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RPN Scope Washer (Surgery)


Group Health Centre

Job Type: Permanent Part Time

The Organization:

The Group Health Centre is a progressive multi-speciality ambulatory care health care organization, and is one of  Canada’s first consumer-sponsored health care facilities. As Ontario’s largest and longest-established alternatively funded healthcare organization, Group Health Centre serves over 70,000 Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District residents. 

Position Summary:

The RPN Scope Washer role in the Surgery Department includes re-processing of endoscopes (cleaning, sterilizing  and storage of) as well as assisting the Physician with treatment of patients, follow-up care and other related tasks. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Registered Practical Nurse with a valid Certificate of Registration with The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in good standing 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a clinical setting, preferably a Medical-Surgical Unit, Minor Procedures Clinic or Endoscopy Unit 
  • Approved RPN courses in Medication Administration, Physical assessment, and IV Therapy 
  • Current CPR certification and AER competency 
  • Sterile Processing Certificate from a recognized community college (preferred) 

The Ideal Candidate will Possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to reprocess equipment and instruments used in the Endoscopy/Surgery setting
  • Strong knowledge of the Application of Universal Precautions in the workplace to protect both patient and practitioner from harm and risk 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infection control standards and practices in endoscopy setting. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical hazards associated with the processing of endoscopes. 
  • Experience with endoscope reprocessing and automated endoscope reprocessors. 
  • Physical assessment experience and training. 
  • Ability to provide an excellent patient experience evidenced by good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Knowledge and strong understanding of privacy and confidentiality in the workplace 
  • Excellent team member skills able to collaborate with other members of the health care team 
  • Excellent prioritization and organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated success in living the values of GHC 

Compensation: Salary as per the CUPE Collective Agreement – $24.54 to $26.54 commensurate with experience 

Operations: Monday to Friday – Business Hours, Weekends & Holidays Off 

Applications By: April 14, 2021 

Please apply to online via the Intranet “Apply Now” link or to recruitment@ghc.on.ca 

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume indicating their qualifications for the position by April 14, 2021. Those selected for interviews will be required to demonstrate their qualifications and required skills and abilities as outlined above.  Group Health Centre is committed to an application and interview process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code/AODA. Applicants need to make any  accommodation requests for the application or interview process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at  705-759-5513. We thank all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted. Please note the Group Health  Centre is a Scent Sensitive Organization. 



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