Cambridge Memorial Hospital Registered Practical Nurse, Women's & Childrens (Obstetrics) in Cambridge, Ontario

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. Completion of our brand new hospital is set for 2019 and will include:

• 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

As a key member of the Women & Children’s Health team, the Registered Practical Nurse assesses, analyzes, prioritizes, plans and evaluates care in collaboration with women and families in non-complex cases. The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to delivering exceptional patient care in immediate postpartum care, breastfeeding support, and newborn care. This position is to work all shifts – days, evenings, nights and weekends including holidays. 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.


  • College of Nurses of Ontario Certificate of Registration in good standing required

  • RPN Diploma in good standing or equivalent required

  • Current BCLS certification required

  • Current experience in the care and support of women and their families during the postpartum period required

  • Neonatal Resuscitation course required within the past 2 years or willing to complete within 6 months of employment

  • Recognized Breastfeeding Certificate within the past year required or willingness to complete within 6 months of employment

  • Current experience in the application of breast feeding professional practice required

  • Professional practice knowledge of the physiological, psychosocial and emotional needs of the post-partum woman required

  • Professional practice knowledge of the physiological care requirements of the newborn required

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Experience with Meditech an asset

  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required

As a casual employee, you are required to work a minimum of two (2) shifts per month to maintain competency. This includes all shift times.

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.

System ID: 2017-1403

Department: Womens & Childrens’

Job Type (EN): Casual

Post End Date: 9/20/2017

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