Resource Nurse - Emergency
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Job Number: J0817-0666
Job Title: Resource Nurse - Emergency
Department: Emergency Department
Job Type: Permanent Part Time Job Share
Job Category: Nursing
Union: ONA
Open Positions: 1
Date Posted: August 16, 2018
Closing Date: October 16, 2018

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in the City of Orillia - a beautiful community nestled along the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Orillia offers an environment where a health work/life balance is easy to achieve as exceptional urban amenities, natural resources, points of interest, and recreational opportunities abound.

People have always been OSMH’s greatest strength. Our committed team has helped our community for over a century. We offer an environment where each individual works interdependently towards common goals: we believe in Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Engagement. We are an organization where individuals’ contributions are valued and there are many opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Manger, the Resource Nurse is responsible for the interdepartmental activities related to the day to day operations and patient flow of the Emergency Department. The Resource Nurse will be an active member of the department leadership team and will contribute to the development of strategies that will improve the overall functioning of the department creating effective patient flow and a positive patient experience with a strong emphasis on customer service and the achievement of the highest quality of patient focused care.


• Current Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Bachelors Degree in Nursing from a recognized University or in progress (equivalent combination of Education and Experience will be considered)
• BCLS, ACLS, and triage certificate mandatory
• Minimum 7 years of Emergency experience required
• Active participation in ED care team, unit council, and various Leadership meetings
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate positive change in a high acuity and fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated alignment with OSMH values with a focus on leading in a positive environment
• Excellent attendance and work record required
• Demonstrated excellence in communication skills
• Committed and demonstrated excellence in effective teamwork skills, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution and critical thinking
• Demonstrated knowledge of P4R metrics and associated targets
• Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with our internal and external partners
• Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning
• PALS, NRP and Emergency certificate preferred
• Progressive leadership roles preferred
• In-depth knowledge of LEAN methodology – green belt preferred
• Satisfactory work performance and attendance record required.
• The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to professional development as well as to the Mission and Vision of the Hospital. Demonstrates proficiency in written and verbal communications skills in relation to working with patients across the care continuum.

• Monitors and ensures compliance with clinical standards as well as unit based policies, procedures and clinical practice guidelines
• Facilitates the timely offload, admission, transfer and discharge of patients within the unit
• Actively participates in resolving RiskPro incidents up to the point of discipline and provides Manager with report
• Responsible for ensuring bedside rounding at the beginning of each shift, mitigating barriers and tracking and communicating performance to Manager
• Flow of department, ability to be flexible and creative to ensure timely, safe care to patients
• Work with leadership to implement and sustain process improvement initiatives
• Daily huddle in collaboration with Manager and commitment to leading huddle in the absence of the Manger including discussion of hospital and unit initiatives, performance data and dialogue with invited guests
• Ensuring staff and patient safety through knowledge of Code policies and procedures
• Ability to provide mentoring and guidance to both novice and experienced nurses within the unit on issues related to patient flow and CNO professional standards
• Compliant with the unit’s Resource Nurse task list

Our Employees Enjoy

• a professional practice environment
• a collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork
• wellness initiatives
• continuing education grants
• employee recognition and assistance programs
• a competitive salary and benefits package
• equal opportunities for growth and development

OSMH is a minimal fragrance workplace. We kindly ask all applicants to refrain from using scented products should they have the occasion to interview with the hospital.

As a condition of employment new employees will be required to present an original vulnerable sector check within 90 days of commencing employment and must sign an Offense Declaration upon receipt of an offer of employment. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

OSMH is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please advise the Human Resources Department.