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ONA-Oncology Clinic Nurse

Grand River Hospital

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 24, 2022.

Union: ONA Nursing

Location: Grand River Regional Cancer Centre 

Work Type: Temporary 

Contract End Date: August 31, 2023

Shift: 7.5 hour shifts – Days Monday to Friday 

The Oncology Clinic Nurse, as a member of the interdisciplinary team, participates collaboratively in the assessment, development and implementation of the plan of care for patients. As the key contact person and navigator for patients, she/he supports the patient throughout their cancer journey, facilitating referrals and linkages when they need them both within the cancer center, GRH and the patient’s home community. The Clinic Nurse participates in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the activities within the Outpatient Oncology program and participates and/or supports both education and research activities. He/She also provides telephone assessment and consultation to patients. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.’ 



· Current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario

· Completion of Oncology Foundations Course from the deSouza Institute preferred but enrollment acceptable

· deSouza Nurse Navigation recommended

· Canadian Nurses Association certification as a Certified Oncology Nurse (CONC) preferred; however consideration will be given to candidates who are willing to obtain (must be completed within 3 years of hire).

· Minimum of 1 year recent experience in oncology nursing

· Demonstrated experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team

· Working with a variety of computer systems and software applications

· Participation in education and clinical training programs

· Principles of oncology and adult learning

· Therapeutic communication techniques

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently

· Knowledge in patient-focused care and the needs of the oncology patient population

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of:

· Oncologic disease processes

· Patient assessment

· Principles of adult learning

· Needs of the oncology patient population and patient focused care

· Case coordination within the Cancer Centre, GRH and community agencies

· Empathy with patients and family members

· Therapeutic communication techniques

· Principles of continuous quality improvement

    · Critical thinking and problem solving Ability to work independently as well as within an interdisciplinary team

    As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


    Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process. 

    Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). 

    Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.