Step into a job that opens countless doors. As Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system, and the only one in the province to provide care from pre-birth to end of life, we offer endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS.
We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. We are a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research, ranked fourth in Canada and we focus on improving the quality of care for our patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. Our multi-site hospital has over 1,100 beds and we offer world-leading expertise in many areas, including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care, palliative care and pediatrics. Open the door to a career that evolves with you. Start exploring opportunities now and join our team of over 15,000 dedicated staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers.
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, located on Hamilton’s beautiful mountain brow, is home to the Regional Cancer Program as well as a community emergency department, a general medical and intensive care service, and a robust surgical program. It serves a population of more than 2.3 million people. The site has a rich history, and originally treated soldiers in WWI. More than 100 years later, is a headquarters for some of the country’s most advanced cancer care and clinical trials.
Located at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, wards EF4 consist of two in-patient units (Surgery & Surgical Oncology and Medicine & Surgery). These units care for oncology patients undergoing surgical interventions for diagnostic, treatment, and palliative purposes as well as patients undergoing general surgery, colorectal, hepatobiliary, plastics, urology, and gynecology. On E4, there are 3 Observational Care beds (obs) providing expert level care for complex post-operative complications and monitoring through technological methods such as patient safety net monitoring.
Both units utilize a patient & family-centered, evidence based approach to care and are frequently recognized for their positive impact on patient experience. EF4 is known for integrating interventions to reduce the incidence of hospital harm indicators such as Sepsis, Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections, Surgical Site Infections, and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
Registered Nurses (RNs) working in these units help coordinate, evaluate, and advance patient care to allow for healthy populations. These fast-paced units provide an exciting environment with high acuity to enhance clinical knowledge and skill. Our nurses are highly skilled and frequently support learners and students and are acknowledged as experts in wound care, pain management, and surgical care. There are many opportunities for professional growth and career advancements within this program.
The RN collaborates with surgeons, physicians, and physician assistants to implement and evaluate patient care. They are frequently caring for higher acuity patients with complex medical needs in a large multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate critical decision-making and patient advocacy.
Schedule Work Hours
Nurses work 12 hour tours, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Current Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as a Registered Nurse
- Minimum one (1) year experience in an adult surgical setting
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
- Familiarity with the unique challenges of an acute care setting
- Knowledgeable in acute pain management strategies, enteral and parenteral nutrition, complex wound care, stoma management and vascular access skills
- Competency in assessing and prioritizing clinical demands
- Exhibits organizational skills required to function in high acuity environments
- Displays exceptional communication and respect within an inter-professional team setting
- Evidence of ongoing professional development
- Proficient in electronic documentation and technology
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.
$34.24 – $49.02 hourly
Proficiency in both Official Languages would be an asset.
Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.