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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 20, 2022.

Registered Practical Nurse
Job Number: 99036
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: EMERGENCY GEN
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 30.5512 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 31.1747
Post Date: Sep 21, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 28, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

Emergency Services at all Hamilton Health Science sites provides acute care for both adults and children. Hamilton General supports adult trauma, burns, cardiology, and cardiovascular programs.

Position Summary

As a member of the dynamic multidisciplinary Emergency Department team, the Registered Practical Nurse ensures quality and appropriateness of care for patients of all age groups within the scope of the job description and the Standards of Practice for Registered Practical Nurses of Ontario and in collaboration with the Registered Nurse. The RPN will participate in continued education and completion and maintenance of certifications associated wit the identified nursing skills and complete learning plans to achieve these goals.

Schedule Work Hours

Days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays


1. Current certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse

2. Recent Emergency Department or Critical care setting as a Registered Practical Nurse (within 2 years) required
3. Proven ability to work in a high volume high turnover environment and that have moderately complex care requirements
4. Current certificates or current community college studies in asepsis, wound care, airway management, complex wound care, physical assessment, urinary catheterization, administering enteral feeds, medication administration, trasnscribing physician orders and ECG application.
5. Documented completion of a recognized IV administration and IV management, Venipuncture and Blood and Blood products administration course.
6. Current Heart and Stroke Foundation BCLS certification or equivalent
7. Demonstrated knowledge of community resources, regional programs and the Patient Priority System.
8. Demonstrated expertise in physical assessment, 12 lead ECG monitoring, health teaching and clinical decision making.
9. Demonstrated current knowledge of cardiac and respiratory arrest procedures
10. Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, both written and verbal, the ability to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and community resources.
11. Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
12. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development, maintenance of critical care skills relevant to the scope of the job description and participation in ongoing continuing education.

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

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