The Registered Nurse (RN) provides services in a manner consistent with HDH Mission, Vision and Values and that reflect the core values of Patient and Family Centred Care (dignity, respect, information sharing, participation, and collaboration);
practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and ethical values as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario;
works as a member of an interdisciplinary team : consults and communicates effectively with professionals, support personnel and other community agencies;
advises on best evidence-based practices and participates in hospital-wide activities and programs that model and promote a safe and healthy patient-centred environment and that contribute to quality improvement and risk management initiatives.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Participates in patient assessment, monitoring and education.
Documents all patient findings, with notification of physician as appropriate.
Participates in program development based on evaluation data, best practice standards and recent related research.
Participates in program evaluation.
Monitors the patient referral base, admissions and discharges, focusing on the target numbers for constancy within the program population and achievement of annual activity targets.
Participates in assessment of the required equipment and tools with the physiotherapists, to ensure they are appropriate and safe for patient use.
Participates in team functioning by taking a leadership role in the day to day program work, e.g., screening of new patients, monitoring preparation of discharge classes, scheduling the community group classes, etc.
Communicates with other health care professionals as required, e.g. Family doctors.
Consistently monitors the patient data in the computer program tracking system (VHPN) and documents and communicates all pertinent information using the standard computer programs of excel, word, e-mail etc.
according to approved policies and procedures.
Participates as directed in Professional Practice committees and teams for the improvement and ongoing development of professional nursing practice for achieving excellent patient care.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Current certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario
Current BCLS the Health Care Provider Level
Current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search administered by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC)
Experience with cardiac nursing or intensive care with a cardiac focus.
Knowledge of cardiac rhythm interpretation and appropriate follow-up.
Experience in developing, providing and evaluating patient education.
Demonstrates familiarity with behavioural modification principles, theories and practices.
Knowledge of the chronic disease prevention and management model.
Proven ability to make critical decisions independently and rapidly.
Proven good attendance.
Proven effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Capable of coping in a physically and mentally demanding work environment.
Able to function independently as well as interdependently.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS :
Previous experience in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre.
Fluency in the French language.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
The applicant must meet the physical demands of this position.
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kingston Health Sciences Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices.