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Registered Practical Nurse – Composite


This is a Contract position in Sarnia, ON posted November 15, 2023.

Bargaining Unit:

Competition #:

Job Type:
Temporary Part Time

Pre-Admission Surgical Clinic & Day Surgery


Date Posted:
November 16, 2023

Job Number:

Number of Positions:

Length of Position:
Duration of Leave

Closing Date:
November 23, 2023

Hourly Wage:
Start $32.61, Year 1 $34.30, Year 2 $35.97

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Each member of Bluewater Health is called to embrace patient and family-centred care in its fullest form. This includes using techniques and strategies to communicate “I care and I respect you,” providing information in a way patients and families can understand, listening to patients and families to learn what an exemplary healthcare experience means to them, and seeking their perspective throughout their stay and during improvement initiatives.

Nursing is a self-regulated profession governed through the College. A nurse is responsible for practicing in accordance with the standards of the profession, and for keeping current and competent throughout his/her nursing career (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2009).


-Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required
-Completion of additional college equivalent courses required to deliver care at the full-scope of RPN practice as established by the College of Nurses of Ontario required. (This includes, but is not limited to, the administration of blood and blood products, advanced wound care, administration of medications including processing physician’s orders and initiation, medication reconciliation, phlebotomy and management of peripheral intravenous therapy)
-Successful completion of a PeriAnaesthesia Nursing course preferred

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Minimum of 2 years of recent Surgical Nursing experience, which includes the provision of pre and/or post-operative surgical care required.
-Demonstrated experience providing education to patients and families.
-Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills
-Proficient in the use of computers and with electronic nursing documentation required
-Experience caring for pediatric surgical patients preferred

Principal Duties:

-Provides nursing care and teaching to Pre-Admission and Day Surgery patients as required
-Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
-Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
-Acts as a coach, mentor, resource and positive role model for new staff and students
-Other related duties as assigned

Selection will be made on the basis of ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 11.04 of the SEIU Collective Agreement

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