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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 1, 2022.

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 community 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.

The Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, located on Hamilton’s beautiful mountain brow, is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive Regional Cancer Programs in Ontario. It offers a diverse set of patient care services including a comprehensive emergency department, medical and intensive care services, surgery oncology, hematology-oncology, stem cell transplants, orthopedics, arthroplasty, rehabilitation, and diagnostics. It serves a population of more than 2.3 million people. The site has a rich history, originally treating soldiers in World War I. More than 100 years later, it is the headquarter for one of the country’s most advanced academic and research-intensive cancer centres and is set to grow by adding a new patient care tower and advanced diagnostics. Its people are the foundation of its excellence with a welcoming and supportive culture. Put it all together and the Juravinski is the place to grow your career.

Operating within the Seniors, Emergency, and Community Medicine Program, the CTU Medicine Unit (E3) is a clinical teaching unit (CTU) that cares for patients with serious medical conditions. The interdisciplinary care team supports a primarily geriatric patient population with multi-system chronic illnesses.

As a valued member of the CTU Medicine Unit (E3), the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides clinical support and direct care according to the scope and standards set out in the College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Guideline. The RPN will provide high quality nursing care to patients in collaboration with the Registered Nurse on the unit. The RPN is responsible for assessing care needs, implementing the health care plan and reporting any changes in a patient’s status.

• Current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
• Current certificates or current community college studies in asepsis, wound care, airway management, complex wound care, patient
assessment, urinary catheterization, administering enteral feeds, Medication administration, transcribing orders
• Documented completion of a recognized IV course that includes IV medication administration, venipuncture and blood and blood product
administration
• Recent experience in acute Medical and or Surgical/Orthopedic nursing
• Demonstrated experience in working with an interdisciplinary team
• Demonstrated ability to function in an environment which is fast-paced, with unpredictable patient outcomes
• Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families and other members of the healthcare team
• Ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient needs
• Demonstrated excellent communication skills both written and verbal

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