Registered Practical Nurse - Operating Room TWH

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 23, 2022

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Registered Practical Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
CUPE Job Posting #893788

Position: Registered Practical Nurse (1 Position)Organization: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Operating Room
Salary Range: $31.23 to $31.90 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Reports to: Manager
Hours: 37.5 Hours/Week; Shifts: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, and Holidays
Status: Permanent Full Time

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning...

At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.

Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. As a world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital is constantly pushing the boundaries of research, offering pioneering treatments and using state-of-the-art technology. The hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. With expertise in Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, the Hospital's programs also include Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and the Hand Program.

The Operating Room at Toronto Western Hospital has 14 OR suites in the main OR and 4 suites located in the Ambulatory Unit. Surgical services are provided in Orthopedics, Hand and Plastic surgery, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology/Urology and General surgery, with a focus on minimally invasive surgeries. The TWH OR is recognized as a major center for Neurosurgery, including the Neuro-Spinal specialty.

In accordance with relevant legislation and the standards established by the College of Nurses of Ontario the principal responsibilities of the REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE include: contributing to the patient assessment process; implementing patient care plan that include performing and/or providing assistance that include a limited range of strategies and interventions, collaborating with other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team; acting as patient advocate; contributing to the smooth functioning of the department; attending seminars and workshops to facilitate personal and professional growth; performs the duties of the scrub nurse consistent with the job description as assigned; performing other duties consistent with the job classification as assigned.

  • Completion of college, or other approved Registered Practical Nursing program including practicum experience
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
  • Completion of OR certification and equivalent OR experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent good problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member
  • Demonstrated good manual dexterity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

POSTED DATE: February 24, 2022 CLOSING DATE: Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications will be given first consideration.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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