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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: 98823
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
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

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.

Located in Hamilton’s downtown core, Hamilton General Hospital provides leading edge care and is home to a number of regional referral programs. The neurosciences and trauma program is a provincial leader in both volume and complexity of care provided. The HGH stroke program has pioneered an integrated approach to care, and our burn treatment program is one of only two in Ontario. The cardiac and vascular program performs more heart surgeries and procedures than any other facility in the province.

Position Summary

5 West Medicine, located at the Hamilton General Hospital, is an active adult general internal medicine unit. An interdisciplinary team provides care to an acutely ill, primarily geriatric patient population, including patients with multi-system chronic illnesses. 5 West utilizes a patient & family-centred, evidence based approach to care and is frequently recognized for its positive impact on patient experience. The 5 West department at HGH takes an innovative approach to our orientation programs. We welcome nurses entering the profession and are committed to ensuring a successful transition from student to nurse.

Our 5 West Registered Practical Nurses care for a wide range of patients with complex medical issues. All medicine nurses are set up for success and go through a comprehensive onsite orientation program, led by experienced health care professionals and educators. 5 West provides opportunities to develop your skills and expertise and prides itself on a fast, friendly and welcoming environment with an emphasis on the wellbeing and mentorship of our nurses.

Schedule Work Hours

Rotating days, nights, weekends and holidays


  • Current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
  • 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, and transcribing physician orders
  • Documented completion of a recognized IV administration and IV Management, Venipuncture and Blood and Blood Products Administration course
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
  • Two (2) years of relevant nursing experience (within the last 2 years) in acute medicine
  • Completion of Critical Practice Orientation (CPO) or interested in and ability to complete CPO Telemetry training offered by HHS
  • Demonstrated ability to function within an interdisciplinary team including nursing collaboration with RN and other members of the health care team
  • Demonstrated ability to function in environments that are fast-paced and that have moderately complex care requirements
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with patients, families, and other members of the health care team
  • Ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient needs

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