Registered Practical Nurse

Employer
Hamilton Health Sciences
Location
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
May 20, 2022

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Discipline
Registered Practical Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Hours
Full-time
Operating during regular business hours, the Surgical Ambulatory Care clinic at the Juravinski Hospital site provides resources and facilities for consultations, examinations, diagnostic tests, tissue specimens and therapeutic procedures; wound care; and blood specimen collection. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of Business Clerks, Clinical Clerks, Health Care Aids, Physician Specialists and Residents, and Registered Practical Nurses.

Nurses in the clinics provide client centered care and practice according to the professional standards set by the College of Nurses of Ontario using the nursing process. Main nursing activities include assessment, anticipatory guidance, health teaching, application of asepsis and universal precautions to provide support and assistance to patients and clinicians during minor surgical procedures; procedure room turnover; instrument and tray set-ups; obtaining blood specimens and managing a range of tissue specimens; application of nursing principles and best practices in the care of patients. Stage III and Stage IV wounds. Performs other duties as assigned.

1. Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
2. Current Certification in Wound Care, Asepsis, Blood Specimen Collection, CVAD, Medication Administration, CPR Basic Rescuer
3. Recent relative experience with urology and general surgery diseases and procedures.
4. Demonstrated proficiency in wound care, venipuntures (IV, starts, blood collections, etc) and IV administration.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of surgical instruments, electro-cautery and equipment used in urology and day surgical procedures
6. Demonstrated competence in applying principles of Universal Precautions and WHMIS
7. Demonstrated competence in using e-mail, database and appointment schedules software
8. Demonstrated ability to establish / maintain effective relationships as a member of the interdisciplinary Health Care team
9. Demonstrated leadership, ability to think critically, collaborate, communicate effectively, and decision-making skills
10. Demonstrated ability in patient assessment skills, teaching and counseling.
11.Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills
12. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work accordingly
13. Demonstrated delegation abilities and the ability to organize and coordinate patient and family-centered care with members of the healthcare team
14. Demonstrated ongoing professional development and commitment to corporate initiatives
15. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change in patient condition, urgent requests, and workload.
16. Physically able to lift, bend, push, and pull using good body mechanics

As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof of full covid-19 Vaccination to Employee Health Services

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 Operations 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

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