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Graduate Practical Nurse (RPN) Full & Part Time Opportunities

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

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the Practical Nursing Program! As you take the steps to becoming a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), you provide nursing care for clients to promote health and assess need for provision of care and treatment of health conditions by supportive, preventive, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitation means in order to attain or maintain optimal function. As an RPN you model professional values, beliefs, attributes, and practices that align with the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) mission and values, policies and procedures, along with the College of Nurses Standards and Guidelines. As an RPN, you are accountable for recognizing changes in acuity and/or complexity in client needs and consulting with a Registered Nurse (RN) in determining next steps in provision of care.

Working at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton...

There are many exciting opportunities available for you with SJHH! We are one of Canada's leading academic hospitals and largest healthcare organizations known locally and globally for our committed and compassionate delivery of quality patient care. St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton is proud to provide exciting and rewarding career opportunities. Our people are the heart of our organization. At St. Joe's our determination to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent is reflected in our investment in the people who work here. Patient and staff safety, professional growth, leadership development, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are top priorities.

What We are Looking For...
  • Temporary or General Class registration with the College of Nurse of Ontario required
  • Education in one of the below categories is required:

o Practical Nursing Diploma from an accredited Community College program with evidence of IV medication administration as part of the basic educational curriculum

o Practical Nursing Diploma from an accredited Community College program and IV medication administration certificate from an accredited Community College program if not included in basic diploma curriculum

o Practical Nursing Certificate from an accredited Community College program, a medication administration certificate and an IV medication certificate from an accredited Community College program
  • Current BCLS/HCP certification required
  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of seniors and their families
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach training preferred
  • Proven ability to function to the full scope of nursing practice per the College of Nurse of Ontario
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients/clients, families and other members of the health care team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transfers and lifts
  • Good work performance and attendance record is essential
  • Are available to work all shifts to support the unit - hours of work are days, afternoons, nights, weekends, and holidays

What Areas are Available...
  • Emergency Department
  • Acute Mental Health
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Surgical Programs
  • Nursing Resource Team
  • Complex Care & Medical Rehabilitation
  • Kidney and Urinary Care
  • Seniors Mental Health
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Schizophrenia

To apply to any of the exciting nursing opportunities listed above, please submit your resume and specify your areas of interest during your online application process.

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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