I need additional staff for our organization
If you are an acute and long-term care facility, retirement residence or other institution, we can help. Whether you need to fill in a sick call or add extra staff, GEM offers the following staffing options:
Registered (RN) or registered practical nurses (RPN)
Personal support worker (PSW)
Home support services
Please contact any of our locations for more information on how we can assist with your staffing needs.
We have a live Staffing Coordinator on duty 24 hours a day who can speak with you to help meet your staffing needs.
In Ottawa dial 613-761-7474
In Newmarket dial 905-836 6999
GEM offers respiratory mask fit testing for organizations and individuals
The GEM Health Care Services N95 Mask Fit Testing program is based on the standards and procedures of the respiratory mask manufacturer (3M), the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Labour. They also conform to the Canadian Standards Association and the National Institute of Safety and Health.
GEM HCS organizes personal health protection clinics for the public when required and in response to the influenza pandemic warnings of world health care authorities. The respiratory mask is a major component of our health protection program. The mask is fit tested to each person, in compliance with provincial health directives.
GEM HCS can send a team of trained Fit Testers to your location, or conduct one-on-one tests in one of our locations. We also run our personal health protection clinics on an ongoing basis!
GEM HCS started its Fit Testing program in March 2000, in response to emerging infectious diseases, like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). After the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care put its enhanced practices for health care providers and facilities in place, GEM HCS performed hundreds of institutional fit tests of the 3M N-95 Respirator Masks in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. To date, we’ve tested more than 20,000 people in our communities!
Fit testing for industrial/construction workers
GEM Health Care Services is pleased to expand its offering of mask fit testing to service to industrial and construction workers.
The models we can test on are:
- 3M full and half 6100 mask series
- P100 North full and half mask Series
- Scott AV 3000 respirator
- We encourage all participants to bring their own mask.
We can accommodate on-site testing at your industrial plant or construction site, or one-on-one, by appointment, at the GEM office.
To find more about what you can do to keep your workforce safe and healthy, please contact us today!
Staying mobile is important for your health. Looking after your feet will help keep you mobile. If you cannot reach your feet or see them well enough to care for them safely, it may be time to book an appointment with our Foot Care Nurse.
Professional foot care begins with a thorough nursing assessment of your feet and includes a health questionnaire and visual inspection. After assessing your feet, we design a personalized foot care program specific to your needs such as nail trimming including thick hard to cut nails, reducing thickened nails, treating cracked heels and dry thick skin, fungal nails, athletes’ foot, corn and callus care, treating ingrown toenails, as well as suggestions regarding footwear and keeping your feet more comfortable between visits.
Many clients prefer to book appointments every 6-8 weeks to keep their feet comfortable. Diabetes increases the risk of foot problems and complications. So, diabetics may need monthly appointments to decrease the risk of serious foot problems.
Not able to come to our office? We provide care in the comfort of your own home, retirement and nursing homes, or long-term care facility.
Helping to keep you moving, Your GEM Health Care Team