SW-085 | Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Operating Room

SW-085 | Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Operating Room

09 Nov
St. Michael's Hospital

09 Nov

St. Michael's Hospital


The successful candidate will provide nursing in the Operating Rooms and will be performing cardiac and vascular surgery.

In this capacity, you will provide nursing care across the continuum of the patient's perioperative journey, including assessments, advocacy, education and training, facilitation of OR activities, patient family support, a coordination of surgical process. The RN works within a changing environment and in inter-professional teams to advocate for and promote wellness while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and ethical nursing care.

The RN shares his/her knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence.

The RN continually enhances his/her practice and competencies through ongoing learning, education, experience and reflective practice. 


The primary role of the RN is to provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, patient-centred quality care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and SMH´s mission, vision, values and policies. The RN optimizes the patient´s experience and care outcomes by:

- Being accountable for one´s decisions and professional practice;

- Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient;

- Collaborating with other members of the patient´s care team; and,

- Coordinating and communicating patient care activities.

The RN has 4 key areas of responsibility: 

Patient Care:

- Acquires information to assess patient care and learning needs

- Develops a plan of care and integrates nursing activities with other inter-professional activities

- Engages in critical inquiry and reflection to select evidence-based interventions

- Organizes nursing care and assigns or changes nursing care activities where appropriate

- Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and adjusts the plan as needed

- Anticipates, recognizes and addresses rapidly changing situations

- Provides health education to patients and their families using effective teaching strategies

- Documents observations, assessments and care provision

- Contributes to discharge and transition planning

- Refers patient to other agencies or services as needed

Collaboration & Coordination:

- Serves as the primary resource for organizing and coordinating patient care activities

- Establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and inter-professional relationships

- Coordinates and communicates patient care activities for a safe and seamless transition and appropriate transfer of accountability

- Participates in hospital committees and other groups


- Aligns behaviour with SMH´s vision, mission and values and Code of Conduct

- Supports the advancement of professional practice

- Utilizes effective judgment in assigning patient care activities

- Engages in self-reflection, performance review and ongoing learning

- Participates in mentoring, teaching and /or coaching students, co-workers and other regulated and unregulated health professionals

- Embraces change that leads to improved nursing practice and better patient outcomes

- Advocates for a safe and healthy work environment


- Participates in or supports research projects

- Supports and participates in evidence based practice implementation and quality improvement initiatives 


- Must have current General Class (Practicing) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

- Minimum 1 year cardiovascular surgical experience required

- Post-Diploma Perioperative Nursing certificate required

- Must have current BLS Certification

- Must have recent relevant OR clinical experience 

- Post Diploma Perioperative Nursing Certificate required

- Must be able to demonstrate theoretical/practical knowledge of the ORNAC Standards and/or AORN Standards

- Demonstrated good communication skills/command of English, both verbal and written

- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

- Must be willing or have demonstrated continuous perioperative clinical development/competency

- CNA certification in Perioperative Nursing is an asset

- Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, preferred

- Evidence of good work ethics and an excellent attendance record

- Excellent communication skills

- Demonstrated knowledge and successful application of adult learning principles an asset


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