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Registered Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 29, 2020.

Ward E3 is an active inpatient oncology facility providing a continuum of care for adults with solid tumor malignancies. The Unit is comprised of diverse services including: surgical, medical, radiation, and palliative oncology. The surgical services represented are Gynecological and Orthopedic. The goals of therapy are cure, control or palliation. Patients are often admitted for management of complex issues such as oncologic emergencies and symptom control.

As a member of the healthcare team, the Registered Nurse coordinates and evaluates patient care and provides nursing care according to the job description and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses on Ward E3.


1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse or eligible for temporary registration
2. Advanced oncology nursing credentials such as Certified Oncology Nurse (CON(C), McMaster University Oncology Nursing Certificate, Mohawk College Oncology Certificate or equivalent from an accredited educational institution
3. Current BCLS certification
4. Recent (within the last 2 years) experience in the care of oncology patients
5. Recent (within the last 2 years) experience in antineoplastic drug administration
6. Demonstrated knowledge of the current assessment and management of a broad range of oncology patients including surgical, chemotherapy, radiation and palliative care patients
7. Demonstrated experience and skill in chemotherapy administration, IV starts and the care of central lines
8. Demonstrated willingness and ability to work with biohazardous agents, specifically antineoplastic drugs
9. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
10. Demonstrated ability to support patients and families of patients who are terminally ill

Guidelines for submitting an Application ~ UNION staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to have their application (ONA & OPSEU: with accompanying skills profile) available to the Recruitment Staff before 4 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ALL JOB SEEKERS, including UNION staff, who use the Career’s Website to apply for job postings will have until 11 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ***INTERNAL JOB SEEKERS – Please ensure that both your ID# and last name are entered exactly as you see it on your most recent pay stub, otherwise you will be treated as an external candidate.***

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around 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 the outlined 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