Registered Nurse – Renal Unit
Kingston General Hospital plays a key role in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Priority Program through both local and outreach clinics. These include the in-hospital nephrology ward, chronic kidney disease outpatient program, renal transplant program, peritoneal dialysis program, and hemodialysis program.
This part-time Registered Nurse position is for our Renal Unit at Kingston General Hospital.
The RN is responsible for ensuring that practice and conduct meets legislative requirements and the standards of the profession as designed by the College of Nurses of Ontario. RNs’ practice will also comply with Kingston General Hospital’s policies and procedures. Within this role the Registered Nurse is accountable for contributing to the delivery of the Kingston General Hospital strategy. As an employee, one must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting patient and family centered engagement and care in all we do.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
The RN initiates and coordinates interprofessional team assessments and plans of care including physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs of patients across the continuum of care. Delivers care and provides care coordination for an assigned group of patients. They perform Discharge management including initiating discharge planning on day of patient admission, monitoring length of stay, progress targets, and patient & family education. The RN plans, organizes and establishes priorities based on individual patient’s needs and scheduled activities and adjusts priorities and activities in response to unanticipated events and develops plan of care to achieve identified patient goals (e.g. mobility plan). They coordinate family communication, family meetings and conferences and perform therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician and as indicated by the nursing diagnosis. The RN maintains appropriate records of observation, nursing care administered and patient’s response and provides teaching and learning experiences for both patient and family.
• Eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
• One year acute care nursing experience within the last three years preferred.
• Hemodialysis experience within the last three years preferred.
• Recent nephrology nursing experience preferred.
• Proven ability to function independently in emergency situations.
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proven ability to interact with Chronic Kidney Disease patients in a positive and supportive manner.
• Proven ability to attend work regularly.
• Satisfactory criminal reference check required.
The applicant must be able to meet the physical demands of this position.
Please apply via email, quoting reference number 14-OC-RU to:
Stephanie Abrams, Lead Recruitment Advisor
Recruitment and Employee Services
KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL
We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Your resume will be kept on file for up to one year should another suitable opportunity arise. Please contact the Recruiter listed on this posting with any questions.