Registered Nurse

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital - St. Thomas, ON (30+ days ago)

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Registered Nurse is responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with patients and their families through application of specialized knowledge, skill and judgment, both in assessing health needs and in planning, implementing and evaluating patient care.

The nine (9) bed PACU provides post anaesthetic care for adult and pediatric patients following any surgical or diagnostic procedure requiring anesthesia. The RN is responsible for the primary care of post-operative patients including phase 1 and 2 recovery.

HOURS:
Must be available for 7.50 hour day, night, weekend and statutory holiday tours, and other tours assigned by the hospital. On-call will be required in this position. In addition, the successful candidate must be available on a pre-determined basis for at least four (4) tours per bi-weekly pay period, and either one (1) weekend in two (2) or three (3) weekends in six (6). This position includes shifts in OPS and PACU.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Registered Nurse, currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Graduate of a BSc in Nursing or education and experience that allows the RN to practice at full scope
Two (2) years’ post-surgical or critical care nursing experience within past three (3) years required;
Current BCLS certification required; ACLS is preferred
Demonstrated ability to assess patient throughout the post-anesthesia stay including epidural, hemodynamic and cardiac monitoring.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member utilizing strong organizational, leadership, conflict resolution, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing/continuous professional development
Basic computer skills (Outlook email, Surginet, Powerchart)
Excellent attendance record in accordance with STEGH’s Attendance at Work Policy
Acceptable performance record that is in alignment with STEGH's values

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Maintain competencies to ensure they are relevant and up to date on a continuing basis
Maintain and continuously enhance competencies through continuous learning in order to base practice on knowledge and skills relevant to client health needs
Reflect on competencies in relation to changes occurring in the surrounding society and health environment in order to acquire and develop new competencies on an ongoing basis
Responsibility for educational support for competent nursing practice is shared among individual nurses, professional nursing organizations, employers, education institutions and governments as they make decisions that affect the common goal of quality care
Foster a culture of patient and staff safety guided by STEGH’s Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct
If you have completed your on-line Transfer Registry since January 1, 2019, you will automatically be considered for this position.