Registered Practical Nurse (Operating Room)

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Operating Room
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Permanent Part Time
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Registered Practical Nurses possess a defined body of knowledge, clinical skills, and procedural skills and professional attitudes, which are directed to effective patient and family-centered care. RPNs apply these competencies to collect and interpret information, make appropriate nursing clinical decisions, and carry out therapeutic nursing interventions. In collaboration with the Registered Nurse, RPNs apply these competencies within the boundaries of their knowledge, skill and judgment, personal expertise, the healthcare setting and the patient's preferences. The role is guided by code of ethics and a commitment to clinical competence, their care is characterized by up-to-date, resource-efficient clinical practice as well as with effective communication in partnership with patients and families. Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, scrubs for major and minor surgical procedures and assists with patient care as established by the Standards of Nursing Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the standards of nursing care of this Hospital.


- Registered Practical Nurse with a current certificate of registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
- OR certification from an accredited college program acquired within the last year is required.
- BLS is required.


- 2-5 years recent experience in a Surgical Suite/Ambulatory Services environment - that includes assisting, scrubbing, circulating and/or providing retraction/abdominal thrust for procedures of the operating room, and ambulatory services that includes and not limited to Endoscopy, Urology and Minor Surgery, is required. 
- Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently within the Ambulatory services environment to maintain patient flow and be responsible for push/pulling stretchers into procedure rooms.
- Must be able to demonstrate the ability to set up and care for the ambulatory ophthalmology patient that includes the pre-intra-post-operative patient experience.
- Must be able to demonstrate the ability to set up and care for flexible scopes that include bronchoscope, gastroscope, colonoscopies, duodenoscopes and both rigid/flexible cystoscopies.
- Must be able to demonstrate the ability to set up and care in the diverse minor surgery procedures and demonstrates and anticipates the needs of the patients as required.
- Demonstrated motivation to pursue educational goals.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to implement plan of care including independent and interdependent nursing functions.
- Work is moderately heavy involving lifting, considerable walking, standing, bending, pushing and pulling of equipment and stretchers.
- Demonstrated ability in understanding the unique needs of the surgical patient.
- Demonstrated competence and willingness to work at the full scope of practice (as outlined by CNO).
- Demonstrated ability to participate in unit quality initiatives and measurements.
- Demonstrated understanding of accountability based practice.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good work and attendance record required.
- Must be willing to work in all areas of the Surgery Health Service (skills & abilities considered).
- Must be prepared to take on-call and standby on night shifts, work early ophthalmology shifts (0600, 0630).
- Ability to work within a team setting and comply with the team agreements.
- Good interpersonal skills. 
- Demonstrated excellence in the provision of patient focused care.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agrees to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
-  All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.