RPN – CTU West – St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – Hamilton, ON

RPN – CTU West – St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – Hamilton, ON

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Temporary assignment – approximately 78 weeks

UNIT PROFILE:
The General Internal Medicine Program is comprised of multiple highly-rated Clinical Teaching Units (CTUs) focusing on acute medical care and geriatric assessment. The Program provides primary, secondary, and tertiary care to a diverse patient mix embracing all age categories, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities and education levels. The patient population served by the General Internal Medicine interdisciplinary team includes patients with undifferentiated medical illnesses, multiple co-morbidities requiring expertise outside the scope of a single primary care physician, specialist or sub-specialist that can be acute or chronic in nature. Our skilled and dedicated interdisciplinary health professional team work collaboratively to provide high quality, safe, ethical and effective care to the patients and families we serve.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides 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. The RPN role models professional values, beliefs and attributes, and practices in accordance with the SJHH mission and values, policies and procedures, and College of Nurses Standards and Guidelines. A high level of collaboration between RPN and RN is required to ensure safe and effective care. The RPN provides care for less complex clients whose outcomes are more predictable and risk for negative outcomes is low. The RPN is accountable to recognize changes in acuity and/or complexity in client needs and consulting with a Registered Nurse (RN) in determining next steps in

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurse of Ontario required.
  • Education in one of the below categories is required:

a) Practical Nursing Diploma from an accredited Community College program with evidence of IV medication administration as part of the basic educational curriculum.
b) 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.
c) 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
  • Demonstrated ability to function to the full scope of nursing practice per the College of Nurse of Ontario required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients/clients, families and other members of the health care team required.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work in response to client/patient needs required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transfers and lifts required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning, professional development, and continuous quality improvement required.
  • Basic skill level with computers, MS Word, Internet searches, data entry and patient information systems required.
  • Excellent work performance and attendance record is essential.
General Internal Medicine-specific Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year recent related clinical nursing experience in acute medical nursing preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with telemetry monitory and focused clinical assessment preferred

HOURS OF WORK:
Rotating shifts and extended hours – days, nights, weekends, holidays

WAGE RATE:
Hourly: $28.69…$29.92…$31.17 (plus 14% in lieu)

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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