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Registered Nurse - Pediatric Inpatient Surgery

Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing, Pediatrics, Surgery
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.

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