Registered Nurse

Requisition # 89530

Unit Summary
The Hamilton General Hospital (HGH), as part of the Hamilton Health Sciences family, is the regional center of excellence for several programs including Trauma, Neurosurgery, Stroke, Cardiovascular and Burns. As one of 4 critical care units at the HGH site, ICU East/South is a 31 bed Level 3 ICU provides highly skilled tertiary and quaternary care to a population of over 2.3 million residents within the Central South region of Ontario, and supports the regional trauma, neurosurgical and stroke programs in addition to offering specialized care for clinical programs including neurosciences, medicine, vascular, surgery and spine. Using a multidisciplinary and
collaborative team approach that is dedicated to the principles of patient-and family-centered care, we treat highly complex patients using leading edge treatment modalities including Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT). In partnership with Trillium Gift of Life, we are leaders in organ donation for the province. The ICU also supports the Critical Care Response Team for the HGH site, bringing highly skilled, specialized, critical care nurses, as members of a multidisciplinary team, to offer support and consultation outside of the ICU. As a Royal College Accredited training program and through our affiliation with McMaster University, we offer opportunities for learning and conduct world renowned research.

Position Summary
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 in the ICU.

Schedule Work Hours
days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays

1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse or eligible for
2. Current BCLS certification
3. Recent (2 years) experience in critical care nursing required
4. Recent (2 years) experience and ability in ECG interpretations, pressure monitoring, airway management
and mechanical ventilators required
5. Critical Care Certificate or evidence of current work in progress required
6. Demonstrated knowledge of patient care requirements and critical care standards for the assessment and
Management of the critically ill and/or injured adult
7. Demonstrated knowledge of the nursing care planning process and evidence of the ability to utilize
problem-solving and critical thinking techniques effectively in an ICU setting
8. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, teamwork and leadership skills
9. Demonstrated ability to perform well in critical high stress situations

$33.90 – $48.53 hourly

Please apply via and search for Requisition #89530
Proficiency in both Official Languages would be an asset.
Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.