Cambridge Memorial Hospital

  • Registered Practical Nurse, Rehab

    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/5/2018 9:12 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    B3 REHAB
    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


    Position Summary:

    As a key member of the Rehab program, the Registered Practical Nurse will perform duties within their full scope of practice in the Rehabilitation Unit. The successful incumbent will demonstrate the application of nursing knowledge through patient assessment and utilizes the Three Factor Framework to manage the full scope of practice for Rehabilitative patient care. The physical demands of the role may include but are not limited to sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and bending. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Other duties as assigned.


    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
    • RPN Diploma or equivalent required
    • National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) and the Functional Index Measure (FIM) training or willingness to obtain within three months of hire require
    • Recent rehabilitation nursing experience preferred
    • Knowledge of rehabilitation practices and processes required
    • Demonstrated evidence of ongoing professional education in rehabilitative care preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of discharge planning and appropriate use of community resources
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a patient centered, multi-disciplinary team environment is essential
    • I.V. trained and certified or willing to obtain within 6 months of hire required
    • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and negotiating skills required
    • Experience with Meditech system modules preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required


    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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