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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 15, 2022.

Registered Practical Nurse
Job Number: 99890
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Organization: Community Prg West Niagara
Status: Regular Part-time
Hours per week: 15
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 30.5512 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 31.1747
Post Date: Sep 15, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 22, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

C Ward is an acute adult community medical and surgical unit that provides care for medical, surgical, and telemetry patients. The unit is supported by a team of Allied Health Staff, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Clinical Education and Development, and support staff. A primary care physician model working together with the interdisciplinary team providing care to acutely ill patients, primarily geriatric population, including patients with multi system chronic illnesses.

Position Summary

As a member of the health care team, provides nursing care within the Registered Practical Nurse’s scope of practice to medical/surgical patients.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evening, nights, weekends and holidays


1. Current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses as a Registered Practical Nurse.
2. Current B.C.L.S. (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
3. R.P.N. Added Nursing Skills course required.
4. Medication Administration course and Advance Wound Care required.
5. Asepsis course required
6. Recent experience in a medical/surgical unit within the last two years.
7. Blood Glucose Testing by Finger Prick.
8. Demonstrated ability to interact with patients, families and co-workers in an effective, professional, positive caring manner.
9. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.
10. Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, interpersonal skills and problem solving.
11. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.

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 applicants may apply online through the Careers website or by submitting a Competition Application Form. 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 the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-877-667-2700 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during the 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