Career Opportunities

Ref #:848051

Specific Department and Program:5 Centre Medicine


Number of positions required:1

Posted Date:Aug 20, 2019

Posting #: 2019-848051

CUPE 815

Position: Registered Practical Nurse

Department: Inpatient Medicine – 5C, Nephrology and Neurology

Status:  Temporary Full-time for approx. 1 year

Hours:  Monday to Sunday - Various rotating 12 hour shifts (Hours subject to change based on operational requirements)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.  We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community. 

Unit Profile:

5C Nephro/Neuro is a 36 bed medicine unit.  We have renal dialysis hook-ups in the rooms to allow for patients to have dialysis in their room if needed.  Our patients may have acute or chronic renal diagnoses, they may have experienced a stroke or have other neurological diagnoses.  We have a multi-disciplinary team including physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, dietitian and discharge planner who collaborate to provide safe, high quality care in a timely fashion to our patient population. We practice patient and family-centered care.

This is what you’ll be doing:

A Registered Practical Nurse assigned to this unit will primarily be responsible for applying the nursing process to acute medical patients with complex renal and stroke issues including end-stage renal disease, peritoneal dialysis, acute stroke and TIAs. You’ll be responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing direct patient care including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care based on specific components.   You’ll assume responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.   You’ll administer medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. You’ll also be documenting observations, assessments and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes as well as providing a full range of nursing care to patients.

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Current BCLS certification required at time of hire.
  • Current acute inpatient medicine experience preferred
  • Experience working in a neurology and/or nephrology environment preferred
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuing education.
  • Required skills include aseptic technique, suctioning, wound care and IV insertion.
  • Experience with medication administration required.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team player with strong public relations and organizational skills.
  • Caring, compassionate attitude with patients, families and co-workers.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of this position.
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required.

The ideal candidate is strong in patient centred care in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and should be ready to drive change and innovation. We require a person with good communication skills with a clear patient focus with the ability to manage execution and to foster teamwork and cooperation.

Salary: $24.14 to $30.18 per hour

Date Posted: August 20, 2019

Internal applications due by: August 27, 2019

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

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