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Nursing at Ongwanada

Nursing
Ongwanada is dedicated to the health of people with Developmental Disabilities. Nursing Services are available to all clients in Residential and Home Share programs. Nurses promote health through regular visits, teaching clients and staff, and monitoring clients health status. They ensure all clients are offered annual health screening and provide care in the event of illness.

Nurses are active members of each client's support team. They maintain regular communication with family physicians, accompany clients to specialist appointments, and ensure recommendations are followed.

Nursing Community Residences
Two of Ongwanada's Community Residences are dedicated to the clients who require nursing support in order to live in the community. These homes are staffed by RN's who specialize in caring for the health needs of people with developmental disabilities. Some clients live in these homes permanently because their health needs require continuous monitoring by a RN. The Nursing Homes also provide temporary Nursing Services to clients throughout the organization who have been ill and need nursing support to recover. Some of these clients have had surgery, have newly diagnosed medical conditions, or require nursing assessments due to complex health needs. Once clients recover, nurses make recommendations to the clients' caregivers about maintaining health and provide health lessons to clients, caregivers, and family members.

Nurses in these homes also offer palliative care to clients, if necessary.

Clinical Community Nurses
All Residential and Host Family supported individuals have access to a Clinical Community Nurse. These nurses act as Case Managers, linking professional supports and medical services. They regularly visit the clients' homes and monitor health issues. They provide support to caregivers through health teaching and ongoing health dialogue. Clinical Community Nurses provide annual training to all staff on health related topics such as diabetes, inhalation therapy, and administration of tube feedings. They monitor clients' health throughout the year to ensure that client care reflects best practices. Clinical Community Nurses accompany clients in Family Physician, Psychiatric and other clinics. They coordinate information to ensure that physicians have the information that they require and ensure that their recommendations are communicated to the caregivers.

ALERTS

Hydrotherapy Pool will re-open May 7, 2018
Ongwanada is happy to announce that we will be re-opening our Hydrotherapy Pool on May 7, 2018. Our dehumidification and heating system has been replaced.

We apologize for any inconvenience this caused, but know that the closure was to ensure Ongwanada is providing our supported people and the public with a safe and healthy environment while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the pool.

... More Radiology and Pharmacy closure
Radiology will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, 2018 for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Pharmacy will be closed on Friday, March 30 and until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 for Good Friday and inventory.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

... More NEW Radiology Hours
Ongwanada's Radiology hours have changed! The new winter hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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WHATS NEW

MNU-18-03 - TEMPORARY FULL TIME PERSON CENTRED PLANNER-1 YEAR TERM
Date Posted: April 23, 2018.
Closing Date: April 30, 2018.
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Wage: Ongwanada offers a competitive benefit package. The salary will commensurate with experience.

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File No: OP-18-57-Temporary Part Time Registered Nurse
TEMPORARY PART TIME REGISTERED NURSE

Date Posted: April 20, 2018.
Closing Date: April 27, 2018.
Location: Elizabeth Community Residence
Dates of Vacancy: June 18, 2018-December 30, 2018.
Hours of Work: 24 hours minimum per pay
Wage: Hourly: $32.34- $42.07
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Radiology and Pharmacy closure
Radiology will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, 2018 for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Pharmacy will be closed on Friday, March 30 and until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 for Good Friday and inventory.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

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2017-2018 Operating Plan
Document detailing progress toward Building Capacity & Moving Forward with a Person-Centred Approach

September, 2017

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2018-2019 Kingston Internship Consortium Brochure
Please note: This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

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2016|2017 Annual Report
Keeping Vision 2020's Momentum Going

Click below to view Ongwanada's 2016-2017 Annual Report or stop by our Resource Centre to pick up a copy.

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