Registered Nurse - Children’s and Childbirth FLOAT position

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Jul 11, 2023

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Full-time, Part-time

Job Details


Responsible for the provision and coordination of care across the Children’s and Childbirth program.  The float nurse will be assigned on a shift by shift basis to areas within the C&C program where staffing resources are required due to heightened clinical activity or staff shortage. 


  • Current Certificate of Competence from College of Nurses of Ontario Current BCLS Must meet the hiring criteria for minimum of ONE of the following areas:
  • Childbirth:  2 years’ recent experience in Surgery/Emergency nursing practice mandatory.  Recent experience in perinatal nursing is preferred.  Graduate nurses who have completed a practicum consolidation in obstetrics may be considered.


Completion of or current enrollment in a perinatal certificate course (college-level) or Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Perinatal Certification preferred.  Applicants will be required to obtain their perinatal certificate or CNA certification after hire.                   

  • NICU:  Recent experience in Neonatal ICU (level II or III). New graduate RNs who have completed their final consolidation in NICU may be considered OR Significant progress toward completion of the Neonatal Nursing Certification (college certificate), or CNA Neonatal Nursing Certification.                                                   
  • Paediatrics: One year of recent experience in acute pediatric nursing. Nurses who have recently graduated who have consolidated in Pediatrics for their final placement will be considered  Current NRP Provider status.  Applicants not holding NRP provider status may be considered however, certification must be obtained prior to unit orientation. Completion of an 18hr in-person breastfeeding course mandatory.   Course will be required to be completed within 6 months of hire. Commitment to patient and family-centred care Commitment to continuous learning and professional development Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills Demonstrated ability to work within a high acute, fast-paced environment Highly motivated & self-directed Respectful, collaborative manner in dealing with colleagues and patients High level of maturity and professionalism Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Good attendance record

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources or your Recruitment Specialist for assistance.




Grand River Hospital is a hospital located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The hospital operates two campuses, Kitchener-Waterloo Health Centre and Freeport Health Centre, which were independent hospitals that merged to form Grand River Hospital in April 1995.



Here are some quick facts about GRH

Number of beds: 680+
Number of clinical programs: 15
Cancer care Childbirth Children's
Complex continuing care Critical care Emergency
Laboratory Medical imaging Medicine
Mental health and addictions Pharmacy Rehabilitation
Renal Stroke Surgery
Annual volumes and activity (2021-2022)
Admissions 25,875
Emergency visits 72,765
Births 4,327
Inpatient surgery cases 7,503
Ambulatory visits 265,066
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