Registered Nurse - Float Team
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Job Number: J0222-0820
Job Title: Registered Nurse - Float Team
Department: Float Team
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Nursing
Union: ONA
Open Positions: 1
Date Posted: August 9, 2022
Closing Date: August 16, 2022
Salary: $34.24 - $49.02/Hour
Hours of Work:
All Shifts (Days, Nights, Weekends)

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 value Trust, Courage and Teamwork. We are an organization where individuals’ contributions are valued and there are many opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary

The Hospital Float Team is a staffing model that is made up of Registered Nurses (RN’s), Registered Practical Nurses (RPN), Personal Support Workers (PSW) who provide resources to nursing units/departments within Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH). Float Team Nurses are responsible for responding to increasing acuity needs and replacing short notice/term needs which arise throughout the Hospital. Float Team Nurses may be pre-booked as the need arises and opportunities will be provided to familiarize the Float Team to all nursing units required to work within


• Current R.N. General Class Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is
• BScN preferred
• A minimum of two (2) years recent experience in an acute care and critical care setting is required.
• Current BCLS certification and completed IV training is required.
• Completion of the Coronary Care 1 certificate or equivalent within the last two (2) years or
current usage of arrhythmia analysis within the previous two (2) years to ACLS standards is
required or willingness to take within 3 months of hire
• Successful completion of a Patient Assessment Course within the past three (3) years is
required (exempt if newly graduated within the past three (3) years) or willing to take within 3 months of hire . Timeline will be
extended if an applicant can demonstrate that they are currently using assessment skills in
an emergent/urgent/triage environment.
• Experience within the last two years caring for patients with ventilators, BIPAP, Special line care, peritoneal dialysis and CVP required.
• Specialty certifications including: ACLS, PALS, ATLS, TNCC, Certified Emergency Care
Course, Certified Canadian Emergency Nursing Certificate are preferred.
• PACU certification or willingness to complete preferred
• Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and flexible in order to work efficiently and
effectively within a variety of patient care teams
• Must be able to meet the physical and emotional responsibilities of the job. Physically able
to lift and move patients with frequent and repetitive pushing, pulling, bending and
• Strong critical thinking skills and motivated by changing environments.
• Demonstrated ability to be reliable and maintain excellent attendance and performance

It is a requirement that every member of the Float Team is available for all shifts and all areas.

Are you a New Graduate with outstanding student loans? OSMH is located in a community designated for Canada Student Loan forgiveness. You may be eligible for Canada Student Loan forgiveness if you meet other eligibility requirements. Please click here for more information.

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

Employment Equity

OSMH is committed to diversity and equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.

Accomodation in the Workplace

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, equal opportunity and maintaining a barrier-free selection process for job applicants. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known to the Human Resources department when contacted. All requests are handled confidentially.

Health & Safety Responsibilities

OSMH is committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive working environment by treating team members and patients with compassion accountability respect and engagement.

All team members must adhere to OSMH’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and protocols, as well as the duties of workers as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Team members must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position which may include cognitive and physical demands.

As a condition of employment, new employees are required to complete an employment health assessment and must be cleared by the Occupational Health and Safety Team prior to orientation.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital's Occupational Health and Safety department.

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 OSMH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation and evidence of course completion. It is also a condition of employment that all 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.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply online before 11:59 pm on the posting close date. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.