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Registered Practical Nurse – Operating Room (2023)

The Scarborough Hospital

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

Registered Practical Nurse – Operating Room (2023)

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Job Number: J1222-0114
Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse – Operating Room (2023)
Job Category: Nursing
Hospital Location: Centenary/General/Birchmount
Job Type: Part Time
Number Of Positions: 1
Union: ONA Local 111
Hours: Days, Afternoons, Evenings, Nights, Weekends

Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. We are also proud to be named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2022! Learn more at

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status to the Hospital’s Workplace Health and Safety department.

The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

Reporting to the Manager, Operating Room, as part of our multidisciplinary team you will contribute to providing care to our paediatric and adult patients. Your duties will include immediate pre-operative, intraoperative and immediate post operative care with regard to booked surgical procedures, assisting physicians, and other related duties. Our diverse caseload includes but is not limited to general surgery, orthopaedics, plastics, ophthalmology, retinal, vascular, gynecology, advanced laparoscopic and ENT procedures.

What You′ll Love About SHN:

• Your customized orientation will take place over 8-12 weeks and will be followed by a meeting with your Clinical Practice Leader to ensure all of your learning goals are met.
• Ongoing Skill Advancement: In-house courses and workshops to advance skills like wound care and ACLS certifications. Our surgical program is a part of the Total Joint Network, and participates in projects related to care of joint replacement patients and patients with hip fractures
• Benefits Coverage: Full-Time Permanent includes comprehensive medical and dental coverage and a defined pension plan through HOOPP. Part Time will receive allowance in lieu.
• Employee and Family Assistance Program: Confidential counselling program that is specialized to provide service to SHN staff and their families.
• Employee Referral Program: A bonus up to $2000 for referring individuals who get hired into specific Full-Time and Part-Time Permanent positions.
• Tuition Assistance Program: Supports professional growth internally.
• Staff Wellness Program: Best practice wellness programs to support your physical, psychological, spiritual, social health and well-being.
• Wellness Activities: On-unit wellness rounding activities (such as stretching and exercise breaks) and Well-Being Wednesdays – virtual sessions to empower and inspire your well-being while at
work and at home.
• Best Practice Spotlight Organization: We pride ourselves in leading the way in best practices.
• Our ongoing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion


• Current RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Current BCLS
• Completed Perioperative Nursing Certificate from an accredited College
• Ability to work independently and to carry a busy workload
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment, with good organizational skills
• Demonstrated excellence in patient teaching and patient assessment
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to provide patient centered care
• Demonstrated punctuality in attendance
• Ability to work independently within a Total Patient Care modality
• Demonstrates values consistent with SHN′s Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.
• Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to SHN’s comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, and environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
• Strong work ethic and commitment is required
• Demonstrated high standards of work outputs
• Highly punctual
• Demonstrated professionalism and reliability


• Recent OR experience preferred
• Graduate of an RPN diploma program
• Ability to speak another language

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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