Registered Nurse


Registered Nurse

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital
Location: Carleton Place, Ontario
Posted: January 26th 2020
Deadline: March 26th, 2020

Located just 20 minutes west of Ottawa, the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital is a 22-bed rural hospital with an outstanding record of performance, fiscal responsibility and quality patient care. Serving the growing communities of Carleton Place, Beckwith Township, Mississippi Mills and Ottawa West, we are committed to delivering the highest level of health care by connecting our patients to responsive & integrated services, leading the way in quality and safety, and being the kind of hospital that patients recommend to family and friends. If you are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you!

We are currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse in the emergency department. This is a regular, part-time position.

Reporting to the Nurse Manager, the Registered Nurse shall hold a certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario; and maintain competence in advanced life support procedures as determined by Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. The incumbent requires competency in basic nursing skills, the effective application of nursing knowledge and astute judgement in order to provide quality direct patient care. The incumbent shall participate in unit and/or hospital activities that contribute to maintenance and advancement of nursing practice, both within the hospital and the profession.

Key Responsibilities

  • In addition to other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager, or delegate, and consistent with all the prescribed practices, policies and procedures of the nursing department and the hospital, the incumbent shall:
  • Triage all patients presenting to the emergency department to determine the acuity and urgency of each patient, based on the CTAS. The management of patient care is provided through the utilization of the nursing process.
  • Provide care to assigned patients by planning, organizing and establishing priorities. Priorities and scheduled activities shall be adjusted in response to unanticipated events.
  • Act as a patient advocate by ensuring that the patient and/or family participates in decisions which affect his/her care.
  • Identify the need for patient and family teaching by assessing their knowledge and ensuring that appropriate teaching is provided either by direct involvement and/or the use of other appropriate resources.
  • Through on-going communication and committee participation, act as a liaison between patients, families, physicians, other hospital departments and the community.
  • Ensure effective communication and optimum patient care by referring and reporting pertinent information to other health care professionals involved in the provision of care.
  • Participate in the formulation of policies and procedures within the nursing service in order to ensure staff input and interpretation and thereby facilitate the effective implementation of such policies and procedures.
  • Minimum of two years of acute care experience in an active treatment setting
  • Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current B.L.S. Certificate
  • A.C.L.S. Certificates or willingness to attain at own expense
  • Emergency course or ENC
  • Triage training or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the nursing process and the Standards of Nursing Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently at times without supervision
  • Demonstrates good assessment, judgment, decision-making and documentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in an emergency department
  • Coronary Care certificate
Additional Information

Qualified applicants should apply by email.

Copies of all certifications required on the job posting and referenced in the resume must be provided to the employer before the posting closes for the purposes of the assessment process.

All staff will support and promote a culture of patient and family-centred care. All staff play a role in patient safety and it is an expectation that you will provide safe, high-quality patient care and service. This will be achieved by, but not limited to, taking a problem-solving approach to your work, using sound judgment, acting appropriately to ensure safety and taking the initiative to improve care and service.

Contact Information
Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

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