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Nurse Clinician

McMaster Children's Hospital

McMaster Children's Hospital - Hamilton Health Sciences, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Temporary Full-time
Minimum Salary: 40.0300 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 56.2200

Job Description

Position Summary

The Skin Wound and ostomy (SWO) clinician applies a specialized and expanded body of knowledge of the integumentary wound, ostomy and continence systems in the care to the patient experiencing issues in these areas.  The clinician provides an advanced assessment of skin, burns, wound, incontinence and ostomy issues and develops a plan of care in conjunction with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team.  The SWO Clinician supports the developement of a culture of prevention of skin breakdown and pressure ulcer developement and is well versed in best practices related to skin, wound and ostomy care.  Essential to the role is an understanding and expertise with advanced wound care products; negative pressure wound therapy, therapeutic surface and adjuuvant therapies.  The SWO Clinician is well versed in the best practices related to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers and care of patients with an ostomy.  The Clinician teaches, counsels, troubleshoots and advises patients and their families with skin, wound burn and stoma care.  The Clinicain will be an educator, mentor and role model to support staff in being able to assess and problem solve basic wound care issues.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday, days.

Please note that this position must be flexible for multi-site Clinical Support as required.

This position is temporary until September 2024.


Baccalaureate level Nursing degree required

Current Certificate as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Is a certified Nurse Specialized in Skin, Wound and Ostomy care (NSWOC) or an equivilent program recognized through the Canaadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy.

International Interprofessional Wound Care Course certification an asset.

3-5 years of recent experience in Nursing.

Experience with the management of burn patients is an asset.

Experience with the pediatric population is an asset.

3-5 years of recent experience in the management of abdominal fistulae, stomas and complex wounds.

Commitment to ongoing professional development with demonstrated proof of continuing education.

Demonstrated ability to provide education to patients and health professionals regarding skin, wound, burns and stoma care.

Knowledge of full scope of treatment modalities for skin, wound, burns and stoma management and preventative skin care techniques.

Knowledge and experience in implementation of the principles of adult teaching and learning.

Demonstrated ability to effectively apply current research knowledge to Clinical Practice.

Demonstrated ability to function effectively as part of an Interprofessional team.

Demonstrated ability to manage complex psychological needs of patients and families.

Demonstrated ability to assist unit staff to problem-solve patient skin care issues including pressure reduction surfaces utilizing fiscal resources responsibly.

Ability to focus on corporate skin, wound and ostomy programs by participating in activities that promote best practice initiatives.

Ability to participate in the ongoing development of the Skin, Wound, Ostomy and Burn service at HHS.

Recent experience and the ability to mentor clinical staff.

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Company/Organization Description

Unit Summary

Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of seven unique hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and south central Ontario, Canada.  Hamilton Health Sciences is the second largest hospital group in Ontario and serves as a regional referral centre for cardiac, stroke, burns, trauma, neurosurgery, pediatrics, digestive diseases, high-risk obstetrics, cancer, orthopedics and rehabilitation services.

In accordance with our organizational commitment to provide an Excellent Patient Experience for All, the Patient Experience and Safety Program provides organization-wide operational support, consultation and leadership in the areas of the Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Clinical Risk Management, Quality of Care, Infection Control, Policy and Document Management and Skin, Wound and Ostomy Care.  The program is accountable for the provision of roles, resources and structures required to deliver safe, patient and family centred care and services across Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and, as a part of the Quality and Performance Portfolio, the program models the application of evidenced based quality tools and methodologies.  Through education, modeling and mentoring the Patient Experience Office will support organization wide awareness, attention and focus on the critical importance and necessity of a postitive experience for all patients and families and to support high quality safe care.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

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