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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 26, 2022.

As a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Practical Nurse assesses, coordinates, provides and evaluates patient care in collaboration with the Registered Nurse on the unit according to the 5 South Core competencies and Standards of Practice. The RPN will participate in continued education and completion and maintenance of certifications associated with the identified nursing skills and completed learning plans to achieve these goals.

1. Current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
2. 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 (including Intravenous), and transcribing physician orders
3. Minimum 2 years nursing experience (within the last 2 years) in acute care
4. Demonstrated skills in IV starts, ECG and pacemaker rhythm interpretation/treatment
5. Completion of a Critical Practice Orientation (ABG interpretation, adult code blue management, shock)
6. Documented completion of a recognized IV administration and IV Management, Venipuncture and Blood and Blood Products Administration course
7. Current BCLS Certificate
8. Demonstrated ability to function within an interdisciplinary team including nursing collaboration with RN and other members of the health care team
9. Demonstrated ability to function in environments that are fast-paced and that have moderately complex care requirements
10. Demonstrated ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with patients, families, and other members of the health care team
11. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient needs
12. Demonstrated knowledge of transfers and lifts protocols/practices

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