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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 15, 2022.

Registered Practical Nurse
Job Number: 99958
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: NEURO SCIENCES GEN – 5433
Status: Temporary 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: Sep 16, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 24, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Neuroscience & Trauma program provides inpatient, neurosurgical and neurological services across the continuum to individuals who suffer from brain tumor, traumatic brain injury and cerebral vascular accidents.

Position Summary

The Registered Practical Nurse works as part of a multi-disciplinary team that uses a client centered approach to patient care and provides nursing care within the Registered Practical Nurse scope of practice. As a part of this healthcare team, the RPN collaborates to provide pre and post operative care to adult patients undergoing neurosurgery.

Schedule Work Hours

days, nights, weekends, holidays

This position is temporary until October 2023.


1. Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse.
2. Current Medication Administration and Asepsis certificates
3. Current certificates or current Community College studies in asepsis, wound care, airway management, complex wound care, patient assessment, urinary catheterization, administering enteral feeds, IV administration, venipuncture, and management, transcribing physician orders
4. Current Heart and Stroke Foundation BCLS certification or equivalent
5. Completion of Physical Assessment Course
6. Recent experience (2 years) in an acute adult medical/surgical unit
7. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, high turnover environment
8. Demonstrates strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
9. Demonstrates critical thinking and decision making in assessment, problem identification and problem solving
10. Ability to prioritize and collaborate with the team when the patients conditions changes
11. Evidence of commitment to professional practice and ongoing professional development
12. Rehab experience an asset

• 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 Human Resources 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