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Registered Nurse – Oncology/ Infectious Diseases

St. Michael's Hospital Unity Health Toronto

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 18, 2021.

The RN works within a changing environment and in inter-professional teams to advocate for and promote wellness while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and ethical nursing care.

The RN shares his/her knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence.

The RN continually enhances his/her practice and competencies through ongoing learning, education, experience and reflective practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary role of the RN is to provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, patient-centred quality care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and SMH’s mission, vision, values and policies.

The RN optimizes the patient’s experience and care outcomes by: Being accountable for one’s decisions and professional practice; Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient; Collaborating with other members of the patient’s care team; and, Coordinating and communicating patient care activities.

The RN has 4 key areas of responsibility: Patient Care: Acquires information to assess patient care and learning needs Develops a plan of care and integrates nursing activities with other inter-professional activities Engages in critical inquiry and reflection to select evidence-based interventions Organizes nursing care and assigns or changes nursing care activities where appropriate Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and adjusts the plan as needed Anticipates, recognizes and addresses rapidly changing situations Provides health education to patients and their families using effective teaching strategies Documents observations, assessments and care provision Contributes to discharge and transition planning Refers patient to other agencies or services as needed Collaboration & Coordination: Serves as the primary resource for organizing and coordinating patient care activities Establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and inter-professional relationships Coordinates and communicates patient care activities for a safe and seamless transition and appropriate transfer of accountability Participates in hospital committees and other groups Leadership: Aligns behavior with SMH’s vision, mission and values and Code of Conduct Supports the advancement of professional practice Utilizes effective judgment in assigning patient care activities Engages in self-reflection, performance review and ongoing learning Participates in mentoring, teaching and /or coaching students, co-workers and other regulated and unregulated health professionals Embraces change that leads to improved nursing practice and better patient outcomes Advocates for a safe and healthy work environment Research: Participates in or supports research projects Supports and participates in evidence based practice implementation and quality improvement initiatives QUALIFICATIONS: Must have Current General Class (Practicing) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario BLS Certification Must have 1 year of acute care experience Must have 1 year of experience with vascular access, porta cath and central lines Must have de Souza Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Course or be willing to complete it within 6 months from hire Central Lines Certification is required Must have Phlebotomy and Peripheral I.V.

experience Previous experience as an Oncology Nurse is required May also need to work in the Medical Daycare clinic when the need arises Certified with the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology is preferred Ability to work collaboratively with other professions / disciplines in a team environment Excellent communication skills Proven planning, time management, organization and coordination skills