Rebecca Williams started her nursing career at SickKids as a new graduate Registered Nurse (RN) on the Haematology/Oncology (8A) inpatient ward. During her time on 8A she was elected to represent her unit on the hospital wide RN council.
She returned school in 2010 to get her Masters in Nursing and become a Paediatric Nurse Pracititioner at the University of Toronto. From her experiences working on 8A she found her passion in paediatric palliative care. In 2012 she joined the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at SickKids as a Nurse Practitioner.
In 2015 she was hired into a new role on the PACT team as the Outreach Nurse Practitioner. A role that focused on transitions to home for end of life and caring for kids who were at Emily's House Paediatric Hospice for end of life. In this role she provides support, education and guidance to families and their care teams supporting them in the community.
Education and experience
- 2002–2006: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, McMaster University
- 2006–2012: Register Nurse, Inpatient Haematology/Oncology Unit, SickKids
- 2010–2012: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Masters in Nursing, University of Toronto
- 2012–2015: Nurse Practitioner, Paediatric Advanced Care Team, SickKids
- 2015–present: Outreach Nurse Practitioner, Paediatric Advanced Care Team, SickKids
- 2007: Outstanding Nursing Team Haematology/Oncology, SickKids
- 2008–2010: RN Council Representative, Haematology/Oncology, SickKids
- 2014: Most Promising Project for Paediatric Healthcare Professionals, Hacking Kids Health Hackathon, Toronto, ON, Canada
- 2014: People’s Choice Award, Hacking Kids Health Hackathon
- 2014: Grace Evelyn Reeves Award for Excellence in Nursing Team, SickKids
- 2014–2016: Paediatric Palliative Care Working Group in Collaboration with the Child and Youth Advisory Committee of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, Toronto, ON, Canada