Registered Nurse - Nursing Resource Team

Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
May 23, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
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.

Operating within the Quality & Performance Portfolio, the Nursing Resource Team (NRT) is a staffing team that plays a vital role in the provision of nursing services across patient care programs at HHS. The NRT is comprised of very skilled nurses, trained and capable of being deployed to provide high quality care to a wide range of patient populations across all seven (7) sites at HHS. Within the NRT, no two shifts ever look the same.

NRT staff are valued members of HHS and respond to needs based on patient acuity, replacement for sick time, vacation, and known vacancies. As a NRT Nurse, you receive exposure to a wide range of patient populations including medical/surgical, pediatrics and women's health, perioperative, and critical care. All new NRT nurses are set up for success and go through a comprehensive onsite orientation program, led by experienced health care professionals and educators. NRT provides opportunities to grow your skills and expertise and prides itself on growing and mentoring our nurses.

• Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
• Recent clinical nursing experience in acute medical/surgical (within the last 5 years) preferred
• Demonstrated knowledge of the current nursing assessment and management of patients, including the nursing care plan
• Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary care and a nursing professional practice model
• Demonstrated ability to utilize problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques
• Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, teamwork and conflict management skills
• Ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient care needs
• Ability and willingness to regularly work in varying hospitals sites and departments
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt positively to constantly changing clinical environments, patient populations and situations
• Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement initiatives, continuous learning and professional development

Candidates interested in Critical Care (in addition to the qualifications above)
• Critical Care Certificate preferred
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support certifications preferred
• Recent experience in ECG interpretations, pressure monitoring, airway management and mechanical ventilators preferred

Candidates interested in Emergency (in addition to the qualifications above)
• Certification for Emergency Nursing preferred
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification preferred
• Trauma Nursing Core Competency (TNCC) course completion preferred
• Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) completion preferred

Candidates interested in Pediatrics (in addition to the qualifications above)
• Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification preferred
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification preferred
• Enrollment or Certificate in Neonatal/Perinatal nursing or equivalent preferred
• Breastfeeding Certificate Course completion preferred

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Guidelines for submitting an Application ~ UNION staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to have their application (ONA & OPSEU: with accompanying skills profile) available to the Recruitment Staff before 4 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ALL JOB SEEKERS, including UNION staff, who use the Career's Website to apply for job postings will have until 11 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ***INTERNAL JOB SEEKERS - Please ensure that both your ID# and last name are entered exactly as you see it on your most recent pay stub, otherwise you will be treated as an external candidate.***

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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