Registered Nurse - Surgical Services

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare
Huntsville, Ontario
$37.93 - $54.37 per hour
Closing date
Apr 9, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Full-time, Part-time

Registered Nurse

Surgical Services

Working together to provide outstanding integrated health care to our communities delivering best patient outcomes with exemplary standards and compassion, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is a multi-site organization that includes Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Site and South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site. 


As a Registered Nurse working within MAHC’s Surgical Services team you will work collaboratively within the Surgical Service department in all areas, Operating Room, Endoscopy, Day Surgery and PACU. 

  • Assesses and prepares patients preoperatively for surgery and endoscopy procedures.  Ensures all pre op orders are complete. 
  • Assess and recovers all post op and endoscopy patients.  Works collaboratively with the surgeon and anesthetist to ensure all patients meet the discharge requirements and are safely discharged home. 
  • Ensures all patients receive post operative education and instructions. 
  • Scrubs and Circulates for all OR procedures.  
  • Works collaboratively with the surgical team to make sure all equipment is ready, available and in good working order. 
  • Ensures that sterility is maintained in the operating room at all times by adhering to the ORNAC standards. 
  • Assists the anesthetist with induction and extubation of all patients. 
  • Prepares the endoscopy suite for the day, making sure all equipment is ready and available. 
  • Assists surgeon during endoscopy procedure with duties including, but not limited to administering medications under the direction of the surgeon, monitoring the patient, assisting with biopsies, polypectomies, dilatations etc. 
  • Preforms bedside pre clean on endoscopes and transports the patient back to day surgery. 
  • Assists the surgeons with minor clinic procedures. 
  • Will provide one on one preceptorship to nurses learning new skills and orients new staff to the Surgical Services Department. 
  • Participates in On Call Schedule, weekday evening/nights and weekends 



  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited university. 
  • Current Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. 
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support). 
  • Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support). 
  • Current IV Certification 
  • Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) 
  • Perioperative Nurse Post Graduate Certificate 
  • Post Anesthesia Care Certificate 
  • Current Fire Safety Training 
  • Current WHMIS Training 



  • Minimum one year (1500 hours) experience Medical/Surgical nursing experience 



  • CNA Perioperative Certification 
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) 



  • Ministry of Health’s Tuition Support Program for rural and remote communities. 
  • Community Commitment Program for Nurses (you could qualify for $25,000)  
  • Signing Bonus! You could qualify for $5000 (Only applicable for external applicants applying for Permanent Part Time and Permanent Full Time positions) 
  • Staff referral program (Earn up to $1000 for each successful Permanent Part Time and Permanent Full Time new hire you refer to MAHC) 
  • Return to Service Grants 
  • Peer Mentorship 
  • Extended health benefits 
  • Enrolment in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) 
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment 



Imagine working in a place you love to visit on vacation! A career with MAHC lets you do just that. We are located in one of the top international tourist destinations in Canada; positioned just two (2) hours north of Toronto in beautiful cottage country surrounded by vibrant natural beauty, pristine lakes, majestic forests and rocky shorelines. 

Our communities are small in size but big in excitement; there are always local fundraisers, farmers markets, live events, pubs and locally owned stores to shop in. There are a variety of seasonal, year-round activities to keep you busy and fully embraced in the lifestyle that Muskoka has to offer from hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, heading to Algonquin Park or Arrowhead Park for the day, running and cycling clubs, camping, sitting on a warm sunny patio downtown, or simply relaxing by the lake with your friends. Life here is good! 



Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has launched the Housing for Healthcare initiative to help MAHC team members (both new recruits and existing staff) connect with housing options in our communities. For more information on this initiative click on this link Housing for Healthcare 



Salary Range: $37.93 - $54.37 per hour

Position Types: Full Time and Part Time

Location(s): South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (SMMH) located in Bracebridge and Huntsville District Memorial Hospital located in Huntsville.

Department: Surgical Services

Hours of Work: Must be available to work shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekends. Shifts and hours may change according to departmental requirements per the collective agreement. 

As a condition of employment, external hires are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department.  

Our organization: MAHC is committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. We encourage applicants from all equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to, individuals who identity as Indigenous, racialized, seniors, persons living with disabilities, women, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ.  

Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.    



Applicants interested in becoming a part of an energetic, caring team in a fast-paced and rewarding environment can submit their cover letter and resume as either a PDF or Word document(s) to postings listed on by 11:59pm on the listed closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Selection will be based on the skill, ability, experience and qualifications. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal interview or other applicable testing where required. 


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