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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 3, 2022.

Registered Practical Nurse
Job Number: 98833
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Hospital
Organization: CC, Seniors, Palliative & MSK
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: Aug 3, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Aug 10, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

M2, Musculoskeletal Rehab is a 23 bed unit part of the Complex Care and Orthopedics Program which primarily cares for patients recovering from hip surgery or total joint replacements and require anywhere from 2-3 weeks of inpatient rehabilitation prior to returning home.

Position Summary

As a member of the healthcare team on M2, the Registered Practical Nurse assesses and provides nursing care to meet the needs of mostly senior patients suffering from orthopedic conditions and works collaboratively with Registered Nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to optimize the functional goals of patients. May be required to provide coverage to other clinical settings within HHS as needed.

Schedule Work Hours

Weekdays, weekends, holidays, days, evenings, nights


1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nursing of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of Rehabilitation Nursing.
3. Knowledge of outcome measurement, eg. Functional Independence Measure
4. Familiar with a Primary Nursing Model of Care
5. Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary care and a nursing professional practice model
6. Current BCLS certification
7. Recent clinical experience (within 2 years) with a rehabilitation, geriatric, surgical or orthopedic patient population
8. Experience and skill in pain management, providing enteral and parenteral nutrition, complex wound care and vascular access.
9. Successful completion of the Gentle Persuasive Approach 9GPA) WORKSHOP
10. Demonstrated excellent communication (written and verbal), teamwork, problem-solving, time management, organization and interpersonal skills
11. Demonstrated computer skills including Meditech
12. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well independently
13. Demonstrated knowledge of TLC protocols (transfer/lifts for caregivers)
14. Demonstrated commitment to professional development

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