Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. We are also proud to be named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2022! Learn more at shn.caFOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status to the Hospital’s Workplace Health and Safety department.
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Reporting to the Manager (s) of the Women and Children′s Program, the candidate will be responsible for managing both antepartum, post-partum and outpatient activity related to infant feeding and newborn care at the Centenary and General hospital at SHN. The individual will possess the knowledge, skills and judgement on infant feeding and must be able to teach and educate patients and their families on evidence based best practices virtually and/or in person. The candidate will be responsible for sustaining and maintaining the work related to BPSO candidacy. The individual will partake in audits, data collection, policy updates and reporting related to Women and Children′s BPG and BPSO guidelines and BORN criteria. This individual must encompass strong leadership skills and advocate for best practices related to infant feeding. The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) will be responsible for obtaining infant feeding data and reporting the information to the Women and Children′s Leadership team.The successful applicant will be required to work across all SHN hospitals.
• Current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification based on the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Standards• Current Lactation Consultant designation• Current Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification • Minimum two years current maternal-child nursing experience• Competent with capillary heel poke blood collection • Knowledge and comfort assessing for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia• Knowledge ad comfort in development and assessment feeding plans • Demonstrated ability and comfort utilizing and teaching lactation aids• Comfortable navigating and leading virtual appointments and/or education sessions via Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and/or other options available • Demonstrated clinical problem-solving skills and ability to apply neonatal knowledge, skills and judgement• Demonstrated clinical expertise in infant feeding and lactation management• Demonstrated experience in teaching and the principles of adult education• Experience in preparation of protocols, standards and guidelines• Previous experience in program development• Excellent attendance history • Evidence of sound organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work well in stressful situations• Ability to work well independently and to exercise sound judgement• Demonstrated physical ability to perform nursing and related duties• Evidence of sound organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work well in stressful situations• Excellent interpersonal, communication and documentation skills with the ability to work well with patients, families, all levels of staff and the community• Demonstrated ability with conflict resolution and problem solving • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to SHN's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area• Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public• Demonstrates values consistent with SHN′s Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.• Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards• Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community• Ability to speak a second language would be an asset•Strong work ethic and commitment is required•Demonstrated high standards of work outputs •Highly punctual •Demonstrated professionalism and reliability
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