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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

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

Unit Summary

Acute Medicine at the Hamilton General Site encompasses 8 West and 8 South which are both Clinical Teaching Units. 8 West provides care to acute adult medical patients as well as alternate level of care patients. 8 South provides care to acute adult medical patients as well as patients requiring a step-down unit level of care and telemetry. The interdisciplinary teams on both units collaborate to provide high quality care for patients with acute medical diagnoses (e.g. myocardial infarction, diabetic ketoacidosis, pneumonia, endocarditis, etc.) and chronic medical diagnoses (e.g. heart failure, COPD, coronary artery disease, etc.) throughout the various stages of their illnesses.

Position Summary

As a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Practical Nurse will provide high quality nursing care to patients in collaboration with the Registered Nurse on both units. The RPN will participate in continued education and completion and maintenance of certifications associated with the identified nursing skills and complete learning plans to achieve these goals.

Schedule Work Hours

days, nights, weekends, holidays

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, and transcribing physician orders
3. Documented completion of a recognized IV administration and IV Management, Venipuncture and Blood and Blood Products Administration course
4. Current CPR Certificate
5. Two years of relevant nursing experience (within the last 2 years) in acute medicine
6. Demonstrated ability to function within an interdisciplinary team including nursing collaboration with RN and other members of the health care team
7. Demonstrated ability to function in environments that are fast-paced and that have moderately complex care requirements
8. Ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with patients, families, and other members of the health care team
9. Ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient needs
10. 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.

Guidelines for submitting an Application ~ UNION staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to have their application (ONA & OPSEU: with accompanying skills profile) available to the Recruitment Staff before 4 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ALL JOB SEEKERS, including UNION staff, who use the Career’s Website to apply for job postings will have until 11 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ***INTERNAL JOB SEEKERS – Please ensure that both your ID# and last name are entered exactly as you see it on your most recent pay stub, otherwise you will be treated as an external candidate.***

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