Registered Nurse Transplant/Nephrology/Urology
The Kidney and Metabolism Program focuses on total quality patient care. This is an exciting opportunity for a nursing professional to further advance clinical skills and broaden his or her knowledge base in Kidney Transplant, Nephrology and Urology. You will be a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team involved in patient assessment and teaching. Research and education activities are essential components of the program and there will be an opportunity to participate as we move forward with our strategic plan.
The RN works within a changing environment and in inter-professional teams to advocate for and promote wellness while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and ethical nursing care. The RN shares his/her knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence. The RN continually enhances his/her practice and competencies through ongoing learning, education, experience and reflective practice.
The primary role of the RN is to provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, patient-centred quality care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and SMH’s mission, vision, values and policies. The RN optimizes the patient’s experience and care outcomes by:
• Being accountable for one’s decisions and professional practice;
• Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient;
• Collaborating with other members of the patient’s care team; and,
• Coordinating and communicating patient care activities.
The RN has 4 key areas of responsibility:
• Acquires information to assess patient care and learning needs
• Develops a plan of care and integrates nursing activities with other inter-professional activities
• Engages in critical inquiry and reflection to select evidence-based interventions
• Organizes nursing care and assigns or changes nursing care activities where appropriate
• Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and adjusts the plan as needed
• Anticipates, recognizes and addresses rapidly changing situations
• Provides health education to patients and their families using effective teaching strategies
• Documents observations, assessments and care provision
• Contributes to discharge and transition planning
• Refers patient to other agencies or services as needed
Collaboration & Coordination
• Serves as the primary resource for organizing and coordinating patient care activities
• Establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and inter-professional relationships
• Coordinates and communicates patient care activities for a safe and seamless transition and appropriate transfer of accountability
• Participates in hospital committees and other groups
• Aligns behavior with SMH’s vision, mission and values and Code of Conduct
• Supports the advancement of professional practice
• Utilizes effective judgment in assigning patient care activities
• Engages in self-reflection, performance review and ongoing learning
• Participates in mentoring, teaching and /or coaching students, co-workers and other regulated and unregulated health professionals
• Embraces change that leads to improved nursing practice and better patient outcomes
• Advocates for a safe and healthy work environment
• Participates in or supports research projects
• Supports and participates in evidence based practice implementation and quality improvement initiatives
• Must have Current General Class (Practising) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• BLS Certification
• Demonstrated recent experience and interest in working with Diabetic and Renal patients.
• Successful completion of Coronary Care 101 or willing to obtain
• Successful completion of Physical Assessment or willing to obtain
• Successful completion of Nephrology I or willing to obtain
• Current experience with patient population (ESRD, Diabetes and its complications) and post-operative surgical care (Urology) essential.
• Demonstrated knowledge in the care and management of patients receiving peritoneal dialysis.
• Demonstrated continuous professional learning required.
• Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced multidisciplinary setting required.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills required.
• Certified Diabetes Educator Certificate an asset.
• Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred.
• Excellent attendance record required.
• Proven ability to act both independently and as an active member of a multidisciplinary team.
HOURS: Must be available to work all shifts.
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