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Registered Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 3, 2022.

Registered Nurse
Job Number: 94911
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: MCH Paeds Ambulatory
Status: Casual Job Part-time
Hours per week: .01
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: ONA Local 70
Minimum Salary: 34.2400 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 49.0200
Post Date: Apr 5, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Ongoing

Unit Summary

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Hemodialysis Unit supported by the Pediatric Nephrology service, provides care for children with end stage renal disease and other acute conditions. Hemodialysis care is provided to outpatients within the Hemodialysis unit or coordinated with inpatients including within the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The service involves an interdisciplinary team working within a family-centered care environment.

Position Summary

The primary focus of this position is to provide hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis treatments, and nursing care to pediatric hemodialysis and nephrology patients in a variety of settings. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the RN will be involved in both direct and indirect care of children who require hemodialysis. This will include assessment and implementation of patient care plans in the inpatient and outpatient settings. As a member of the interdisciplinary health care team, the RN uses clinical expertise and knowledge of children and families, disease processes and related issues to plan patient care and evaluate clinical practice across the continuum of care.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days, evenings, weekends, on call as needed


1. Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses on Ontario
2. Successful completion of a Pediatric Hemodialysis training program and completion of Pediatric Hemodialysis competencies. This includes the dialysis process and nursing care of the end stage renal disease patient on maintenance dialysis with direct pediatric hemodialysis experience
3. Completion of a Nursing Nephrology Course
4. Minimum of 3 years recent pediatric experience in the last 4 years in a tertiary care setting with children who have nephrology conditions
5. Experience working in inpatient and outpatient pediatric tertiary care settings with pediatric hemodialysis
6. Current BCLS and PALS certification
7. Competence in hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis including home teaching
8. Demonstrated teaching skills including adult learning principles
9. Demonstrated skills in vascular access including bloodletting with children of all ages
10. Demonstrated expertise in working within an interdisciplinary team
11. Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in caring for pediatric nephrology patients and their families

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement