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Oncology Registered Nurses (RN) Opportunities

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Jun 10, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Cancer Care

Job Details

At Grand River Hospital we are building a world class health care system supporting healthier lives for the communities we serve. We value people above all else and the experiences of our patients and their families, our team members, and our partners are at the very top of our agenda.

Through our values of CARE; TRUST AND BE TRUSTWORTHY; COURAGE TO START, HEART TO FINISH and WELCOME ONE TO WELCOME ALL we leverage the collective talents and strengths of our GRH team, our community, and our partners to innovate and accelerate the transformation of health care delivery.

We currently have a number of opportunities for Registered Nurses (RN) to join our Teams.

How Oncology Registered Nurses (RN) support our teams at Grand River Hospital:

The Oncology nurse will be involved in all aspects of the oncology program, including patient/family assessment, teaching and administering chemotherapy, and providing supportive and palliative care.  As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the oncology nurse will participate in the development and implementation of patient treatment plans; quality improvement processes and will support education and research initiatives. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Support and promote collaborative team practices. Our Oncology RN’s also:


  • Utilize evidence-based practices and analysis of outcomes to identify opportunities for improvement and promote professional accountability
  • Act as role models to our nursing and support team members
  • Effectively manage unit resources
  • Consult with our multidiscipline teams to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care and support


At Grand River Hospital, our Oncology, Registered Nurses (RNs) have:

  • Current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Completion of Oncology Foundations Course from the deSouza Institute preferred but enrollment acceptable
  • Completion of Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Oncology Course from deSouza Institute mandatory
  • Demonstrated proficiency in IV initiation and Venous Access Device management mandatory
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification as a Certified Oncology Nurse (CONC) preferred; however consideration will be given to candidates who are willing to obtain (must be completed within 3 years of hire).
  • Minimum of 1 year recent experience in oncology nursing
  • Demonstrated experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working with a variety of computer systems and software applications
  • Participation in education and clinical training programs
  • Principles of oncology and adult learning
  • Therapeutic communication techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge in patient-focused care and the needs of the oncology patient population


At Grand River Hospital we support our Team Members with:

  • A thorough onboarding and orientation program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Ongoing Education Fund
  • Career mentorship
  • Wellness programs


Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). 

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance. 





Grand River Hospital is a hospital located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The hospital operates two campuses, Kitchener-Waterloo Health Centre and Freeport Health Centre, which were independent hospitals that merged to form Grand River Hospital in April 1995.



Here are some quick facts about GRH

Number of beds: 680+
Number of clinical programs: 15
Cancer care Childbirth Children's
Complex continuing care Critical care Emergency
Laboratory Medical imaging Medicine
Mental health and addictions Pharmacy Rehabilitation
Renal Stroke Surgery
Annual volumes and activity (2021-2022)
Admissions 25,875
Emergency visits 72,765
Births 4,327
Inpatient surgery cases 7,503
Ambulatory visits 265,066
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