Acute Medicine at the Hamilton General Site encompasses 8 West and 8 South which are both Clinical Teaching Units. 8 West provides care to acute adult medical patients as well as alternate level care patients. The interdisciplinary team collaborates to provide high quality care for patients with acute medical diagnoses, such as myocardial infarction, diabetic ketoacidosis, pneumonia, endocarditis and chronic medical diagnoses, such as heart failure, COPD, coronary artery disease throughout the various stages of their illnesses.
Using a client-centered approach, the Registered Nurse (RN) provides leadership in the coordination and evaluation of nursing care of patients with multisystem medical conditions awaiting transition to the community setting. The RN works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members and community agencies to coordinate care and education of patients and their families. Through evidence-based clinical practice and strong leadership in healthcare delivery, the RN sets the standards of excellence in the care of patients at HHS. The RN establishes and implements education plans with and for patients and families and acts as an accessible and knowledgeable resource for patients and their families.
- Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.
- Previous related experience in acute medicine and/or geriatrics
- Knowledge of the nursing care plan and evidence of ability to utilize problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques effectively in an acute medical setting.
- Knowledge of the current nursing assessment and management of adult and geriatric medicine patients, including rehabilitative approaches to patient care.
- Knowledge of the current nursing assessment and management of adult and geriatric medicine patients, including rehabilitative approaches to patient care
- Demonstrated proficiency in working with patients, families, peers and multidisciplinary healthcare teams in an effective, professional, caring manner
- Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Demonstrated leadership ability and organizational skills, ongoing professional development
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.