Registered Nurse - Surgical Program



Position:               REGISTERED NURSE
Status:                  REGULAR AND TEMPORARY PART TIME

Programs:             PACU and OR

Schedules:            4, 8 and 12 hour shifts; Days, Evenings, Nights and Weekends

Sites Available:      Lakeridge Health Oshawa and Ajax Pickering



Your duties include assessing, planning implementation and evaluating nursing care and practice activities in a multidisciplinary family centered care environment. Using an advanced level of nursing practice and excellent observation skills, the PACU nurse monitors post-operative patient progress while recovering from local, regional, or general anesthesia


Your duties will include immediate pre-operative, intraoperative and immediate post-operative care with regard to booked surgical procedures, assisting physicians, and other related duties.



*  Critical Care Course required

*  Minimum 2 years recent experience in Post Anaesthesia Care or ICU required;

*  Canadian Peri-anesthesia Nursing Certification preferred;

*  Knowledge of NAPAN standards

*  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (required for Ajax Pickering)


*  Recognized Operating Room course

*  Significant recent experience in the Operating Room;

*  CNA Perioperative Nursing Certificate, preferred;

*  Knowledge of ORNAC standards of practice;

** Additional department specific preferred qualifications available on full posting**


*  Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (in good standing);
*  Demonstrated commitment to maintain Reflective Practice Standards as outlined by the CON;
*  Current BCLS certificate required; ACLS certificate is preferred;
*  B.Sc.N preferred;
*  Able to communicate information in an understandable, relevant and accurate manner;
*  Ability to work independently on occasional shifts including on call;
*  Proven organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and teaching skills;
*  Sound judgement, excellent observation and patient assessment skills, tact and empathy;
*  Able to perform appropriately in emergency situations;
*  Ability to assess and provide related health education to patients and/or families and the health care team;
*  Ability to foster good public relations and effective working relationships using   knowledge, tact, and empathy in a patient centered care environment;
*  Demonstrated commitment to life-long learning in areas of patient assessment, patient education, leadership and related clinical specialties;
*  Demonstrated ability to adapt to change in patient care assignments, patient care units and hospital sites within the Surgical Program;
*  Ability to lift, turn, transfer patients manually and with mechanical aids;
*  Ability to wear personal protective equipment as regulated;
*  Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Compassion, Innovation, Courage and Trust;
*  Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety; and,
*  Proven good attendance record with capability of maintaining the same standard.


The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with Lakeridge Health's policies and procedures. Lakeridge Health thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under Lakeridge Health's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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