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New Employee Hospital Orientation

(757) 668-7128

At CHKD, each new employee is required to attend CHKD Health System Hospital Orientation, which occurs on the second Monday of each month.

Some are required to attend orientations extending up to four days depending on their role in the health system.

Day One: CHKD Health System Hospital Orientation

Also referred to as Orientation A, CHKD Health System Hospital Orientation takes place on the second Monday of each month. This program focuses on the CHKD Health System.

  • CHKDHS Hospital Orientation begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. in the Brickhouse Auditorium's lobby and ends at approximately 4:30 p.m.  Plan enough time to find parking. CHKD Human Resource personnel will greet you in the CHKD lobby and direct you to the Brickhouse lobby.
  • Dress appropriately. Professional business attire/medical scrubs is required during orientation. The CHKDHS dress code will be discussed during the orientation program.

Day Two: Orientation B

Day Two covers topics specific to the health system division in which you have been hired. It is designed for all employees who will have any direct contact with patients as part of their job responsibilities. Content includes topics related to emergency medical response, age-specific care, infection control concepts, bioethical issues, and CHKD's culture of safety. Orientation B concludes on Tuesday afternoon.

Days Three and Four: Orientation C

Days Three and Four are designed for all employees with direct patient care responsibilities in a variety of clinical roles and settings within the hospital. It includes both Orientation A and B. A variety of other topics relevant to pediatric clinical care are covered in these two additional days.

Our Commitment to Education and Training

CHKDHS is committed to providing you with the education and training that is pertinent to your job responsibilities. On-going orientation information will be provided to you during the first week of orientation.

Special Accommodations

CHKD is sensitive to the needs of participants. Please indicate any special needs or physical challenges to your recruiter.

Lunch will be provided to Patient Care Services Orientation C participants on Thursday. If you have any special needs or dietary restrictions, please contact the Nursing Practice and Education Department prior to your start date at  (757) 668-7056.


New hires attending the New Hire Orientation Program on their first day of employment are requested to park in the Visitor’s Garage on the CHKD/EVMS/Sentara Campus. Failure to present a validated ticket when exiting the garage could result in a financial charge.

Campus Map

New hires attending subsequent days of their specific departmental orientation program will receive parking instructions in their orientation schedule packet distributed at the first-day session.

Employee Identification Badge

During new hire orientation, you will receive your CHKDHS badge.  To ensure the safety and security of staff and patients, you are required to wear this security badge at all times.

Pediatric Medication Administration Online Test Instructions

Prior to orientation, RNs and EMT Paramedics are required to complete the Pediatric Medication Administration Online Test (PMAT). 

Deadline for submission is exactly one week prior to your start date.  

Pediatric Medication Administration Calculation Test

Where Orientation Takes Place
(757) 668-7128

Daily Schedules

Employee Orientation at CHKD takes place beginning on the second Monday of each month.

All new employees of CHKDHS
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Brickhouse Auditorium

Orientation B Program
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Brickhouse Auditorium

Orientation C Program
RNs begin at 8 a.m. All other staff begins at 9 a.m. Training concludes at 4:30 p.m.

Orientation C Program Continuation
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.