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Registered Nurse (RN) - Complex Care

St. Joseph Healthcare
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing

Complex Care provides compassionate specialized care and inpatient services for patients and families who are dealing with a "life-altering" complex condition resultant from injury or disease marked by impairments in either or both mental and physical function. The level of support that patients need ranges from significant to total. It may include ventilation, special feeding systems, tracheotomy care, and special pain management. Our interdisciplinary team of professionals work collaboratively to support our patients' goals for transitional care and/or meet their needs for continuing care. Complex Care is a part of the health services continuum designed to provide medical management, skilled nursing and a range of interdisciplinary, diagnostic, therapeutic and technological services to achieve patient identified goals and optimize wellness and quality of life of individuals who have a chronic complex condition. Complex Care provides transitional care to support individuals needs in anticipation of a return to a community setting (ie. home or other residential living), or to receive palliative and end of life care.


The Registered Nurse, under the Standards of Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Department of Nursing, functions as a member of the nursing team to provide preventative, restorative, educational and/or supportive care. Excellent knowledge, critical thinking, decision making and communication techniques are employed in assessing, planning and implementing nursing care.

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Current BCLS certification required.
  • Recent related clinical experience in medical/surgical/geriatric nursing preferred.
  • Previous experience with ventilator-dependent, bariatric and dialysis populations preferred.
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) certification preferred.
  • Wound Management training considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently as well as with a multidisciplinary team within the Hospital and the community.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and assessment skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to be flexible and adapt to changing needs of residents and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the unit healthcare team members (ie. RPNs, HCAs).
  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of seniors and their families.
  • Good attendance and work record is essential
  • A resume regarding further education, special courses and experience should accompany the application

Note: Willingness and ability to cross-train across Medical Rehabilitation and Complex Care and provide cross-unit shift replacement coverage as required.


Rotating shifts and extended hours - days, nights, weekends, holidays


Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

St. Joe's fosters an environment where we celebrate diversity, where teams reflect the diversity of the community in which we serve, enhancing the connection to patients, clients, community, and each other.

St. Joseph's Nursing Vision is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community through achievement of excellence in nursing and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership and accountability.

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