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Registered Practical Nurse - Operating Room

October 28 2020
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing
Toronto, ON


Position: Registered Practical Nurse
Organization: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Perioperative Services - Operating Room
Salary Range: $30.72 to $31.38

Hours: Up to 22.50 Hours/Week - Variable Shifts: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, and Holidays
Status: Permanent Part-time

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning ...

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Toronto General Hospital (TGH) is leading the way in cardiac care, organ transplants and the treatment of complex patient needs. Home to three of UHN's major program groupings Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Transplantation, and Surgery and Critical Care, our highly skilled teams and dedicated volunteers are committed to UHN's vision of achieving global impact.

The Operating Room at TGH is comprised of 21 Operating Theatres as well as the Multi Purpose OR (MPOR) a Translational Research Image Guided OR (TRIGOR) and Organ Regenerative Laboratory (ORL) and encompasses a wide variety of surgical services including Cardiovascular, Thoracic, General Surgery, Gyne Oncology, Urology, Head and Neck and Plastics. There is also a Robotic program in some of the specialties. Priority program includes Cardiovascular, Surgical Oncology and Transplantation. There is an ECHMO program to support patients with ARLS as well as VAD program; Minimally Invasive Surgery and Living Related Donor program.

In accordance with relevant legislation and the standards established by the College of Nurses of Ontario the principal responsibilities of the REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE include: contributing to the patient assessment process; implementing patient care plan that include performing and/or providing assistance that include a limited range of strategies and interventions, collaborating with other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team; acting as patient advocate; contributing to the smooth functioning of the department; attending seminars and workshops to facilitate personal and professional growth; performs the duties of the scrub nurse consistent with the job description as assigned; performing other duties consistent with the job classification as assigned.


  • Completion of college, or other approved Registered Practical Nursing program including practicum experience
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
  • Completion of OR certification and equivalent OR experience
  • Has current medication certificate which meets the standards of practice established by the College of Nurses of Ontario where required based on clinical area
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member
  • Demonstrated good manual dexterity
  • Ability to work under pressure

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted. network