Delivers highly skilled intensive nursing care within a family centred, team environment. Ongoing certification and involvement in educational events/conferences, unit activities to develop and maintain/advance critical care skills. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Grand River Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment.
• Current Certificate of Competence from College of Nurses of Ontario – required • 2 years recent experience in Intensive Care nursing • Successful completion of Basic and Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation and 12 lead ECG, and ACLS certification courses • Competency skills: venipuncture, IV initiation, administration of medications below the drip chamber, BG testing • Experience in the management of patients requiring the following: epidural and intrapleural catheter, chest tube, arterial line, central line(including hemodialysis line) pulmonary artery catheter, mechanical ventilation, pain and sedation assessment and intervention • Theoretical preparation/and or willingness to prepare for certification in: • Defibrillation • External pacemakers • Adjustments to TTP's • Utilization of medical directives for the administration of life saving drugs and IV initiation • Competency in assessment and interventions for various patient populations ranging from neonatal through to the geriatric patient • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with patients, families and other members of the multidisciplinary team • Participation in on-going education related to professional practice • Critical Care Certificate, Critical Care National Certificate preferred • Good attendance record
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Grand River Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment.
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