Registered Practical Nurse - Laboratory - Permanent Part-Time (2021-288) (1)

Collingwood General & Marine Hospital
Collingwood, Ontario
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Registered Practical Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing

RPN - Laboratory


Choose Collingwood General & Marine Hospital:

Explore a role with Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) and live your ideal lifestyle. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, you have the opportunity to enjoy the 4-season recreational community.

CGMH is a 74-bed facility serving more than 60,000 permanent residents and 3.5 million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview and the Blue Mountains. CGMH is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardiorespiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery). In addition, CGMH provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and surgery. The Hospital also provides outpatient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services. There are endless opportunities for families, adventure seekers, boaters, foodies and so much more.

Corporate Culture:

At Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, we are anchored by our vision, mission and values and guided by our strategic directions. If you exhibit the core values of CGMH; Inclusive, Caring, Accountable, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Adaptable, we want you to join us in providing exceptional services to our patient and their families.

Current Immunization Record required, including two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, short of an approved exemption on a ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code


This position also includes 4% vacation pay and 14% pay in lieu of benefits as well as access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program and access to CGMH Perkopolis discounts. CGMH endorses the Health Care Providers Group Insurance Plan which provides Group Benefits for you and your eligible dependents by enrollment only.

Relocation support may be available for this opportunity. For more information, please speak with your recruitment representative when contacted for more information.

The Collingwood Area has qualified for the Government of Canada's partial Student Loan forgiveness program for eligible nurses who practice in under-served communities.

The Opportunity:

This position is for a temporary assignment to the Laboratory department for approximately one (1) Year. Upon conclusion, the position will be re-assigned to another department/unit permanently

This unique opportunity for RPNs will include a variety of clinical tasks working alongside the Lab Technologists and Assistants. Some of the core tasks include performing venipuncture techniques and collecting/preparing patient samples for lab analysis - applicable training to be provided. The RPN will have an important role in communicating with the patient, doctors, lab and nursing staff. Additionally, the RPN will operate as a team member in the promotion, assessment, provision and delivery of quality care through supportive, preventative, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitative means in order to attain or maintain optimal function.


· Current Registration in good standing as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario

· Current BCLS Certification

· Minimum of one-year acute care nursing experience

· Must strive to continuously provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers

· Must adhere to the duties of workers, as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act

· Must have an ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) in the English language in order to provide excellent communication with team members, patients and families. Ability to communicate in additional language(s) is considered an asset.

· Must have basic computer skills

· Must be dedicated to professional growth & development

· Must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position, which may include physical demands such as moving/transferring patients, pushing, pulling, bending, etc.

· Must have demonstrated excellent attendance/performance record

· Excellent organization and prioritization skills

· Ability to work independently and effectively communicate with other members of the health

care team

· Phlebotomy and/or experience in a lab setting is preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Collects blood samples

· Sample preparation for analysis e.g. separation, numbering, referral samples

· Set-up of supplies, equipment, etc.

· Reagent preparation

· Perform point of care testing

· Recording quality control results for interpretation and approval by qualified staff as listed above

· Operation of automated instruments after proper functioning has been established by MLT's e.g. glucometers

· Set up of serology test, e.g. occult blood, pregnancy tests (need to be read and interpreted by a MLT

· Routine equipment maintenance

· Temperature monitoring of thermally controlled equipment

· Instruct patients in sample collections

· Aids in preparation of lab samples for analysis

· General clerical duties, e.g. transcription checks of results from worksheets to reports, filing and retrieval of records

· Preparation of kits

· Assist lab technologists as needed

· Understands and performs duties in accordance with the policies, process and procedures of the Quality Management System (OLA Accreditation Requirements)

· Adhere to Patient and Occupational Health & Safety responsibilities

· Performs all duties as may be assigned

More Information:

Location: Laboratory

Employment Group: SEIU Service

Employment Type: Permanent Full- Time with temporary assignment in the Laboratory for approximately one year

Start Date: In line with next Hospital Orientation intake or sooner if internal.

Hours of Work: 8-hour shifts; evenings and nights, including weekends.Please be reminded that as a hospital as our operations run 24/7 to provide the necessary patient care, it may be an expectation that you are available to work other shifts not specified above.

Wage: Wage: $30.05 - $31.17 per hour


If you are interested in joining our inspiring team, please apply online before 11:59pm EST on the posting close date by submitting an updated copy of your resume and cover letter in PDF or Word format.

Due to the volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised that as part of the mandatory screening process CGMH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation, plus a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We encourage all qualified individuals who may contribute to a diverse and inclusive workplace to apply. If contacted regarding a competition, please advise Human Resources of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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