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RN – CTU West

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted July 14, 2021.

Temporary assignment
– approximately 24 weeks UNIT PROFILE: The General Internal Medicine Program is comprised of multiple highly-rated Clinical Teaching Units (CTUs) focusing on acute medical care and geriatric assessment.

The Program provides primary, secondary, and tertiary care to a diverse patient mix embracing all age categories, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities and education levels.

The patient population served by the General Internal Medicine interdisciplinary team includes patients with undifferentiated medical illnesses, multiple co-morbidities requiring expertise outside the scope of a single primary care physician, specialist or sub-specialist that can be acute or chronic in nature.

Our skilled and dedicated interdisciplinary health professional team work collaboratively to provide high quality, safe, ethical and effective care to the patients and families we serve.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse (RN) is a regulated health care professional who adheres to and models the Standards and Guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario; the SJHH mission, vision and values, policies and procedures; and applicable specialty standards.

The RN provides patient/client-centred and evidence informed care to promote health and assess the need for the provision of care and the treatment of health conditions by supportive, preventative, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitation means in order to attain or maintain optimal patient/client function.

The RN collaborates with the inter-professional team and assumes a leadership role in the delivering a full range of care and treatment to patient/clients including those with complex needs, high acuity and less predictable outcomes.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.

•BScN preferred.

•Current BCLS/HCP certification required
•Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of seniors and their families
•Gentle Persuasive Approach training preferred
•RNAO, CNA or other professional association membership preferred.

•Recent related general medicine and/or geriatric nursing experience preferred.

•Demonstrated knowledge, skills and judgement required to provide a full range of care and treatment in the clinical area of practice to patients/clients including those with complex needs, high acuity and less predictable outcomes required.

•Demonstrated ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with patients/clients and families required.

•Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively and communicate clearly with members of the interdisciplinary team to provide care for a full range of patients/clients required.

•Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient/client and unit needs.

•Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning, professional development and continuous quality improvement required.

•Demonstrated basic skill level with computers, MS Word, incident reporting systems, internet searches, data entry and patient information systems required.

•Demonstrated knowledge and skill related to crisis intervention and conflict resolution required.

•Demonstrated strong leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, team building and interpersonal skills required.

•Excellent work performance and attendance record is essential.

General Internal Medicine-specific Qualifications:
•Recent related nursing experience in a clinical teaching environment working with a multidisciplinary team preferred.

•Current CPI and/or GPA training an asset.

•Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a fast-paced admission and rapid patient turnover environment required.

•Demonstrated ability to organize and deliver nursing care activities utilizing a total patient care approach required.

•Demonstrated ability to remain flexible and adapt to crisis situations and change required.

HOURS OF WORK: Rotating shifts & extended hours
– days, nights, weekends, holidays St.

Joseph’s Nursing Vision is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community through achievement of excellence in nursing and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership and accountability.