Providence Care supports the training of nursing and allied health students from across Ontario. Students work within an interprofessional team to provide recovery oriented, client and family centred care. At Providence Care, students are accepted for placement in a variety of settings including: Providence Care Hospital, Providence Transitional Care Centre, Mental Health Services, Community Programs, and Providence Manor. The development and education of our clinical students is a key component of the Providence Care Strategic Plan. We value the opportunity to contribute to the growth of our students by offering high-quality clinical placements and the chance to partner with our outstanding staff. We believe today’s academic health science environments must focus on advancing clinical professions within the domains of practice, education, research and leadership. Our intent is to provide a meaningful professional and rewarding clinical placement.
If you are interested in securing a clinical student placement at Providence Manor, please contact the Student Placement Coordinator at email@example.com.
Welcome to Providence Care
Welcome to your placement at Providence Care. Providence Care is southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of aging, mental health and rehabilitative care. Our community-based teams, long-term care home and hospital based staff are focused on meeting the needs of the people we serve, regardless of where they are in their recovery journey. We are committed to continuing the legacy of our Founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
Providence Care’s long-term care program is provided at Providence Manor – a 243-bed home located in downtown Kingston. The charitable home provides care for residents who have stable medical conditions, but require 24-hour nursing care.
Providence Manor has six Resident Home Areas located on Levels 3, 4 and 5. Each level is split into two Resident Home Areas, one on the Sydenham Street side of the building and one on the Montreal Street side of the building. To minimize risk and to safeguard residents who wander, a secured Resident Home Area is located on Montreal 5. You can view maps of the site by clicking here.
Planning is well underway for the redevelopment of Providence Manor in 2024. The redevelopment will relocate Providence Manor to the new Providence Village. The new home will be developed on the park-like, historical Motherhouse site owned by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
Providence Manor Services
Resident Home Areas promote a home-like environment. Each Resident Home Area has a dining room and a lounge with a large screen TV. Basic, semi-private or private accommodation is available within the Home, with a total of 243 beds. Most rooms are private and share a washroom with the adjoining room. There are showers and therapeutic whirlpool bathtubs located on each Resident Home Area.
There are a number of resident and family areas in the home including the Archangel Arms Pub, the Coffee Shop, Country Store, Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel, hairdressing salon, Veterans’ Lounge, the McKinley Room.
The Haughian Garden is a wheelchair accessible outdoor area that has a fountain, garden and pathways that are beautifully landscaped for you and your guests to enjoy. The Alzheimer Courtyard is a secure, accessible rose garden, with a fountain and circular walkway.
Our recreation team focuses on improving the quality of life for all residents by providing a variety of meaningful recreation based opportunities. The focus is on areas of physical, emotional, social, and cognition. Residents have a range of opportunities to engage in programs that are of their interest and ability. We offer large, small and individual programming, as well as outings to areas in the community.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, two Community Support Services programs were located on site at Providence Manor.
Attendant Care Outreach
The Attendant Care Outreach program offers assistance to individuals with long-term physical disabilities, in their own homes in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington.
Clients self-direct their own care by communicating their needs to attendants. Care is provided seven days a week.
Adult Day (Hildegarde) and Overnight Stay Care
The Adult Day and Overnight Stay Care program provides quality respite care for adults living with dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and physical disabilities.
You can read more about these programs here.
Mission, Vision and Values
Values keep everyone pointed in the same direction. They help us define how we wish to behave in a wide variety of situations. Values become our collective internal compass that makes it possible for us to depend on each other to behave in ways that are consistent with our values. We can act independently because we know in our hearts what to do and what not to do; it’s not necessary to have a rule book to tell us how to act. Living our values is the foundation of productive and genuine working relationships. We can work well together because values help us to stay focused on what we are trying to achieve. We are bound together by our belief about how to be and act. We share our commitment to and enthusiasm for enhancing the quality of life of each person.
Providence Care, a Catholic health organization, is strengthened by the spirit and tradition of our Founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. We instill hope and enhance the quality of life of the people we serve. Through partnership and innovation, we excel in care, education and research to meet the needs of the whole person.
We will shape the future by redefining care in aging, mental health, and rehabilitation.
Respect, Dignity, Compassion, Stewardship
Collaborative Practice Model
Collaborative practice is defined by the World Health Organization as: “the provision of comprehensive health and human services by multiple health workers and others who work together with patients/clients, their families, and extended caregivers to deliver quality care and services within and across settings”. The Collaborative Practice Philosophy was developed to enhance inter professional collaboration at Providence Care. Adopting this philosophy is an important endeavor as it has been demonstrated to be associated with more positive health care outcomes for clients/patients, better staff satisfaction, and reduced health care costs, as well as increased client/patient satisfaction.
Students are represented as a key contributor in our Collaborative Practice Model. As an academic health sciences centre, we are committed to offering high quality and engaging student placement experiences for everyone who works and learns at Providence Care, and the people we serve.
Our Welcome Letter for students provides an overview of Providence Care Hospital and our community programs. There is information regarding your upcoming orientation, parking, and most importantly, our Vision, Mission and Values. This is the foundation of who we are and what we believe as an organization.
To assist with the organization of your placement, we request that you complete and submit the Student Placement Authorization Form.
The first part of the form provides us with pertinent placement and contact information. This information is kept confidential and is only used in case of a workplace injury, outbreak, or emergency. The second part of the form is Providence Care’s Confidentiality and Information Security Agreement. As part of your placement, you may have access to confidential information. It is required by law that, as a clinical student, you abide by the regulations outlined in the Personal Health Information Protection Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Student Pre-Placement Training
Workplace Safety Training
In Ontario, all unpaid post-secondary students are now considered “workers” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This means that students must complete specific health and safety-related training before beginning their placement at Providence Care.
Listed below are the Providence Manor specific learning modules that you must complete prior to your arrival for placement. Should you have any questions regarding these placement training requirements, please contact Stacy Jowett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students must complete this module::
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
All students must complete this module:
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
All students must complete this module:
All students must complete this module:
Privacy and ConnectingOntario Presentation
*This must be completed annually. If you have already completed it within the last year, please bring the certificate to your first day of placement.
CODE OF CONDUCT
All students must review the following policy and procedure:
Clinical Placement Evaluation
Our clinical placements are crucial to assist the transition of students into the role of independent clinicians. The supervisory relationship is one of the most important factors in students’ clinical learning and the clinical placement provides a space for knowledge translation and application. In order for our organization to engage in quality-improvement, I would ask that, after you have completed your clinical placement at Providence Care, you complete the evaluation tool noted below. This survey is completely confidential. This tool will assist Providence Care to assess the caliber of our clinical placements from the perspective of key stakeholders and provide insight into the maintenance and improvement of the clinical placement experience.
Clinical Student Placement Evaluation Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NCC2D2
Clinical Instructor Placement Evaluation Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8BZDTSC
Working at Providence Care
Continuing the legacy of our Founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Providence Care consists of Providence Care Hospital, Providence Transitional Care Centre, Providence Manor long-term care home, and more than 20 community-based mental health and support services across the region.
Fully-affiliated with Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College, Providence Care is a member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, and is a centre for healthcare, education and research. We are more than healthcare; we promote independence, enhance quality of life and redefine traditional healthcare through partnerships, innovation and research.
Join us in our mission to enhance the quality of life of our patients, clients and residents by meeting the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of each person. Providence Care employees have an extensive range of skills, expertise and compassion to ensure we offer high quality care through direct client interactions, research, teaching, and professional services. At Providence Care we believe in the inherent worth and excellence of all people, we are sympathetic and conscious of the needs of others and have a deep desire to respond, and we embrace our role in the responsible management of all that is entrusted to our care.
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What We Offer
- The opportunity to work within an environmentally-conscious, state-of-the-art facility with advanced healthcare technologies
- Membership within nursing and allied health communities of practice that foster and support advancement in specific fields of practice through discussion, sharing and collaboration
- A Collaborative Practice Model that promotes positive team processes through reciprocated respect, a shared team vision, collaborative leadership, team maturity, role clarification and transformational dialogue
- A Mentorship Program that fosters and supports an organizational culture of mentorship that inspires people to live our values, strengthens relationships, and encourages professional growth, development, and leadership capacity
- Hospital-funded annual education and ample opportunities for professional development
- The opportunity to engage and learn from clinicians and leaders that represent a diverse set of professions
Student Clinician Employment Opportunities
- Temporary full-time personal care attendant positions from May to August
- Temporary part-time unit aide positions from May to August
- PSW opportunities with our Long-Term Care Home