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Registered Nurse - 3C/Z Pediatric Medicine & Intermediate Care

MCH-Oth Crit Care & Amb
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 22, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing, Pediatrics
Job Description - Registered Nurse - 3C/Z Pediatric Medicine & Intermediate Care (112082)

: Nursing
: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster Children's Hospital
: MCH-Oth Crit Care & Amb
: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 0.01
: 1
Union Code: ONA Local 70
: 37.9300 - 54.3700 Hourly
: Mar 27, 2024, 4:00:00 AM
: Apr 3, 2024, 3:59:00 AM
Unit Summary
Step into a job that opens countless doors. As Ontario's most comprehensive healthcare system, providing advanced care to people of all ages from across the province, we offer endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS. We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. Hamilton Health Sciences is a hospital system of 18,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers that proudly serves south central Ontario residents. We also provide specialized, advanced care to people from across the province.
McMaster Children's Hospital, located in Hamilton's west-end, is the second largest children's hospital in Canada. We are home to the fastest-growing kids-only emergency department in Ontario, one of Canada's most advanced neonatal intensive care units, and a range of programs and clinics with unique expertise in a number of areas including children's cancer, digestive diseases, and mental health.

The 3C Pediatric Medicine and Intermediate Care Unit at McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH), the largest unit at MCH, provides inpatient tertiary, acute, and sub-speciality care to pediatric medical patients. Our newly renovated, state of the art department is a dynamic, fast-paced unit where specialized medical care is provided to children with complex medical care needs. The 3C Pediatric Medicine department at MCH takes an innovative approach to our orientation programs. We welcome nurses entering the profession and are committed to ensuing a successful transition from student to nurse.
Our 3C Registered Nurses care for a wide range of pediatric patients with complex medical issues including congenital abnormalities, endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiac, respiratory, musculoskeletal disorders, neurology, and pediatric trauma. All pediatric medicine nurses are set up for success and go through a comprehensive onsite orientation program, led by experienced health care professionals and educators. As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the Registered Nurse coordinates and evaluates patient care and provides nursing care according to the standards of practice for Registered Nurses, working collaboratively in the both the medical and level 2 step-down unit. 3C provides opportunities to develop your skills and expertise and prides itself on a fast, friendly and welcoming environment with an emphasis on the wellbeing and mentorship of our nurses.

Schedule Work Hours Rotating days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays

Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or willing to complete within six (6) months from hire
Demonstrated knowledge of the nursing care and disease process of acutely ill children within the pediatric population groups; growth and development from neonate to teenager (normal and abnormal); family-centered care, family roles and structure; chronic and acute illness; pain management; and death and dying
Demonstrated competence in the care of the above mentioned pediatric populations including: vascular access, cardio respiratory monitoring, medication administration for pediatric patients and pediatric dialysis
Demonstrated skills in physical and psychosocial assessment specific to the pediatric population
Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in health teaching with pediatric patients and their families
Demonstrated ability to communicate with children and their families under stressful conditions and collaborate and work within an interdisciplinary team
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills
Demonstrated leadership and delegation abilities and the ability to organize and coordinate patient and family-centered care with members of the healthcare team
Demonstrated ongoing professional development and commitment to corporate initiatives
Demonstrated ability to adapt to rapid change in patient condition, length of stay, and workload status

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.
To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.
Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment
Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset
If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:
Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

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