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Registered Nurse – OR/RR/Day Surgery/CSR
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Registered Nurse, OR/RR/Day Surgery/CSR(RN) is a member of the surgical team that focuses on identifying and meeting the needs of the surgical patients during the perioperative experience. Reporting to the Nurse Manager of OR, the RN provides excellent care to the surgical populating using critical thinking and guided by the Perioperative Standards through the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). Working with the health care team, the RN uses basic and expanded nursing knowledge to address the psychological, physiological, socio-cultural and spiritual responses of the patient to the surgical event.
To be successful in this position the incumbent should have extensive knowledge of surgical procedures and anatomy related to various specialties. Experience working with adults, children, the physically and mentally challenged is essential. The incumbent will have the ability to perform independent assessments and recognize and report changes in health status.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Nursing from a recognized university or college (Required) and 2 years of acute care experience (Required). The incumbent must have completed Perioperative specific training and have 1 year of recent experience in an Operating Room setting.(Required) Current CPR is required.
Assets include; Ability to function in a cross-cultural setting, WHMIS, PALS, ACLS, NVCI, Back Injury Prevention, EKG interpretation, Fit testing and basic computer skills.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.
For full-time, permanent nurses, recruitment bonuses include: $5,000 on start date, $5,000 at 18 months of service and $10,000 at 30 months of service. Additional premiums include a $9,000 Annual Frontline Allowance and a $375 Monthly Retention Bonus totaling $4,500 per year.