Registered Nurse (RN) - Post Partum
Found in: Talent CA
The Registered Nurse (RN) role models clinical excellence and the core competencies of the practice standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), as well as the policies and procedures of Southlake Regional Health Centre (Southlake). The RN works collaboratively as a member of the health care team. The RN provides direct patient care to patients based on the three-factor framework as outlined in the College of Nurses of Ontario standard, RN and RPN Practice: The Client, Nurse and the Environment. These three factors have an impact on decision making related to care-provider assignment as well as the need for consultation and collaboration among care providers. All nurses make a commitment to lifelong learning.
The successful candidate will be motivated, self-directed and a key member of a dynamic interdisciplinary team with defined roles focused on quality patient care and patient flow. The successful candidate will be responsible to provide excellent care to a diverse acute medical patient population in a fast-paced setting.
Our 16 bed Post Partum unit offers a family-centred approach to labour, birth, and post-partum care, including specialized monitoring for high risk pregnancies, a prenatal clinic for mothers without a family doctor, prenatal education and tours. As York Region's designated Centre for Paediatric and Perinatal Care, our NICU operates as a Level 2c nursery.
Skills & Abilities
•Provides patient and family focused care within the RN scope of practice, based on the three factor framework of the College of Nurses of Ontario
•Functions in accordance with established hospital policies and procedures, including emergency codes.
•Ensures that practice is consistent with entry to practice competencies, standards of practice, guidelines and legislation.
•Communicates effectively with patients, families and all members of the healthcare team.
•Practices collaboratively with members of the healthcare team to provide elements of care for patients/clients with complex health issues.
•Practices collaboratively with other members of the interprofessional health care team.
•Provides consultation and/or clinical support to peers as needed.
•Contributes to the assessment and documentation of each patient's health status on an ongoing basis.
•Assists in the development and implementation of the Plan of Care and evaluates its ongoing effectiveness.
•Assists in the orientation/preceptorship of new staff members and students to the clinical units.
•Acts as a role model and champion to identify and integrate safe, best practices into daily activities to foster the delivery of safe and exemplary care.
•Takes a leadership role in the coordination of patient care in assigned area
•Assumes charge nurse role when assigned
•Assists in the orientation/preceptorship of new staff members and students
•Effectively utilizes human and material resources
•Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical pathways
•Provides consultation and/or clinical support to peers as needed
•Other duties as assigned by Manager/delegate.
•Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as a Registered Nurse
•Current BCLS certificate required
•Current ACLS certificate preferred
•Recent work experience on Post Partum unit preferred
•Neonatal Resuscitation Certificate (NRP) or willing to obtain within 3 months of hire date
•Fetal monitoring certificate required or willing to obtain within 3 months of hire date
•Education in breast feeding preferred
•Excellent physical assessment skills
•Demonstrates excellent problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills
•Demonstrates excellent organizational and time-management skills
•Demonstrates initiative and the ability to function both independently and as an interprofessional team member in a fast paced demanding environment
•Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
•Demonstrates excellent clinical skills and professional leadership capabilities with a focus on collaborative teamwork, patient flow and quality improvements
•Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all
•Good working knowledge of Electronic Documentation
•Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for patients, family and staff
•Demonstrated commitment to, and understanding of the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion
•Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Southlake Regional Health Center
oAlways with compassion
oPower of many
oServe with purpose
oEvery voice matters
oCourage to think differently
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital's Occupational Health and Safety department. Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two doses) from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source directly to the Occupational Health and Safety department. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if you are exempt from this requirement to the recruitment team. A recruitment representative may follow up with you for further information if necessary.
At Southlake, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities. Southlake is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
It is the responsibility of all Southlake employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.
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