Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Nurse - Part time

ONE Fertility Burlington Clinic


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

Clinical Practice Manager

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 Clinical Practice Manager, 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, doing paps and swabs, 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 patients / 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 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 regional, national, and international levels
    • Maintain clinical competence through the integration of practice, education and research within the specialty role.

HOURS OF WORK

    • part time position
    • Participate in the weekend rotation


QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Registered Nurse in good standing with the Ontario College of Nurses.
    • Five years previous work experience in a women’s health care setting is preferred.
    • 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 within the first 12 months of employment.


UNION STATUS: Non-Union