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Registered Nurse (Ambulatory Care)



Department / Unit:

Ambulatory Care

Position Type:

Temporary Part Time

Bargaining Unit:


Posting Date:

2020/02/25 12:00

Closing Date:

2020/03/03 23:59

The Registered Nurse is accountable and responsible for the provision of general and specialized nursing duties and work assignments on a daily basis, according to the standards of Nursing Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario, and Mission and Values of Headwaters Health Care Centre. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patients’ needs relative to nursing care of a patient with a Cancer/Hematological diagnosis. Responsible for the administration of IV and Oral Chemotherapy/Biotherapy/Blood products and initiates and maintains the patient care plan according to the patients goals and expected outcomes utilizing tools such as Your Symptoms Matter (YSM).
The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications:
  • Current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current CNA Certification in Oncology (completed or in progress)
  • deSouza institute provincial standardized chemotherapy certification or Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) chemotherapy/biotherapy certificate or equivalent
  • deSouza institute chemotherapy maintenance course or ONS chemotherapy/biotherapy renewal course yearly
  • 2-3 years recent experience in Ambulatory Care setting including Oncology and administration of systemic therapy (Chemotherapy/Biotherapy)
  • Health/Physical Assessment Certificate (preferred)
  • Active member of CANO (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Best Practice Guidelines in management of Central Vascular Access devices, PICC, Port a Cath & Hickman
  • Current Health Care Provider BCLS Certification
  • ACLS Certification (an asset)
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development as it applies to the profession and related field
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and organizational abilities; ability to relate well with patients and families as well as all members of the health care team
  • Ability to organize and prioritize patient care activities with flexibility and adaptability to changing situations
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
  • Appropriate lifiting techniques
  • Acceptable performance and attendance records


Extra Information

  • The duration of this temporary posting is approximately 12 months.

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