NUS Newsletter: April 16, 2013


  1. Help Wanted From A Nursing Student
  2. U2 BScN Summer Position Offer
  3. McGill Surgical Global Health Conference
  4. Nursing Frosh Leader Applications 2013

1. Help Wanted From A Nursing Student

Letter from a member of the McGill Community:
Sometime after May 10, I will be having a second open heart surgery to correct my mitral valve. Having had a myomecty just over a year ago, I can anticipate the results. As my companion cannot stay at home with me and must work, I will require someone to from 9 to 5 the first 2 weeks for basic care service. Microwave a meal , make sure I don’t fall in the shower, call 911 if requiored.
During July, my companion will be away, I would then need someone to sleepover during that period. All this is dependent on the date of the surgury, which I do not know right now.
May 10 is the date of my angiogram.That is my only firm date. If the surgery is scheduled for after July, I would not need the sleepover person (I hope). All this I base on the results of my last operation and it’s aftermath. I hope the results are no worse than they were that time. Payment is possible and can be negotiated.
Jack Goldsmith

Contact to discuss terms and for more info: John Childs, Audiovisual Support Technician,
514-398-3700 (press 4) or 094439
Network and Communications Services (NCS), McGill University Multimedia Services, BURNSIDE HALL 107

2. U2 BScN Summer Position Offer

Research Trainee Position – Second Year Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Role Description: As a research trainee, you would primarily be involved in two projects. The first aims to validate a chart review tool in relation to opioid monitoring and surveillance in hospitals. The work involves collecting data in patient charts, creating a databank, and participating in descriptive data analysis. The second project aims to assess the needs of clinicians and family members about end-of-life/palliative care (EoL/PC) in the intensive care unit (ICU). The work in this second project mainly involves helping with recruitment, verifying completion of questionnaires, creating a databank, and transcribing interviews.
Principal Investigator: Céline Gélinas, Assistant Professor at McGill Ingram School of Nursing and Researcher at the Centre for Nursing Research and Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital
Location: Centre for Nursing Research of the Jewish General Hospital
Main Activities:

  1. Meeting with clinicians and family members to obtain consent to participate in the study
  2. Participating in research meetings
  3. Performing data collection in patient charts
  4. Transcribing interviews
  5. Creating databanks in Excel and SPSS
  6. Participating in descriptive data analysis


  1. Able to understand and speak English and French; writing skills in both languages are an asset
  2. Comfortable meeting and discussing with clinicians and family members
  3. Can work well as part of a team
  4. Able to manage stress and comfortable in an ICU
  5. Reliable and professional

Weekly Hours: 20-30 hours/week (to be discussed) during the summer period, possibility to pursue part time during the school year (depending on needs and funding)
Schedule: Mainly during week days, flexibility appreciated in order to meet deadlines
Hourly Rate: As per Lady Davis Institute salary policy
Starting Date: Early June, 2013
How to apply: Please send your CV to by April 23rd, 2013

3. McGill Surgical Global Health Conference

Message from Irene Chu:
We are proud to announce that the second edition of the McGill Surgical Global Health conference will be held on Saturday June 1st, 2013! The conference will feature speakers from different fields, lunch, panel and a social cocktail after the conference!
We are also excited to announce that this year’s conference will feature a poster presentation. We invite everyone to submit an abstract for the poster presentation.
For more information, please visit

Thank you so much!!

Irene Chu

4. Nursing Frosh Leader Applications 2013

Applications to be a Nursing frosh leader for 2013 are now open. Please sign up at this website:

Deadline is approaching soon!

–Margareta Sikorski, VP Internal