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Registered Nurse – 3C/Z Medicine/Intermediate Care

Hamilton Health Sciences

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

Registered Nurse – 3C/Z Medicine/Intermediate Care
Job Number: 98886
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: MCH-Oth Crit Care & Amb
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 0.01
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: ONA Local 70
Minimum Salary: 34.2400 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 49.0200
Post Date: Aug 4, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Aug 11, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

Step into a job that opens countless doors. As Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system, and the only one in the province to provide care from pre-birth to end of life, we offer endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS.

We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. We are a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research, ranked fourth in Canada and we focus on improving the quality of care for our patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. Our multi-site hospital has over 1,100 beds and we offer world-leading expertise in many areas, including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care, palliative care and pediatrics. Open the door to a career that evolves with you. Start exploring opportunities now and join our team of over 15,000 dedicated staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers.

McMaster Children’s Hospital, located in Hamilton’s west-end, is the second largest children’s hospital in Canada. We are home to the fastest-growing kids-only emergency department in Ontario, one of Canada’s most advanced neonatal intensive care units, and a range of programs and clinics with unique expertise in a number of areas including children’s cancer, digestive diseases, and mental health.

Position Summary

The 3C Pediatric Medicine and Intermediate Care Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), the largest unit at MCH, provides inpatient tertiary, acute, and sub-speciality care to pediatric medical patients. Our newly renovated, state of the art department is a dynamic, fast-paced unit where specialized medical care is provided to children with complex medical care needs. The 3C Pediatric Medicine department at MCH takes an innovative approach to our orientation programs. We welcome nurses entering the profession and are committed to ensuing a successful transition from student to nurse.

Our 3C Registered Nurses care for a wide range of pediatric patients with complex medical issues including congenital abnormalities, endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiac, respiratory, musculoskeletal disorders, neurology, and pediatric trauma. All pediatric medicine nurses are set up for success and go through a comprehensive onsite orientation program, led by experienced health care professionals and educators. As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the Registered Nurse coordinates and evaluates patient care and provides nursing care according to the standards of practice for Registered Nurses, working collaboratively in the both the medical and level 2 step-down unit. 3C provides opportunities to develop your skills and expertise and prides itself on a fast, friendly and welcoming environment with an emphasis on the wellbeing and mentorship of our nurses.

Schedule Work Hours

Rotating days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.


• Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
• Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or willing to complete within six (6) months from hire
• Demonstrated knowledge of the nursing care and disease process of acutely ill children within the pediatric population groups; growth and development from neonate to teenager (normal and abnormal); family-centered care, family roles and structure; chronic and acute illness; pain management; and death and dying
• Demonstrated competence in the care of the above mentioned pediatric populations including: vascular access, cardio respiratory monitoring, medication administration for pediatric patients and pediatric dialysis
• Demonstrated skills in physical and psychosocial assessment specific to the pediatric population
• Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in health teaching with pediatric patients and their families
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with children and their families under stressful conditions and collaborate and work within an interdisciplinary team
• Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated leadership and delegation abilities and the ability to organize and coordinate patient and family-centered care with members of the healthcare team
• Demonstrated ongoing professional development and commitment to corporate initiatives
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to rapid change in patient condition, length of stay, and workload status

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 Operations 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