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With two community-based hospital campuses, Rouge Valley offers many rewarding careers in nursing, allied health, and health care support. We provide you with opportunities to connect with patients and the community, while using the skills you worked so hard to acquire.

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Rouge Valley Health System has a comprehensive health and benefits program for all eligible employees, including:

  • Competitive benefits and compensation
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up
  • Tuition assistance
  • Education leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Hospital Of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Exclusive fitness club affiliations

Learning & development

We believe in continual growth and development, and providing our staff with opportunities to advance in the professional careers.

  • Leading Edge: A five-month program for emergent leaders within the organization and in collaboration with two other local hospitals.
  • New manager orientation: Managers new to Rouge Valley or new to a management position will participate in this program to help provide them with hospital-specific management practices
  • Advanced Leadership Foundations: A leadership program for all managers and leaders to provide best-in-class leadership development
  • In-house, in-service and online training: Providing opportunities to be compliant and on the edge of industry best practices
  • Conferences, seminars and summits: Opportunities to attend and/or speak at professional events for networking and skill/knowledge enhancement

Rewards & recognition

We are very proud of the dedicated care and expertise our staff show every day. So we place a lot of importance on making sure our staff are acknowledged for the contributions to our hospital and its patients. We also show our appreciation by giving staff the chance to celebrate at special team events.

  • Board recognition: Staff, physicians and volunteers are presented at every Board of Directors meeting for recognition of recent achievements
  • Top of the Valley Service Excellence Awards: For teams or individuals who go the extra mile in a single remarkable act or through ongoing performance
  • Professional association recognition: Formal recognition for professionals and other work groups for all they do towards improving patient care services
  • Be the Best Peer Recognition: Feedback cards and token acknowledgements can be given to colleagues when their peers see them go above and beyond
  • Celebration of Learning: Annual recognition event for those who have completed continuous learning initiatives
  • Long-service recognition: Celebrated in five-year increments and, at 25, 35 and 45 years, awarded with a dinner and service recognition gift of the recipient’s choosing
  • Retirement recognition: A special farewell tea is hosted for those retiring with a career of at least 10 years service

  • Spirit events: Hospital BBQ in June and holiday celebration in December, along with ad hoc events to celebrate important milestones
  • Idea celebrations: Celebrating great ideas put forward from the front line
  • Hands Up Film Festival: Our hospital's own film festivals with entries created by and starring Rouge Valley staff, physicians and volunteers — with red carpet screenings, voting and awards

Healthy workplace

At Rouge Valley, we promote a culture of health, safety and worklife balance. Our staff's wellbeing is a top priority—it's even part of our strategic plan and how we do quality improvement. Some of the ways we support this include:

  • Psychological health & wellness: Healthy Workplace series of seminars and supports that address such topics as pain and chronic disease management; mindfulness meditation training; onsite tai chi and yoga classes; stress management and weight management
  • Safety programs: Staff taking pride in safety education, initiatives and everyday practices; prevention of violence and harassment workshops
  • Exercise and fitness opportunities & discounts: GoodLife Fitness, Wynn Fitness and Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre membership
  • Bibliotherapy: Systematic use of reading materials (both fiction and nonfiction texts) to help people cope with mental, physical, emotional, developmental or social problems.  
  • Apple a Day Initiative: An autumn thanksgiving of fresh picked apples delivered to all units and departments
  • Variety of fresh healthy food options in the food court
  • Additional health initiatives: Scent-free environment; enhanced ergonomic assessments; shift work health awareness; women’s health initiatives


Rouge Valley highlights

As a leading acute care community hospital, Rouge Valley has earned a number of distinctions that demonstrate our commitment to be the best at what we do. Here are some of our many highlights:

  • Four-year accreditation award with Exemplary Standing (2012–2016)

  • Rated #1 in six clinical indicators in the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s Canadian Hospital Reporting Project of 2013

  • Given A rating in CBC national survey of hospitals (one of only 20 A grades awarded across Canada)

  • Community affiliation with University of Toronto regarding the education of students in health care and related programs

  • Lean management philosophy that has led to patients waiting less, receiving lab and diagnostic tests sooner, getting enhanced pre-screening, having fewer cancelled surgeries, and physically taking less steps to receive services

  • We are home to the regional cardiac centre for Scarborough-Durham