Reproductive Endocrine and Infertility (REI) Nurse

ONE Fertility Burlington Clinic


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

Nurse Lead/Clinical Director

JOB SUMMARY:

The role of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Nurse requires collaborative relationships both within and outside the nursing profession. Reporting to the Nurse Lead and Clinical Director, the REI Nurse will work autonomously carrying out clinical practice and delegated medical acts. This requires close collaboration with the attending Reproductive Endocrinologists and excellent communication with clinic staff and patients. All aspects of REI Nurse practice are based on current theory and research. The successful candidate will participate in establishing and maintaining standards of practice, policies and procedures at ONE Fertility.

DUTIES:

Clinical Practice

    • The primary responsibility of the REI Nurse is to use her/his theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise to provide holistic direct patient care.
    • Provide nursing care to all patients and their families in a collaborative interdisciplinary team environment. Nursing care includes starting IVs assisting at retrievals and transfers, recovering patients, administering medications, collecting bloods, reviewing results with MD and with patients, advising patients and carrying out all delegated medical acts that have been approved at ONE Fertility.
    • Provide family centered care through evidence-based practice.
    • Promote a learning environment within the clinic and the community. The REI nurse is responsible for teaching patients about their treatment cycles as well as how to administer self injections.
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with patient/families and interdisciplinary colleagues.
    • Act as an effective team member by sharing opinions, debating issues and aligning personal objectives with those of the team.
    • Liaise with other staff and maintain standards of clinical practice as prescribed by the professional body of the Ontario College of Nurses.
    • Report any critical incident in a timely fashion to the Medical Director and participate in continuous quality assessment and risk management on an ongoing basis.
    • Work toward the ultimate goal of attaining the highest possible patient satisfaction and the least morbidity.

Administration

    • The REI nurse will work in partnership with administration.
    • Participate in the development of policies, procedures and standards, as they relate to treatment of infertility patients and their families.
    • Assist with planning and implementation of changes within the assisted reproductive therapies service.
    • Participate as a member of appropriate committees.
    • Assist with preparation of quarterly reports.
    • Carry out the necessary procedures and documentation as prescribed by Health Canada for assisted conception services and procedures.
    • Prepare for site visitation and accreditation by Accreditation Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or any other body involved in certification and licensing of ONE Fertility.

Research and Teaching

    • The REI nurse is expected to advance nursing knowledge by participating in research-related activities.
    • Promote the dissemination of knowledge and support for nursing research.
    • Identify and research nursing questions through critical analysis and by using the scientific method.
    • Work in collaboration with other trainees including fellows, residents, medical and graduate students.
    • Assist in the training of new staff hired by ONE Fertility.

Professional Development

    • The REI Nurse must demonstrate an ongoing commitment for continuing self development.
    • Participate in professional associations at a regional, national, and international levels.
    • Maintain clinical competence through the integration of practice, education and research within the specialty role.


QUALIFICATION:

    • Registered Nurse in good standing with the Ontario College of Nurses.
    • Five years previous work experience in a women’s health setting is preferred and previous experience in fertility is strongly preferred.
    • Strong verbal and written skills.
    • Proven interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Previous work experience in a high risk area (OR, labor and delivery) is an asset.
    • Basic (BCLS) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required with in the first 12 months of employment.

HOURS:

    • Full time position.
    • Participate in the weekend rotation.

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION