Regular Part-Time Critical Care Registered Nurse
Brant Community Healthcare System - Brantford, ON

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The RN demonstrates professional development and clinical competency; utilizes the nursing process to assess plan, implement and evaluate patient care; addresses health educational needs for patients and families, and other health care providers; manages patient care assignments as well as other organizational tasks related to patient unit operations and acts in a clinical leadership role in the coordination of patient care for all assigned patients. Reporting to the Group Leader, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing evidenced based, comprehensive, safe, effective and ethical nursing care to all clients in need of Critical Care Services.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:
*Graduate of an accredited college/ university nursing program
*Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
*Current two (2) years experience in a critical care unit setting
*Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification

MANDATORY COMPETENCIES:
Cognitive:
*Demonstrated ability to work within a Total Patient Care Delivery system in which regulated health care professionals practice to their full scope adhering to the practice standards as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario
*Proven critical thinking skills, creative problem solver with a solution focus and patient-centred approach
*Demonstrated ability to communicate and use effective interpersonal skills with colleagues and other members of the BCHS and external partners
*Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a high intensity and rapidly changing environment

Technical:
*Demonstrated competence in patient assessment and care planning including but not limited to:
*Completion of comprehensive (systems based) patient assessments, identification and prioritization of critical patient needs, collaborative care planning with clients and families, implementation of nursing interventions, delegated medical acts, evaluation and documentation.
*Ensuring a discharge plan is part of the individualized plan of care
*Engaging patient/family in health teaching to achieved desired patient outcomes
*Demonstrated ability to interpret cardiac arrhythmias, describe their hemodynamic consequences and usual treatment approaches
*Demonstrated knowledge of life saving medications, intravenous vasoactive medications, paralytic agents, as well as general drug dosage calculation, administration of continuous medication infusions (such as but not limited to titrated vasoactive agents, platelet inhibitors, anti-arrhythmic agents, thrombolytics, and insulin) and patient monitoring for medication effects
*Demonstrated ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary emergencies and initiation of advanced interventions to stabilize a patient.
*Demonstrated competencies in phlebotomy, IV initiation as well as care for central lines
*Demonstrated technical competencies in effective use of associated equipment including, but not limited to:
*Assisting with the initiation of life saving procedures such as, intubation, air-way management, defibrillation, external pacing, and transvenous pacing.
*Effective management of airway support including mechanical ventilation
*IV Infusion pumps, oxygen delivery systems, telemetry packs, glucometers, non-invasive blood pressure, specialty beds and overlay mattresses, closed chest tube drainage systems, and wound management systems, and transduced pressure lines (e.g., CVP, Arterial,)
*Physically capable of performing the full scope of responsibilities
*Mature, reliable individual with excellent attendance record and able to work all shifts

PREFERRED:
*Successful completion of Critical Care Certificate Program or an equivalent
*Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
*Member of RNAO
*Demonstrated competence with Wound Vac Systems, PA Catheter management
*Self directed individual with the ability to work both independently and in partnership with members of the inter-professional team
*Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and personal development in nursing
*Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills
*Ability to be a coach, teacher and mentor to colleagues and students

Primary Responsibilities also include:
Safety (patient, worker & workplace) is a BCHS Corporate Priority. The successful applicant will demonstrate good stewardship in the identification, reporting and mitigation of unsafe acts or conditions

Brant Community Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer


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The Brantford General Hospital, a 300+ bed, acute care facility, is located in the City of Brantford and boasts stable, state-of-the-art...