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Registered Practical Nurse – PFT – Surgical Day Care

Halton Healthcare Services

This is a Contract position in Oakville, ON posted May 23, 2023.

Posting #: 2023-919955

CUPE 815

Position: Registered Practical Nurse

Department: Surgery Program – Surgical Day Care

Status: Permanent Full-time

Hours: Monday to Friday, Days & Evenings, Various rotating shifts; 0600-2000; 8 hour shifts (subject to change based on operational requirements)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers. We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative center of excellence in community hospital care.

This is what you will be doing:

The Surgical Day Care team requires a Registered Practical Nurse with strong surgical experience to assist with the operational growth within the surgical program.

Functions as an active member of a multidisciplinary team in the provision of patient-focused care in the outpatient environment. The successful candidate will collaborate with other health care professionals in the planning and implementation of care for a wide variety of surgical cases.

This is what you need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • Current BCLS Certification required at time of hire
  • Recent experience with ophthalmology pre and post op preferred
  • Experience with orthopedic patients, especially total joint replacements, strongly recommended
  • Knowledge of pain management preferred
  • Experience with Acute Pain Service
  • Experience with regional anesthesia (peripheral nerve blocks and spinals)
  • CVAD experience preferred
  • Recent surgical experience in a day surgery environment required – pre and post-op care (including orthopedic same day total joints)
  • Strong skills in IV insertion preferred
  • Required skills include aseptic technique, wound care, ostomy care, CBI care, foley catheter insertion and management, IV care and management, including blood product administration and monitoring
  • Experience in medication administration
  • Organized and an ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-directed
  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills
  • Caring, compassionate and patient and family-centred
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound knowledge of nursing process, theory, and responsibilities to the profession
  • Sound problem-solving, conflict resolution and decision making skills
  • Functions independently within scope of practice
  • Maximizes utilization of resources
  • Evidence of continuing education/learning
  • Aware of multicultural issues affecting health care needs
  • Basic computer skills – Order Entry module of Meditech required
  • Familiarity with Smarttrack (OR Manager) preferred
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required

The ideal candidate is strong in patient-centred care in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and should be ready to drive change and innovation. We require a person with excellent communication skills with a clear patient focus; a person to foster teamwork and cooperation.

Salary: $24.93 – $31.17 per hour

Date Posted: May 23, 2023

Internal Applications Due By: May 30, 2023

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. We ask for everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.

All Halton Healthcare staff, professional staff and volunteers are encouraged to be vigilant about identifying and reporting safety incidents in their everyday practice. They also have a role in analysis, recommendations and follow through to implementation.