Regional Renal Clinic Nurse
The Regional Renal Clinic Nurse as one of the providers of health care has a unique role in promoting health, in preventing illness, and in helping patients attain and maintain the highest level of health possible. S/he is responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients, with predictable and unpredictable outcomes who may or may not be clinically stable. The Regional Renal Clinic Nurse practices in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario Professional Standards. Due to the regional requirements of the program, some responsibilities will be required at satellites including the Dialysis Management Clinic and may include other regional renal centers in collaboration with the Ontario Renal Network (ORN).
- Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Minimum of two years’ current experience in a Renal Program
- Baccalaureate Degree in nursing preferred.
- Canadian Designation in Nephrology Nursing (C Neph C) required
- Canadian Diabetes Educators (CDE) certificate preferred.
- Current BCLS certification required.
- Current demonstrated experience in fast paced renal clinic setting.
- Subject matter expert in chronic kidney disease management including modality options, body access types, transplant and conservative care.
- Current experience with interpreting laboratory values and the relevance to CKD management.
- Current experience related to safe medication practices and knowledge of renal dosing and the implications/contraindications for CKD management.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Renal Network and strategic priorities.
- Adult learning principals and recent experience of integration of these principals.
- Strong knowledge of self-management principals and theory.
- Travel to satellites, dialysis management clinic and regional partner sites will be required and must have a valid driver’s license.
- Highly developed physical assessment skills.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise good clinical judgment.
- Demonstrated effective time management.
- Internet research skills required integrating research into practice and staying current.
- Ability to create patient education material.
- Expert knowledge and experience in Adult education and health teaching skills.
- Ability to work in fast paced clinical setting.
- Demonstrated good communication skills including evidence of strong documentation skills.
- Knowledge of Meditech.
- Must have the ability to work well independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with patients, families and all levels of staff in the community.
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing education.
- Basic computer and keyboarding skills including Microsoft Word and Excel would be an asset.
- Must be willing to adapt to new technology.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain a good attendance record and meet the performance standards of the Health Centre.
Peterborough Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Should any applicant require accommodation through the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in your applicant form.
While the Health Centre appreciates your expression of interest in this position(s), only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Please note, in the case of unionized positions, the Health Centre will consider internal applicants first, in accordance with the particular Collective Agreement.
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