Program Description:

This program provides care to acutely ill adults. Patients are treated on a primary care level. Over 90% of the admissions to this unit come from the emergency department where the client condition may be known or unknown.

Total patient care is provided with a focus on patient/family centred care.

General Information:

  • Number of beds: 60
  • Team Composition: Coordinator, Clinical Educator, APN, RNs, communication clerks, Allied health professionals (OT, PT, SW, RD, SLP, Pharmacist, CCAC), PSA’s and TSA, Medical clinical teaching units
  • Average Length of Stay: 8.4 Days
  • Nurse to patient ratio: Days (1:3/4), Nights (1:6/7)
  • Hospital Site: University Hospital

Scheduling Information:

  • 12 Hour shifts (0730-1930 and 1930-0730)
  • Master schedule
    • 2 Days/ 2 Nights also available

Background Essentials:

  • General Medicine experience is preferred
  • Venipuncture and IV initiation preferred.

Professional Assets:

  • ACLS
  • Gerontology Certificate
  • Palliative Care Certificate

Professional Development:

  • Classroom Orientation
  • Skills Fairs
  • Ongoing Inservices
  • Update Days

Student Consolidation:

  • Students are welcome for consolidation. Students are “buddied” with an RN and rotate through his/her schedule to gain unique hands-on experience and exposure to new skills

Program Links:

  • Medical Services Website