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Job Title:
Registered Nurse

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Oncology/Palliative Care
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Job Description

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Mission: One Team - Two Sites: Serving Chatham & Rural Kent
Vision: Together, Growing a Healthier Community
Values: CKHA CARES - Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety

Registered Nurse

Oncology/Palliative Care


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
-A current certificate of competence as an RN in Ontario.
-BScN preferred.
-2 years (recent) Chemotherapy Administration experience.
-Certified in the initiation of intravenous lines by venipuncture/care of central venous access devices.
-Certified in fibrinolytic therapy for central venous access device occlusions and removal of peripherally inserted central catheters.
-C.V.A.A. (C) Canadian Vascular Access Association Certification preferred.
-Demonstrated clinical expertise with Central Venous Access Devices.
-DeSousa certification with demonstrated clinical expertise in systemic chemotherapy, biotherapy and hospice palliative care
-Knowledge of Cancer Care services and system, locally, regionally and provincially.
-Excellent Computer Skills
-Certified in the Basic Cardiac Life Support.
-Recent completion (within 3 years) of Palliative Care: The Fundamentals and C.A.P.C.E.
-Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Oncology and/or Hospice Palliative Care.
-Satisfactory attendance.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
-Demonstrate interest in the development of the Nursing profession and continuing education.
-Strong personal commitment to continuous quality principles.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Excellent clinical assessment skills.
-Demonstrated conflict management and conflict resolution skills.
-Demonstrated collaborative skills in working with other disciplines and agencies to best meet the needs of both the oncology patient and their family.
-Demonstrated knowledge of Standards and Principles of Systemic Chemotherapy and Biotherapy and Hospice Palliative Care
-Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centered Care.
-Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety and partnering with each other to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems.
-Demonstrated performance reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
-Meet the ethical and legal requirements of professional practice from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
-Demonstrate competence at his/her current level of knowledge and refrain from practicing beyond this level.
-Utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of nursing care.
-Acts as a patient advocate through his/her actions with patients/family and other health care providers.
-Records data in the health record according to policies and procedures.
-Ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained.
-Administration of antineoplastic agents and management of adverse reaction interventions..
-Care and use of Central Venous Access devices as well as fibrinolytic therapy and removal of P.I.C.C. as required.
-Assist Radiation Oncologist as required .
-Assist with education programs as requested by the Alliance and the community.
-Assess a psychosocial needs and manage interventions for patients and families.
-May be required to work in Oncology as needed.

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