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Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit

Employer
Hamilton Health Sciences
Location
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Step into a job that opens countless doors. As Ontario's most comprehensive healthcare system, and the only one in the province to provide care from pre-birth to end of life, we offer endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS.

We are largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. We are a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research-ranked fourth in Canada-and we focus on improving the quality of care for our patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. Our multi-site hospital has over 1,100 beds and we offer world-leading expertise in many areas, including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care, palliative care and pediatrics. Open the door to a career that evolves with you. Start exploring opportunities now and join our team of over 15,000 dedicated staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers.

Located in the Hamilton's downtown core, the Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) 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, ICU East/South is a 31 bed Level 3 ICU providing 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.

As a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Nurse coordinates and evaluates patient care and provides nursing care according to the standards of practice for Registered Nurses in the ICU. Using a multidisciplinary and collaborative team approach that is dedicated to the principles of patient-and family-centered care, our team of Registered Nurses treat highly complex patients using leading edge treatment modalities including Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT). Our ICU staff also supports the Critical Care Response Team for the HGH, 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.

  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Recent (within 2 years) nursing experience in Level 3 critical care unit (as defined by CCSO) or Critical Care Certificate (or evidence of current work in progress).
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in caring for patients requiring Hemodynamic and Cardiac Monitoring, Mechanical Ventilation, Resuscitation, Management of Shock Syndromes and other advanced life support interventions (subject to testing).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of interpersonal and inter-professional conflict resolution and HHS Values Based Code of Conduct and Mutual Respect.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of critical thinking to effectively manage prioritization of work and respond to a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Service Excellence Behaviours to all interactions with patients and families.
  • Demonstrated commitment to self-directed professional education and development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Problem Solving and Continuous Quality Improvement Processes.

As a condition of employment, you are 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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