Who we are:
Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is one of Ontario’s leading community hospitals. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).
Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond.. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?
Who you are:
You are an innovative and patient centered individual who provides excellence within their profession
You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and customer service skills
You have vision, flexibility, transparency, honesty and practicality
You are organized, accurate, able to multi task and meet deadlines
You support the patient experience, your colleagues and others cultural and spiritual beliefs
You encompass MSH’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
What we need:
This is an exciting opportunity for 1st to 3rd year nursing student with a strong patient focus to work as a member of the Care Team. Under supervision of the clinical staff, the patient observer would be responsible for observing patients who are at risk of injury to themselves and/or others. Patients that may require constant observation may include, but are not limited to those that are at risk for: inadvertent self-harm, elopement, falls, unpredictable behaviour, or are confused. Unit Observers demonstrate the ability to deal with behavioural issues, communicate effectively and have a working knowledge of safety techniques and hospital protocols.
Providing constant direct observation of patients who are at risk for elopement, falls, self-injury, unpredictable behaviour;
Observation of appropriate donning and doffing technique for personal protective equipment (PPE) of staff entering a patient room with posted infectious precautions;
Observation of appropriate donning and doffing technique for PPE of staff during protected codes;
Observation of patients who require isolation while wearing appropriate PPE
Ensuring that staff are using the correct PPE for the posted infectious precautions;
Reporting to clinical staff any behavioral risk factors observed with patients under direct supervision;
Reporting to Clinical Leader, or Facilitating Nurse, any staff issues with incorrect donning and doffing technique.
The successful candidates will work 7.50 hour day, evening and night shifts. Flexibility to cover all shifts is required. Please note schedules may change due to operational needs.
Occasional moderate exertion
$16.00 per hour
What you Bring to MSH:
Proof of registration in a nursing program, between 1st and 3rd year
Experience working with seniors is an asset
Knowledge of routine precautions and medical supplies preferred
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a member of the care team
Promote and maintain a safe patient care environment
Current BLS certification
Knowledge of routine precautions and medical terminology
Strong customer service, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of an inter-professional team
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload
Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required
Markham Stouffville Hospital takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Markham Stouffville Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.