Christina Kissoondath is a ‘positive force’ on Country Terrace nursing team

Night shift RN presented with Inspired Leadership Award for her ability to mentor new staff and build a strong, cohesive team

Country Terrace registered nurse Christina Kissoondath has been named the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s 2018 recipient of the Inspired Leadership Award.

In nominating Christina for the honour, administrator Karen Dann and director of care Lynda DeBuck cite Christina’s ability to mentor new staff members and build a strong resident-centred front-line team on the night shift.

“Christina is a long-time RN who quietly empowers and mentors the staff,” Karen says. “She works alongside them building a cohesive strong team. She is respected by all the staff, (and) she cares deeply about the residents and ensures she gives the best care always.”

Karen adds that Christina is a “positive force” at Country Terrace who reflects the characteristics of a strong leader every day.

Lynda notes that Christina also embodies OMNI Health Care’s mission, vision and values through her work, adding the RN is a “role model on the night shift at Country Terrace” who provides hope, purpose and belonging to all residents.“

Christina demonstrates OMNI’s vision by how she mentors new nurses,” Lynda says. “She shows support and understanding as new staff transitions to their new roles. She also provides resident-centred care, supporting Country Terrace residents and their choices. … She is confident in her role as a leader.”

OMNI’s Inspired Leadership Award is presented to staff members from each of the organization’s 18 long-term care homes. The accolade recognizes people who demonstrate OMNI’s mission, vision and values. Inspired Leaders also possess outstanding leadership skills and are committed to their work.

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