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Grand River Hospital Registered Nurse, Inpatient Oncology in Kitchener, Ontario


Temporary Part-time Registered Nurse (ONA)

Until approximately November 1, 2019


11.25 Hour Shifts



The oncology nurse will be involved in all aspects of the inpatient oncology program, including patient/family assessment, patient teaching related to chemotherapy administration, supportive and palliative care, and treatment administration (Chemotherapy). As a member of the interdisciplinary team the oncology nurse will participate in the development and implementation of patient treatment plans; quality improvement processes and will support education and research initiatives. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.


• Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario

• Oncology foundations, chemotherapy and biotherapy, and psychosocial oncology courses from the deSouza Institute preferred

• Chemotherapy administration certification preferred

• Canadian Nurses Association certification as a Certified Oncology Nurse (CONC) or equivalent

• Member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology

• Minimum 3 years recent experience in oncology nursing preferred

• Demonstrated experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team

• Working with a variety of computer systems and software applications

• Participation in education and clinical training programs

• Good attendance record

Principles of oncology and palliative care nursing and adult learning:

• Therapeutic communication techniques

• Excellent interpersonal & communication skills as well as the ability to work independently

• Knowledge in patient-focused care and the needs of the oncology patient population

Job ID: 2019-1723

Job Type: Temporary part time

Program: Cancer Program

Career Level: Experienced

External Company Name: Grand River Hospital

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