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Registered Nurse, Inpatient Oncology

Grand River Hospital

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted October 4, 2022.

Union: ONA Nursing

Location: KW Campus 

Work Type: Casual 

Shift: 11.25 hour shifts;  2D2N, Opportunity for hours within Oncology program.


The oncology nurse will be involved in all aspects of the inpatient oncology program, including patient/family assessment, patient teaching related to chemotherapy administration, supportive and palliative care, and treatment administration (Chemotherapy). As a member of the interdisciplinary team the oncology nurse will participate in the development and implementation of patient treatment plans; quality improvement processes and will support education and research initiatives. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.


  • Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Oncology foundations, chemotherapy and biotherapy, and psychosocial oncology courses from the deSouza Institute preferred
  • Chemotherapy administration certification preferred
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification as a Certified Oncology Nurse (CONC) or equivalent
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
  • Minimum 3 years recent experience in oncology nursing preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working with a variety of computer systems and software applications
  • Participation in education and clinical training programs
  • Good attendance record

Knowledge and Skills:

Principles of oncology and palliative care nursing and adult learning:

  • Therapeutic communication techniques

  • Knowledge in patient-focused care and the needs of the oncology patient population

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills as well as the ability to work independently

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.