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Kensington Health: Long Term Care, Hospice, Seniors Community Services, and Ambulatory Services - various opportunities

Kensington Health

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Deadline:

Wed Jan 01 3000 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Duration

Long term (one year commitment post training)

Commitment

2-4 hours/week or biweekly, depending on role/entity

Location

25 & 45 Brunswick Ave., 38 Major Street, 340 College Street.

Description

Kensington Health is one of the most unique, non-profit, health and community care organizations in Canada. We provide a diverse range of services including long-term, hospice and community care, cancer screening, ophthalmology, and eye tissue processing for transplant. The Kensington Foundation supports cutting-edge research and education in the areas of medical, surgical and health-related services.

At Kensington Health, we take pride in our work and are committed to providing our patients, residents, clients and their families and caregivers with the best quality health care services and experiences.

What we do

Long-Term Care
Our 350-bed long-term care facility, Kensington Gardens, offers 24-hour nursing care, life enhancement services, and accommodations to make residents feel at home.

Hospice
Kensington Hospice provides palliative and end-of-life-care in a warm, residential setting. Staff at our 10-bed hospice aim to meet all needs: physical, emotional, social and spiritual, for patients and their families facing life-limiting illness and bereavement.

Community Care
Joining Kensington Health in November 2015, The Second Mile Club has a long and trusted history of providing resources and services to our diverse community of older adults and adults living with disabilities and their caregivers. Our goal is to enhance the social, intellectual and physical well-being of our members.

Diagnostic Imaging
Kensington Health has expanded its health care services by opening the Kensington Health Diagnostic Imaging Centre. Acquired from KMH Diagnostics, the Kensington Diagnostic Imaging Centre is non-profit, and offers Ultrasound, X-Ray and Bone Mineral Density, Breast Imaging and Biopsy to over 30,000 patients per year.

Screening Clinic
The Kensington Screening Clinic is a state-of-the-art screening centre providing ambulatory colonoscopy screening and other gastrointestinal screening and treatment procedures. Our out-of-hospital setting improves patients’ ability to access safe and comfortable screening services.

Ophthalmology
Our state-of-the-art academic eye care center, The Kensington Eye Institute, provides ambulatory surgical and medical vision care and supports ophthalmic research and education. We are proud to be among Canada’s largest ophthalmic teaching facilities, and as an Academic Centre of Excellence, our surgeons provide training for the University of Toronto ophthalmology residents.

At our ambulatory Surgery Centre, we provide cataract, glaucoma, retina and corneal surgery.
The Kensington Vision & Research Centre provides comprehensive clinical, diagnostic, and ancillary vision care services, along with innovative research into eye disease and vision care.

Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario Division)
The Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario Division) joined Kensington Health in July 2015. As the largest eye bank in Canada, their role is to collect, process and distribute donated human eyes and tissue for sight-saving transplants.

The Eye Bank is licensed by Health Canada to distribute eye tissue to hospitals and independent health facilities all across Ontario. When needed, we also distribute eye tissue to all provinces in Canada and internationally.

Foundation
At The Kensington Foundation, our mandate is to provide financial support for all Kensington Health entities. Since 1998, we have invested more than $20M.

Ways to support The Kensington Foundation include one-time donations, recurring gifts and pledges, as well as our Champions of Care, In Honour, In Memory and Legacy Giving programs. To raise additional funds, The Kensington Foundation holds two key fund-raising events each year, The Hike for Hospice, in May, and The Kensington Golf Classic, in June.

Beyond providing financial support to Kensington Health entities, the Kensington Foundation is proud to continue its tradition of giving back to our community. We provide financial support to organizations and academic institutions in our community with a focus on health care.

 

Our Volunteer Opportunities include:

 

Kensington Gardens

2 hours/week

  • Friendly Visitors

    • To provide social support and interact to a resident, by regularly enjoying a one-to-one visit. Visits can include chatting, walking around the facility, going into the garden, playing a game or doing an activity.

  • Program Assistants (Life Enhancement)

    • To assist with the implementation of social programs. Volunteers will assist with bring residents to and from programs, and interact with residents during the program. Some program examples include bingo, arts and crafts, balloon badminton, entertainers, trivia, movies and documentaries, and seasonal programming.

  • Café

    • To provide friendly, efficient service to all customers of the Kensington Café, in accordance with Health Regulation Guidelines. The café food is made by the kitchen staff, and monitored and served by the café volunteer. Café service includes coffee, tea, soup, salad, sandwiches, pizza, beef patties, hot meal option, muffins and confectionaries.

  • Reception

    • Welcoming presence at the front reception desk, ‘gatekeeper’, reception duties such as answering phone calls and in-person inquiries.

  • Pastoral Care

    • To assist residents to attend services held at Kensington Gardens, and assist during service if required.

  • Meal Time Assistant

    • To provide support and assistance to resident during meal time.

 

Kensington Hospice

4 hours per week or bi-weekly

  • Resident & Family Care

    • Contribute to the physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual well-being of individuals, their families and friends. Assist with taking meal orders, feeding assistance, answering call bells and communicating with nursing staff.

  • Reception

    • Welcoming presence at the front reception desk, ‘gatekeeper’, reception duties such as answering phone calls and in-person inquiries.

  • Kitchen/Nutrition

      1. that meals are prepared and served to residents, and families and visitors have sustenance foods to enjoy and that sanitation standards are maintained.

  • Music Care

    • Contributing to the atmosphere of the Hospice as well as the well-being of the residents and their families through the enjoyment of listening to music.

  • Complimentary Therapy

    • Participate as a member of the trans-disciplinary Care Team, and practice the agreed upon therapy.

 

Second Mile Club

2 to 4 hours/week

  • Friendly Visitors

    • To provide social support and interact to a resident, by regularly enjoying a one-to-one visit. Visits can include chatting, walking, going for coffee, playing a game or doing an activity in the client’s home.

  • Program Assistants

    • To assist with the implementation of social programs, at the Elderly Person Centers and Adult Day Programs.

  • Medical Escorts

    • Meet with a client, and travel with them to a medical appointment, wait while they attend appointment and travel back home with them to ensure they have arrived safely.

  • Complimentary Therapy

    • Participate as a member of the trans-disciplinary Care Team, and practice the agreed upon therapy.

  • Entertainment

    • Contributing to the atmosphere or hosting a performance for client enjoyment.

 

340 College Street

  • Greeter

    • Welcome, provide direction and guidance for building navigation.

  • Post- op Family Reunification

    • Once a patient has been cleared to go home, help patient find family in waiting room

  • Post-op nourishment and Room set up

    • Ensure a patient gets post-op nourishment, consumes nourishment and set room for next patient

Application Instructions

Older adults, seniors, health care, quality of life, direction, post-op, pre-op