The Pediatric Inpatient Surgical Care Unit is located at McMaster Children's Hospital Site of Hamilton Health Sciences. This inpatient unit provides acute tertiary and sub-specialty surgical care including pediatric trauma to children age 0-17. 3Y prides itself on a friendly and welcoming environment with an emphasis on the wellbeing and mentorship of our nurses. 3Y is a dynamic, fast-paced unit that is committed to investing in our nurses' professional growth and development with the goal of developing a community of specialized pediatric surgical nurses who will seamlessly provide care to our patients.
As a collaborative member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the Registered Nurse will apply their clinical expertise of pediatric diseases requiring surgical management to provide comprehensive nursing care to children 0-17 years as outlined within the practice standards and guidelines by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Nurses are set up for success and go through a comprehensive onsite orientation program, led by experienced health care professionals and educators to build a foundation of surgical knowledge as well as create confidence to care for pediatric patients.
- Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
- Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) certificate preferred or willing to complete within six (6) months from hire
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certificate preferred
- Minimum of 2 years recent nursing experience (within the last 3 years) in a tertiary pediatric hospital preferred
- Sound knowledge of pediatric illnesses, symptoms and related interventions
- Demonstration of clinical expertise in pediatric psychosocial assessments, pediatric growth and development, critical thinking and problem solving
- Demonstration and knowledge in the role of community liaison and access to supports for the children and families
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and also collaborative with a multidisciplinary team
- Knowledge, skill and ability to provide health teaching for pediatric patients and their families, specific to the needs of the clinic population
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.