Status: Full Time

File Number: UN.EX.- 0130000661

Wage Schedule: $45.48 - $49.55 per hour

Program: NICU/Paediatrics


The Patient Care Specialist, NICU/Paediatrics reports to the Director, Maternal Child Program.  The successful candidate will hold a management role responsible for: creating supportive learning opportunities and an environment that facilitates growth and development of unit staff to ensure continual improvement in clinical practice and quality of patient care. In addition, the Patient Care Specialist will develop, design, plan and deliver/provide educational programs/activities which will facilitate the development of the nursing and clinical team. The Specialist will work in partnership with members of the health care team, patient, and families, to facilitate excellence in the delivery and provision of comprehensive care.

In collaboration with care team members, participates in the design, implementation, monitoring, revising and management of patient care and unit processes and procedures to ensure smooth operation of the patient care unit using in depth knowledge of patient care delivery systems based on Standards of Practice including but not limited to Family Centred Care, RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, Clinical Pathways, Medical Directives and Hospital Policies.

Working with the Patient Care Manager of the unit and other departments, the Patient Care Specialist will ensure appropriate systems and resources are in place to support timely and appropriate patient flow and smooth transition and coordination of patient services across the continuum of care.  The Patient Care Specialist will assume the management of the unit in the absence of the Patient Care Manager.



*Baccalaureate degree in nursing;

*Masters of Nursing preferred;

*current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario;

*proven significant recent clinical nursing experience in the NICU and/or Paediatrics;

*Certificate in NICU Level III course or willingness to complete;

*current B.C.L.S.;

*knowledge of the principles of adult education and teaching/learning  principles;

*knowledge of hospital nursing functions and current trends in nursing and  health care;

*proven planning, organizational, leadership and prioritization skills;

*must be an accomplished change agent;

*demonstrates effective assessment, implementation and evaluation skills;

*knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, related best practice  guidelines;

*demonstrated effective written & verbal communication skills;

*demonstrated critical-thinking skills;

*ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;

*demonstrated project management and problem solving skills;

*demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and  environmental safety and participation in regular in-service education in this area; and

*proven attendance with the capability of maintaining this same standard;



The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with Lakeridge Health's corporate policies and procedures.


If you are qualified for this position, please forward your resume, in confidence, to:

Anna Johnston

Human Resources Department

Lakeridge Health Oshawa

1 Hospital Court

Oshawa, Ontario  L1G 2B9

Fax: (905) 721-4755 


If applying by email, please include the posting number in the subject line UN.EX.- 0130000661



Lakeridge Health thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted