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A Little About SickKids

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada, SickKids is Canada’s premier paediatric hospital and is recognized worldwide for its people, the services it provides, its learning opportunities, and its research. Learn more about SickKids here.

Description of Service – August 2011 to June 2017

• Provided children with safe recreational pursuits, pastimes, and opportunities for social interaction to lessen anxiety and boredom associated with hospitalization in patient rooms and playrooms.
• Assisted patients with fine motor development and offered supported play practices through creative diversions.
• Operated the playroom in an efficient and safe manner while maintaining a secure facility.
• Offered respite or social interaction to parents who required a well-deserved rest period from the unit.
• Collaborated with the medical team to inform them of medical concerns, beeping IV machines, and by comforting a child who had recently undergone a stressful procedure.
• Completed various administrative tasks from filing confidential patient files to preparing organized flowcharts to assisting nurses and doctors by giving them easier access to already labelled patient logs to record vital signs, medications prescribed, and procedures completed or scheduled.

Service Log – 498 Hours (Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2015)

Emergency Department (August 2015, June 2016)
• Supervisor: Samantha Stuart | samantha.stuart@sickkids.ca | Emergency Department
• 2015 Shift: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | 60 hours
• 2013 Shift: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | 65 hours

Special Events (September 2015 – June 2016)
• Supervisors: Sarah Mahmood | sara.mahmood@sickkids.ca | Human Resources Associate & Special Events Coordinator
• 2015/2016 Shift: On-call | 9 hours

Neurology and Trauma (July 2014)
• Supervisor: Madison Chin | madison.chin@sickkids.ca | Unit 5C
• 2014 Shift: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | 46 hours

Haematology and Oncology (June 2014)
• Supervisor: Jennifer Bassin | jennifer.bassin@sickkids.ca | Units 8A and 6E
• 2014 Shift: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | 46 hours

General Surgery (August 2013, May 2014)
• Supervisor: Alexis Shinewald | alexis.shinewald@sickkids.ca | Units 5A and 5B
• 2014 Shift: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | 44 hours
• 2013 Shift: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | 71 hours

General Paediatrics (August 2012)
• Supervisor: Karyn Postiano | karyn.positano@sickkids.ca | Units 7B, 7C, and 7D
• 2012 Shift: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | 60 hours

Critical Care Unit (August 2011)
• Supervisor: Susie Petro | susie.petro@sickkids.ca | Unit CCU
• 2011 Shift: Monday to Friday, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm | 92 hours

Certificates of Service

SickKids 2014

SickKids 2013
SickKids 2012
SickKids 2011

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