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General Information
TYPE OF HCP : Non-Acute Care Hospital and Long-Term Care Home
LOCATION : Kingston, Ontario
SITES : 3 main sites and numerous community locations
STAFF (TOTAL) : 1,700
NURSES : 500
ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: Physical & Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Dieticians, Therapeutic Recreation & Leisure Therapists, Psychometrists, Psychologists
Nursing Positions
RN : Yes
RPN : Yes
CLINICAL PROGRAMS   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Complex Continuing Care; Specialized Geriatrics; Geriatric Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry; Psychiatric Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation; Palliative Care; Long-Term Care
CONTRACTS : Permanent full-time, part-time and casual positions; short and longer term contract positions
SCHEDULING   Enjoy 4, 8 and 12 hour shift opportunities, often with full time master rotations
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS : St. Lawrence College, Laurentian University and Queen’s University students complete practical training. Other students by arrangement
Nursing Support
LEADERSHIP : Our Chief Nursing Executive, Managers, Advance Practice Nurses, Professional Practice Leaders and Educators support the ongoing development of our nursing staff
ORIENTATION : Classroom orientation coupled with supernumerary shifts and specialized training is complemented by formal and informal mentorship opportunities
Providence Care
Human Resources Department
340 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario.  K7L 5A2.
Telephone : 613-548-7222; 2150; 2772
Fax : 613-544-6036
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  Providence Care
We are Providence Care…southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of specialized mental health care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialized geriatric services, complex continuing care, palliative care and long-term care. Affiliated with Queen’s University in Kingston, and as a member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Providence Care is a major centre for health education and research.

We are a 585-bed, multi-site non-acute health care provider with an operating budget of $120 million and more than 1700 staff members.

Our Nurses Make the Difference!

More than 500 nurses work in a variety of programs at our three main locations of Providence Care, serving patients/clients in Kingston and the surrounding region. These include:

  • St Mary’s of the Lake Hospital: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Specialized Geriatrics, Complex Continuing Care, Respite and Palliative Care
  • Mental Health Services: Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry
  • Providence Manor: Long-Term and Respite Care, Day Centre, Day Away Program, Attendant Care Outreach program and supported living program.

We believe in engaging our employees in planning for the future.

As a result, you can expect:

  • Excellent leadership and a diverse, talented team that sets us apart in the health care industry.
  • To work as part of inter-professional teams to deliver safe and effective patient and client-centred care, making a difference in our patients’/clients’ lives by meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of each person.
  • Corporate and department/program specific orientation, mentoring, performance planning, career coaching and leadership development.
  • A diversity of challenges that comes from working in different areas of care with a range of inpatients, outpatients and clients living in the community.
  • To work in a progressive environment with state-of-the-art healthcare technology.
  • To contribute to the development of best practice models though a wide range of hospital committees and working groups.
  • To contribute to several exciting research initiatives.

We Support Growth and Skill Enhancement

Providence Care is committed to maximizing scope of practice for all healthcare professionals. This is supported by our Strategic Directions of:

  • Enhancing Quality of Life
  • Living Our Values
  • Fostering a Learning Environment
  • Strengthening our Relationships
  • Enhancing Health Systems Efficiency & Effectiveness

At Providence Care we offer a variety of internal learning opportunities including workshops, seminars and courses, as well as the opportunity to learn through Providence Care’s strong affiliation with Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College and Laurentian University. The Providence Care Foundation helps fund external training and education opportunities for staff through bursaries.

Make a Meaningful Impact on Patients’ Lives, Living Our Values and Upholding Our Mission

You will have the opportunity to practice non-acute care that is driven by our values:

  • Respect & Dignity
  • Compassion
  • Stewardship
Our nurses build meaningful relationships with patients/clients and their families and have the time to address each patient’s emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs. Our nurses gain deep insights into health-care needs, enabling them to advocate for patients/clients and to devise comprehensive care plans with other members of the inter-professional team.

Stay and Play Where You Work

Kingston has distinct small-town charm, but with all the amenities of larger cities, including excellent theatre, shopping and diverse restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy living at the gateway to the 1000 Islands and Frontenac Provincial Park and the abundant waterfront activities of the sailing capital of Canada. Families will appreciate the safe and community-oriented environment, the affordable homes and living in close proximity to Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Kingston recently ranked as the fourth best place to live in Canada. Visit

If you recognize opportunity in change,
this is where you will excel in your
healthcare career.

Choose Providence Care and
Join the Tradition!