Niagara Health System - Registered Nurse - Intensive Care

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Registered Nurse – ICU

If you’re a Critical Care Nurse whose physical assessment and critical thinking skills are backed by solid clinical nursing experience in a critical care environment, read on.

Full-time, part-time, and casual part-time positions are available in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at all Niagara Health sites.

Working as an ICU Nurse to promote nursing excellence, quality patient/client-centred care and high professional standards, you will be responsible for the assessment, nursing diagnosis, integrated care plan development, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Your objective as a Registered Nurse – ICU will be to provide safe, competent care by applying your nursing knowledge and the technical aspects of professional practice while demonstrating compassion, professionalism and respect at all times. You will also be expected to perform all other relevant duties assigned to ensure the efficient operation of the unit to which you are assigned.
While you will be based at a home site, you must be willing to work at two or more Niagara Health sites.

To join our team as an ICU Nurse, you must be an experienced and qualified RN whose knowledge base and skill set include:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Two (2) years’ related clinical experience in the past five (5) years in a critical care environment
  • Current BCLS and ACLS certification
  • PALS certification, preferred
  • Critical Care certification (CNA)
  • Controlled acts authorized to nursing in the critical care setting and/or delegated controlled acts
  • Current knowledge and understanding of the Standards for Critical Care Nursing in accordance with the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in physical assessment (Physical Assessment Course, preferred)
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, cardiac monitoring and interpretation, including hemodynamic monitoring, 12 lead ECG interpretation, defibrillation, cardioversion, pacing and mechanical ventilation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in IV Therapy Initiation, direct IV drug administration, vasoactive and emergency medications
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, advanced pain management, including epidurals and pain pumps
  • Demonstrated ability to develop an integrated plan of care
  • Proven ability to apply knowledge, skills, judgment and competencies required for safe, independent and inter-disciplinary practice by meeting nursing practice standards as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario and related professional associations
  • Ability to apply Niagara Health values and professional practice standards to patient/client care and service
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient/client-centred care, and to patient and family education, and the ability to promote health and wellness
  • Proven ability to apply leadership skills by providing, facilitating and promoting quality patient care
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively as most responsible nurse in a total patient care model
  • Evidence of accurate, timely and appropriate documentation according to best practice guidelines and CNO standards
  • Proven ability to integrate reflection, critical thinking, education and relevant practical experience in problem solving
  • Working knowledge of computers

Discover an innovative team environment and great quality of life – in Niagara

Niagara Health, the major provider of acute care in Canada’s Niagara Region, is a multi-site hospital providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinics and services, including Emergency & Urgent Care, Centres of Excellence for Women and Babies and Mental Health, and regional cardiac and cancer programs. As a result, we offer a wide variety of practice settings and plenty of opportunities to carry out interesting and challenging work.

To join Niagara Health is to spend more time enjoying life than commuting. Nestled between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and best recognized for its tourist attractions, the area also offers great geographical advantages. Our hospital sites are located in thriving communities, where affordable housing, an abundance of recreational and cultural activities, and a variety of settings make both family and single living a rewarding, enriching experience.
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Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Posted  - May 5, 2017
  • Expires  - June 5, 2017