St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

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New Employee Orientation

Orientation for all new St David's HealthCare (SDH) employees is a vital part of your employment process. To help you become familiar with the information, schedules and expectations for your orientation process, we have provided you with schedules and information you will need to have a smooth and successful orientation. *To view pre-employment requirement for nursing, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Market New Employee Orientation (NEO)

New Employee Orientation is required by all SDH employees, regardless of location and is held every other Monday, unless due to a holiday. Topics covered in NEO include, but are not limited to the following:

  • St. David's HealthCare goals, structure and functions
  • Infection Control
  • SDH Employee Health & Safety Program
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • SDH Customer Service Expectations
  • Environment of Care
  • Patient's Rights

Please be on time and dress in business casual attire.

Facility Specific Orientation

Each facility will hold their own orientation the Tuesday following New Employee Orientation to familiarize each employee with facility specific information. To view the agenda, click on your designated facility below:

St. David's Medical Center
North Austin Medical Center
South Austin Medical Center
Round Rock Medical Center
St. David's Georgetown Hospital

New PCT Orientation - PCT Bootcamp

St David's Institute for Learning in association with Austin Community College offers a PCT Boot Camp for newly hired clinical technicians. The program is intended to provide basic skills required for the clinical technical level, particularly for those with limited clinical experience. The program lasts for approximately two weeks and begins on the Wednesday immediately following Monday's New Employee Orientation (NEO). Students must be registered by their manager or supervisor to be eligible to attend and attendance of ALL class dates are MANDATORY. Due to the compressed nature of the program no make-up days are permitted. For more information click the Register Today button above.

Partnership Nursing Orientation (PNO)

PNO is now done online in Healthstream for all new RNs and LVNs. This online course is automatically assigned based on hire date and new nurses have 30 days to complete it. This may be worked into your first week of site orientation or nurse educators may allow it to be done a a later date. The course consists of the following modules:

  • E-Resources
  • Culturally Competent Care
  • National Patient Safety Goals
  • Restraint Management
  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Organ Donation--TOSA, Eye Bank, Tissue Center
  • Fall Risk Assessment