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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted December 23, 2020.

The Cardiology and Vascular Surgery Unit is located on 4 West and is comprised of 19 Cardiology beds and 13 Vascular beds. . Within the unit, there are 3 cardiology and 4 vascular step-down unit beds, and capacity to ECG monitor by telemetry. Patients with a primary cardiology diagnosis under the care of a member of the division of Cardiology, and those admitted under the care of the Vascular Surgical team are admitted to 4 West. These cardiology patients could include the following diagnoses: patients with CAD recovering from AMI or ACS event; patients following PCI who have a prolonged inpatient hospitalization; patients with valvular, pericardial or myopathic conditions requiring investigation or treatment; patients with complex arrhythmias including those for EPS, ablation or device (pacemaker / implantable cardioverter defibrillator) management. The vascular patients are admitted pre and post-operatively and cared for by an interdisciplinary team after undergoing vascular surgical procedures.


1. Current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
2.Current certificates or current community college completed studies in asepsis, wound care, airway management, complex wound care, physical assessment, urinary catheterization, administering enteral feeds, medication administration, and transcribing physician orders
3.Recent two years’ experience (within the last two years)cardiology experience
4.Recent two years’ experience (within the last two years )ECG interpretation/treatment experience
5. Documented completion of a recognized IV administration and IV Management, Venipuncture and Blood and Blood Products Administration course
6. Current CPR Certificate
7. Recent, relevant nursing experience (within the last 2 years) in acute medical/surgical
8. Demonstrated ability to function within an interdisciplinary team including nursing collaboration with RN and other members of the health care team
9. Demonstrated ability to function in environments that are fast-paced and that have moderately complex care requirements
10. Demonstrated ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with patients, families, and other members of the health care team
11. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient needs
12. Demonstrated knowledge of transfers and lifts protocols/practices

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