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Registered Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 15, 2022.

Registered Nurse
Job Number: 99956
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: NEURO SCIENCES GEN – 5433
Status: Temporary 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: Sep 16, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 24, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Neuroscience and Trauma program on 7 West provides inpatient neurosurgical expertise for individuals who suffer from acute intracranial hemorrhages, traumatic brain injuries, and brain tumors. The unit provides high quality, specialized care in a fast paced environment, with 23 tertiary beds, 7 level II critical care stepdown beds with cardiac and invasive monitoring capability, and a designated room for moderate sedation procedures. The SDU accommodates neurosurgical patients from our LHIN and neuro-compromised patients ‘stepping up’ from the ward or ‘stepping down’ from ICU.

Position Summary

As a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Nurse coordinates, evaluates and provides nursing care according to the job description and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses on 7W.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays

This position is temporary until September 2024.


1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nursing of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
2. Recent experience (within the last 3 years) in neurosurgical nursing or critical care nursing
3. Current BCLS certification or equivalent
4. Demonstrated skill and ability with ECG interpretation/intervention, arterial-line monitoring, VAT competency, CVAD competency, ICP setup/ monitoring, BIPAP, assisting with invasive procedures, and vasoactive IV medications preferred
5. CPO or SDU course through Hamilton Health Sciences preferred
6. Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making in neuroassessment, problem identification and problem-solving of neurosurgical and neurology patients
7. Ability to prioritize and collaborate with the team with patient condition fluctuations
8. Evidence of commitment to professional practice and ongoing professional development
9. Demonstrate knowledge of the nursing care planning process
10. Strong organizational and time management skills

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 Human Resources 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