Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical Support Nurse

Job ID 2024-122274
City North Vancouver
Work Location
Lions Gate Hospital - NS
Department
In-Patient Surgery
Home Worksite
03 - Lions Gate Hospital
Labour Agreement
Nurses' Bargaining Association
Union
200 - Nurses BCNU
Position Type
Baseline
Job Status
Temporary Part-Time
FTE
0.69
Standard Hours / Week
25.88
Job Category
Nursing
Salary Grade
L3
Min Hourly
CAD $41.42/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $55.91/Hr.
Shift Times
0730-1930/1930-0730
Days Off
Rotating
Position Start Date
As soon as possible
End Date
5/17/2025
Position End Date - Incumbent
Position ends on the listed end date or upon the return of the incumbent.

Salary

The salary range for this position is CAD $41.42/Hr. - CAD $55.91/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as an Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH!)

 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the In-Patient Surgery Unit at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC as an Surgical Support Nurse. Apply today to join our team!

 

As an Surgical Support Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Act as an auxiliary support for clinical care staff to enhance patient care at transitions in care by providing nursing care to patients as guided by clinical and operational priorities.
  • Provide patient care at admission, discharge and transfers between care areas and facilities.

This work is framed within VCH’s commitments to our pillars of Indigenous Cultural Safety, Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Planetary Health.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

 

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Two (2) years’ recent, related clinical experience in the designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Knowledge of hospital policies, procedures, and standards of care.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated patient group.
  • General of knowledge Trauma Informed Practice and Harm Reduction approaches and Strengths-based care.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safety care in a variety of settings and with diverse populations.
  • Ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to patient/family priorities.
  • Ability to utilize internal and community resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated patient group.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in discharge planning with team members.
  • Ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Ability to manage aggressive and suicidal behaviour.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in conflict resolution in situations involving patients, family, staff, and other members of the health care team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to counsel and teach patients and their families based on their priorities.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area.
  • Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Closing Statement

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

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


***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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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