ONA-Resource Nurse

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Union: ONA Nursing

Location: KW Campus

Work Type: Temporary Full Time

Contract End Date: September 2023

Shift: ONA 2D 2N


The Resource Nurse is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the NICU and Inpatient Pediatrics unit in collaboration with the Clinical Manager.'


This individual will be an active participant in department activities which facilitates achievement of departmental goals and objectives through the following practices:

Promote collaborative team practice amongst disciplines.

Plan, co-ordinate, and direct patient care activities in the department.

Assign duties to team members that are consistent with the member's knowledge, skill and scope of practice.

Assess departmental needs during the shift and readjusts assignments as needed.

Act as a resource, mentor and role model for staff members communicating appropriate knowledge, skills, values, and judgment.

Adapt to changing workloads, collaborating with colleagues within the unit and with other clinical areas adjusting priorities as needed.

First line of resolution to patient complaints and unusual occurrences.

Active in unit activities and GRH committees. where appropriate

Contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors

  • Current RN License with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • BSCN preferred
  • 5 or more years of Pediatric (general or PICU), and Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Experience (level IIB, or level III) required
  • Perinatal Intensive Care Nursing Certificate required
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Certification
  • Current PALS Certification
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, effective problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated clinical competence in nursing practice, knowledge and technical expertise specific to Pediatrics and Neonatal Nursing
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, communication skills necessary to promote positive interdisciplinary team dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with patients, families, and general public
  • Demonstrated reliability, dependability and adaptability
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Ability to promote and coordinate department staff development opportunities
  • Demonstrated commitment to Person and Family Centered care philosophy
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary team philosophy

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process.

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

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

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