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Registered Nurse (N2) – Operating Room

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted July 13, 2021.

Requisition ID: 268616 Position Number: 20051615 Posting End Date: July 13, 2021 City: Winnipeg Site: Victoria General Hospital Department / Unit: OR
– VGH Job Stream: Clinical Union: MNU-003 Anticipated Start Date: 08/09/2021 FTE: 1.00 Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends ; On call Daily Hours Worked: 7.75 Annual Base Hours: 2015 Salary: $35.669, $36.914, $38.163, $39.464, $40.736, $42.056 Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations.

We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview Under the direction of the O.R.

Manager or Patient Care, the incumbent is responsible for: promotion and compliance with the VGH mission, objectives, goals, policies and procedures for perioperative nursing; providing a continuity of care throughout the perioperative period, using scientific and behavioural practices with the eventual goal of meeting the individual needs of the patient undergoing surgical intervention.

(Expected practice behaviours include assessment, planning, implementation of perioperative nursing interventions and evaluation.

Experience Current perioperative nursing experience required.

Preference will be given to those with demonstrated current perioperative nursing experience.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate) Graduate of an approved Registered Nursing education program required.

Post graduate perioperative nursing course preferred.

CNA Perioperative Nursing Certification preferred.

Successful completion of the AORN Periop 101 online course or equivalent Operating Room training/experience is preferred.

Applicants without previous operating room training/experience must successfully complete the AORN Periop 101 online course within three months of the date of employment.

Extensions to complete the course may be granted up to six months in special circumstances.

The WRHA Surgery Program offers basic orientation through the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Periop 101 Didactic course to successful applicants with no previous perioperative experience.

This is an online, evidence-based, accredited course for new operating room nurses to learn the basic, core principles of practice.

The successful candidate may be required to purchase the required textbook and reading material for this orientation course.

Successful completion of the course within three months of their start date (prior to the end of their probationary or trial period) is a requirement.

Certification/Licensure/Registration Responsible for maintaining and providing proof of registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).

Active participation in professional associations e.g.

Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) preferred.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with WRHA policy.

Qualifications and Skills Knowledge of: College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses.

Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.

Scope of practice as documented in the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).

Regional/Facility/Unit policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines.

Nursing care knowledge related to clinical area.

Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Protection of Persons in Care Act, Mental Health Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions) and other legislated acts.

Roles and responsibilities of members of the healthcare team.

Principles of delegation.

Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.

Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.

Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills.

Ability to prioritize care for an individual patient or group of patients.

Ability to respond to a variety of simultaneous demands.

Ability to recognize and pursue self-development opportunities.

Ability to perform independently and as a member of the healthcare team.

Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations.

Ability to maintain concentration with frequent interruptions.

Ability to function in a demanding and stressful environment.

Proficient with computers, software programs, and applications such as Windows and Word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Physical Requirements Good physical and mental health.

Moderate to heavy physical effort required.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.

As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act , the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.

In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT.

The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.