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Charge Nurse - Children's Care - PCCU

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 100793
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:           March 29, 2024

Deadline:      April 11, 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 - Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU)

The Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) provides specialized care for children aged 0 to 17 years old, including those with complex care needs, traumas, critical illnesses as well as end of life care. With 8 Level 2 beds and 12 Level 3 beds, we prioritize family-centered care and work closely with an interdisciplinary team. There are plenty of opportunities for growth and development through an extensive and individualized orientation process. We are dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our young patients and their families.

Reporting to the Manager, the Charge Nurse provides front-line leadership to support high quality patient care by facilitating the day-to-day clinical functioning of a specific unit.  In collaboration with unit leadership, the Charge Nurse facilitates the coordination of patient care activities. This responsibility includes but is not limited to: assigning, adjusting and overseeing work assignments of nursing, PSW, and clerical staff in the PCCU and level 2 HDTU; maintaining and enhancing safe working conditions; modeling and promoting standards of nursing care and best practice, advocating for the rights of patients, families and staff; and initiating dialog with the interdisciplinary care team and patients/families to enhance care. The Charge Nurse, utilizing well-refined clinical skills, excellent interpersonal communication skills and problem-solving abilities, will work closely with all team members as a resource, facilitating learning opportunities and providing input for performance appraisals. Charge Nurse competencies include Quality, Safety and Service Orientation, Emotional Intelligence and Assertiveness, Clinical Expertise, Impact and Influence, Holding Self and Others Accountable, and Developing Others. The Charge Nurse may utilize well-established clinical skills in providing direct patient care as required.

Regular Full-Time

Rate of Pay:      $43.33 per hour - $62.04 per hour

Hours of work:   37.5 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) and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course preferred
  • Relevant Canadian Nurses Association Certification preferred
  • BScN preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years recent, related nursing experience in acute care
  • Recent experience working in the Paediatric Critical Care program preferred
  • Recent experience in the "In Charge" or Charge Nurse role preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge and a high level of clinical competence in patient assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; professional, diplomatic, with a proven ability to build and sustain partnerships both internally and externally
  • Facilitates leadership development and provides mentorship to nursing staff, novice and student nurses by cultivating an environment conducive to growth and learning
  • Demonstrates commitment to collaborative practice with interdisciplinary team and interdependent units
  • Possesses a high level of Emotional Intelligence (EI) that includes a well-developed sense of self and social awareness, empathy, and resiliency to adapt to rapidly changing situations while fostering a culture of inclusiveness and respect
  • Excellent decision making, problem recognition, problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrates sound professional judgment, initiative, and strong time management skills with proven ability to manage competing priorities
  • Flexible with the ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrates warmth, interest and empathy in interactions with patients and families and the ability to be an effective patient advocate
  • Demonstrates proficiency in clinical knowledge and Nursing Standards and Guidelines  
  • Demonstrates understanding and application of evidence informed practice
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional development and self-directed learning
  • Demonstrates computer proficiency with Automated Clinical Systems
  • Demonstrates practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrates 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

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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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.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   London Health Sciences Centre
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