For New Caregivers

Caregiver - every employee is a valued member of this team, so we refer to all employees as "caregivers" in order to recognize the important care giving role of everyone in the organization.

What to expect on your first day at New Caregiver Orientation (NCO)

NCO is your first day at work. All new caregivers and providers attend NCO. 

Please refer to your "PeaceHealth Orientation Schedule" email to confirm your NCO location. You will be informed by Human Resources by email and/or phone if your NCO date or location changes. Below is some information about what to expect at NCO.

  • Facilitators from Talent Development, PeaceHealth's internal education department, will be available to welcome you, lead discussions, and answer your questions.
  • Prepare for the day by wearing clothing that you can layer. Room temperatures can fluctuate slightly. 
    • Please bring your headphones/earbuds for the afternoon eLearning session.
    • Review the dress code
      • Once you complete NCO, depending on your role, you may have to wear specific attire, such as scrubs, department issued logo attire, etc. Please check with your manager or supervisor.


What will you learn at NCO?

New Caregiver Orientation includes information about PeaceHealth's mission, vision, values, history, and heritage. You'll receive information about benefits, online learning, and much more. 

NCO starts at 8:30 A.M. and ends at 5:00 P.M. Lunch is scheduled for 12:30 and is not provided. Please feel free to bring a lunch or eat in the cafeteria or another nearby eating establishment. Please note that refrigerators may not be available at your NCO location. 

Breaks will be offered throughout the day. 

Where is NCO held?

You received information on your NCO location in your "PeaceHealth Orientation Schedule" email from Talent Acquisiton.

Click on the link at the bottom of the column of the community in which you will be working for information on where NCO and other week one orientation classes are located:

  • Friday Harbor, WA
  • Sedro-Wooley, WA   
  • Bellingham, WA   
  • Cottage Grove, OR
  • Florence, OR
  • Eugene, OR and surrounding communities
  • Springfield, OR
  • Longview, WA
  • Vancouver, WA 
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • Craig, AK
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What to expect your first week at PeaceHealth?

  • You may have orientation activities as late as 5:00 P.M. every day during your first week; please plan accordingly. You will receive your official first week schedule during New Caregiver Orientation on Monday. 
  • Your manager will be providing information about your ongoing work schedule. 

Benefits overview

PeaceHealth's comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance as well as paid time off plans. Additional benefits include retirement plans, wellness benefits, and career development. 

If you are benefit eligible, instructions for accessing benefit enrollment information will be discussed at orientation. 

Paid Sick Leave

In compliance with state regulations, Oregon and Washington caregivers who meet eligibility criteria, can accrue and use paid, protected sick leave.  Paid sick leave can be used for a caregiver or a caregiver's eligible family member's mental or physical illness, injury, health condition, or need for medical diagnosis of these conditions, including preventative medical or dental care.  Full details regarding paid sick leave may be found on My HR in the policy section.