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Registered Nurse, Operating Room, Meditech Expanse (Collingwood General and Marine Hospital)



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2019/10/07 12:00

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Registered Nurse, Operating Room, Meditech Expanse (Collingwood General and Marine Hospital)
For over 20 years, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH), Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH), Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) have been in partnership sharing a single Health Information System (HIS) – Meditech. This group has come to be known as the “Regional IT Partnership”.
The primary purpose of this partnership is to improve patient safety and quality of care by promoting, implementing and maintaining a one patient, one record vision through a single shared HIS. The Regional IT Partnership has identified information and technology as a key pillar to support a safe and efficient patient experience while driving clinical excellence. We are excited to be preparing for the implementation of a new health information system (Meditech Expanse) that will bring together a team of skilled clinical experts and stakeholders from the four partner hospitals.
The perioperative nurse is responsible and accountable for the major nursing activities occurring in the surgical suite. These include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Assessing of the patient's physiological and psychological status before, during, and after surgery 
  • Identifying priorities and implementing care based on sound nursing judgment and individual patient need 
  • Functioning as a role model of a professional perioperative nurse for students and colleagues
  • Functioning as a patient advocate by protecting the patient from incompetent, unethical, or illegal practices during the perioperative period  
  • Coordinating all activities associated with the implementation of nursing care by other members of the health-care team  
  • Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of aseptic principles and techniques to maintain a safe and therapeutic surgical environment  
  • Directing or assisting with the care and handling of all supplies, equipment, and instruments, to ensure their economic and efficient function for the patient and personnel under both normal and hazardous condition
  • Performing as a scrub or circulating nurse as needed, based on knowledge and expertise for a specific procedure  
  • Follow principles of a perioperative nurse in both the circulating and scrub roles in the OR
  • Registered with College of Nurses as an RN  
  • Possess current Basic Cardiac Life Support  
  • Certification on Perioperative nursing  
  • Certification in Delegated Control Acts and additional nursing skills dependent on work area  
  • Operating Room Certificate  
  • CNCP certification preferred
  • Strong conflict resolution skills when dealing with staff, supervisors, physicians, patients and family members  
  • Attention to detail and accuracy  
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills  
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills  
  • Ability to exercise good judgement in recognizing situations that may require immediate attention of appropriate person/people  
  • Ability to provide educational opportunities for clients and family, other health care providers and health care students  
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Occupational Health and Safety and Infection Control Practices, College of Nurses Standards of Practice, and Health Centre policy and procedures  
  • Must strive to continuously provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers  
  • Must adhere to the duties of workers, as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act  
  • Must have an ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) in the English language in order to provide excellent communication with team members, patients and families. Ability to communicate in additional language(s) is considered an asset.  
  • Must have basic computer skills  
  • Must be dedicated to professional growth & development  
  • Must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position, which may include physical demands such as moving/transferring patients, pushing, pulling, bending, etc.  
  • Must have demonstrated excellent attendance/performance record  
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills  
  • Ability to work independently and effectively communicate with other members of the health care team
For further information and to apply to this posting (Req #3605) please visit the careers page at www.rvh.on.ca


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