Registered Nurse, PACU


8 hour Days, Evenings, Weekends, and On-Call Shifts (subject to change)
Lakeridge Health Ajax/Pickering

Reporting to Manager of OR, the successful candidate will be responsible for 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.

* Current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
* Competent to perform CPR at a Basic Cardiac Life Support level;
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support);
* Critical Care Course required;
* 2 years recent critical care experience in an acute care setting;
* Current PACU experience preferred;
* Demonstrated and sound fundamental knowledge of critical care skills and concepts of Peri-operative care including cardiac monitoring, respiratory, and neurological signs;
* Evidence of sound organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work well in stressful situations;
* Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills with the ability to work well with patients, families, all levels of staff and the community;
* Ability to work well independently and to exercise sound judgment;
* Ability to perform the essential duties of the position;
* Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Compassion, Innovation, Courage and Trust;
* Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public;
* Demonstrated understanding of and, commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety program and practices including staff, patient, and environmental safety and participation in regular in-service education in this area; and,
* Demonstrated pattern of good attendance with the ability to maintain this same standard.

Salary: $33.23 - $47.57 per hour