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Registered Nurse - Haemodialysis Unit

Competition #:834001

Job Title:Registered Nurse - Haemodialysis Unit

Department:Hemodialysis Unit

Job Category:Nursing

New Work Type:Part-Time Permanent

Positions Available:2

Union Affiliation:ONA

Posted Date:20/03/19

Closing date:03/04/19

Salary Range:As Per ONA Agreement

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):0.5

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.

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

• 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

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


  • Must have Current General Class (Practising) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Must have current BLS Certification
  • Minimum 1 year current Hemodialysis experience with demonstrated clinical competence required
  • Current experience with patient population (ESRD, Diabetes and its complications) required
  • Vascular access skills required, venipuncture skills preferred
  • Nephrology Certification (CNS) or evidence of working towards required
  • Demonstrated continuous professional learning required
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced multidisciplinary setting required
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills required
  • Excellent attendance record required

Hours: Must be available for all shifts (days, evenings, nights); Must be able and willing to assume on-call responsibilities