Kingston Health Sciences Centre Kingston, ON, Canada
May 10, 2018Temporary
Are you looking for an exciting career challenge in Nursing? Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is Southeastern Ontario’s largest acute-care academic hospital. Consisting of our Hotel Dieu Hospital site and Kingston General Hospital site as well as the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and two research institutes, we care for more than 500,000 patients and families from across our region. As one of Kingston ’s largest employers, we are home to nearly 5,000 staff, more than 2,000 health-care learners and 1,000 volunteers who are committed to partnering with patients and families to ensure we continually provide high quality, compassionate care. Fully affiliated with Queen’s University we are ranked as one of Canada’s top research hospitals. Why consider Kingston General Hospital? At KGH the care team is just one place for you to make your voice heard. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute through Nursing Practice Councils, Unit-Based Councils and other Advisory councils and teams. KGH is located along the shores of Lake Ontario in a city with an unbeatable lifestyle, first-class amenities, short-commute times and a smaller, more livable scale. Kingston has something for everyone! Registered Nurse, Endoscopy Clinic Temporary Part-Time Position Hours of Work: Between Monday to Friday, variation of day shifts, & on-call as required ONA (KGH) Kingston General Hospital Site DESCRIPTION: The RN is responsible for ensuring that practice and conduct meets legislative requirements and the standards of the profession as designed by the College of Nurses of Ontario. RNs’ practice will also comply with Kingston General Hospital’s policies and procedures. Within this role the Registered Nurse is accountable for contributing to the delivery of the Kingston General Hospital strategy. As an employee, one must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting patient and family centered engagement and care in all we do. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: The RN initiates and coordinates interprofessional team assessments and plans of care including physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs of patients across the continuum of care. Delivers care and provides care coordination for an assigned group of patients in an ambulatory and/or inpatient setting. Plans, organizes and establishes priorities based on individual patient’s needs and scheduled activities and adjusts priorities and activities in response to unanticipated events. Develops plans of care to achieve identified patient goals within the ambulatory and/or inpatient setting and including planning for transitions within and from the hospital setting. Provides teaching and learning experiences for both patient and family. Coordinates family communication, family meetings and conferences. Performs therapeutic measures as prescribed by members of the professional care team and as indicated by the nursing diagnosis. Maintains appropriate records of observation, nursing care administered and patient’s response. Communicates regularly with the interprofessional team members throughout the patient care experience. Assigns, teaches and supervises Patient Care Assistants/Volunteers. Acts as the key contact person for new interprofessional team members and assigned group of patients. Performs Charge Nurse responsibilities for a tour of duty as assigned. Provides for an environment which is conducive to the safety and well-being of patients, visitors and staff by practicing and promoting accident prevention; by being familiar with emergency procedures and regulations, by using skills, physical facilities, supplies and equipment safely and appropriately; and by being alert to infection hazards and infection control procedures. Maintains competence in nursing practice through in-service and continuing education. Participates in nursing research. Serves on departmental and related committees when and as requested. Interprets nursing department and hospital policies to patients, families and visitors. Performs related work as requested. Adheres to the worker responsibilities as set out in the Occupational Health & Safety Act, hospital safety policies and dept./unit established procedures at all times. NOTE: The above duties are representative but are not to be construed as all inclusive. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Knowledge and competence in CPR. Minimum of 3 years medical/surgical/emergency nursing experience within the last 5 years required. One year experience within the last three years in an Endoscopy unit required. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to work on a multidisciplinary team an asset. Proven ability to attend work regularly. Satisfactory criminal reference check required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demand will vary dependent on the specific unit or service. The incumbent will be required to meet the physical demands described for that unit of services.