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Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) are joining forces to operate as one organization on two sites. HDH will continue to provide specialized outpatient care while KGH will provide complex and specialized inpatient care and cancer care. The new academic health sciences centre will have a single Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, executive team and budget. At the same time, the integration of the two hospitals will respect the mission, values and culture of each site.  HDH will retain its Catholic identity and mission and KGH will remain a secular site. Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University. We provide expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, urology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care. We deliver quality, safe health care, while advancing innovative research and educating the health care professionals of the future. Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is a community of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience through innovative and collaborative approaches to care, knowledge and leadership. As southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, KGH serves, through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites, almost 500,000 people who live in a 20,000-square-kilometre predominantly rural area, as well as some communities on James Bay in Ontario’s north.   Located in Kingston and its surrounding communities, Providence Care Centre (operating as ‘Providence Care’) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.

Position:  Practice Lead (ISAEC)

Region:  Frontenac & Kingston

Description:  The Kingston Health Sciences Centre Hotel Dieu Hospital site will serve as the physical hub for the region’s low back pain RAC. The South East LHIN will have a dedicated Practice Leader (PL) as well as Advanced Practice Providers/Clinicians.  The PL will be located at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre Hotel Dieu Hospital and will be responsible for the overall management of the ISAEC South East LHIN program and staff.  The Advance Practice Providers/Clinicians will be located throughout the SE LHIN in the community. All low back pain RACs will be connected through a centralized referral and case management system.

Successful candidates will be provided with 12 weeks of both practical and theoretical training in low back pain management (both conservative and surgical), pharmacology and diagnostic imaging interpretation.

Expert Practice:

  • Acts as the secondary point of contact for patients with low back pain referred from primary care that require surgical consultation and assessment. 
  • Provides specialized care, education and counseling for patients. 
  • Performs a medical history, physical and health status for patients. 
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment and communication of a diagnosis. 
  • Determines the suitability and eligibility of patients for certain types of surgery, spinal injections and imaging. 
  • Differentiates between inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions. 
  • Has a broad understanding of indications for surgery and risks/benefits for surgery. 
  • Identifies signs and symptoms of undiagnosed medical conditions requiring a referral to diagnostic imaging/testing and/or referral to a physician specialist. 
  • Identifies and/or orders selected diagnostic laboratory tests and therapeutic procedures in accordance with established institutional policies and ISAEC guidelines. 
  • Initiates communication and appropriate surgical and non-surgical referrals based on established ISAEC assessment and referral guidelines. 
  • Establishes, communicates and documents clinical impressions/medical diagnoses within defined scope of practice. 
  • Develops plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family, surgeon and primary care provider. 
  • Documents plan of care per established ISAEC guidelines. 
  • Communicates internally and externally to facilitate plan of care (i.e. other health care professionals). 
  • Evaluates and revises the plan of care in collaboration with patient/family and primary care provider. 
  • Communicates specific medical diagnoses to primary care provider. 
NOTE: The above duties are representative but are not to be construed as all-inclusive.  A detailed job description is available upon request.


  • Completion of an accredited, entry to practice program in a regulated health profession.
  • At least 4 years of clinical experience following completion of an accredited, entry-to- practice program in a regulated health profession, required. 
  • Including, at least 1 year of clinical experience in the musculoskeletal-spine area, required. 
  • Completion of a post-graduate musculoskeletal-related credentialing program or a total of 4 or more years of clinical experience in the musculoskeletal-spine area, required. 
  • Member in good standing of respective professional/legislative college at the provincial level, required. 
  • Member of related national/provincial professional association required. 
  • Experience in an advanced practice role in an integrated primary care environment, preferred. 
  • Relevant administrative experience, preferred. 
  • Proficiency in speaking and comprehending both English and French, preferred 
  • Advanced musculoskeletal-spine clinical skills 
  • Proven good attendance record. 
  • Successful criminal background check

French Proficiency:  French an asset

Salary:  To be negotiated

Terms of Employment:  Temporary Full-Time

Deadline for Application:  Saturday, June 30, 2018

How to Apply:  Please apply online at:

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Kingston Health Sciences Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Department.


Location:  Hotel Dieu Hospital Site

Profession Type:  Other

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