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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted December 29, 2020.

The Cardiac and Vascular Program services the needs of inpatients and outpatients with cardiac disorders (valvular, electrophysiological, adult congenital and coronary artery) as well as patients with vascular disease. The program provides advanced cardiac care services including such procedures as cardiac catheterization, cardiac angioplasty, cardiac surgery and electrophysiological procedures. The Hamilton General is the tertiary cardiac and vascular center supporting the regional cardiac program for South Central Ontario.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – RCC Coordinator will work in partnership with the physicians and other members of the inter-professional team to provide advanced nursing care and support for the cardiac surgical population. The CNS will also play a significant role in the education and counseling of patients and families, and in measurement/monitoring activities related to the refinement of evidence-based practice. As well as participating in direct patient care, time will be allocated to education, evaluation and measurement, research and consultation activities related to this patient population. The position will liaise for program
Development / evaluation activities with teams across the cardiac program. An important component of this position will also include program development and project work.

1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
2. Masters Degree in Nursing
3. Demonstrated understanding of and interest in health promotion and risk reduction approaches
4. Recent (minimum 5 years) clinical practice within the last 8 years
5. Experience in cardiovascular nursing within the last 3 years
6. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of community services and resources
7. Experience with application of behavioral risk factor modification
8. Ability to establish linkages with CNS’ in other parts of the region
9. Demonstrated ability for innovation, independent action initiative, problem solving, organization and prioritization
10. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills
11. Demonstrated ability to promote professional development and team building
12. Demonstrated commitment to patient and family-centered care
13. Demonstrated ability to contribute to program design and evaluation, including the identification of outcome indicators
14. Demonstrated ability to design and evaluate outcome measures
15. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
16. Eligible for faculty appointment
17. Membership in provincial, federal or international professional associations
18. Experience in clinical research is an asset
19. Formal leadership experience preferred

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 Services 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