Welcome to Perioperative Nursing at Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Perioperative nursing at KHSC gives Nurses the chance to work in the only trauma centre in South Eastern Ontario. Nurses will have opportunity to work in a variety of different specialized areas. At KHSC there are 14 different speciality areas within the Operating Room. We provide education for our nurses in all these areas.
KHSC is a place where you can be your best. It’s a place to cultivate your clinical skills and your leadership skills; a place where you can work closely with colleagues from other disciplines, expanding your knowledge base and broadening your perspective!
We currently have opportunities for part-time employment in our Operating Room.
HOURS OF WORK: 8 hour rotating shifts
Under the direction of the Manager or delegate, the R.N. assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of the preoperative and perioperative patient. The RN is responsible for ensuring that practice and conduct meets legislative requirements and the standards of the profession as designed by the College of Nurses of Ontario. RNs’ practice will also comply with Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s policies and procedures. Within this role the Registered Nurse is accountable for contributing to the delivery of the KHSC strategy. As an employee, one must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting patient and family centered engagement and care in all we do.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
The RN initiates and coordinates interprofessional team assessments and plans of care including physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs of patients across the continuum of care. Delivers care and provides care coordination for an assigned group of patients. The RN performs Discharge management including initiating discharge planning on day of patient admission, monitoring length of stay, progress targets, and patient & family education. The RN plans, organizes and establishes priorities based on individual patient’s needs and scheduled activities and adjusts priorities and activities in response to unanticipated events and develops plan of care to achieve identified patient goals (e.g. mobility plan). They coordinate family communication, family meetings and conferences and perform therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician and as indicated by the nursing diagnosis. The RN maintains appropriate records of observation, nursing care administered and patient’s response and provides teaching and learning experiences for both patient and family.
The applicant must be able to meet the physical demands of this position.
Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) are joining forces to operate as one organization on two sites. HDH will continue to provide specialized outpatient care while KGH will provide complex and specialized inpatient care and cancer care. The new academic health sciences centre will have a single Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, executive team and budget. At the same time, the integration of the two hospitals will respect the mission, values and culture of each site.
HDH will retain its Catholic identity and mission and KGH will remain a secular site. Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University. We provide expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, urology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care. We deliver quality, safe health care, while advancing innovative research and educating the health care professionals of the future.
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is a community of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience through innovative and collaborative approaches to care, knowledge and leadership. As southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, KGH serves, through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites, almost 500,000 people who live in a 20,000-square-kilometre predominantly rural area, as well as some communities on James Bay in Ontario’s north. Located in Kingston and its surrounding communities, Providence Care Centre (operating as ‘Providence Care’) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.