Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is a family of seven unique hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and south central Ontario, Canada. HHS is the second largest hospital group in Ontario, and serves as a regional referral centre for cardiac, stroke, burns, trauma, neurosurgery, pediatrics, digestive diseases, high-risk obstetrics, cancer, orthopedics and rehabilitation services.

As an academic teaching hospital affiliated with McMaster University and Mohawk College, HHS is committed to providing exemplary health care while advancing excellence in education and health research. Our exceptional track record of inquiry and innovation has earned Hamilton Health Sciences recognition as one of the world’s leading health science research organizations.

The breadth and scope of services offered by HHS, in combination with its focus on academics and research, make HHS an employer of choice for many people. Physicians, nurses, and clinicians find it attractive to work in HHS' diverse environment where they can be part of a health care team focused on providing the best possible care to patients and their families. Non-medical professionals enjoy bringing their varied talents and skills to a field where priorities are driven by care, not profit.

What a co-op placement can offer you:

A co-op placement at HHS will provide you with an experiential learning opportunity to view the diversity of health care first-hand, so that you can make an informed decision about a future career in direct patient care or associated health care professions. A co-op placement will provide you with a chance to determine the career pathway you may need to pursue following high school, whether it is college, university, certificate programs, or work experience.

We believe cooperative placements benefit both learners and our organization. After completing placements at HHS, many learners choose to begin or continue their careers with us. Our staff grow and develop through the experience of supervising and interacting with students.

Following your co-op placement ,if you need more support in deciding if health care is the right career choice for you, we offer job shadowing opportunities with varied health professionals at HHS. These one day placements can be arranged through the Office of Student Affairs.

Contact us at: HHS-education@hhsc.ca

AuthorLorenzo Somma