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Registered Practical Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Vaughan, ON posted June 6, 2021.

C4 is an inpatient unit providing care for individuals with malignant hematological diseases.

The primary modes of therapy are intensive chemotherapy, transfusion and antibiotic support for immunosuppression and stem cell transplantation.

The goals of therapy are cure, control or palliation.

Patients are often admitted for management of complex issues such as symptom control, pain management and oncologic emergencies.

As a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Practical Nurse assesses and evaluates patient care and provides nursing care according to the job description and Standards of Practice for Registered Practical Nurses on Ward C4.


Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse or eligible for temporary registration 2.

Current Certificates or current community college studies in oncology, asepsis, wound care, airway management, complex wound care, ostomy management, patient assessment, urinary catheterization, administering enteral feeds, transcribing orders 3.

Documented completion of a recognized IV Administration, Venipuncture and Blood and Blood Product Administration course Experience working with central lines would be considered an asset 4.

Current BCLS certification 5.

Recent (within the last 2 years) experience in the care of oncology patients and hematology patients 6.

Minimum 3 years (within the last 5years) of direct inpatient patient care experience 7.

Demonstrated knowledge of the current assessment and management of a broad range of oncology patients including hematology, chemotherapy, radiation and palliative care patients 8.

Demonstrated willingness and ability to work safely with biohazardous byproducts 9.

Demonstrated ability to function in an environment which is fast-paced, collaborating with the RN 10.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, families and other members of the healthcare team 11.

Ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient needs 12.

Demonstrated ability to support patients and families of patients who are terminally ill through death and dying Hamilton Health Sciences fosters aculture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by ourMission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct.

Hamilton HealthSciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected tosupport students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during theposting period.

All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via theCareers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we willaccommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom,Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human RightsCode.

Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate thosewith disabilities, if requested.

Should any applicant require accommodationthrough the application processes, please contact HRServices at 905-521-2100, Ext.

46947 for assistance.

If theapplicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during aninterview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when schedulingthe interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants,however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first.

Pastperformance will be considered as part of the selection process.

If you are aprevious employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstancesaround an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English,is considered an asset If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per theoutlined Collective Agreements: Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement