Nursing Careers at St. Dominic's
At St. Dominic’s, our faith-based healing mission is at the core of how we care for our patients. The legacy of service and compassion that came from the Dominican Sisters who founded St. Dominic’s over 70 years ago lives strong in all of our staff. We want nurses with a passion for providing exceptional care and service to our patients and families. Our nurses are valued partners of the patient care team who are empowered to have active, strong voices as advocates of our patients. Each day and with every patient, our nurses show their professionalism, compassionate care and exceptional competency.
We invite you to join our team of highly-skilled nurses who are dedicated to St. Dominic’s Christian mission of healing. Whether you are a seasoned nurse or a new graduate, you will find a variety of exciting career opportunities at St. Dominic’s.
Benefits for our nurses include:
- Faith Based Care
- Shared Governance
- Degree and Specialty Certification Reimbursement
- All Staff Yearly Competency Training
- Simulation Training at the Bedside
- New Graduate Nursing Fellowship Program
- Self-Scheduling; Weekend Only Scheduling; Consistent Schedule
- Weekender Program
- Support for Community Service Volunteer Opportunities
- Recognition of working at a nationally recognized hospital with outstanding quality outcomes
Professional nursing is an essential component of the safety and quality of care for our patients. Our commitment to exceptional quality care is what separates St. Dominic’s Jackson Memorial Hospital from other hospitals.
- Healthgrades Patient Experience Award 2014, 2016
- Healthgrades award for Joint Replacement and Stroke Care
- Leapfrog A Gradet
- Consumer Report recognition for reduction in healthcare acquired conditions
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield Center of Distinction for Hip and Knee Replacement
- Joint Commission Certified as:
- Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center
- Inpatient Diabetes Center
- Wound Care Center
St. Dominic’s nurses participate in Shared Governance councils which provide the empowerment structure for nurses to come together and make decisions about how they want to practice. This allows direct care nurses to participate in important decision-making that establishes standards of practice and instills frontline accountability over practice and environment.
Some of the councils include: Recruitment and Retention; Quality and Safety; Nights and Weekends; Professional Development and Manager Engagement.
St. Dominic’s nurses bring the mission into the community by participating in community service opportunities. The organization highly encourages and supports our staff to volunteer for such activities as Care-a-Van, Habitat for Humanity, Stewpot and St. Dominic’s Community Clinic – a clinic that provides free healthcare to the homeless and working poor of the Jackson area. For over three years during Nursing Week, our nurses have given back through generous donations of common, everyday supplies for patients of the St. Dominic Community Clinic.
Simulation and All Staff Yearly Competency Training
St. Dominic’s uses simulation training in nursing orientation and continuous training throughout the year so our nurses can practice and learn skills that ensure safe and quality care before an actual event occurs. The wireless life-like adult and infant mannequins have advanced clinical functionality that brings greater realism into scenario-based training. Yearly, all of our nurses attend competency training focusing on skills and training pertinent to their clinical area that again ensures that our nurses are providing safe, effective, high quality care at the bedside. In addition, nurses that elect to broaden their professionalism by being preceptors to new staff, attend yearly didactic and skill competency training.
New Graduate Nursing Fellowship Program
We are committed to nurturing the growth of our new nurses as they begin their careers as RNs at St. Dominic’s. New Graduate Nurses participate in a Fellowship program that entails eight weeks of clinical orientation and then frequent opportunities to come together as a group over the course of six months to not only build and strengthen clinical skills but also to provide knowledge and tools to help them transition from graduate to full functioning bedside RNs.