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Registered Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted May 10, 2022.

The Diabetes Care and Research Program (DCRP) is a subspecialty clinic located within the Boris Clinic, at the MUMC Site. The DCRP provides multidisciplinary evidence-based diabetes education and management for adults with diabetes in an ambulatory setting. In addition to providing tertiary outpatient diabetes care for complex patients, it supports patients collaboratively with primary care physicians. The DCRP’s primary goals are to enhance the quality of life of individuals and their families by improving glucose control, preventing the development of diabetes-related complications, and providing opportunities for their involvement in research to find new ways of preventing and treating diabetes and its complications.

Diabetes RN s in the Diabetes Care and Research Program are certified diabetes educators (CDE) who function as diabetes experts with a commitment to care, education and research. They work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary healthcare team under complex medical directives, and function as practitioners, staff and patient/family educators and consultants. Responsibilities include: co-management of complex diabetes patients within a health care team comprising of physician specialists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, dietitians, a kinesiologist and a psychologist; supporting insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring; implementing the artificial pancreas in selected patients; tailoring and adjusting medications to prevent cardiovascular disease, eye disease, strokes, amputations and other diabetes consequences; developing, implementing and evaluating self-management plans for patients and healthcare learners; diabetes-focused health coaching for patients and their families; learning and implementing new diabetes technologies; counselling; case management; nursing clinical management; interacting with diabetes organizations and industry; public and professional education; public health and wellness promotion; and research in diabetes management and education. This role requires previous experience and comprehensive understanding of diabetes care, and an advanced level of clinical judgement and ability to function within a pre-determined set of medical directives.

1. Current Certification of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
2. Recent (3 years) experience in diabetes nursing care where they have demonstrated the ability to apply current Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines and provide evidenced based diabetes management
3. Certified Diabetes Educator
4. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously within an interdisciplinary team environment
5. Demonstrated excellence in developing interpersonal relationships, communication and problem solving skills and manage competing priorities within a rapidly changing health care environment
6. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills to small and large audiences (e.g. patient education groups, and health professional groups)
7. Demonstrated ability to understand the principles of chronic disease management including self-management strategies, accommodating individual client needs and motivating patients toward positive outcomes
8. Experience with insulin pump management required
9. Participation in research, quality improvement processes. Demonstrated application and knowledge of and experience in the research/evaluation process including: formulating researchable questions, designing a project, data collection, data analysis, and disseminating the results
10. Evidence of ability to develop and to employ a variety of learning resources and activities to address the multiplicity of client learning needs, learning styles, and ethnic/cultural sensitivities
11. Ability to use information technology systems such as Meditech, Microsoft Work, Sovera
12. Previous ambulatory, experience a definitive asset

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