Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Operating Rooms

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Operating Rooms

Work Sites:

Various Sites: Vancouver General Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Richmond Hospital, UBC Hospital, Sechelt Hospital, Powell River Hospital, Squamish Hospital

Status: Regular Full Time, Regular Part Time and Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible 
Salary: $35.53 - $46.65 per hour
Hours: Various rotations available
Reference#: 119927-aca

 

We currently have various opportunities for Registered Nurses to work in our operating rooms across our sites at Vancouver Coastal Health. 

 

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in and around Vancouver and Central Coast. With 13 hospitals, 2,500 physicians and over $3 billion in funding, we are committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities. With a philosophy of providing the best care at the centre of the organization, it shapes how we approach our vision, mission, values, and goals.


JOB SUMMARY:

Practices within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice for registered nurses and code of ethics. Practices within a patient and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization. Provides nursing services in an operating room environment as a member of an integrated surgical team performing varied and complex surgical interventions. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the patient/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other members of the surgical team. Demonstrates continuous improvement and best practice approach in nursing practice and patient care. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program in operating room nursing, or two years’ recent, related experience in an acute care operating room environment.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of perioperative nursing techniques, standards, instrumentation, supply and equipment requirements for a wide variety of surgical procedures.
  • Broad knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Broad knowledge of pharmacology, and patient physiological responses related to anesthesia.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice nursing in an operating room environment of an acute care teaching hospital.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated ability in applying aseptic technique.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as an integral member of an operating room team.
  • Demonstrated ability to continually assess patient condition during surgery and to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally.
  • Demonstrated ability deal effectively with, patients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care personnel.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated skill in the assembly and operation of operating room equipment.
  • Basic computer literacy and knowledge of operating room computerized patient care information system.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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