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Careers at St. Mary’s

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It's the St. Mary’s way: compassionate care for our patients and each other, together.

We grow our people and we’re growing the future of healthcare. Our patients are the heart of why we care, and our staff are the heart of how we care.

This is a pivotal and exciting time for healthcare at St. Mary’s and we want you to be a part this. Whether you are starting your career or looking for new experiences, don’t let our size fool you. We are leaders in our field recognized globally for world-class, innovative healthcare.

Our vision of “Inspiring Excellence. Healthier Together” is not just about our approach to patient-centred care, it’s also about our commitment to our staff.

Join a winning team voted one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers 2023 for the second year in a row and Diamond hospital in the Waterloo Region Record's Reader Choice Awards! 

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The St. Mary’s Way:

  • Inclusive: Our team is diverse and it’s a strength. Everyone is valued and welcomed as their whole, authentic self.
  • Training & Development: We invest in our people. If you want to grow, there are endless opportunities here to help you do that.
  • Respect. Integrity. Collaboration. Innovation: Our lived values are foundational to everything we do for our patients and staff from our culture to how decisions are made.
  • Wellbeing Supports: Professionally and personally, we each have demands in our lives. We have supports to help you balance both.
  • Leaders in Healthcare: Join a winning team recognized globally for innovative health care.

Known provincially and nationally as leaders in innovation, patient safety, and patient satisfaction, St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener offers a friendly, dynamic culture that fosters teamwork and continuous improvement. Patients and families are at the heart of all we do and our success is based on our ability to recruit and retain exceptional people. With nearly 2,000 staff, physicians and volunteers, we are recognized as a top employer in Waterloo area.

All current SMGH employees must apply internally, through the Infor GHR Employee Self-Service Space to be considered for any positions. Should you require assistance or be unable to apply to a posting, please contact recruiting@smgh.ca and include the posting number within the posting window so that the Human Resources team can manually submit your application.

New employees must provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19, documentation of a two-step TB screening, as well as proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox) prior to their start date at St. Mary’s General Hospital. New hires will require clearance from our Employee Health and Wellness team before they are able to begin any position within SMGH.

ALERT: Please be aware of fraudulent job offers being sent on behalf of SMGH. The hospital will only contact you using recruiting@smgh.ca. after you have formally applied through our career portal below. We will never send you spontaneous job offers or requests for personal or financial information.

Physician Recruitment & Career Opportunities

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Please note, St, Mary’s is not recruiting overseas candidates at this time. The hospital also does not ask for personal and identifiable information to be sent online and does not offer staff accommodations. The only official source to apply for employment with St. Mary’s General Hospital is through this webpage.

Read more about how to protect yourself from immigration frauds and scams, through Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You can also visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website for more information to learn more and report any incidents of potential fraud.

  1. Open the St. Mary’s General Hospital Job Portal. Please note, the Job Portal is only accessible through a Google Chrome desktop browser.
  2. In the Job Portal, you will see a list of all current open positions.
  3. Click on the position for more details.
  4. To save or apply for a position, applicants must create a profile. To create a profile, please enter a valid email address and follow the necessary steps. Once created, this profile will be saved within our system for all future positions the applicant may apply for.
  5. Once you are logged in, simply click on the job posting and select ‘Apply’. You will then be prompted to upload your resume, cover letter and any other required documentation.

Tip: When searching for a specific position, applicants can use the search tool on the right side of the home page to set specific search criteria (i.e. search only for Full Time Nursing positions).

Due to a high volume of applicants, St. Mary’s cannot confirm whether individual applications are received. St. Mary’s cannot comment on the hiring process, all those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact hr@smgh.ca.

Staff safety is a top priority and we invest in our people with educational supports, wellness programs, recognition opportunities and leadership training. Our vision is to become the safest and most effective hospital in Canada, characterized by innovation, compassion and respect.

Serving nearly a million residents of Waterloo Region, Wellington County and beyond, St. Mary’s core programs include a Regional Cardiac Care Centre, highly specialized Respiratory and Thoracic programs, and busy Medicine, Surgical and Ambulatory/Diagnostic programs.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For further inquiries contact Human Resources at recruiting@smgh.ca.

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