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Registered Nurse – Pediatric ICU

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 15, 2022.

Step into a job that opens countless doors. As Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system, and the only one in the province to provide care from pre-birth to end of life, we offer endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS. We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. We are a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research – ranked fourth in Canada- and we focus on improving the quality of care for our patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. Our multi-site hospital has over 1,100 beds and we offer world-leading expertise in many areas, including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care, palliative care and pediatrics. Open the door to a career that evolves with you. Start exploring opportunities now and join our team of over 15,000 dedicated staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers.

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), located on the McMaster University campus in Hamilton’s beautiful Westdale neighbourhood, has been providing care to children from across the region since 1988. Here, patients ranging in age from infancy to 17 benefit from a family-centred approach that prioritizes the child’s emotional, mental and physical well-being.

The hospital is home to the fastest-growing kids-only emergency department in Ontario, one of Canada’s most advanced neonatal intensive care units, and a range of programs and clinics with unique expertise in a number of areas including children’s cancer, digestive diseases, and mental health.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at McMaster Children’s Hospital is a robust department, comprised of 12 level 3 critical care beds, 4 level 2 step down beds, a Pediatric Critical Care Response team and a newly formed Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team, providing medical and surgical care to children and their families across southern Ontario. The interdisciplinary team provides family centered care with a strong focus on evidence based best practice and continuous improvement initiatives. The unit provides specialized care to complex, surgical, oncology, orthopedic, trauma and medical pediatric patient populations utilizing a collaborative approach.

The Registered Nurse will work as part of a multidisciplinary team within the Pediatric Intensive l Care Unit (PICU). Our PICU nurses are set up for success and go through a comprehensive onsite orientation program, led by experienced health care professionals and educators. As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the Registered Nurse coordinates and evaluates patient care and provides nursing care according to the standards of practice for Registered Nurses. PICU nurses provide medical and surgical intensive care within a fast-paced, complex, technological environment. In addition to working within the unit, the Registered Nurse may have the opportunity to work within the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team.

  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
  • Certificate in Pediatric Critical Care or equivalent
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
  • Nursing experience (2 years) in a pediatric setting
  • Current pediatric critical care experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pediatric pathophysiology and the management and intervention needed to care for children in a critical care environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pediatric growth and development relating to critical illness, death and dying
  • Demonstrated ability to teach others and knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills, especially in stressful situations
  • Demonstrated teamwork, organizational skills, problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well in critical high stress situations
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly motivated and self-directed and responsive to an ever changing environment and patient conditions
  • Previous Leadership experience preferred

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

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 Operations 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