Department / Unit:
Headwaters Healthcare Centre (HHCC) is presently looking for a Registered Nurse for High Acuity Transport on a permanent full-time basis. This RN must have excellent communication, health teaching ability, strong organizational skills, and a positive attitude reflective of our organizational values. Ideally you like to experience new challenges and are committed to work well as a team member.
Reporting to the Manager, Critical Care & Acute Medicine, the High Acuity Transport Nurse is responsible for accompanying patients being transferred in and out of HHCC, for external tests, procedures, diagnostics, and/or appointments. Transportation in a safe environment is provided and ensured by HHCC.
When not on transport, the High Acuity Transport Nurse is actively supporting patient care within HHCC, performing data analysis, documenting on transfers, and completing assignments and projects as assigned by HHCC management.
Shifts are typically eight (8) hours on Monday to Friday. There may be days that extended shifts will be required; there will be times where early or late transfers are expected, and all shifts are subject to change for this reason.
Some of the Operational and Quality & Safety Responsibilities will include:
• Provides nursing care from the initial contact with patient until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility; maintains thorough patient care documentation.
• Maintains documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing educations, and safety training. Attends continuing education programs pertinent to their area of practice.
• Monitors use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used for transport.
• Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures. Maintains adequate supplies to deliver patient care.
• Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public.
• Monitors unit specific data for trends, identifying opportunities for improvement.
• Attends Unit Based Council (UBC) meetings in Acute Medicine.
• Ensures that the Standards of Nursing Practice are implemented and assists in monitoring of standards as necessary.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent; in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
• A minimum of three (3) years in a full-time acute setting working with adult populations is required; pediatric experience is an asset;
• ACLS/BLS is required, TNCC preferred; ongoing renewal is required to maintain current certification;
• Coronary Care 1 certification, or willing to complete certification within six (6) months;
• Experience performing inter-facility patient transfers (equivalent combination of education, training and experience satisfactory to HHCC may be considered).
• Accurate charting and documentation.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office including skills for reporting and presentation purposes, and general office equipment knowledge.
• Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills.
• Excellent attention to detail and records management.
• Ability to network effectively and productively with related organizations and agencies both within and outside the community.
• Ability to organize and prioritize patient care activities with flexibility and adaptability to change.
• Demonstrated commitment to continuous professional development and lifelong learning.
• Demonstrated commitment to quality and patient safety initiatives.
• Ability to speak/write other languages is considered an asset.
• Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) membership is an asset.