Quinte Health Care (QHC), located in south/central Ontario, is an integrated system of hospitals working with our partners to provide exceptional care. Our four hospitals: Belleville General Hospital, Trenton Memorial Hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and North Hastings Hospital, offer high-quality, comprehensive health services to nearly 200,000 people throughout the region.
With fantastic restaurants, a thriving arts and culture scene, and more than 40 wineries, the Quinte region is an excellent place to live. The array of parks, picturesque beaches, golf courses, and waterfront trails, provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure. This dynamic, growing community offers affordable housing in both urban and rural settings and is an easy commute to larger centres such as Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal. Visit www.bayofquinte.ca to learn more about the region.
QHC’s vision is to provide exceptional and compassionate care and to be valued by our communities and inspired by the people we serve. We strive to enhance the quality and safety of care, create an exceptional safety experience, provide effective care transitions, and be an exceptional workplace. In applying to any of our careers, all candidates will promote a safe environment by informing their manager of any relevant issues related to patients, families or staff and maintain a focus on patient and staff safety in all aspects of duties performed.
At Quinte Healthcare, Operating Room (OR) Nurses are highly skilled healthcare professionals, who play a critical role within our inter-professional care team. Reporting to the Perioperative Manager, the OR Nurse assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of the preoperative and perioperative patient. The RN is responsible for ensuring that his/her professional practice and behavior meets legislative requirements and the standards of the profession as designed by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Current Certificate of Registration in good standing, or eligible for registration from the
College of Nurses of Ontario;
- Current CPR or BCLS certificate;
- Completion of a Post Graduate Program in Operating Room Technique;
- Current (within past 3 years) minimum 2 years’ operating room or related surgical patient
- Medical Surveillance is required for personnel routinely working with the class of lasers
used in the OR. An eye exam must be arranged through Occupational Health & Safety
Services prior to commencing work this area;
- Hearing test will be conducted to establish baseline hearing capacity
- In compliance with radiation safety regulations, personnel employed in the OR must be
registered with the National Dosimetry Service and as such must provide appropriate
personal identification information prior to commencing work in this area;
- Must be available for all shifts and on-call duty;
- Evidence of continuing professional development; and
- Capable of coping with a physically demanding workload.
- Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills – to
assume in-charge responsibility to function independently;
- Provision of care for patients within an inter-professional environment, including
assessment, treatment, teaching and education;
- Performs acts requiring specialized knowledge, skills and judgement necessary for care of
acute medical patients;
- Teaching and coaching to patients and families;
- Participation in mentorship of new and/or current staff
- Maintains nursing records in accordance with College of Nurses Standards;
- Practising in compliance with provincial legislation, hospital policy and procedures,
professional regulatory standards and best practices within the nursing profession;
- Maintaining professional competence by completing regular professional development
including annual training and education as indicated;
- Participates in unit/dept. and hospital quality improvement initiatives;
- Adheres to a safe and healthy workplace and maintains a safe and healthy work
environment through attendance at educational programs, use of established mechanisms
for injuries and hazards and adheres to health and safety related policy and procedures;
- Adapts and adheres to the values of QHC while promoting and advocating for an
enhanced patient experience; and
- Other duties as assigned.
Quinte Health Care is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all interested candidates for their response, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Quinte Health Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Our Recruitment process follows the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to provide a fair and equitable process for all candidates. Applicants requiring accommodation through the recruitment/interview process are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-969-7400 x2577 for assistance.
Physical Demands Analysis
- Required Occasionally – lifting and carrying average weight 20 pounds, pushing/pulling,
patient assist approx. 100 pounds
- Required Frequently – standing and walking on hard surfaces, bending/stooping
- Required Occasionally – sitting, twisting/turning, bending, crouching/squatting, kneeling
- Required Rarely – balancing, climbing
- Required Frequently – object handling, gripping/grasping, eye/hand co-ordination, neck,
elbow, shoulder, wrist and back normal range of motion
- Required Occasionally – fine finger movements