Career Opportunities

Ref #:909197

Specific Department and Program:Cancer


Number of positions required:1

Posted Date:Feb 1, 2023


Posting #: 2022-909197

CUPE 815

Position: Registered Practical Nurse

Department: Cancer Clinic

Status:  Permanent Full-time

Hours:  Monday to Friday – Days; 0800 - 1600 (Hours are subject to change based on operational needs)

 Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers.  We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

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 center of excellence in community hospital care.

Job Profile:

The Cancer Care Clinics are located in one department at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  The Cancer Clinic services the Solid Tumor and Hematology patient populations for systemic cancer and supportive treatments, well follow-up care, and palliative care.  

The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is a professional clinician who is responsible and accountable for providing quality patient care within a delivery model in accordance with Halton Healthcare policies and standards of care, the College of Nurses (CNO) of Ontario, and in alignment with Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) standards. The RPN will support procedures and care for patients with established and stable care needs within a multi-disciplinary team. .  

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 with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current Heart & Stroke approved BLS certification required at time of hire
  • Current knowledge on cancer disease processes and treatment options. Additional Foundations in Oncology Nursing Practice (de Souza course) or college course, required
  • Central Venous Access Device certification an asset
  • Strong understanding of an outpatient clinic process and flow
  • Ability to support patient care with procedures
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and a strong knowledge of policy and practice standards
  • Demonstrable critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage emotionally charged situations in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of CANO standards for Oncology Nursing
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position
  • CANO membership an asset
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record

Salary: $24.93 to $31.17


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 Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

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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 All Halton Healthcare staff, professional staff and volunteers are encouraged to be vigilant about identifying and reporting safety incidents in their everyday practice. They also have a role in analysis, recommendations and follow through to implementation.