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Registered Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted May 13, 2022.

The Registered Nurse in the Endoscopy Unit will provide nursing care to adult and pediatric patients undergoing endoscopic and radiographic procedures. This includes pre, intra and post-procedure and monitoring.

1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
2. Current BCLS, ACLS and PALS. Critical care preparation and ability to initiate cardiac monitoring and identify cardiac dysrhythmias and use of pulse oximetry
3. Completion of patient assessment course or related experience and demonstrated advanced patient assessment skills
4. Recent (within 2 years) experience in caring for acutely ill children and acutely ill adults
5. Recent (within 1 year) experience in preparation, intra procedure care and recovery of patients (adult and pediatric) receiving intravenous sedation
6. Recent (within 1 year) experience with laser, electrical and heat treatment, modalities including electro-cautery and heater probe
7. Recent (within 1 year) experience and proficiency in assisting with flexible endoscopic procedures including bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, ERCP, PEG tube insertions
8. Demonstrated care, use, handling, maintenance, including disinfection and storage of Endoscopy-related equipment
9. Demonstrated skill and ability in principles and practices associated with specimen management
10. Demonstrated proficiency in venipuncture and insertion of peripheral intravenous lines
11. Demonstrated extensive knowledge of GI anatomy and upper airway physiology and pathology (adult and pediatric population)
12. Must be able to wear lead aprons for long periods of time (aprons are approximately 15-20 pounds in weight, worn for cases 1-3 hours in length)
13. Ability to see/work in a dimly lit environment
14. Ability to assess concurrent demands, set priorities, organize work and maintain accuracy and concentration during periods of high activity
15. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills
16. Evidence of commitment to continuing education and professional development
17. Member of Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Associates (CSGNA) preferred
18. Demonstrated and proven leadership ability
19. Willingness to assume the Charge Role 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