:
A comprehensive critical care course
The Acute Care Concepts course
CPR instruction for both providers and instructors
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Life Support (PALS)
Preceptor and Charge Nurse Workshops
These courses are available in the classroom setting. Meriter also offers several computer-based learning opportunities as well. These classes are also available to the employees of regional hospitals. For more information, contact Meriter Nursing Education at (608) 417-6420.
A Solid Orientation to Your New Job
Because we value education and the importance of nurses in our organization, Meriter provides a complete nursing orientation. In addition to a general, one and a half day orientation to the Meriter system, nurses receive seven and a half days of classroom education interspersed with unit-specific orientation.
Previous attendees have found Meriter's orientation to be very helpful. A few of their comments:
"The nursing educators were all very helpful and professional... really made me feel at ease with starting a new job."
"A great opportunity to bond with other new nurses."
"The hands-on was extremely helpful to me because I learn best by doing."