Job Posting Information
Join the Neurosciences Acute Care Unit!
Are you an experienced Registered Nurse with a passion for people and a desire to make difference? Would you like the opportunity to diversify your scope of experience? We are seeking compassionate and dedicated Registered Nurses to work in our Neuroscience Acute Care Unit.
The NACU is a Level 2 Critical Care unit of 32 beds, with 12 beds for Trauma and SACU, 18 beds for neuro surgical, neurological and stroke patients, and 2 ICU satellite beds. As an RN in the NACU, you will care for patients with multisystem trauma, as well as provide acute surgical care of complex vascular, urological, general surgery, neurosurgical, neurological and acute stroke management.
About our team
You will be working with a robust and highly dedicated multidisciplinary team. This includes the Clinical Manager, Clinal Care Leader, Unit Educator, Clinical Nurse Experts, and various unit physicians (SACU/TRAUMA and NACU) who work collaboratively with the respective surgical MRP’s to provide comprehensive patient care. We also have unit specific Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Spiritual Care Interns, and Registered Dieticians who follow our patients routinely.
Training and orientation on the unit
We offer a rigorous training and orientation which includes various aspects of critical care training for our patient population. It is a multimodal approach to learning which includes didactic, self-directed, simulation, return demonstration and formal written and oral evaluations.
The didactic portion includes about 3 weeks of full-time learning, followed by approximately 5 weeks of buddy shifts on the unit. The buddy shifts occur across all environments and offer exposure to consolidate learning with a guided mentor and collaborative learning plan. The buddy shifts follow the unit rotation of 2 day, 2 night rotations of 12 hour day and night shifts.
About The Ottawa Hospital
Inspired by research and driven by compassion!
The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is one of Canada’s largest learning and research multi-campus hospitals. With more than 1,100 beds and approximately 12,000 staff members, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region.
From the compassion of our people to the relentless pursuit of new discoveries, The Ottawa Hospital never stops seeking solutions to the most complex health-care challenges while continually engaging with the community to support our vision for better patient care.
Working together with its research institute, the University of Ottawa, and other partners, the hospital is continually gaining national and international recognition for high-quality patient care, teaching and research, while striving to meet the needs of the culturally diverse community we serve.
Days, evenings, and nights, including weekends, 12 hours shifts.
- For information purposes only - The Hospital reserves the right to change.
What you will bring
Current Certificate of Competence in the Province of Ontario;
Minimum one (1) year Adult Surgical/Medical experience;
Successful completion of both Unit and Hospital Competency List;
Ability to perform BCLS to the College of Nurses standards;
Must be eligible to work in Canada.
You will stand out with:
ACLS or equivalent course;
Previous trauma/neuro experience;
Completion of Physical Assessment Course;
Proficiency in English and French – oral expression (advanced level) and comprehension (advanced level)..
What you can expect from us
The Ottawa Hospital is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and inclusive work environment for everyone. We are driven by our purpose to provide each patient with the world-class care, exceptional service and compassion we would want for our loved ones.
We offer an attractive and equitable compensation package including a comprehensive benefits package, a Defined Benefit Pension (DBP) plan, and insurance protection. We also offer discounts from choice providers on a variety of products and services.
The Ottawa Hospital provides various Health and Wellness resources as well as opportunities for personal and professional development opportunities from our in-house Learning and Leadership Development team to help align your goals with your career objectives.
Interested? Apply today!
If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by improving the health of the community, excited by leading-edge medical technology, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient safety as we are, we would like to hear from you. Please submit an on-line application for the position you are interested in. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
The Ottawa Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.