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Registered Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted October 1, 2020.

3C Pediatric Medicine & Intermediate Care Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital provides inpatient tertiary, acute and sub-speciality care to pediatric medical patients. This is a dynamic, fast paced acute care unit where specialized medical care is provided to children with complex congenital abnormalities, endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiac, respiratory, musculoskeletal disorders, neurology as well as pediatric trauma environment.

As a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Nurse coordinates and evaluates patient care and provides nursing care according to the job description and standards of practice for Registered Nurses on 3C.

1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
2. Current BCLS certification, PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Certificate
3. Recent (one year) experience, within the last two years, in a pediatric setting
4. Demonstrated knowledge of the nursing care and disease process of acutely ill children within the pediatric population groups; growth and development from neonate to teenager (normal and abnormal); family-centered care, family roles and structure; chronic and acute illness; pain management; and death and dying
5. Demonstrated competence in the care of the above mentioned pediatric populations including: vascular access, cardiorespiratory monitoring, medication administration for pediatric patients and pediatric dialysis
6. Demonstrated skills in physical and psychosocial assessment specific to the pediatric population
7. Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in health teaching with pediatric patients and their families
8. Demonstrated skill in preoperative teaching and discharge planning
9. Demonstrated ability to communicate with children and their families under stressful conditions and collaborate and work within an interdisciplinary team
10. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills
11. Demonstrated leadership and delegation abilities and the ability to organize and coordinate patient and family-centered care with members of the healthcare team
12. Demonstrated ongoing professional development and commitment to corporate initiatives
13. Demonstrated ability to adapt to rapid change in patient condition, length of stay, and workload status

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
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement