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Temp Part-time RPN - Med/Surg in Milton at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Posting # 2018-825507

CUPE 815

Position: Registered Practical Nurse

Department: Medical/Surgical Unit

Status: Temporary Part-time for approx. 1 year starting October 2018 (must provide availability of 0.5 FTE)

Hours: Monday to Sunday - Various rotating shifts, days and evenings, 12 hour shifts (Hours are subject to change based on operational needs)

Site: Milton

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 in the Halton and Peel Regions.   We are a distinctive center 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:

The Medical Surgical Inpatient Unit:

The enhanced new unit including services for general medicine and general surgery has a dedicated and ambitious multidisciplinary team whom are committed to providing exemplary patient and family centered care.  The day to day activity of the unit is ever changing as the patient population and diagnoses are so diverse. The unit is supported by a Clinical Resource Nurse, a Professional Practice Clinician and a Patient Care Manager. Halton Healthcare is proud to be an employer of choice who encourages staff to engage in continuous learning and take part in leadership initiatives in order to help realize their career goals.

The ideal candidate is strong in patient centered care, able to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and ready to embrace change and innovation. We require a person with excellent clinical and communication skills with a clear patient focus and the ability to inspire, manage, and implement collaborative teamwork.

This is what you will be doing:

The successful incumbent will provide safe, evidence-informed nursing quality care to an acute medical and surgical patient population by combining interpersonal communication with clinical knowledge and skills.

  • Ability to function to the full scope of practice as per CNO
  • Demonstrate the ability to competently assess the patient, intervene appropriately and evaluate outcomes
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, experience and ability to provide care for patients with a variety of needs including but not limited to; initiation and maintenance of IV’s, administration of medication delivered via various routes, patient controlled analgesia, TPN, care and maintenance of CVADs, capillary blood glucose monitoring, NG tubes, enteral feeds, wound management, and oxygen therapy
  • Provide appropriate care to pre-operative and post-operative patient
  • Ability to interpret normal and abnormal laboratory values with appropriate nursing interventions
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and organize the delivery of care in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and scope of the RPN as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate efficiently, effectively and respectfully to patients, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered and family-centered care
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing education.

This is what you will 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 required at time of hire
  • Coronary Care I is an asset
  • Recent medical/surgical experience required
  • Previous experience working with Meditech and McKesson Visibility is an asset
  • Ability to prioritize and work efficiently in a rapidly changing environment 
  • Organized and with ability to work in a team environment
  • Physical Assessment Course is an asset
  • Strong patient assessment skills required.
  • Caring, compassionate, customer focused attitude towards patients and families
  • Able to physically meet the demands of the role
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required

Salary Scale: $23.48 - $29.35

Posted: June 21, 2018

Internal applications due by: June 28, 2018

The ideal candidate is strong in attention to detail in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and should be ready to drive change and innovation. We require an individual who is a strong communicator, interacts with co-workers and clients with care and respect and has the ability to foster a work environment that focuses on teamwork.

Please submit your application via our website at www.haltonhealthcare.com directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

Selection of the preferred candidate(s) will be prioritized based on those who meet the minimum requirements of the position. 

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.