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Winnipeg MB Permanent Posted: Friday, 15 March 2019
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Requisition ID: 20003

Position Number: 20011174

Posting End Date: Mar 21, 2019

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Work Location: JJ271

Department/Unit: Patient Care Adult OR

Job Stream: Clinical

Union: MNU-10

Anticipated Start Date: 04/05/2019

FTE: 1.00

Anticipated Shift: Days; Evenings

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Please note: This position may move from the WRHA to Shared Health at an upcoming date. The position itself will not change and the details of the position will remain the same.

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Position Overview

Under the direction of the O.R. Manager of Patient Care, the incumbent is responsible for: promotion and compliance with the HSC mission, objectives, goals, policies and procedures for perioperative nursing; providing a continuity of care throughout the perioperative period, using scientific and behavioral practices with the eventual goal of meeting the individual needs of the patient undergoing surgical intervention. (Expected practice behaviours include assessment, planning, implementation of perioperative nursing interventions and evaluation.)In addition, the incumbent participates in continuing education activities directed towards personal and professional growth and development; participates in research activities that support and enhance perioperative nursing practice and in departmental Quality Assurance and Improvement activities.


  • Current perioperative nursing experience required.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Graduate of an approved Registered Nursing education program required.
  • CNA Perioperative Nursing Certification preferred.
  • Applicants without previous operating room training/experience must successfully complete the AORN Periop 101 online course* within three months of the date of employment. Extensions to complete the course may be granted up to six months in special circumstances.

*The WRHA Surgery Program offers basic orientation through the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Periop 101 Didactic course to successful applicants with no previous perioperative experience. This is an online, evidence-based, accredited course for new operating room nurses to learn the basic, core principles of practice. The successful candidate may be required to purchase the required textbook and reading material for this orientation course. Successful completion of the course within three months of their start date (prior to the end of their probationary or trial period) is a requirement.


  • Responsible for maintaining and providing proof of registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).
  • Active participation in professional associations eg Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) preferred.

  • CPR training at the Health Care Provider level required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Requires effective communication skills to facilitate decision making and problem solving.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Ability to apply theoretical knowledge in clinical setting.
  • Ability to function in stressful situation.
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and assume responsibility.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort required.
  • Constant walking, standing, bending and stooping.
  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects such as beds, wheeled equipment such as microscopes, compressed gas tanks, etc..
  • Stands for sustained periods.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

Winnipeg MB, Canada
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
2019-03-15 8:56:47 PM

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