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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 13, 2022.

Registered Practical Nurse
Job Number: 99859
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Hospital
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 14, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 21, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Surgical Centre provides outpatient surgical services. In this exciting and dynamic environment, our team supports Urology and Gynecology procedures.

Position Summary

The Registered Practical Nurse works as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team, using a client centered approach. The role encompasses counseling, health teaching and patient advocacy provided in a non-judgmental manner. The role includes all aspects of care for the urology and gynecology patient. As a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Practical Nurse provides patient care within the competencies of a Registered Practical Nurse.

Schedule Work Hours Monday to Friday; days


1. Current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
2. Completion of a post-diploma nursing courses: Pelvic Assessment of the Adult Woman, Physical Assessment and Wound Care
3. Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Course in CPR or equivalent.
4. Current Certification in Medication Administration, Urinary Bladder Catheterization and Intravenous Access
5. Demonstrated knowledge skills and ability of surgical instruments and equipment.
6. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in dealing with issues of diversity (culture, race, class)
7. Demonstrated experience and comfort in dealings with issues of sexuality, contraception, STIs and early pregnancy
8. Current certificate in Vascular Access and recent expertise (2 years) in venipuncture skills.
9. Recent within (2 years) relevant experience working in a surgical/procedural area .
10. Demonstrate ability to work in a fast paced, high turnover environment.
11. Demonstrate interpersonal communication and teamwork skills
12. Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making in assessment and problem identification.
13. Evidence of commitment of professional practice and ongoing education.
14. Demonstrated knowledge of patient care requirements and Peri-Operative standards in the assessment and management of adult surgical procedures.
15. Experience in Urodynamic testing of lower urinary tract.
16. Experience of fluoroscopic procedure and equipment.
17. Endoscopy experience

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