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Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit

Orilla Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
Orillia, Ontario
Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in the City of Orillia - a beautiful community nestled along the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Orillia offers an environment where a health work/life balance is easy to achieve as exceptional urban amenities, natural resources, points of interest, and recreational opportunities abound.
People have always been OSMH's greatest strength. Our committed team has helped our community for over a century. We offer an environment where each individual works interdependently towards common goals: we value Trust, Courage and Teamwork. We are an organization where individuals' contributions are valued and there are many opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary
The Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is responsible for providing direct patient care in accordance with the mission, vision, goals, objectives and policies of the hospital and the Patient Services Department.

• Current general class registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) required.• Completion of Coronary Care I & II (or equivalent), proficiency of arrhythmia analysis within previous two (2) years to ACLS standards required. Must be able to demonstrate arrhythmia interpretation during orientation period.• Defibrillation and External pacemaker to departmental standards required. • Successful completion of exam to administer life saving medication required within orientation period.• Current Patient Assessment Course within three (3) years required (exempt if newly graduated within the past. three years). Timeline extended if currently using assessment skills in a Critical Care environment.• Demonstrates competency of initiation, administration and management of IV therapy including IV med administration.• Commitment to develop knowledge, skill and ability to care for patients with Ventilators, Bi pap, Special line care, peritoneal dialysis & CVP required. Previous experience preferred.• Two (2) years medical/surgical experience required• BSCN preferred • Preference given to nurses with ACLS, Certified Coronary Care Courses, and Critical Care Certificate from a college or hospital based program in keeping with CCSO Standards. • Canadian Critical Care Certification an asset.• Must be able to work in fast-paced changing environment in intensivist lead model and multidisciplinary care team.• Supports the development and coaching of the Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT).• Proficient work performance and excellent attendance record required to promote team cohesiveness and collaboration.• The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to professional development as well as to the Mission and Vision of the Hospital with participation in unit or organizational committees or teams. Demonstrates proficiency in written and verbal communications skills in relation to working with patients across the care continuum.

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Our Employees Enjoy
• a professional practice environment• a collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork• wellness initiatives• continuing education grants• employee recognition and assistance programs• a competitive salary and benefits package• equal opportunities for growth and development

Employment Equity
OSMH is committed to diversity and equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.

Accomodation in the Workplace
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, equal opportunity and maintaining a barrier-free selection process for job applicants. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known to the Human Resources department when contacted. All requests are handled confidentially.

Health & Safety Responsibilities
OSMH is committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive working environment by treating team members and patients with compassion accountability respect and engagement.
All team members must adhere to OSMH's Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and protocols, as well as the duties of workers as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Team members must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position which may include cognitive and physical demands.
As a condition of employment, new employees are required to complete an employment health assessment and must be cleared by the Occupational Health and Safety Team prior to orientation.
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital's Occupational Health and Safety department.

OSMH is a minimal fragrance workplace. We kindly ask all applicants to refrain from using scented products should they have the occasion to interview with the hospital. As a condition of employment OSMH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation and evidence of course completion. It is also a condition of employment that all new employees will be required to present an original vulnerable sector check within 90 days of commencing employment and must sign an Offense Declaration upon receipt of an offer of employment.
If you are interested in joining our team, please apply online before 11:59 pm on the posting close date. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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