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Career Development at The Hospital of Central Connecticut

 

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Growth Opportunities

Starting with a new employee's orientation to working at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, a number of opportunities are available that encourage learning and enhance both individual and team growth and development.

Orientation

The first day on the job is spent in an orientation program with other Hospital of Central Connecticut employees. This program is designed to welcome new employees and present information about the Hospital's operations, policies, benefits, and opportunities. This is followed by a job-specific orientation conducted by your department management team and/or the Education and Development Department.

Employee Development Courses

The Hospital provides a wide range of formal training and development programs to assure that employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their jobs and to prepare for advancement opportunities.

Leadership Development Program

HCC leaders participate in special training programs designed to develop their leadership skills and competencies. New leaders receive orientation to their role, including training on behavioral interviewing and performance evaluation and goal setting. Leadership seminars are customized to meet the needs of front line and director-level leaders and include topics such as:
  • Coaching
  • Conflict resolution
  • Delegation skills
  • Influence
  • Talent retention
  • Business Acumen
  • Process Improvement
  • Setting Performance Expectations
Extensive leadership course offerings provide opportunities to sharpen computer skills, master team dynamics, fine tune communication and develop a variety of management competencies. Training is delivered using a blended approach, integrating seminars and guest speakers with Web-based courses to provide maximum flexibility.
 

Tuition/Educational Assistance Program

This plan offers employees of The Hospital of Central Connecticut an opportunity to further their careers. Under this plan, an employee can work toward a degree or take selected work-related courses and, in many cases, have their tuition costs paid directly by the Hospital.

Transfer Request Process

The Hospital of Central Connecticut provides the means by which employees can seek new opportunities within the organization. Generally, openings throughout the organization are posted, and internal transfers and promotions are welcome and encouraged.

Clinical Affiliations

The Hospital of Central Connecticut acts as a clinical affiliation site to students in the following disciplines:
  • Physical Therapy
  • Dietitian
  • Nursing
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatric Clinician
  • Social Work
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Ultrasound
  • Respiratory Therapy

Nursing Education

HCC is committed to the continued quality of nursing practice and education. We actively support our nurses' efforts to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and enhance their professional development. Our Education and Development staff members, most of whom are master's prepared nurse educators, provide clinical education and support on all three shifts.