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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 10, 2020.

The Stem Cell Transplant Program located at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Center at Hamilton Health Sciences, serves adults with malignant hematological diseases who are candidates for an autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplant. The program includes a stem cell collection center for transplant recipients and related donors, as well as Canadian Blood Services donors.
B4, Oncology Day Services provide integrated and outpatient care for individuals with Hematological disorders in an ambulatory setting. The primary modes of therapy are chemotherapy administration, blood product transfusion, stem cell harvest and apheresis.

The Registered Practical Nurse provides nursing care to support the pre-transplant phase of care delivery for patients receiving a stem cell transplant. This includes supporting the donor search process by conducting donor assessments, health history taking, coordinating blood specimen collection for HLA typing and other tests, documentation and data management, and other nursing care to support the continuity of care for transplant donors and recipients.
As a member of the health care team, the Registered Practical Nurse will assist with Stem cell/cellular therapy related treatments, donor coordination and assessments, treatments, performs assessments and assists as a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Practical Nurse provides patient care within the Scope of Practice of a Registered Practical Nurse.

1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse or eligible for temporary registration
2. Current Certificates or current community college studies in oncology, asepsis, wound care, airway management, complex wound care, ostomy management, patient assessment, urinary catheterization, administering enteral feeds, transcribing orders
3. Documented completion of a recognized IV Administration, Venipuncture and Blood and Blood Product Administration course Experience working with central lines would be considered an asset
4. Experience with patients undergoing transfusion therapy and out patient follow up with bone marrow transplants and monitoring patient outcomes within last 2 years.
5. Current BCLS certification
6. Recent (within the last 2 years) experience in the care of oncology patients and hematology patients
7. Minimal 3 years direct patient care experience
8. Demonstrated knowledge of the current assessment and management of a broad range of oncology patients including hematology, chemotherapy, radiation and palliative care patients?
9. Demonstrated willingness and ability to work safely with biohazardous byproducts
10. Demonstrated ability to function in an environment which is fast-paced, , collaborating with the RN
11. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, families and other members of the healthcare team
12. Ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient needs
13. Demonstrated ability to support patients and families of patients who are terminally ill through death and dying

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 aculture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by ourMission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton HealthSciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected tosupport students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during theposting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via theCareers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we willaccommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom,Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human RightsCode. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate thosewith disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodationthrough the application processes, please contact HRServices at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If theapplicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during aninterview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when schedulingthe interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants,however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Pastperformance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are aprevious employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstancesaround 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 theoutlined 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