As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital, you will uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing ‘Patient Safety’ and our hospital’s ‘Senior Friendly Strategies’ as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and ‘The Workplace of Choice’. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.
Summary of responsibilities
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the role of Registered Nurse (RN) at CCH is to deliver safe, effective, patient-centered, ethical, and evidenced-based nursing care. The overall function of the RN is to assist our patients and community to manage clinical conditions and transitions and maximise their self-care abilities as well as embody a culture of caregiver inclusion in the patient’s plan of care. The RN also acts as a resource for members of the care team.
Members of this team cover absences on any unit for the duration of the shift. The RN will take on a full assignment and work collaboratively with the patient care team on the unit in which he/she is assigned.
Requirements of the job
• Holds current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Certificate of registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
• Is committed to living the Mission and Values of Cornwall Community Hospital
• Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance
• Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
• Recent demonstration of technical skills and use of equipment in the clinical setting (e.g. CVAD’s, TPN, IVs, pumps)
• Current certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Advanced
• Functional level in both official languages (oral and written in English; oral in French – and testing completed)
• Two years’ experience in an acute medical and/or surgical setting.
• Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
• Current RNAO membership
Key skills or competencies
• Superior interpersonal organizational and communication skills
• Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.
• Leadership and decision-making skills
• Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to change
• Excellent patient assessment, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
• Ability to develop, implement, evaluate, and adapt a therapeutic nursing plan (care plan)
• Ability to teach and mentor RPNs, RNs, students as required
• Completes mandatory training as required at the unit level