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Clinical Nurse Extern - CCU Bridging Program

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Job Posting Number:
Job Title:
Clinical Nurse Extern - CCU Bridging Program
Job Category:
Job Type:
Permanent Part Time
Open Positions:
City, Province, Country:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted:
April 19, 2022
Available Shifts:
Scheduled all shifts as required
Closing Date:
July 8, 2022
Non Union

As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital, you will uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing 'Patient Safety' and our hospital's 'Senior Friendly Strategies' as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and 'The Workplace of Choice'. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.

Summary of responsibilities

The Clinical Nurse Extern - CCU Bridging Program is an extraordinary, real-world opportunity available to fourth-year baccalaureate nursing students who have successfully graduated from an accredited nursing program before obtaining a Temporary or General Class registration with the College of Nurses Ontario (CNO). This program will allow the Clinical Nurse Extern to work as an Unregulated Health Care Worker in the CCU while gaining hands-on experience in performing fundamental patient care duties, as well as receive comprehensive training in critical care nursing. The position supports and prepares the Clinical Nurse Extern to transition into the role of a Registered Nurse employed in CCU.

Assigned within the nursing team to an identified Clinical Nurse and reporting to the Manager and CCU Mentor, the Clinical Nurse Extern will understand and appreciate the role of the RN and assist with the functioning of the nursing team at the patient care level. The Clinical Nurse Extern will adhere to strict confidentiality and contribute towards a positive patient and family experience.
This unique opportunity provides the incumbent an opportunity to gain comprehensive training that will facilitate their transition into the role of a critical care nurse. The training participants will be supported throughout by an experienced clinical resource and the CCU Mentor.
This training will last six weeks, and include the following topics:
• Foundations of critical care nursing
• In-depth understanding and management of critical illness
• Development of self-directed learning strategies for transition into specialty nursing practice

Requirements of the job

*Completed BScN/BN program from an accredited School of Nursing;
*Current BCLS;
*Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality;
*Strong communication, critical thinking and organizational skills with proven ability to take initiative;
*Ability to work all shifts as necessary;
*Must have a satisfactory performance record;
*An official school transcript will be required if you are invited to be interviewed and are a successful candidate for this position;
*Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Engagement ( ICARE);
*Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Cornwall Community Hospital’s comprehensive safety programs and practices, including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participation in regular in-service education in this area; and
*Proven good attendance record with the capability of maintaining this same standard.;