Cambridge Memorial Hospital

  • Registered Nurse, Medical Day Care

    Posted Date 7 days ago(7/10/2018 11:46 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Medical Day Clinic
    Job Type
    Part Time
    Closed Date
  • Overview

    We are a large acute care, community hospital serving Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo with 280 physicians, 1100 full- and part-time professional health care staff and more than 400 active volunteers. Our vision is to provide exceptional healthcare by exceptional people, with an emphasis on giving patients and their families an exceptional experience when they visit our hospital. With help from our Foundation partners and our supportive community, we purchase over $4 million of medical equipment each and every year to help ensure you will work with the best tools possible when caring for your patients. In collaboration with universities and colleges, we are also a teaching and placement site for medical, nursing and allied health programs. To learn more about Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), please visit our website at

    You will join CMH as we embrace a new era of care, expanded services and innovation. Construction is underway of a modern 5-storey tower and total renovation of all existing inpatient care and clinical support areas. Upon completion, our new hospital  will contain:

    • Patient care areas that are doubling in size, including larger surgical suites to accommodate advanced minimally invasive surgical equipment and an Emergency Department with dedicated treatment areas for mental health and different surgical subspecialties
    • A patient-centred building design that promotes healing and intuitive wayfinding, while maximizing natural lighting and sight lines to the natural beauty of the Grand River
    • An increase in beds from 143 to 197 to accommodate expanded services like Surgery, Mental Health and Intensive Care. About 80% of inpatient rooms will be single occupancy to meet the latest infection control and building code standards for hospitals


    Job Description

    As an integral member of the Medical Day Clinic team, the Registered Nurse is responsible for administering chemotherapy, biotherapy and supportive therapies to patients in the Medical Day Clinic and the completion of comprehensive patient assessments in the oncology physician clinics.  The physical demands of the role may include but are not limited to prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.


    Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.


    Skills and Qualifications:

    • College of Nurses of Ontario Certificate of Registration required
    • BScN or BScN in progress preferred
    • Must have completion of the palliative care, oncology course or evidence of continuous education and course work in oncology and/or palliative care
    • Certificate in Oncology Nursing or working towards the completion of certificate required
    • Canadian Nurses Association CON (c) certification or completion within three (3) years required
    • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning related to oncology/palliative/hematology nursing is required
    • Current oncologic and palliative care nursing experience is required
    • Knowledge, experience and competent in management of oncologic and hematologic and other end stage disease processes required
    • Knowledge, experience, and competence in managing complex pain and symptoms related to oncologic and non-oncologic disease processes and palliation required
    • Must demonstrate psychosocial skills and relevant experience with offering supportive emotional care to the palliative patient and their family/significant others from all cultural backgrounds
    • Essential to have knowledge at an advanced level of potential oncologic emergencies that can arise in this patient population and the confidence to handle these emergencies
    • Demonstrate certification and competency in IV therapy required
    • Must be certified in care and management of Central Venous Access Devices, including blood sampling
    • Completion of the deSouza chemotherapy/biotherapy course required
    • Must also demonstrate familiarity with blood products and protocols used in the treatment of oncology and palliative care patients, including the indication and use of special filters for transfusions
    • Understanding and commitment to meeting health and safety recommendations as recommended by NIOSH, CCO, CANO and other regulatory organizations
    • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required  

    As per the O.N.A. Collective Agreement all O.N.A. members (full-time, part-time and casual) are eligible to apply for this position.  



    Cambridge Memorial Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace.  All reasonable accommodation will be made to support participation in the recruitment process.  Where needed, accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.


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