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Registered Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 1, 2022.

The Burn Unit provides highly specialized expert care to critical and non-critical adult burns, including those requiring ventilatory support. Patients with other diagnoses such as frostbite, complex wounds and exfoliative disorders (toxic epidermal necrolysis and patients undergoing microvascular surgery or reconstructive surgery) are cared for in the Burn Unit. The Burn Unit is a 9-bed unit; 2 – 3 beds are considered critical beds able to meet all the needs of the critically injured burn patient including ventilation. In addition to the inpatient beds the Burn Unit operates an outpatient burn clinic for non critical adult and pediatric burns and a scar control clinic.

The Registered Nurse provides nursing care according to the job description and standards of practice and criteria for Registered Nurses in the Burn Unit. Nursing staff will be expected to successfully complete critical care education in order to care for critically ill and ventilated patients.

1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nursing of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
2. Current BCLS
3. 2 years Burn nursing experience (within the last 2 years)
4. 2 years Recent (within the last 2 years) experience and demonstrated skill and ability in critical care nursing
5. Demonstrated knowledge of the Nursing Care Planning process
6. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and team work skills
7. Demonstrated ability to utilize problem-solving and critical thinking techniques
8. ACLS preferred

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

Guidelines for submitting an Application ~ UNION staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to have their application (ONA & OPSEU: with accompanying skills profile) available to the Recruitment Staff before 4 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ALL JOB SEEKERS, including UNION staff, who use the Career’s Website to apply for job postings will have until 11 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ***INTERNAL JOB SEEKERS – Please ensure that both your ID# and last name are entered exactly as you see it on your most recent pay stub, otherwise you will be treated as an external candidate.***

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