Registered Nurse

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

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Brand New Surgical Suite consists of four (4) operating rooms with one (1) endoscopy suite, performing a wide variety of General, Vascular, Orthopedic, Urology, Bladder, ENT, Ophthalmology, OB/GYN and Maxillofacial surgical procedures.

The Registered Nurse provides comprehensive nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care in the Operating Room. Maintaining a high degree of professionalism, the successful candidate would act as an advocate, coordinator and liaison for the patient by identifying needs and setting priorities in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to provide care during the intra-operatives and/or immediate post-operative periods.

HOURS:
The successful candidate must be available for 7.50-hour tours, and other tours assigned by the hospital including days, evenings, nights, weekends and statutory holidays. Hours may change to fit departmental needs. Successful candidates 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). In addition, the successful candidate will be required to be part of the departmental on-call rotation.

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
Operating Room Nurse Certificate from a recognized program or equivalent experience of greater than 2 years within the last 5 years required
One year operating room experience within the last two years preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of perioperative patient care
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member
Computer skills (Cerner, Electronic Patient Record ie. Surginet, Outlook, Powerchart)
Excellent Attendance Record in accordance with STEGH’s Attendance at Work Policy

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 completed your on-line Transfer Registry since January 1, 2019, you will automatically be considered.