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Nursing:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Health Care Assistants

Hospital Staffing

  • We have 2 RNs, LPNs, and 2 HCAs available on the day and evening shifts.
  • We have 1 RN and LPN on nights to cover the entire facility.
  • A second RN is on call for emergencies and the ambulance crew will respond to help in the ER if necessary.

Vulcan Medical Clinic RN

  • An RN works out of the Medical Clinic, which is located in the Vulcan Community Health Centre, Monday to Friday
  • The Primary Care RN works with complex care patients and those requiring Chronic disease management.
  • The RN works directly with these patients to provide counselling, education and treatment and is the Referral Clerk.

Diagnostic Imaging Services:

  • Outpatient work is done from 0800-1700 Monday- Sunday but we have DI staff on site from 0800-2315 for ER and Acute patients and on call during the night..
  • We have a portable x-ray machine and all patients can be X-rayed on the emergency stretchers if they can’t be moved to the x-ray department.
  • Our Radiology Department provides 24 hour Holter ECG Monitors as well as 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

Laboratory Services:

Laboratory Services

  • This service provides a comprehensive range of routine and specialized lab testing and clinical consultation.
  • The lab is fully equipped and our technicians are able to do many tests on site.

Lab services available include:

  • blood and body fluid sample collection
  • biochemistry and toxicology
  • urinalysis
  • transfusion medicine
  • hematology                 
  • coagulation studies

Lab hours

  • Open for Out patients: 0830-1700 Monday-Friday
  • We have lab staff on site for ER and Acute patients from 0700-2300 and on call from 2300-0700.
  • We have staff on site on weekends from 0800-2300 and then on call..

Physical Therapy Services

Physiotheraphy Area

  • Our physiotherapist and a physio assistant work Monday-Friday 0830 to 1630.
  • Our physio department is equipped with parallel bars, treadmill, stationary bike, stepper, wall pulleys, reciprocal pulleys, arm egonometer, free weights, and treatment mat.
  • Wheelchair assessments can be done on uncomplicated clients and lower leg assessments are offered.
  • The PT is an AADL authorizer.

Occupational Therapy

  • We have OT services in the hospital 2 days/week and there is also a community based OT available 2 days/week.
  • The OT offers cognitive assessments, swallowing assessments, home assessments and lower leg assessments.
  • The OT also fits clients with home adaptive equipment.

Recreation Therapy

  • We have a recreation therapist in a 0.5 FTE and a recreation assistant in a 0.63 FTE.
  • Their services and programs are focused on our long-term care population.

Respiratory Therapy

  • A respiratory therapist comes in weekly for PFTs.
  • Outpatients can book and appointment to see the respiratory therapist.
  • Referrals are available for inpatients as well.

Pharmacy:

  • The Vulcan Community Health Centre has a pharmacist onsite 3 days a week as well as a pharmacy assistant onsite 3 hours per day. Among their other duties, the pharmacist provides clinical counselling to inpatients
  • There is always a pharmacist on 24 hours call.
  • Pharmacists in the two drug stores in the Town of Vulcan fill prescriptions Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1800.
  • We have a site-specific hospital formulary which physicians can access from any of the RNs.
  • We also have access to the Calgary Health Region formulary.

Health Records:

  • Health Records is staffed Monday to Friday 0800 to 1630.

Mental Health

  • We have a mental health clinician available Monday to Friday from 0930 to 1745. At this time, the clinician is a registered not and not a social worker
  • This individual provides assessment and counselling for a wide variety of conditions and addictions.
  • As a registered social worker, this individual takes self referrals was well as referrals from other health care providers.
  • Counselling services include smoking cessation, grief support, alcohol and drug addictions, financial planning, dealing with depression, coping skills,  and advanced care planning.

Psychiatrist

  • A psychiatrist is onsite on a monthly basis.
  • Appointments are booked through the medical clinic.

 

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