Program Description:

The General Surgery Unit within the Surgical Clinical Business Unit provides pre and postoperative care for general surgery, plastics and urology patients.

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

General Information:

Number of beds:

Team Composition:

  • Manager, Coordinator, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, Allied health professionals (OT, PT, SW, RD), physician, PSA’s.
  • Average Length of Stay: 7.3 days
  • Nurse to patient ratio: 1:4 on days 1:6 on nights

Hospital Site: University Hospital: Level 8

Scheduling Information:

  • 12 hour shifts (0730-1930 and 1930-0730)
  • Self Scheduling, Master rotation

Background Essentials:

  • 2 years general surgery experience Preferred

Professional Assets:

  • BCLS

Professional Development:

  • Customized orientation which includes both classroom and clinical experiences
  • Annual General Surgery Conference
  • Regular unit in-services
  • Continuing Education Calendar
  • BCLS certification
  • Wound care
  • Unit council

Student Consolidation:

  • Student consolidation experience provided for 4-5 students
  • Clinical experience for year 2 and 4 annually
  • Clinical experience for Allied health i.e. Dietician, PT, OT

Program Links:

  • Surgical Care website is accessible internally
  • CCAC, Chrons society, Cancer Society, Colitis, Nursing 2005, UWO library and the internet are some of the resources utilized within the program