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Registered Nurse - PT - Intensive Care Unit/CCOT OTMH in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Posting #: 2018-828052


Position: Registered Nurse 

Department: Intensive Care Unit/ Critical Care Outreach Team

Status:  Part-time (must provide availability up to 0.6 FTE)

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. 

Position Overview

The ICU-CCOT nurse provides critical care expertise beyond the walls of the ICU. They may be called at any time by an inpatient unit in the hospital to assess patients who exhibit an acute deterioration and may be in danger of an adverse event. The ICU-CCOT nurse educates ward staff regarding the assessment and management of the acutely ill patient, thereby increasing the safety and quality of patient care. They enable the deteriorating acutely ill patient to access appropriate and safe care regardless of their location. They also provide preventive measures before patients become critically ill and hence promote effective utilization of critical care beds. The ICU-CCOT nurse must function fully and independently in the intensive care unit and to manage all patient assignments and situations that present in the ICU.

This is what you’ll be doing:

Clinical Performance

•         Demonstrate clinical expertise in the care of the critically ill adult patient population.

•         Integrate evidence-based best practices into clinical practice.

•         Identify and facilitate resuscitation of in-patients at risk of deterioration.

•         Perform prophylactic interventions including follow-up of patients recently discharged from ICU to prevent readmission, and rounds on high-dependency units.

•         Disseminate knowledge and promotes acute care education; the concept, use and effectiveness of ICU-CCOT; and a culture of patient safety and responsiveness.

•         Assist with end-of-life decisions and organ donation opportunities.

Operational Activities

•         Liaise on a daily basis and as needed with the ICU-CCOT physician.

•         Contact ICU-CCOT physician with every new ICU-CCOT call.

•         Document assessment and actions taken on every new call.

•         Document assessment and actions taken on every follow-up visit.

•         Initiate end-of-life discussions as appropriate.

•         Document all end-of-life discussions.

•         Perform interventions as per the clinical algorithms and medical directives.

•         Request diagnostic tests and blood work as clinically indicated guided by medical directives.

•         Educate and guide clinical practice development of ward health care team.

•         Responsible for data collection through CCIS database

•         Perform daily check for required supplies and equipment for the ICU-CCOT cart.

•         Actively promote family and patient-centered care

•         Partner with other disciplines and promote and role models interdisciplinary team work, recognizing the unique contribution of each discipline, to ensure there is an interdisciplinary approach to care.

•         Understand the broader organizational issues with respect to the strategic initiatives of the Program.

•         Will provide assistance and support in the ICU when possible

Professional Practice

•         Act as a clinical leader for nursing colleagues through expertise in clinical practice,       

•         Collaborates with the Patient Care Manager and ICU-CCOT team leads to facilitate ongoing professional needs of both the ICU-CCOT team and the ward nursing staff.

Physical Demands

•         Must be physically able to respond to and independently care for acutely and critically ill patients in the ICU-CCOT capacity and in the ICU.

•         Must be physically able to respond to code blue situations and to deliver uninterrupted life saving measures

•         Must be physically able to manage the required equipment and treatments for patients requiring CCOT specific care as well as the critically ill patient in the ICU.

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare Services is seeking individuals who are competent in their chosen profession; patient/customer focused; team players; effective communicators; caring and respectful and are fiscally responsible.   

  • Current Certificate of Competence with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Willingness to complete ICU-CCOT orientation and training within 6 months
  • Current BCLS certification required at time of hire.
  • Current ACLS certification required at time of hire and on-going
  • CCIS training required 
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a critical care environment required
  • Interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, critical thinking and reflective practice
  • Must have strong leadership & assessment skills
  • Must possess excellent documentation skills
  • Must be able to work well under stress
  • Must have a history of ongoing professional development and be a self-directed learner
  • Demonstrated professionalism through excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of this position

The ideal candidate is strong in patient centered 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.

$32.21 to $46.11 per hour

Date Posted: August 7, 2018

Internal applications due by: August 14, 2018

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.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.