Clinical Extern - Nurse

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

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Clinical Care, General Nursing
The clinical extern program employs learners from various disciplines (such as nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, respiratory therapy, and paramedics) as unregulated health care providers who support clinical teams across the five Hamilton Health Sciences sites.
• Hamilton Health Sciences is currently seeking Clinical Extern positions in the following areas:
• Juravinski Hospital: Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Hematology, Oncology, Critical Care, Emergency Department, Rehabilitation, Periop
• Hamilton General Hospital: Trauma, Medicine, Surgery, Cardiac, Neuro/Stroke, Emergency Department, Rehabilitation, Critical Care, Periop
• McMaster Children's Hospital: L&D, Critical Care, Ambulatory Clinics, Pediatrics, NICU, Emergency Department, Periop
• St. Peter's Hospital: Complex Care, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care
• West Lincoln Memorial Hospital: Medicine, Periop, Obstetrics, Emergency Department
Please submit your resume highlighting your current and previous clinical placements, and a cover letter indicating the top three hospital sites and areas where you would like to work upon graduation.

The Clinical Extern is an integral member of the healthcare team, as an unregulated care provider, in the inpatient and outpatient care units at HHS. As part of the interprofessional healthcare team, the Clinical Extern will support high quality care for patients and families, while demonstrating a commitment to excellence in supporting the patient and family experience. Clinical externs are involved in delivering care to our patients, which include head to toe assessments and vital signs, promoting patient safety through falls risk assessments and skin assessments, help with activities of daily living, and other nursing interventions that are assigned or delegated to them by the nurse. Clinical Externs will work under the direct/indirect supervision of an Extern Coordinator.

The Clinical Extern position is open to Nursing Students enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of an approved baccalaureate of nursing program, or in the 2nd/3rd/4th semester of the practical nursing program with the successful completion of one in-person clinical placement.

The Clinical Extern Program is also open to IENs (Internationally Educated Nurses) who have initiated registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), have received a CNO letter of direction and meet one of the following:
- are in any year of study in a CNO approved program, such as a BScN-IEN program, PN-IEN program, or
- are completing a micro-credential plan with a curriculum to meet the CNO requirements for registration (e.g. Standards of Practice for nursing, Entry-to-Practice Competencies, Evidence of Safe Practice, Evidence of English Language Proficiency) or
- have completed their educational requirements (e.g. BScN-IEN/PN-IEN program, or micro-credentialing) and are waiting to write their registration exam

Externs will be hired on a part-time temporary basis until September 30, 2022.

1. Must be enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of an approved baccalaureate nursing program, or the 2nd, 3rd, 4th semester of the practical nursing program with completion of 1 in person clinical placement. Preference will be given to candidates from Mohawk College, McMaster University and Conestoga College. OR
Internationally Educated Nurses who have initiated registration with the CNO, have received a letter of direction and meet one of the following:
- are in any year of study in a CNO approved program (ie. BScN-IEN or PN-IEN program)
- are completing a micro-credential plan with a curriculum to meet CNO requirements for registration
- have completed educational requirements and are waiting to write their registration exam
2. Demonstrated evidence of excellent academic standing
3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment
5. Demonstrated strong communication and organizational skills
6. Demonstrated infection prevention and control practices
7. Effective interpersonal and communication skills
8. Demonstrated successful completion of a recent clinical placement.

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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