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Registered Nurse, Children’s & Childbirth Float

Grand River Hospital

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 24, 2022.

Union: ONA Nursing

Location: KW Campus 

Work Type: Temporary Full Time 

Contract End Date: March 31, 2023 

Shift: 12 Hour Shifts Days, Nights, Weekends


Responsible for the provision and coordination of care across the Children’s and Childbirth program. The float nurse will be assigned on a shift by shift basis to areas within the C&C program where staffing resources are required due to heightened clinical activity or staff shortage.



  • Current Certificate of Competence from College of Nurses of Ontario 
  • Current BCLS 
  • Must meet the hiring criteria for minimum of ONE of the following areas: 
    1. Childbirth: Completion of or current enrollment in a perinatal certificate course (college-level) or Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Perinatal Certification. Applicants will be required to obtaining their perinatal certificate or CNA certification after hire OR recent, relevant experience in perinatal nursing. Graduate nurses who have completed their final practicum consolidation in obstetrics may be considered 
    2. NICU: Recent experience in Neonatal ICU (level II or III). New graduate RNs who have completed their final consolidation in NICU may be considered OR Significant progress toward completion of the Neonatal Nursing Certification (college certificate), or CNA Neonatal Nursing Certification. 
    3. Paediatrics: One year of recent experience in acute pediatric nursing. Nurses who have recently graduated who have consolidated in Pediatrics for their final placement will be considered. 
  • Current NRP Provider status. Applicants not holding NRP provider status may be considered however, certification must be obtained prior to unit orientation. 
  • Completion of an 18hr in-person breastfeeding course mandatory. Course will be required to be completed within 6 months of hire. 
  • Commitment to patient and family-centred care 
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a high acute, fast-paced environment 
  • Highly motivated & self-directed 
  • Respectful, collaborative manner in dealing with colleagues and patients 
  • High level of maturity and professionalism 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Good attendance record 


As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process. 

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). 

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.