Registered Nurse -R012

Job Ref (CV_HLC.R012)

Job Title

Registered Nurse -R012


Toronto, ON, Canada



Job Type

Full Time

Job Description

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

At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.

In the Operating Room (OR) , the interdisciplinary team provides care to patients who require surgical intervention. Staff in the OR provide services to patients requiring surgery on an inpatient or outpatient basis depending on patient needs.

In the OR, nurses assume one of three positions - circulating nurse, induction nurse or scrub nurse. The circulating nurse directs and co-ordinates all perioperative nursing activities for an individual OR. He or she is responsible for maintaining knowledge of procedures, asepsis and the use and care of surgical equipment and supplies. The induction nurse´s main function is to support the patient during induction and emergent during anesthesia and to ensure patient safety. The scrub nurse plays an active role in anticipating the surgical team´s requirement during the surgical intervention.

Continuing knowledge development is supported by a number of initiatives including weekly unit inservices, annual competency updates, grand rounds, mentorship and certification courses.

The majority of patients require the following types of surgery:

Spinal Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Hand and Plastics Surgery
General Surgery
Urological Surgery
Ophthalmic Surgery

Job Requirements

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) Certification

  • One (1) to two (2) years recent Acute Care Nursing experience preferred (2020 New Graduates welcomed to apply)

  • Recent Operating Room experience preferred

  • Completion of a recognized Operating Room course preferred 

  • BScN preferred

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Current, solid, Neurosurgery/Spinal, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery preferred

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