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Registered Practical Nurse - Ambulatory Procedures Unit - Halton Healthcare in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/24/2019

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Job Description

Posting #: 2019-836180

CUPE 815

Position: Registered Practical Nurse

Department: Ambulatory Procedures Unit (APU), Cystoscopy and Opthalmology

StatusPermanent Part-time (must provide up to 0.5 FTE)

Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8 hour shifts, Days (subject to change based on operational needs)

Site: Oakville

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 centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.  We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community. 

Unit Profile: 


The APU will offer patient-centred and family-focused care in a state-of-the-art facility.  The Opthalmology, Cystosopy amd Gastro entrology programs will make up the APU Department.  

The Opthalmology department will have capacity for 2 procedures rooms, pre op preparation area and recovery. The dedicated procedures rooms are both equipped with the latest technology to support opthalmology procedures, i.e. cataracts, paediatric, and retinal procedures.  

The Cystoscopy department will have capacity for 2 procedure rooms. One room equipped with a fixed fluro unit and a second procedure room with a urology surgical table. Both rooms are equipped to provide general anesthesia. Scope reprocessing is performed in a dedicated reprocessing area in the cystoscopy department.

Patients will experience a centralized registration process for all ambulatory procedures. Clerical staff and volunteers will be available in the pre-procedure area of the unit to enable nurses to be entirely focused on the specific patient and family needs in those areas.

The RPN will participate in the day-to-day clinical operations of the Cystoscopy or Opthalmology Departments in collaboration with the Patient Care Manager, APU CRN and the APU Team, patients and families.

This is what you'll be doing

  • The RPN in the Cystoscopy and Opthalmology Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU) will facilitate procedures in either Cystoscopy or Opthalmology area
  • The RPN will function the scrub role in either procedural area
  • Work collaboratively with team members i.e. MDR, cystoscopy and opthalmology technicians, co workers, physicians, CRN/APU, PACU, patients and families
  • Document in both PICS and Meditech
  • Complete add on cases at end of day

This is what you'll 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.

  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and current BCLS required
  • Certified Peri Operative nursing certification required
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Recent Opthamology and Cystoscopy experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient and family centred care

  • Evidence of change and conflict resolution skills
  • Teaching, mentoring, interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Evidence of problem solving skills and critical thinking skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Knowledge of PICIS, OR Manager an asset
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record

Please submit your application online via the website directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

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 good communication skills with a clear patient focus with the ability to manage execution and to foster teamwork and cooperation.

Salary: $23.48 - $29.35 per hour

Date Posted: January 24, 2019

Application Deadline for Internal applicants: January 31, 2019


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 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.