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Registered Nurse – Surgical Oncology

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 2, 2022.

Step into a job that opens countless doors. As Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system, and the only one in the province to provide care from pre-birth to end of life, we offer endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS.

We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. We are a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research, ranked fourth in Canada and we focus on improving the quality of care for our patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. Our multi-site hospital has over 1,100 beds and we offer world-leading expertise in many areas, including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care, palliative care and pediatrics. Open the door to a career that evolves with you. Start exploring opportunities now and join our team of over 15,000 dedicated staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers.

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, located on Hamilton’s beautiful mountain brow, is home to the Regional Cancer Program as well as a community emergency department, a general medical and intensive care service, and a robust surgical program. It serves a population of more than 2.3 million people. The site has a rich history, and originally treated soldiers in WWI. More than 100 years later, is a headquarters for some of the country’s most advanced cancer care and clinical trials.

Located at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, wards EF4 consist of two in-patient units (Surgery & Surgical Oncology and Medicine & Surgery).

These units care for oncology patients undergoing surgical interventions for diagnostic, treatment, and palliative purposes as well as patients undergoing general surgery, colorectal, hepatobiliary, plastics, urology, and gynecology. On E4, there are 3 Observational Care beds (obs) providing expert level care for complex post-operative complications and monitoring through technological methods such as patient safety net monitoring.

Both units utilize a patient & family-centered, evidence based approach to care and are frequently recognized for their positive impact on patient experience. EF4 is known for integrating interventions to reduce the incidence of hospital harm indicators such as Sepsis, Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections, Surgical Site Infections, and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections.

Registered Nurses (RNs) working in these units help coordinate, evaluate, and advance patient care to allow for healthy populations. These fast-paced units provide an exciting environment with high acuity to enhance clinical knowledge and skill. Our nurses are highly skilled and frequently support learners and students and are acknowledged as experts in wound care, pain management, and surgical care. There are many opportunities for professional growth and career advancements within this program.

The RN collaborates with surgeons, physicians, and physician assistants to implement and evaluate patient care. They are frequently caring for higher acuity patients with complex medical needs in a large multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate critical decision-making and patient advocacy.

  • Current Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as a Registered Nurse
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in an adult surgical setting
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
  • Familiarity with the unique challenges of an acute care setting
  • Knowledgeable in acute pain management strategies, enteral and parenteral nutrition, complex wound care, stoma management and vascular access skills
  • Competency in assessing and prioritizing clinical demands
  • Exhibits organizational skills required to function in high acuity environments
  • Displays exceptional communication and respect within an inter-professional team setting
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Proficient in electronic documentation and technology

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

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