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Registered Practical Nurse - Medicine Oncology

William Osler Health System
Brampton, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 22, 2024

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One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and Greater Toronto's Top Employers for many consecutive years, William Osler Health System (Osler) provides a safe and supportive health care network to grow your career. Osler is nationally recognized for its commitment to patient safety and is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating a Canadian hospital can receive. As a major Ontario hospital system, and home to some of the biggest specialty and emergency departments in the country, Osler serves the 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities. We are proud to offer you incredible exposure to best-in-class health care delivery and challenging hands-on opportunities to stay at the top of your game.A hospital system built for and by the community, we continue to expand our services to meet the needs of a growing population, creating opportunities for increased hands-on skills development, cross-department training and promotional opportunities. Guided by our accomplished senior leadership team, together we are driving our vision of patient-inspired health care without boundaries.At Osler, we invest in careers that go beyond where health care professionals like you can achieve their goals and find deep personal and professional fulfillment. Join our team today!The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is a regulated health care professional who is accountable and responsible for providing quality patient focused nursing care to patients who are identified as less complex, demonstrate more predictable outcomes and are at lower risk for negative outcomes in the Oncology and Palliative Department. As part of the inter-professional health care team, the RPN will practice according to the nursing practice expectations set by Osler, the regulatory practice standards of the College of Nurses and the legislative requirements set by the Regulated Health Professions Act.Accountabilities:Safe nursing practice in all aspects of the nursing process: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient careProfessional, patient-centred care to ensure patient safety and physiological and psychological well-beingProviding care in a compassionate and caring manner within a diverse cultural environmentPracticing according to the infection control and prevention measuresResponding to emergency situations by recognizing changes in patient's health status and consulting appropriately when necessary using transfer of accountability principlesProviding health teaching to patients and families including thorough discharge instructions to ensure the continuity of care in the communityRecent experience within the last five years palliative and oncology nursing experience requiredProficient in core competencies for palliative care including pain assessment tools (palliative performance sale and Edmonton symptom assessment system) requiredPalliative Care certificate or Certified Hospice Palliative Care Nurse certificate required or acquired within one year of hireFoundation in oncology nursing practice course required or successful completion acquired within one year of hireMust have an in-depth understanding of the physiological nature of cancer and its effect on the human stateRecent experience in care of patient with TPN, NG tubes, chest tubes, tracheostomy, wound care, enteral feeds, IV therapy, blood collection and isolationCore competencies:Current registration, and in good standing, with the College of Nurses of OntarioSound knowledge of nursing process, theory, and responsibilities to the nursing professionBCLS requiredMedication Administration certificate and patient assessment course required for RPNs graduating prior to 2005Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, conflict-resolution and decision-making skills requiredDemonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an inter-professional teamDemonstrated knowledge of patient and family-centred careDemonstrated experience with patient and family health teaching requiredDemonstrated leadership and facilitation skills requiredDemonstrated excellent customer service, organizational and critical-thinking skills requiredDemonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development as it applies to the profession and related fieldDemonstrated ability to work in a stressful environmentExemplary clinical practice within an inter-professional team to develop appropriate strategies for patient careAbility to prioritize patient care needs and make autonomous decisionsExcellent physical assessment skills requiredAbility to promote a healthy work environment and practice excellent client safety guidelinesKnowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety ActMust demonstrate Osler's Values of Respect, Excellence, Service, Compassion, Innovation and CollaborationMay be required to travel and work between all Osler sitesExcellent attendance, punctuality and work recordHours: Currently days, nights, 8 and 12 hour shifts including weekends and statutory holidays (subject to change in accordance with operational requirements)Salary:
Minimum: $33.26 per hour
Maximum: $35.97 per hourInternal application deadline: [February 29, 2024]#LI-SC1Osler values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

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