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Registered Practical Nurse

Urgent & Ambulatory Care
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 12, 2024

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Registered Practical Nurse
Work Setting
Ambulatory Care
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Job Description - Registered Practical Nurse (111759)

: Nursing
: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
: Urgent & Ambulatory Care
: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 22.5
: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
: 35.2506 - 35.9700 Hourly
: Mar 12, 2024, 4:00:00 AM
: Mar 19, 2024, 3:59:00 AM
Unit Summary The Medical Day Care (MDC) located at MUMC provides treatments to patients afflicted with a wide range of disorders and chronic complex diseases in an ambulatory setting. Treatments include but are not limited to: blood transfusions, Immunoglobulin transfusions, iron infusions, lumbar punctures, Remicade infusions and phlebotomy. In addition, apheresis treatments are provided in the MDCambulatory settings
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, in collaboration with the Registered Nurse (RN), the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides and evaluates nursing care to meet patient's needs, including Intravenous therapy, infusion of IV medications, administration of blood products, iron infusions and assisting with invasive procedures such as lumbar puncture. The RPN will participate in continued education and completion and maintenance of certifications associated with the identified nursing skills and complete learning plans to achieve these goals
Schedule Work Hours Monday to Friday; days and available to work a flexible time schedule. This is a temporary position until October of 2025.

Current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) 2. Current certificates or current community college studies in: health assessment/physical assessment, asepsis, wound care, airway management, complex wound care, medication administration, veni-puncture, and transcribing physician orders 3. Current CPR Certificate 4. Extensive (at least 1 year) experience with transfusion therapy and monitoring patient outcomes 5. Recent (within 2 years) experience in an acute inpatient unit 6. Experience and skill in blood product administration, advanced vascular access therapy skills and IV starts 7. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills; ability to organize, prioritize and carry out multiple tasks; effectively assess and meet patients learning needs; support patient and families of patients who are terminally or chronically ill 8. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal/professional development 9. Available to work a flexible time schedule

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

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 Human Resources 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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