Charlton Campus – 50 Charlton Ave East

Charlton Campus is a tertiary care academic centre, including a regional centre for kidney transplants, oncologic surgery, and a large acute care hospital. It is home to the world-renowned Firestone for Institute Respiratory Health, the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery, Brain Body Institute, and the Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre, with its satellite organization, the Centre for the Evaluation of Medicine.

For any questions, please contact Volunteer Resources at 905-522-1155 ext 31435

Placements Available at the Charlton Campus (availability will vary per semester):

  •  Audiology

The Audiology Department, located on Level 0 in the Bishop Dowling Wing of the Hospital has 5 Audiologists and two clerical staff.  The Audiologist provides consultation, assessment, and treatment related to hearing, hearing aids, assistive listening devices and communication deficits. Staff service 95% outpatient and 5% inpatient of all ages.  We often have patients drop in with hearing aid concerns, and provide information for their family members and/or friends.

  •  Recreational Therapy on various units

Complex Continuing Care Unit is a 78-bed facility on the 5th and 6th level of the new tower. The main focus of this unit is to meet the needs of adults who have ongoing complex medical and health needs. These patients do not need acute care and are seen more as residents who need comfort and support for their physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual health. A variety of healthcare professionals work as a team to meet the individually determined goals of each patient. The co-op student will work with the recreation therapist           to plan activity programs designed to improve or maintain physical, mental, social and emotional function.

  •  Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging Department offers a range of diagnostic examinations including general radiography, ultrasound, mammography, CT scans and MR imaging to aid in the diagnosis of injury and disease. This is a busy department servicing approximately 500 clients a day.

  • Financial Planning

This department is responsible for a variety of financial duties, including: annual budget preparation, variance analysis, financial reporting, Ministry of Health/LHIN submissions, benchmarking analysis and, as needed, other financial requests. Financial Services has a staff of 52 employees divided into groups specializing in different financial roles. This placement is in the Financial Planning & Analysis department which including Senior Financial Analysts and Financial Information Analysts.

  • General Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Clinical Teaching Unit-Central, Clinical Teaching Unit-West)

The GIM Program provides care for patients with various medical illnesses, conditions and diseases.  These illnesses and diseases may involve various body systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, neurology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal, renal, oncology, dermatology and endocrinology including diabetes.  The patients that we care for are often complex with multi-system involvement.  They require a holistic approach to manage their illness.  The average age of patients in the GIM program is 68 but the age ranges from 18 to patients over 100.

  • Human Resources – WSIB

WSIB stands for Workplace Safety and Insure Board. Duties will include, Standard Operating Procedure flow charting, WSIB file scanning, WSIB Job Shadowing & Occupational Health & Safety Job shadowing and SJHH orientation

  •  Kidney Urinary

The Kidney and Urinary Program is a regional program that provides care for patients with acute and chronic conditions of the kidney and urinary system living in the South Central region of Ontario. Surgical services include urologic oncology, kidney stone treatment and general urology in addition to access creation for dialysis patients (e.g. fistulas, grafts, central venous catheters) and kidney transplantation. Medical services include care of patients with chronic renal failure, acute renal failure, and early stages of kidney failure not yet requiring dialysis, as well as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and support of post kidney transplant recipients.

  • Pharmacy Outpatient

The hospital’s drugstore, or outpatient pharmacy, is located in the main lobby on Level 1, Mary Grace. A small, friendly team of staff, comprised of the pharmacy manager, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, work closely together to provide prescriptions, non-prescription medications and professional advice to patients, staff and the general public. This co-op placement would be ideal for a motivated student, with good interpersonal skills, considering a career as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.

  • Alternate Level of Care Unit Support

ALC (Alternate Level of Care) unit is a 27 bed locked unit located on level 2 of the Marian Wing. Patients on this unit are waiting for a long term care, retirement home or assisted living placement in the community. The average length of a stay for a patient on ALC is 45 days.

  •  Information & Communications Technologies

The ICT Operations group is composed of the System Administrator, Desktop Support and Support Desk Staff. Jointly this team manages and administers all aspects of ICT system, networks and service support for the entire St. Joseph’s Hamilton Healthcare group as well as many external groups that rely in ICT support. With approximately 4,500 managed devices, over 150 systems and close to 2,000 unique support request per month this placement opportunity provides a unique experience to learn about ICT support operations for a complex infrastructure in a healthcare setting.

  • Speech Language Pathology

The Speech Language Pathology Department, located on Level 0 in the Bishop Dowling Wing of the Hospital has twelve Speech Language Pathologists and one clerical staff. The Speech-Language Pathologist provides consultation, assessment, and treatment related to swallowing and communication deficits. Staff work as part of the healthcare team on the patient units within the hospital and with adults and youth children and their families in the department.

  • Security Services

Security oversees several activities including: law enforcement, enforcement hospital rules and policies, the Mental Health Act, Trespass to Property Act and other such rules and regulations as required.  The staff in this department includes 3 administrative personnel and approximately 25 front line security team members.

AuthorLorenzo Somma