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Registered Nurse - Emergency

Competition #:807669

Job Title:Registered Nurse - Emergency

Department:Emergency

Job Category:Nursing

New Work Type:Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available:5

Union Affiliation:ONA

Posted Date:17/07/17

Closing date:03/08/17

Salary Range:as per ONA agreement

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):1.0

The RN works within a changing environment and in inter-professional teams to advocate for and promote wellness while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and ethical nursing care. The RN shares his/her knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence.  The RN continually enhances his/her practice and competencies through ongoing learning, education, experience and reflective practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary role of the RN is to provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, patient-centred quality care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and SMH’s mission, vision, values and policies.  The RN optimizes the patient’s experience and care outcomes by:

  • Being accountable for one’s decisions and professional practice; 
  • Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient;
  • Collaborating with other members of the patient’s care team; and,
  • Coordinating and communicating patient care activities.

The RN has 4 key areas of responsibility:

Patient Care: 

  • Acquires information to assess patient care and learning needs
  • Develops a plan of care and integrates nursing activities with other inter-professional activities
  • Engages in critical inquiry and reflection to select evidence-based interventions
  • Organizes nursing care and assigns or changes nursing care activities where appropriate
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and adjusts the plan as needed
  • Anticipates, recognizes and addresses rapidly changing situations
  • Provides health education to patients and their families using effective teaching strategies
  • Documents observations, assessments and care provision
  • Contributes to discharge and transition planning
  • Refers patient to other agencies or services as needed

Collaboration & Coordination:

  • Serves as the primary resource for organizing and coordinating patient care activities
  • Establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and inter-professional relationships
  • Coordinates and communicates patient care activities for a safe and seamless transition and appropriate transfer of accountability
  • Participates in hospital committees and other groups

Leadership:

  • Aligns behavior with SMH’s vision, mission and values and Code of Conduct
  • Supports the advancement of professional practice
  • Utilizes effective judgment in assigning patient care activities
  • Engages in self-reflection, performance review and ongoing learning
  • Participates in mentoring, teaching and /or coaching students, co-workers and other regulated and unregulated health professionals 
  • Embraces change that leads to improved nursing practice and better patient outcomes
  • Advocates for a safe and healthy work environment

Research:

  • Participates in or supports research projects
  • Supports and participates in evidence based practice implementation and quality improvement initiatives  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have Current General Class (Practising) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario 
  • 3 years recent Emergency Experience preferred with demonstrated excellence and leadership roles  eg. triage                                                    
  • BCLS certification required, CCU 1 &2, ACLS and ACTN preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professions / disciplines in a team environment and advocate effectively
  • Excellent communication skills particularly with vulnerable populations
  • Demonstrated conflict management skills 
  • Proven planning, priority setting, time management, organization and coordination skills
  • Excellent attendance record