Nursing leaders at Main Line Health are committed to the professional
growth and advancement of its nursing staff. Whether new to the
profession or seasoned professionals, Main Line Health nurses are
encouraged to further their knowledge and training, develop new skills,
and keep abreast of all the rapid and dynamic changes taking place in
healthcare. We offer many opportunities to take on greater
responsibilities and move on to leadership and management roles as their
skills and experience develop.
Among our programs for professional development:
Clinical Ladder Program: This multi-level
career advancement program nurtures and recognizes nurses'
performance and progress as they move from the novice stages of
their careers through to higher levels of proficiency. Nurses
are evaluated and elevated based on their competence, clinical
expertise, leadership abilities and role model behaviors.
The Clinical Ladder Program provides opportunity for both
professional and clinical growth in nursing practice, above and
beyond day-to-day nursing activities. The focus of this program
is to advance professional nursing practice at Main Line Health
and to continue to raise the standard of clinical excellence.
Consistent bedside nursing excellence is the expectation of all
nurses at Main Line Health. This is compensated annually through
merit increases at the time of the performance appraisal.
Advancement in the Clinical Ladder Program is a voluntary and
selective process designed to recognize and compensate those
professionals who contribute more than routine clinical
excellence; demonstrate a greater depth of clinical and
leadership practice and assume additional responsibilities that
benefit their areas of practice and impact positively on nursing
and patient care at Main Line Hospitals.
Shared Decision Making Council: This
shared-decision making approach to problem-solving promotes unit
and nursing excellence. There are six system councils with
representation from bedside nurses, educators and leaders in the
Research & Innovation
Healthy Work Environment
Quality & Safety
These councils report up through the Nursing Executive Council
with representation of the chief nursing officer, nursing vice
presidents and an elected unit council chair from each hospital.
Each unit develops measurable, concrete goals/ground rules for
their council that reflect the scope and needs of the unit. Main
Line Health nurses regularly meet as a unit with a structured
process to encourage individuals to contribute to the unit's
activities and work environment, as well as to cultivate
leadership, ownership and job satisfaction.
Continuing Education: Main Line Health offers
materials and assistance for nurses to get the Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) to maintain their certification and
licensure including classes, coursework, presentations and the
ability to attend conferences and symposia.
Tuition Reimbursement: Main Line Health nurses
are encouraged to seek advanced academic degrees and
certification through a generous tuition reimbursement package.
Reimbursement is for tuition, certification, exam, or
re-certification costs. Full-time benefits eligible employees
will be reimbursed 100% of their eligible expenses up to $6,000
annually. Pro-rated reimbursement for part-time employees
according to bi-weekly hours worked. Eligibility: following 90
days of service; authorized to work at least 32 hours per pay
Computer-Based Training: Main Line Health makes
it easy for nurses to stay up-to-date on the latest technology
and developments in nursing and medicine with access to
educational software, presentations, and training materials that
can be viewed 24/7 through workstations at all Main Line
Hospitals locations or remotely via the internet.
Seminars and Workshops: From informative
lectures by guest speakers to group presentations by our own
leaders and peers, Main Line Health nursing hosts many
opportunities for members of the staff to mix, mingle, share and
learn new ideas and techniques.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.