Registered Nurse - Inpatient Cardiac & General Surgery 3W
St. Mary’s General Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
3d ago

Position Description

For more than 90 years St. Mary’s General Hospital has fostered a culture of innovation, compassion and respect. With this vision, St.

Mary’s has developed an environment that inspires people to perform to the best of their ability. Passion, excellence and innovation are deeply embedded in all we do.

St. Mary’s uses these principles to foster a healthy, supportive work environment that cares for the well-being of our community -

mind, body and spirit. When you join St. Mary’s, your contribution will make a positive impact to the quality of life for patients and families.

In addition, you will join a team dedicated to making St. Mary’s the safest and most effective hospital in Canada.

New employees must provide documentation of a 2-step TB screening, as well as proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox) prior to their start date at St.

Mary’s General Hospital. No staff will be allowed to start work without clearance through Employee Health and Wellness.

The Registered Nurse (RN) is professionally responsible and accountable for effectively working in a multidisciplinary team.

The RN provides accurate assessment and intervention to all acutely ill patients in order to prevent complications as well as achieving and maintaining optimal patient responses.

What You'll Do

  • Prioritize nursing care for assigned patients based on assessment data and identified needs.
  • Monitor, interpret, and evaluate patient specific data including assessment findings and results from laboratory and / or diagnostic testing.
  • Adjusts care within designated parameters and seeks input from physician or nurse practitioner as required.

  • Performstherapeutic / diagnostic procedures based on nursing standards, clinical best practices and hospital protocols / policies.
  • Consult and coordinate care with health care team members. Collaborates with other health professionals to develop and revise treatment plans base on identified needs and assessment data.
  • Communicate accurately and effectively with patient and his / her family members as well as interdisciplinary team members.
  • Advocates for the needs of the patient.

  • Document concisely, accurately and completely in a timely manner. Documents medical history, assessment findings, treatment plans, interventions, outcomes and plan revisions.
  • Position Requirements

  • Registered Nurse, in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • BScN or equivalent
  • Recent experience working on a surgical or cardiology unit
  • Intermediate Level Coronary Care (CCU II) Nursing Certificate or enrolled in a course equivalent
  • Successfully completed the 10-week Physical Assessment Course or equivalent
  • Have a positive work and attendance record
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Level of physical fitness appropriate for the physical demands of the unit
  • Willing to obtain defibrillation certificate within 3 months of commencing in the position
  • Preference will be given to applicants with the following additional qualifications :

  • Recent experience in Cardiac Surgical Nursing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of external pacemakers and chest tube management
  • Application Instructions

  • As per applicable collective agreement, the internal recruitment process will be completed prior to the consideration of external applicants.
  • Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code. SMGH requires all new hires to submit a valid Criminal Record Check that may include a Vulnerable Sector Screen prior to start date.

    SMGH is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to provide an inclusive, barrier free workplace.

    We will accommodate the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

    Should you require this accommodation, please contact the HR Administrator.

    We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.

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