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Cambridge Memorial Hospital

We are a large acute care, community hospital serving Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo with 280 physicians, 1100 full- and part-time professional health care staff and more than 400 active volunteers. Our vision is to provide exceptional healthcare by exceptional people, with an emphasis on giving patients and their families an exceptional experience when they visit our hospital. With help from our Foundation partners and our supportive community, we purchase over $4 million of medical equipment each and every year to help ensure you will work with the best tools possible when caring for your patients. In collaboration with universities and colleges, we are also a teaching and placement site for medical, nursing and allied health programs. To learn more about Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), please visit our website at

You will join CMH as we embrace a new era of care, expanded services and innovation. Construction is underway of a modern 5-storey tower and total renovation of all existing inpatient care and clinical support areas. Upon completion, our new hospital  will contain:

  • Patient care areas that are doubling in size, including larger surgical suites to accommodate advanced minimally invasive surgical equipment and an Emergency Department with dedicated treatment areas for mental health and different surgical subspecialties
  • A patient-centred building design that promotes healing and intuitive wayfinding, while maximizing natural lighting and sight lines to the natural beauty of the Grand River
  • An increase in beds from 143 to 197 to accommodate expanded services like Surgery, Mental Health and Intensive Care. About 80% of inpatient rooms will be single occupancy to meet the latest infection control and building code standards for hospitals

Position:  Registered Nurse, Surgical Day Care

Region:  Cambridge & Area


As a key member of the Surgical Day Care (SDC) team, the Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to direct and deliver comprehensive nursing care to patients in SDC and Endoscopy Recovery in a safe and proficient manner according to individual patient needs. The successful incumbent continually assesses and monitors the patient´s condition throughout the pre-operative and post-operative period and assures patient safety.


The physical demands of the role may include but are not limited to prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.


Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or currently enrolled in such a program preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years current clinical experience in Surgical Day Care required.
  • Certificate from a recognized Community College in Post Anesthetic Recovery Room Care required.
  • Current BCLS required, ACLS an asset.
  • CMH certified to initiate intravenous lines and administer intravenous medications required.
  • Completion of basic arrhythmia course an asset.
  • Must demonstrate evidence of clinical reasoning, problem solving and expanded clinical leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed, fast paced work environment with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Outstanding organizational skills required.
  • Computer proficient including knowledge of Meditech system and PICIS system required.
  • Evidence on ongoing education in perioperative nursing.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required.



  • Demonstrates patient-focused care that includes exceptional emergency clinical assessment skills.
  • Evidences commitment to excellence in professional practice and continuous professional learning.
  • Demonstrated initiative and accountability.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and crisis management.
  • Strong member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communicator.
  • Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the hospital.

Salary:  TBD

Terms of Employment:  Full Time

Deadline for Application:  Friday, October 26, 2018

How to Apply:  

* as per the O.N.A. Collective Agreement, all O.N.A. members (full-time, part-time & casual) are eligible to apply for this position.


Cambridge Memorial Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace. All reasonable accommodation will be made to support participation in the recruitment process.  Where needed, accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

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Location:  Cambridge

Profession Type:  Nurses (NP, RN and RPN)

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