ALERT CONTENT PLACEHOLDER

The Team

​​​​Each unit has a nurse manager and a patient care coordinator.​ Please ask at the front desk if you wish to speak to them or ask for their business card.


Physicians & Surgeons

The General Medicine Units are staffed by Internal Medicine Specialists.  During your stay, your doctor may also ask other specialists to see you.

Medical students, residents and fellows also may be part of our team.

Students
You may encounter students from any health profession during your stay. Students get close supervision from teachers and staff. Students will introduce themselves to you so that you know who they are.

Learn more about health care professional trainees​ at UHN​.


Nursing

Charge Nurse
The charge nurse co-ordinates the functioning of the unit, shift by shift.

Nurse Manager
Nurse Managers are in charge of the unit and may be contacted by patients and their families, about any concerns not addressed by the bedside nurse or medical team.

Patient Care Coordinator (PCC)
The PCC works with the health care team to coordinate patient care and discharge.

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Specialists in GIM are advanced practice nurses that offer expertise in geriatrics, complex wound care and diabetes.

Nurses
Your nurse will provide you with assessment, care and treatment specific to your illness. Your nurse will promote independence, assist with mobility and activities of daily living.


​Health Professions

Occupational Therapists
Occupational therapists help you to be more independent. They help you with everyday activities like eating, dressing and bathing.

Pharmacists
Pharmacists give you information about the medicine you are taking. They also help to make sure you have the best medicine for you.

Physiotherapists
Physiotherapists work with you to improve your strength, balance and coordination.

Registered Dietitians
Dietitians help you learn about healthy eating and what to eat for a special heart diet.

Social Workers
Social workers help you and your family plan for going home. They can help you find services in the community. They also offer counseling to help you to cope.

Spiritual Care Professionals
Spiritual care providers support patients and families of all faiths.

Support

Patient Care Assistants (PCA)
Patient care assistants help you with your personal care needs, such as bathing and feeding. They are staff members trained by the hospital.

Ward Clerk
Ward clerks provide administrative support and are typically the first person who patients meet when arriving on the unit.

Partnering with Patients

Our goal in the GIM program is for you to partner with your health care team. You can do this by speaking to any member of the team and/or using the communication board at your bedside.​