In keeping with the Mission Statement of the hospital and the nursing department, the Registered Nurse Practical is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for individual patients and families. The nurse assigned to this position is required to function independently and in conjunction with the physicians and the multidisciplinary team in the Clinic in order to ensure that the clinic runs efficiently.
§ Assess the patient (e.g., results from lab, x-ray, or pathology; status of drug or incision; additional clinical nursing data; vital signs; measurements; and collect specimens)
§ Assist teams with procedures. Monitor the patient pre and post procedures as required.
§ Deal compassionately with youth/adolescents and their families diagnosed with a variety of acute or chronic conditions.
§ Development, implementation and review of education resources/documents.
§ Coordinate care with home care and other health care professionals and specialists as required.
§ Provide instructions (written or oral) to patients and families as required. Typically this may include teaching for procedures, specimen collection or discharge teaching.
§ Identify real and potential problems by intervening directly or referring to other health care professionals.
§ Telephone teaching and counselling of patients and families.
§ Participation in all clinic activities.
§ Continuous learning to develop expertise in the trained specialties
§ Maintain documentation according to CHEO policies and procedures.
§ Check resuscitation cart.
§ Maintain equipment and report any malfunctions.
§ Police Record Check (PRC) (Essential)
§ Current registration with the College of Nurses in Ontario (Essential)
§ Current BCLS (Essential)
§ Medication administration course (Essential)
§ Demonstrates knowledge of principles of safe medication administration and reconciliation and the ability to practice this in a clinical setting (Essential)
§ Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills (Essential)
§ Demonstrates the ability to participate as an active member of the health-care team (Essential)
§ Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in an oral and a written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines (Essential)
§ Demonstrates an understanding and a willingness to participate in self-evaluation (Essential)
§ Demonstrates the ability to participate in patient teaching (Essential)
§ Demonstrates a commitment to continuous Quality Improvement (Essential)
§ Demonstrates an understanding of aseptic technique and an ability to apply this knowledge in a clinical setting (Essential)
§ Demonstrates the ability to maintain clinic throughput by performing nursing functions such as rooming patients, nursing assessment and documentation (Essential)
§ Bilingualism - French and English (Essential)
§ Pediatric experience (minimum 2 years) (Preferred)
§ Previous experience in a variety of outpatient ambulatory clinics (Preferred)
Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.