Registered Nurse- Regular Full-Time

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Unit Summary

The Cardiac Care Unit, General Site provides comprehensive interdisciplinary care to complex patients with unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, high risk arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy or valve dysfuntion. Critically ill patients with multiple organ involvement, post-cardiac arrest, post-angiogram or PTCA complications, hemodynamic instability requiring invasive monitoring, ventilation and intra aortic balloon pump support. The CCU provides cardiac arrest team services for the General Site. 


Position Summary

As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the Registered Nurse assesses, implements, coordinates and evaluates patient care and provides nursing care according to the job description and standards of practice for Registered Nurses in Ontario as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario. 


Schedule Work Hours

Days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays 


Qualifications - External

1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
2. Current BCLS certification, ACLS certification preferred
3. Recent (within the last 2 years) experience in acute cardiac care nursing and critical care
4. Recent (within the last 2 years) experience in ECG interpretation/treatment, hemodynamic monitoring (arterial lines and pulmonary artery catheters), ventilation, IV access, venipuncture, defibrillation, pacemakers and ICDs
5. Current knowledge of the assessment and management of an acute cardiac population and critically ill adults
6. Demonstrated knowledge of the nursing care planning process and evidence of the ability to utilize problem-solving and critical thinking techniques effectively in a critical care setting
7. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
8. Ability to perform well in critical high stress situations 

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services


Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.


This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:


Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement