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Charge Nurse - Children's Care - NICU

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 100727
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Mar 25, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:            March 26, 2024

Deadline:       April 8, 2024


This position is covered by a collective agreement.  Applications from outside the bargaining unit are welcome but can only be considered if the position is not filled from within this bargaining unit.

Department Name


Children's Care - NICU

Reporting to the Manager, the Charge Nurse provides front-line leadership to support quality patient care by facilitating the day-to-day clinical functioning of the NICU unit.  In collaboration with the Coordinator, the Charge Nurse facilitates the smooth flow of patient care activities. This responsibility includes but is not limited to delegating and overseeing the care provided by the health care team; assigning, adjusting and overseeing work assignments of nursing and clerical staff; maintaining safe working conditions and advocating for the rights of patients, families and staff.  The Charge Nurse may utilize well-established clinical skills in providing direct patient care as required.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a tertiary care unit committed to a philosophy of Patient and Family Centred Care. The multi-disciplinary team manages care seamlessly for a large neonatal population of critically ill infants and those in transition to home.

Regular Full-Time

Rate of Pay:               $42.07 per hour - $60.24 per hour

Hours of work:            37.5 hours per week


  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Providers course: BLS-HCP(C) for which you can provide proof upon request
  • Completion of Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification for which you can provide proof upon request
  • BScN preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years recent, related nursing experience in a high risk neonatal setting
  • Recent experience in the "In Charge" role preferred
  • Well-developed patient assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation skills 
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to establish and sustain effective relationships and partnerships both internally and externally 
  • Displays effective collaboration with interdisciplinary team members and interdependent units
  • Demonstrated warmth, interest and empathy in interactions with patients and families and the ability to be an effective patient advocate
  • Demonstrated leadership, teaching, and mentorship skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use Powerchart, Capacity Management and Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical knowledge and Nursing Standards and Guidelines 
  •  Demonstrated understanding and application of evidence informed practice
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills involving time management and prioritization
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and self-directed learning
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with Automated Clinical Systems
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s vision, purpose and values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

  • Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to: 
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;  
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);  
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated  
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If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process. Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process. 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

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